WILLIAM HENRY SENSEI BRACELET

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William Henry Sensei Bracelet

BB3M-LARGE 7 3/8 - 7 7/8"

The "Sensei" is an exceptional and unique bracelet that features a center bead crafted from hand-forged mokume gane. Translated as "wood grain metal", our mokume is created by forging and twisting 89 layers of brass, copper, and nickel silver into distinct whirling patterns that never repeat. Mokume game was originally developed by master Samurai sword makers in Japan to use as decorative hilt accents. We proudly offer that tradition in wearable form. Finished with sterling silver beads and clasp and frosted black onyx.



STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.

BLACK ONYX

Onyx is a stone that appears in various cultures and it is regarded as one of the most popular gemstones in the world.
It is a type of oxide mineral that has dominant silica ingredients. The stone itself is famous for beautiful, silky luster that also looks vitreous if the stone is already treated and polished. Black colored onyx is of course the most famous and sought out variant. 

Onyx is also part of gemstone metaphysical theories and gemstone healing therapies.

 


MOKUME GANE

 

Mokume gane was developed in the 1600s in Japan, allegedly by an Akita prefecture metalsmith named Denbei Shoami (1651 to 1728). He used the mokume gane technique to dress up samurai swords.
The mokume gane technique involves fusing several layers of different metals, and artistically exposing sections of lower layers. The metal is often made to display a pattern that mimics wood grain. A variety of metals can be used to give different arrays of coloration.
Layers of metal are pressed together and fused with heat. The forged layers are carved to expose lower layers and are then pressed again. The carving and pressing is repeated to develop the pattern. 

Today, some of the finest mokume in the world is made here in the USA, and William Henry is proud to offer a range of this material on our collections. Our mokume is generally made with copper, brass, and nickel silver in either a 45 or 89 layer billet, forged and patterned by hand.