Pictish Badger Design - Materials
Photos below courtesy of The Ring Lord.
Suitable for jewellery and most other applications. The coating is fairly hard but can be scratched with steel.
Bright aluminum is clean, shiny and light. There is hardly any black rub off from this material.
Stainless steel doesn't rust, is strong and clean. Suitable for all applications.
Gold filled wire is made from a 14K yellow gold tube (5% by weight) filled with a hard temper brass.
92.5% silver. A beautiful material but it does tarnish with age. It is easily restored with a chemical silver polish.
Titanium is corrosion resistant and hypo-allergenic with a matte light gray finish (think mithril). Light, yet strong, titanium is very suitable for chain mail.
Grade 5 Titanium (left)
Stronger, tougher and better finished titanium links.
Electrically anodised titanium. The colours available are rose (not pictured), gold, bronze, light blue, dark blue, dark purple and green. Anodised titanium colours are muted when compared to anodised aluminum colours. The colour can be effected by oils from your skin - the colour is restored by washing with soap to remove the oils.
Neoprene is used to give weaves some stretch.
Anodised niobium is strong, corrosion resistant and hypo-allergenic. Niobium weighs about the same as most common chain mail materials - its 6% heavier than steel and 22% lighter than sterling silver. the vibrant colours and more delicate finish makes the material especially suitable for jewellery.