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Kuromido (Japanese: 黒味銅) is an historically Japanese copper alloy, typically of 99% copper and 1% metallic arsenic,[1]:p. 88 one of the class of irogane metals.

It is used in the production of other alloys, and in decorative fittings, as well as in mokume-gane processes.

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  • Untracht, Oppi (d. 2008) (2011) [1982]. Jewelry Concepts & Technology.


  1. ^ Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemannm 1993: La Niece and Craddock, eds, Metal Plating and Patination: cultural, technical and historical developments - Chap. 7, Murakami, Ryu, "Japanese Traditional Alloys"