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Old 02-07-2019, 04:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Most Mokume Gane that you could hope to afford uses Nickel Silver which is closer to the copper in the galvanic series. Just like our quarters in the US are made of Nickel Silver over Copper. . Nickel Silver is made of mostly copper with zinc and nickel which gives it the “silver” color. Or brass and copper are used that are also close in the series.

Pure Silver and Copper would create a problem if left wet, say in a ink dropper design for a fountain pen.

In fact gold plating on a stainless steel nib would have the same issue with many water based inks. Solid gold or Solid stainless steel would be less corrosive than combining the two.

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Thanks for that info, John ! . Good to know about the galvanic thing ... I am not a chemist, but I suppose that somewhere in the dim, dark past I might have come across that before.
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an interesting question. I too was looking for it
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