With the prices of gold, silver, and platinum fluctuating like a broken EKG, we’ve been planning for some time to unveil an exciting expansion of our metal offerings in both sheet and wire raw materials and tools.
Following is a list of some exciting new metals that we’ll be offering in the near future:
Known for its sound-absorption qualities, this rare metal was first discovered by a science expedition to Antarctica. Its natural shine makes it a beautiful choice for jewelry, and its strength and absorption capabilities make it a favorite for high-stress hammers and related tools. Its most famous use is in the shield of Captain Steve Rogers, and some groups believe its origins are extraterrestrial in nature.
A synthetic metal inadvertently discovered by Dr. Myron MacLain during World War II, adamantium—which comes from the Latin adamant, meaning “impenetrable,” and ium, a suffix meaning “metal”—is virtually indestructible, notoriously difficult to shape or mold, and astronomically expensive. Even so, you won’t find a better jeweler’s saw blade (it’s very sharp).
From the Sindarin words mith (“gray” or “mist”) and ril (“glitter”), mithril is similar in appearance to silver, but manages to be both stronger than steel and weigh substantially less. It is renowned for its invulnerability to tarnish or firescale, and it has been described as being able to be “beaten like copper and polished like glass.” Fantastic for larger pieces, like vessels or breastplates.
“Emerald Girl” Green Metal
This incredibly rare material shares metallurgical properties with synthetic metals, but its true origins remain uncertain. Its deep green hue is stunning when juxtaposed against red gemstones. The metal itself is fairly strong, although its regular use can drain energy from the wearer. Consider avoiding emerald girl unless you think you have the willpower to handle it.
Generally used as vaporized gas for cryonic applications, solid carbonite is known for its preservative properties and its relatively light weight. Not recommended for general use, as exposure can cause temporary blindness.
(For the last few years, we’ve been trying and trying to get our hands on a supply of a metal called “unobtanium,” but it has thus far lived up to its name.)
We’re excited about these unusual additions to our catalog and can’t wait to hear (and see) how you’ll use them! We’ll keep you posted on further developments!