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Shakudo Ingot

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Shakudo ingot
This variety of blood-red copper is
found in the Far East.

Other Uses

Used in Quest: The Gobbiebag Part VI

Resale Price: 300-307 gil

Synthesis Recipes

None

Used in Recipes

  • None

Desynthesis Recipe

None

Obtained From Desynthesis

  • None

How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Materials > Smithing ( )

Dropped From

Name Level Zone
Fomor Samurai 41-48 Phomiuna Aqueducts
54-58 Sacrarium
Fomor Ninja 41-48 Phomiuna Aqueducts
54-58 Sacrarium


Historical Background

Shakudo (赤銅) is an alloy composed of Copper (Cu) (93~98%) and Gold (Au) (2~7%) (Shakudo can have other metals in it, though their content is usually <1%). Its melting point is 1900°F. Shakudo is a durable metal most noted for purplish-black patina (coloration, tarnish). The color comes from the metallurgical properties, not from any use of a coloring solution (as is common in European colored metals). This property is used aesthetically for creating a contrast with inlays (most notably pure gold), primarily to decorate katanas. Shakudo was primarily made in Japan. The alloy was generally unknown to the West until the 19th century CE, though similar alloys have been found in ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and Rome.

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