Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and has a distinctive bright yellow\gold coloration. It is incredibly resistant to corrosion and is malleable in almost all climates. Though because of zinc’s high melting point brass was used as a luxury material for a long time. It only, after certain advances in technology, has become a very accessible material used in many professions. The Greeks who used Brass recognized its beauty and would refer to it as ‘oreichalcos’ which loosely translates to a brilliant and white copper.
Brass is not only a beautiful metal but is also highly valued in many different communities throughout our society. Thousands of musicians trust machinists to create majestic instruments out of this metal. It’s ability to resonate different sound waves makes it the perfect candidate for this task. Not only is it great for instruments but it’s also used for engineering applications because of it’s low friction. These applications include things such as locks, gears, bearings, doorknobs, ammunition casings, and plumbing valves.
A Brass d20 weighs in at approximately 510 grains.