Horse Brasses: The Queen’s Regiment.

Horse Brasses: The Queen’s Regiment.

$6.95

Also known as The Royal Kent Regiment.

Description

Horse Brasses: The Queen’s Regiment.

All brass is comprised of copper and different ratios of zinc and other alloys.

COMMON BRASS, often found in “big box” stores, is actually made with mostly zinc and other metal alloys with a plating of copper to make it look like it is brass. This will have a yellow tint and will last for a period of time, but the copper plating will eventually disappear, leaving the metal base exposed.

YELLOW BRASS, sometimes called gold brass, is made by using copper (60% or lower), with the rest of the mix consisting of zinc and other alloys. The color will have a yellowish tint and perhaps small”white spots” on the back may be seen due to a higher amount of zinc and lower amount of copper in the mix. Less expensive solid brass items are usually of this type of brass.

RED BRASS is the most expensive brass as it consists of 85% or more pure first-run (not from recycled copper), with the rest of the mix consisting of zinc and other alloys. Because of the high amount of copper, the finish will be deeper red in color.

All of our horse-brasses, bells and door knockers are individually cast with a “Red Brass” mix of copper by ARMAC Brassworks in Birmingham, England. After the cast horse-brass has cooled,  it is filed by hand to remove any rough edges that might be left from casting. It is then polished by hand to enhance the natural beauty of high quality British brass.

 

Additional information

Weight.25 lbs