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Tom, silver itself is pretty cheap, although more than iron, steel, or copper. And it's easy to work with, so I doubt it would be tremendously expensive as a habaki.

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Thanks everyone!

 

Also last time I checked a solid silver habaki new was 400$ to 600$. Most of that going to labor I would imagine considering as Ken said silver isn't too expensive

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So actually, there isn't a big difference in having one made in silver over copper, as the labor cost would basically be the same. Thanks guys. 

 

 

Tom D.

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It may be that silver is harder to work with than copper or gold. I just don't know but I'm sure that if you ask someone who makes habaki for a living they would know. Same is true for habaki with foil. Silver, shakudo, gold can each be used in making a foil covered habaki. Different prices may be affected by how hard each is to work with as well as material costs.

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I used to make a lot of jewelry as a hobby, & silver is very malleable & easy to work with, as is 18kt gold - unril they are flattened. The molecular structure changes, at that point, & they become much "stiffer."

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Habaki, copper or silver is 36,000.yen. Gold foiled is from 50,000.yen   

 

the price at usagiya

 

Pure silver is only 36,000 yen? Or only silver foil?

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Pure silver is only 36,000 yen? Or only silver foil?

Im not sure but in my Logic it will be pure because making a foil would increase the labour hours.

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