Knucklebone - Mokume Gane
Knucklebone - Mokume Gane
Aroundsquare's Knucklebones are a pocket friendly skill toy that can be manipulated to perform tricks or just pass the time. With the original kbones, we sparked a whole new category of skill toys, and make no mistake, the knucklebones are the original hardbody knuckle rollers.
The kbone "smalls" are a downsized version of the originals, packing high performance and high end materials into an even smaller, more pocket friendly unit. The 90% size "Mini" size gives a level of performance comparable to the original kbone size, with slightly less bulk. The 80% size "Micro" is still technically capable of all the same tricks, but for seasoned players, the size will feel very small, and will encourage a different style of play that is less dependent on momentum.
Our Mokume Gane Editions
The beautiful Mokume Gane material is forged from folded layers of copper, brass, and cupronickel, then precision machined, and highly polished. Etched versions are also available, which immediately the grains and presents a slight texture on the surface of the material. While the polished version does not initially have a high contrast between material layers, this will change as the materials begin to patina, and ultimately, both versions will show similar colour patterns and contrast levels. The last photo in the product photo set shows side by side comparisons of fresh versus older versions of both the polished and the etched finish.
When machined to our specifications, the natural wood-like grains of the mokume material become exposed in a way that accentuates the appearance of the curves, creating a beautiful topographic relief. Each piece is distinct, with its own grain patterns. The photos provided are all unedited, and shot with bright indoor lighting, to give a true depiction of what you’ll be getting. The pieces depicted are quite representative of the range. Note that mokume gane is comprised of relatively soft metals, and if dropped on hard surfaces like concrete, the material will wear in a manner similar to copper or brass, although the grain patterns tend to mask marks more than a single material would.
This elegant Knucklebone edition may not be for everyone due to its price point, but for those who know what they're getting into, you're bound to cherish these pieces.
- Precision machined from solid mokume gane
- Polished and or etched finish
- Regular size 60mm x 20mm/ 86.2g
- Knucklebone Mini (roughly 90% of original dimensions), around 63.5g
- Knucklebone Micro (roughly 80% of original dimension), around 44.3g
Warnings: Metal versions are heavy and solid--can break things or hurt things if dropped. It is recommended that you play over carpet, couch, or the like, or outside.
For more information on Aroundsquare's Kbones, visit the Knucklebone product page.