A Soft Metal
Easy to work with, brass is a relatively soft metal with an attractive soft, satin finish.
Engraving on brass is straightforward and gives crisp definition to the lettering.
Traditional for Sundials
For both the above reasons, brass is a traditional metal for sundials. David Harber mainly uses brass for sundials, as in our popular brass armillary sphere.
Brass has a gentle ageing process, acquiring a subtle patina and oxidizing to a lovely warm brown initially and then to black.
Made from simple tin and copper, brass is one of the less expensive metals and our brass sundials are more affordable accordingly.