A few questions about bronze
January 25, 2014 3:02 PM Subscribe
What is the functional difference between arsenic bronze and tin bronze? Do the two alloys have different properties, aside from one is toxic to make?
I keep reading that the best bronze is 10% tin, but you can make bronze with 2% tin or arsenic. How big a difference is there?
Pewter is 90+% tin, with copper and antimony (and sometimes lead). Any reason you couldn't make bronze out of copper + pewter?
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