Brass has been used in Britain since the later part of the first millennium BC. Its popularity has been due to its fantastic usability for the handler and also its excellent durability and ability to withstand exposure to weather. Over the centuries it has been used to make anything from ironmongery and hardware to musical instruments, weapons, cartridge cases, pipes and boat fixtures. Our brass is unlacquered and so can be returned to its former glory with a little polish and elbow grease or left to tarnish and mature to an authentic patina. Learn more about brass here and find out how to care for it.