We're back on Kickstarter with my favorite metal of all:Copper! This is our 4th cube in our museum series and our first copper cube ever! (We have more about the Trance series below)
Hi, I'm Rudy Marsh with Trance Metals. Watch the video above to see my reaction to seeing the first copper cube prototype. We've raised over $1 million on Kickstarter with our aerospace-grade metal pieces since 2016 (see some of the feedback we've gotten over the years below).
With its rich reddish-gold hue, Copper adds a charming warmth to your home or office. It's the ultimate desktop display for the metal junkie!
What is so special about copper?
It’s the mostOligodynamicelemental metal, which means it naturally kills germs on contact.
We each have about 2mg of copper in our body, without which we could not survive.
It’s dense - between lead and steel in density
Along with gold, the only non-greyish pure metal
Takes on its own unique hue over time and can be “reset” to brilliancy with baking soda and water (or salt and vinegar).
Hold it and feel the unique charming warmth of copper. No need to worry about the fingerprints. You can easily polish it with P1200 grit sandpaper for an original shining surface.
About the Oligodynamic Effect
The chemical element and metal containantibacterial propertiesthat make it ideal for preventing the growth of certain fungi and bacteria like E. Coli, MRSA, and legionella.
Pure copper prevents growth and even kills bacteria, molds, spores, fungi, viruses, and other organisms. The exact cause is unknown, but it's likely that the ions denature the protein of the cells by binding to reactive groups (precipitating and inactivating them). Copper has the strongest known oligodynamic effect of all pure metals.
One study showed that a copper vessel filled with E. Coli and Salmonella killed the bacteria in less than half the time vs. silver and brass. Many hospitals are now using pure copper on everything from hospital beds to doorknobs in order to fight "superbugs".
Trance KILO Museum Series
If you're new to Trance Metals, we make precisely-made solid metal objects that you can enjoy for a lifetime and pass down through multiple generations.
One kilogram, perfect aerospace-grade cubes and spheres of solid metal with progressive densities! Each item comes with its own museum base (included).