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M3 Lava

 

New for 2012, M3 Lava is produced with real volcanic material from ancient dormant volcanoes found in the Southwest, USA. The volcanic ash is found in a variety of natural colors allowing for dramatic color contrast with other materials especially metal. Once reconstructed by the M3 process, the new molecular structure of the Lava is extremely strong, heat resistant and exhibits a beautiful, durable natural surface. The material is slightly hygroscopic, allowing it to absorb sweat during use and feels really comfortable in your hand.

As with all M3 composite materials, M3 Lava is unbelievably easy to turn, cut, shape and polish with standard wood working tools. Once sanded and finished, M3 Lava is very strong and holds a magnificent mat or deep mirror finish. Engineered to be dense and stable with a high strength-to-weight ratio, M3 Lava will hold the finest of detail. Colors and patterns run completely through the material and the finished product is beautiful, lightweight, very strong, comfortable to wear and to touch and will last for many generations.

In nature, when molten lava pushes through metal deposits found in the earth’s deepest layers, a rare lava and metal Mokume (wood grain) is created. The engineers at M3 have recreated this very rare material by combining M3 Lava with a variety of metals using the M3 process to produce astounding wood grain effects throughout this spectacular material.





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Blanks & Billets
Rectangular Blanks are available in stock sizes from 5/8” x 5/8” x 3” up to 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” x 6”. M3 Mokume Blanks are designed for a single object to be produced utilizing a large percentage of the blank (consider Jewelry Billets for small objects). As such, the patterning is spread naturally throughout the full size of the blank. Unlike wood, the wood grain in M3 Mokume blanks is produced with the sweet spot or best pattern just under the surface of the blank which is revealed by carving, turning or milling. Every blank is guaranteed to have a great wood grain pattern with none of the problems associated with working wood grain. No worries about splitting, voids (blanks are cured under great heat and pressure) or grain direction. Unlike wood blanks, objects produced from M3 Mokume blanks will literally last forever.

Fine writing instruments, bottle stoppers, brush and razor handles are some of the products produced.



PURCHASE
Knife Scales
All M3 Mokume, Damascus and Pattern Metals are now available as "Matched Sets" in "Face", "Side" and "Burl"(Swirly) grain patterns. These magnificent knife scales are available in stock sizes from 1-1/4” x 4” x 1/16 up to 1-1/2” x 6” x 3/8” (larger sizes by request) and three grain patterns; Face Grain, Side Grain and Burl. They are perfect for knife handles, gun grips, musical instrument inlays, pool cue inlays and many other creative applications. M3 can be cut by a CO2 Laser making inlays, custom branding and lettering both practical and affordable.

“Matching” allows a level of consistency to large editions produced with M3. All M3 patterns are random, but the various grain patterns will all share similarities even over a large number of parts. These scales are diamond sliced from precision sized M3 blocks to precise specifications allowing the faces of each scale to match as closely as possible. Only the best matches make it through our strict quality assurance inspections.


Jewelry Grade Billets
(Coming Soon)



PURCHASE
Flat Stock
All M3 Mokume, Damascus and Single Metals are available as flat stock in sizes from 1-1/4” x 4” up to 6”x6” in thicknesses from 1/16” up to 2” (larger sizes by request). Mokume flat stock is available in three grain patterns; Face Grain, Side Grain and Burl. They are perfect for knife handles, gun grips, musical instrument inlays, pool cue inlays and many other creative applications. M3 can be cut by a CO2 Laser making inlays, custom branding and lettering both practical and affordable.