Whats The Ratio Of Kansa / Bronze For Eating a food ?
Kansa is a form of Bronze which is a metal alloy. An alloy is a combination of metals or of a metal and another element. The combination of metals imparts synergistic properties to the constituent metal elements such as corrosion resistance or mechanical strength. Examples of alloys are steel, brass, bronze etc.
Kansa is primarily a type of bronze with 78% Copper and 22% Tin. Traditionally the metal was made with copper and tin in the proportion of 4:1. Different proportions of copper and tin yield different properties to the metal. Modern bronze alloys also mix other metals such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc and sometimes nonmetals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon. These additions produce a range of alloys that may be harder than copper alone, or have other useful properties, such as stiffness, ductility, or machinability.
Kansa is harder than copper as a result of alloying that metal with tin or other metals. Bronze is also more fusible (i.e., more readily melted) and is hence easier to cast. It is also harder than pure iron and far more resistant to corrosion. The substitution of iron for bronze in tools and weapons was the result of iron’s abundance compared to copper and tin rather than any inherent advantages of iron.
In the historic times, the discovery of bronze enabled people to create metal objects which were harder and more durable than previously possible. Bronze tools, weapons, armor, and building materials such as decorative tiles were harder and more durable than their stone and copper predecessors. In modern times, bronze has been widely used in coinage; most “copper” coins are actually bronze, typically with about 4 percent tin and 1 percent zinc. Another modern major use of bronze is as Bell Metal which has 20-25 percent tin giving it a very sonorous quality. It is widely used in making bells and other musical instruments.