Materials & Finishes

We use a lot of brass in the manufacture of Corston products.  For tactile items that need to be durable we believe it’s the best choice.  There are cheaper alternate base metals like zinc, aluminium and steel but these don’t offer the unique features of brass.  The most noticeable property is the products weight. They feel heavy and robust, feeling reassuringly satisfying to twist and hold.  As the parts age they will attract patina and improve.  From new, Corston products are supplied in two finishes;