This dead-soft, round sterling silver rod is ideal for forging. Dead soft sterling silver is easy to bend, shape and hammer; it is an ideal starting point for forming, shaping and wire-wrapping. Keep in mind that hardness is changeable (by annealing or heat-hardening) and is relative among metal types (each temper will feel and handle differently from one metal to another). When finishing your pieces, also keep in mind that the harder the metal is, the brighter a finish it will take.
This rod is stocked in pre-cut 1-ft. lengths. It's sold by the piece and market-priced by weight.