Any kinky metallurgists out there? I'm in the midst of writing a bondage/SM scene and would rather not use stainless steel for the shackles and chains (too modern). It's possible that I could figure this out for myself, but I have no idea which metal properties to look for. Are metals like brass or bronze too soft to work, or can it be done? (Just to clarify, I'm not planning any suspension scenes with my characters, just fairly ordinary, medium-heavy stuff. Ropes would probably work just as well, but they don't clink as nicely.)
Oh, and hello. I just added this list to my groups. Hope I can contribute with something constructive instead of just asking silly questions.