Keep your cheddar together with our Brass Money Clip. Made in the United States of 22 gauge brass (85% copper, 15% zinc), the brass comes from a Chicago mill, where it is melted down and turned into a brass coil about one inch wide. The coil is then stamped into a money clip with a 16 ton hydraulic press, pierced to create the distinctive finger on the inside of the clip, bent in half to create the "clip" and then flattened shut. We then take an ultra fine grit of sandpaper to the clip to bevel the edges. A simple device to keep your money and cards safe. Our brass money clips are brass, polished to a satin finished and then lacquered.They are 85% copper, 15% zinc. That means, as you use it, it will retain its existing shininess and will not tarnish. And of course, it bears the reminder that indeed, money is not the most important thing in life.