With every project we embark on, we always set out to make top quality products that you just can't find elsewhere. We enjoy pushing the boundaries of everyday items and turn ordinary objects into extraordinary objects. We typically like to work with Copper & Silver, but in order to form these objects, we first have to make a forming die. In order to make it be able to form these metals, we have to use a very strong, special steel that will never bend or dis-form. To achieve this, we have to use a ultra strong metal alloy, Tool Steel.
The Strongest Dice Ever Made!!!
We want to set out and push the boundaries a little and create a dice that you truly will never be able to destroy! A dice that will put all other to shame and will literally be able to "crush" the competition! Is it really necessary to create a dice that you would never be able to destroy, it's debatable. But one could then argue that any dice besides a white plastic injected dice is not necessary either! I for one find the dice I use while playing games helps emerge me into the game and even give me that added confidence. Imagine taking these dice to your game night with your friends and "rolling" them out! Knowing that your dice is no match for your opponents, makes it half the fun and boosts excitement for the game!
We currently have three designs to choose from, Traditional Pips, Dragon, and Skull designs. Each of these designs have The Copper Kingdom shield logo as the one side. You may choose from any of these three styles and if you're getting multiple dice, you may mix and match styles to make up your custom dice collection! Style choices will be collected on the survey. These dice measure 16mm in size.
How The Dice Are Made:
In order to create these dice, a combination of precision machining as well as hands on labor is needed. I will be commissioning a local machine shop to create the tool steel cubes. Once I have the special tool steel cubes, I will be individually engraving each dice. Each side will be individually carved, having to be hand turned six times (one for each side). The process to carving all six sides of the dice will take almost an hour per dice due to the strength of the steel and the small size of the engraver in order to create the detail. Unlike other materials that can allow the images to be stamped or formed with the designs, this steel won't allow it. From this point each dice will need to go into a special oven in order to harden the high end tool steel to its full strength. They will get heated to 1750 degrees for an hour, followed by a series of controlled lower step down temps to make the metal fully treated and as hard as possible. The final step will be sand blasting and polishing the dice to the desired finish.
How Strong Are These Dice?
I will be having these dice made from a high quality Tool Steel. This is the same type of steel that the US Mint uses to stamp coins and is able to withstand hundreds of tons of pressure before it bends or breaks. The steel dice start out only a little stronger than most other steels, but after the designs are carved into the faces, they are forged into an oven at almost 1800 degrees! This process of heat treating and conditioning the special steel takes over 18 hours! Once this process is done however, the steel is incredibly strong. While it may not be be 100% indestructible, for all practical purposes it is. You can drop them, smash them, try to crush them in a high powered press, run over then with your car, hit them with a sledge hammer, and they will still hardly show a scratch!
Unlike ANY other Dice!
Due to the time intensive process to make these dice, you will most likely never see dice like this in stores. These dice are really fun to have as a desk accessory, stress reliever, or used at your game nights to enhance your experience.
These dice are being offered individually in small velvet bags or pairs and sets of 5 are packaged in custom dice boxes with The Copper Kingdom logo on top.
NEW 25mm Dice Now Available!!!
You now can add on a 25mm Dice to any pledge level for only $59 each. Additional 16mm dice can be added on to any pledge level for $39 each.
A Little About Us:
The two of us (husband & wife) have been creating high quality gaming pieces and building up new products over the past year and a half. Feel free to check out our website to see some of the previous pieces we have created.
Thanks for your support!
Risks and challenges
I've launched several other Kickstarter projects and very familiar with what it takes to make not only the campaign happen, but how to make sure to successfully fill the pledges. The biggest hurtle will be the time restraint to create these dice, as they are very time consuming to carve, heat treat, and polish each one. I should have my timeline on track and will make sure to keep everything on schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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