A copper and zinc metal alloy combinedly is known as brass. It is a precious metal because it is highly resistant to corrosion. Brass is also used in many applications due to its low cost. Brass can be polished to a gloss comparable to gold. It is often used in decorative objects because of its appearance, but it also has many other practical applications. Brass is resistant to corrosion, so it is often found in plumbing fixtures and decorations such as pot and pan handles.

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. It is a metal that was originally created by combining copper with zinc.