Also known as Muntz Brass or Muntz Metal, 280 brass is known for its attractive golden color, spectacular corrosion resistance, and strength. 280 is similar to bronze but has a lower cost, better hot working capacity, and is stronger and harder than other brasses as well. 280 is a duplex alpha-plus-beta brass, which gives the alloy its hardness and rigidity. Due to the hardness, it is poorly suited for cold forming operations. Typically used in marine applications. The hull of the famous sailing ship Cutty Sark is plated with 280 brass.