Weekend Whipper: Welding a Brassy into Place
“Brassies” are tiny chocks made from—you guessed it— brass. The soft, malleable metal conforms better to the little bumps and undulations inside a crack or constriction when weighted; they usually appear only in the smallest sizes, often as aid-specific pieces. The one thing about brassies? If you do fall on one, it’s pretty easy to get them super-duper stuck.