•Brass has higher malleability than either bronze or zinc.

•Brass is easy to forge.

•Brass resists corrosion, including galvanic corrosion from saltwater

•The alloy has a relatively low melting point.

•It’s a good conductor of heat.

•Brass is not ferromagnetic. Among other things, this makes it easier to separate from other metals for recycling.

•The metal exhibits low friction.