•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.