More Handles are proud to have become an authorised distributor of the fantastic new Cardea range of traditional Ironmongery perfect for period properties and restoration projects.

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The Cardea range of handmade ironmongery is available in just three simple finishes;  Unlacquered Brass, Dark Bronze and Sheradized Black Iron.

The name Cardea comes from the Roman Goddess of the door hinge! She was supposedly the guardian of the threshold, or door openings to the home, and was worshipped by the Romans as the protector of children.  Cardea products are built to withstand the test of time, and are made in the same way that the Romans made items over two millennia ago.

The lost wax technique creates a very slightly crude style making the texture of Cardea handles and fittings extremely tactile and just right for period homes.

Cardea Ironmongery Blacksmith

The unlacquered brass items have a high copper content which provides the rich golden appearance of the complete range of brass products. They will oxidize and tarnish beautifully over time giving a unique and traditional patina.

Cardea Brass Thumblatch AV030UNL

The dark bronze products are earthy in their tones, and look almost black at first, but with use, they will lighten over time to reveal a soft lustre typically associated with bronze sculptures, the timeless look and feel of solid bronze is quite simply stunning.

Cardea Ironmongery Escutcheon

The sheradized black iron products have been treated with the sheradizing process, primed and then painted, guaranteeing many years of maintenance free use. Black iron products are not made like this anymore - Truly superb!

Cardea Ironmongery Monkeytail Fastener

The sheradized black iron products have been treated with the sheradizing process, primed and then painted, guaranteeing many years of maintenance free use. Black iron products are not made like this anymore - Truly superb!

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