More Handles is pleased to announce the launch of our new From-The-Forge range of door handles.
This new range of rustic door furniture is ideal for those looking for an authentic hand-forged period look for their home. The real benefit of this range is the variety of finishes that it is possible to acheive. More Handles have sourced the products in their basic untreated state, where the metal has been forged into shape, but not given any particular finish or patina.
The untreated metal very quickly achieves a natural surface rust which is how we then supply most of the products.
Choose Your Own Finish - The beauty of the product is that the customer can then choose what sort of finish they would like to acheive;
Natural Rust Finish
For many the untreated surface rust is ideal for matching in with existing fittings, or to help achieve a really aged and antique look to a door or piece of furniture. No further treatment is required.
A coat of Natural Beeswax applied directly to the rust finish seals the rust colour and provides a dark matt bronze style of finish. The beeswax can be reapplied to suit.
Steel / Pewter Effect
Removing the surface rust with wire wool or equivalent, reveals the base metal and provides a distressed pewter / steel finish. This finish looks very elegant and does not require any maintenance on internal fittings, however it could be treated with a beeswax finish if desired. It is not recommended for external applications as the surface rust will return.
Black Graphite Finish
Treating the bare rust finish with a black graphite paste - such as Liberon Iron Paste - provides an excellent traditional black antique finish. It can be buffed to a high shine as required and completely covers and inhibits any further rust.
Already proving a very popular range with antique and reclamation specialists, More Handles can now extend the range to the discerning home owner who is looking for that authentic and traditional look of English Blacksmithing for door furniture.
The From-The-Forge range includes Door Handles, Door Knobs, Hinges, Rim Locks, Suffolk Latches and Cupboard Fittings. Please contact us for our catalogue or to discuss your requirements in more detail.