8″ Thumb Latch
A traditional 8-inch rustic thumb latch with a vintage arrowhead design. This vintage latch is suitable for cottage doors up to 60mm in thickness. Our antique door latches come in a range of sizes and designs. This simple black arrowhead finish to the latch and handle is classic and traditional and matches our antique arrowhead hinges.
The handle measures 30cm from top to bottom and the latch bar itself is 20cm long. The arrowheads themselves are 5cm wide and the handle stands 5.5cm proud of the door providing plenty of space to grasp it.
Our wrought iron heavy duty door latches are all individually hand forged, and so they are similar but not identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a beeswax coating. All our hand-forged products are carefully aged. Once installed these products will look old and authentic.
This latch will go well with our arrow End Hinges.
Forging our Latches
These latches are hand-forged. We have found a small blacksmiths shop that produces these for us. The blacksmiths that make these are highly skilled artisans. As important is that they have a passion for the products they produce and share our ethos for top quality wrought ironwork. This will show in the finished product.
Finishing Our Latches
Once these lathes have been traditionally forged they are hand cleaned and hand polished. Once this process has been compleated the latches are coated with natural beeswax. The beeswax serves two purposes. Firstly the wax penetrates into the small holes on the surface of the iron. By doing this the wax is able to form a sealing coat on the iron. This wax coating protects the iron from the atmosphere thus preventing excessive rusting. The wax also regulates the colour of the iron. The colour will be mainly black but may have areas of golden brown.
A full set of fixing screws will be included with the latches,