8 Inch Cabin Latch
This 8-inch black cabin hook and eye set are ideal for latching cottage doors. Hand made in vintage black wrought iron the old twist detailing on the fixing plates makes these antique small hooks are traditional and elegant but functional addition to your home. The black cabin hook measures 20.5 cm long and is 0.7 cm in diameter. The fixing pin is 5 cm long meaning it will fit securely and not easily slip out.
Our cabin hooks are handcrafted so although similar, will not be identical. Each hook is finished with a black oil coating in the traditional manner. As with all our products, they are unique to us and we hope you will enjoy them.
We have been fortunate to find such a good team of artisan blacksmiths who are capable of making these hooks for us. These hooks are made in a small blacksmiths shop and are hand forged on the anvil in the traditional old way. Once the hooks have been forged they are hand cleaned an polished. On this process is complete the hooks are treated with a coating of natural beeswax. The natural beeswax has two functions. the first reason for using this method is to help the hook from not over rusting. The second reason is that the beeswax gives the product an even colour through its length.
When you go about fixing the black cabin hook it is advisable to first make some pilot holes. you can do this with either a bradawl of a small drill. By doing this you will be able to screw the screws in straight. This will make for a firmer fixing as the screw heads will fit flush to the base of the hook plate.
When you receive your parcel it will contain all the fittings you need to complete your installation. The correct amount of vintage fixing screws will be provided.