5 Inch Bow handle
Our rustic antique drawer handle is a 5-inch bow handle it is cast in heavy vintage wrought iron with a matt black oil finish. These old handles are really useful around the home and will look great on antique kitchen cabinets or traditional kitchen drawers as well as being suitable for cottage cupboards and hatches.
This rustic antique drawer handle measures 13cm in length and has a diameter of 1cm. The maximum depth of the handle at the height of the curve is 3.5cm.
Our heavy duty cast iron door and cabinet handles are all individually hand forged, and so they are similar but not identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a black oil finish. All our hand-forged products are carefully aged. Once installed these products will look old and authentic.
All of our handles in this range are hand cast. We have been lucky to find a small foundry to produce these handles for us. Whilst searching for a foundry we had our own criteria. The founders should have a passion for their work and the skill to produce beautiful hand cast items. The artisans who work in the foundry have the skills we require. Each handle is hand cast. Once cast the handles are hand cleaned and polished. Once this process is complete each handle is dipped in hot black oil. This method of dipping in hot oil is a very old and traditional way of treating cast iron. The hot oil seeps into the tiny holes on the surface of the casting and forms a waterproof seal over the surface of the handle. This is good as the seal prevent the iron from coming into direct contact with the air thus preventing excessive rusting. The oil also even out the colour of the iron.