Wrought Iron Gate Latch
This simple antique door latch is vintage and hand forged with a black finish. It would make a beautiful vintage addition to any traditional door, gate or cupboard and can be used for a left or right opening doors. The cottage latch arm is 6 inches or 16cm in length and measures 2.5 cm wide. The gate latch arm features a neat and simple button style handle to bring the latch up and over the clasp.
Our wrought iron latches are all individually hand forged, and so they are similar but not identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a wax coating. All our hand-forged products are carefully aged for an authentic look. We have been fortunate in finding an artisan blacksmith that now makes these latches for us. The blacksmith is highly skilled and as important as this is he also shares our passion for quality wrought ironwork. These latches are made in the very ancient and traditional way being hand forged on the anvil.
Once the latch has been forged it is hand cleaned and hand polished. The latch now needs to be dressed. Dressing of the latch is done by treating the wrought iron with beeswax. The natural beeswax will soak into the tiny holes on the surface of the iron and forms an airtight skin over the latch. This wax coating will now protect the latch from excessive rusting. The colour of the latch will now be uniform the colours will be from black to golden brown.
As the antique door latch is surface mounted it will be relatively easy to fit. We will supply all the fixing that you would require for the installation. In this case, the fittings that you will need are just screws. These screws will be an old cottage type with a black slotted domed head.