Rat tail slide bolt 4 inch
Traditional rustic black slide bolt with elaborate rat tail handle. This vintage bolt has old detailing and pre-drilled base plate. This black authentic wrought iron privacy lock is 4 inches in length and straight as opposed to cranked. This makes it more suited to bolting flush surfaces. See our cranked bolts if your surfaces don’t quite line up. An effective little bolt for adding a vintage feel to cupboards, toilet doors etc
The base plate for the bolt measures 9cm x 4cm. The bolt itself is 11cm long and the decorative curled tail has a maximum depth of 3cm.
Our wrought iron door bolts 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 black slide bolt has been hand forged. By hand forging, we mean that the bolt has been made in the traditional way by hand on the anvil. The finished bolt will show forge marks. As these bolts are all hand made each item will be similar but not identical.
Once complete each black slide bolt is dipped into natural beeswax. The beeswax seeps into the tiny holes on the surface of the wrought iron, this helps the wax to form a seal coat over the iron. This coat will protect the bolt from excessive rusting. The wax also helps to even out the colour of the iron. As we want the bolt to look old and authentic the colours over the iron will be mainly black but you will find areas of golden brown.
When your package is delivered you will find all the fixings you need. In this case, the fixings will be screws. The screws will be black cottage screws with a slotted domed head.