Traditional rustic door bolt with elaborate rat tail handle detailing and pre drilled base plate. This authentic vintage wrought iron privacy bolt is 6 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 black bolt for adding a vintage feel to cupboards, toilet doors etc
The base plate for the rustic door bolt measures 15 cm x 5.5 cm. The old bolt itself is 17 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, and the decorative antique curled tail has a maximum depth of 4cm.
Our traditional wrought iron door bolts are all individually hand forged, and so they are similar but not identical. Each cottage piece is hand finished and given a bees wax coating. All our hand forged products are carefully aged. Once installed these products will look old and authentic.
These bolts are individually made in the traditional way by artisan blacksmiths using the hammer and anvil. The cottage bolts will show forge markings. Once complete the bolt are cleaned and polished they are then coated in a layer of natural beeswax. The beeswax has two functions. Firstly it coats the bolt and helps to protect it from excessive rusting. Secondly the wax will give the wrought iron a more uniform colour.
Before fitting this item we recommend that you would firstly either drill a pilot hole or use a bradawl to begin your holes. The reason for this is that by making a starter hole first you will be able to drive your screws in straight. The screw heads will fit nice and flush on the bolt’s base plate.
When your package arrives you will receive the correct amount of fixing screws to enable you to mount the bolt correctly. These will be traditional screws that will be black with a domed head and slotted.