Antique Hook Our antique hook is hand forged. Hand forged means this hook was made by a blacksmith on the anvil. the hook will show forging marks. When the hook has been forged it is coated with natural bees-wax. The bee’s wax was an early form of iron protection. This would protect the wrought iron from rust and would also darken it.
This is our 3 inch screw hook it has many uses around the home and garden.
As a surface mount item this hook is fairly easy to install. Just a couple of points to remember . If you are installing this hook into beams especially oak ones, it is advisable to drill a pilot hole first.the pilot hole should be 3 mm. If you are planing to install the hook onto a wall please be aware of water pipes and electric cables.
This is a very useful hook and you will find many uses for it around your home and garden. The hook mat be installed both indoors and outdoors. If you are however installing it outside after a period of time you will notice surface rust. This is perfectly normal it is just the bee’s wax breaking down. This will not effect the integrity of the hook. It will make the hook feel old and authentic.
If however you wish tho paint it, then a good rub down with some wire wool will clean any debris from the surface. a coating of a good quality rust proof paint with a small brush will finish the job.
We have many different hooks on our site bot made from either cast iron or wrought iron. Please take this opportunity to have a look around at these hooks and all of our other rustic and vintage products.
If you have any questions we are always available to assist you