vintage black handle
This 6-inch vintage black handle is made from wrought iron. The old pull handle has been handcrafted with a unique central twist. Antique arrowhead ends compliment the antique black finish making this beautiful traditional handle perfect for kitchen doors, cabinets and drawers, as well as cottage doors and cupboards.
This handle measures 15cm long with a diameter of 0.7cm. The dainty arrow-shaped heads are 2.cm wide.
Our wrought iron handles are all hand forged. So though similar will not be identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a beeswax coating. All our hand-forged products are carefully aged for an authentic look.
Forging our handles
We are very pleased to have found a small blacksmiths shop. The blacksmith now produces these handles for us. We needed to find someone that was not only skilled in their craft but also shared the same passion as we do for vintage ironmongery. Each of these handles is individually hand made in the very old and traditional way on the anvil. The handles will show hand forging marks.
Once the handles have been forged they are then ready to be dressed. To dress each handle the first process is to hand clean and hand polish the wrought iron. Once this process is completed we now treat the handle with natural beeswax. The beeswax is again a very natural and old way of treating wrought iron. The wax will penetrate into the tiny holes on the surface of the iron and form a skin over it. This wax covering will now protect the iron from excessive rusting. The wax also gives the wrought iron a more uniform colour. The colour of the handle will now be mainly black but as we like the handles to look aged areas of golden brown will also be present.
Fixing screws will be provided in with your package.