Lion Head Custom Door Knocker: Made With Hammer & Anvil – LK1801
Custom Fine Art Door Hardware Forged By Master Blackmith
Custom door knockers add a powerful statement to any guests that come to your front door.
Lion Head Custom Door Knocker: Made With Hammer & Anvil
Our custom made Lion Head Custom Door Knocker is created from solid wrought iron hand forged by our master blacksmiths. All our hardware is custom made, patina finished guaranteed to never corrode so you can enjoy your unique, one of a kind piece of art for years to come.
Our blacksmiths take great care of the intricate detail of all our hardware we create and their talents allow them to do so. Custom door knockers add a powerful statement to any guests that come to your front door. We design the Lion Head Custom Door Knocker and all of our custom door knockers precisely to our customers request and to exact specifications that fit your style.
Historical Origin Of Door Knockers
Door knockers are most popular in England than in any other country in the world to date. However, historically door knockers began in Ancient Greece as they were a sign of respect before entering a home or building.
Spartans would shout at their arrival, the more sophisticated Athenians would use a knocker to announce their arrival. Door knockers were considered "new technology" at that time in place of having a butler whose sole purpose was to only answer the door for visitors.
Lion Head Door Knocker Historical Significance
Lion head iron door knockers have been used for centuries as a decorative and functional element for front doors. The use of lion heads in architecture and design dates back to ancient times, where they were often used to convey power, strength, and nobility. During the medieval period, lion heads became a popular decorative element in Gothic architecture, particularly on doorways and entrances to castles and cathedrals. The lion was often seen as a symbol of the power, and might, of the monarchy, and the aristocracy. Its image was used to intimidate, and awe those who visited these structures.
In the Renaissance period, lion head motifs continued to be popular in European art and design, particularly in Italy. Lion heads were often used in sculptures, paintings, and other decorative arts as a symbol of strength, bravery, and leadership. During the 18th and 19th centuries, lion head door knockers became a popular architectural detail in Europe, and North America. They were often made of iron or brass and were prized for their durability and ability to withstand the elements. In the 20th century, the popularity of lion head door knockers continued to grow, and they became a common feature on many types of homes, from grand estates, to more modest dwellings. Today, lion head door knockers can still be found on many homes and buildings around the world, and they continue to be valued for their beauty, symbolism, and functional use. The history of the lion head door knocker can be traced back to ancient times, and over the centuries, they have evolved into one of the most popular decorative, and functional hardware elements for front doors. Even in modern times, they continue to be prized for their beauty and symbolism.
Lion Head Custom Door Knocker Info
- Made in America solid wrought iron door hardware (other metals available upon request)
- Choose any size, shape, and theme
- All patina finishes for our wrought iron products are natural and applied by hand using high temperature heat and natural iron oxide
- Solid hand forged iron work - no hollow iron, fake castings, faux paints, or powder coatings
- Built in the original craft - not a reproduction or never mass produced
- All Custom Door Hardware is guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
Available in any size, style, and finish, our Custom Door Pulls can be custom fabricated in any design you can dream up. Order from our online catalog of Custom Door Hardware, send in your own drawings or photos, or speak with one of our talented design engineers to get started. We at Scottsdale Art Factory will hand make one-of-a-kind Custom Door Handles just for you.
Built the old fashioned way "when everything made in America was built to last forever" and craftsmen were proud to sign their work.
Blacksmithing is not casting (also known as drop forging or hollow cold roll) or other fast, fake processes. Our Fine Art Custom Door Pulls are created from labor intensive tried and tested techniques. Each custom pull is fired by coal and anvil hammered into shape by the hands of our master blacksmiths in our American factory in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. All of our Custom Door Handles are made from solid hand forged wrought iron with a natural patina (we never use faux paint or powder coating). Our Custom Door Hardware will arrive to you virtually maintenance free.