Lion Head Door Knocker: Custom Blacksmith Hand Hammered – DK1439
A One-Of-A-Kind Work Of World Class Fine Art, Individually Hand Hammered Into Shape By Our Master Blacksmiths Over A Coal Fired Forge, Never Cast, Copied, Or Mass Produced, Built From Genuine Wrought Iron, And Guaranteed To Last Forever
Our Proprietary, Heat Infused, Iron Oxide Patina, Finishes Are Available In Any Color, And Are Infused Into The Metal At Over 1000 Degrees Fahrenheit To Become Part Of The Metal, And Stand The Test Of Time With Little Or No Maintenance
Lion Head Door Knocker: Custom Blacksmith Hand Hammered
This Is Not A Cast Copy But An Original Fine Art Piece.
Handmade In The U.S.A. By A Master Blacksmith Using Hammer And Anvil Over A Coal Fired Forge.
Inspired by designs from Historic Bucharest, Romania (a city often referred to as "Little Paris" from and architectural standpoint), our lion head door knocker is built using the same techniques and materials that would have been used in 18th century Europe. Our master blacksmiths take great care in the intricate details of our hardware. This attention to detail is what separates our products from low quality, foreign made products that are so common on the market today. Custom door knockers add a powerful statement about your personality to any guests that come to your front door. We design the lion head iron door knocker, and all of our custom door knockers precisely to each customers request and to exact specifications that fit your style.
Our blacksmiths take great care in the intricate details of our hardware. This includes details such as chamfered edges to smooth and rough or sharp surfaces on all hardware products before they are delivered to the customer. It is little details like this that make the difference between ordinary, often low quality and foreign made mass production products that are commonly found at big box retailers, and extraordinary, world class fine art products from ArtFactory.com. Custom door knockers add a powerful statement about your personality to any guests that come to your front door, and nothing makes a statement like a lion head, a symbol of nobility popular with English monarchs, and throughout old world Europe. We design the lion head iron door knocker, and all of our custom door knockers precisely to each customers request and to exact specifications that fit your style with absolutely no limitations on size, color, or design, your options are limited only by your imagination.
Lion Head Door Knocker Additional Finish Details
At ArtFactory.com we build all of our custom lion head door knocker, and all of our door hardware, including knockers, handles, pulls, knobs, hinges, slide locks, and clavos using the same old world materials and techniques. All custom door hardware products are made from pure, hand forged wrought iron, because unlike other metals, wrought iron doesn't corrode with exposure to the elements. Furthermore, all of our genuine wrought iron hardware is finished with a hand applied, iron oxide, advance patina. This patina is heat applied at over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit so that it will bond to the molecules of the metal. What this means is a finish that will stand the test of time and look better with age. Because our finishes actually become part of the metal, they will never crack, flake, or fade like powders and paints.
Every product from ArtFactory.com is designed by, and built under the supervision of award winning artist H.J. Nick. Nothing leaves our facility without the signature of H.J. Nick. This signature is only applied to each creation after all inspections have met our fine art world class standards. The signature is sometimes also dated with the first design conception date. This certification and signature ensures you of a product that is of investment quality, and will have future appreciable value in antiquity. At ArtFactory.com, our combination of fine grade materials and master hand craftsmanship allow us to offer a quality of product that is unmatched anywhere at any price. In fact, we are so confident in our products that we guarantee everything forever. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on our custom ornamental iron strap, or any of our fine art quality custom hardware.
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.
More About Genuine Wrought Iron Door Hardware
Genuine wrought iron has a rich history in Europe, where it was used extensively by master blacksmiths for centuries. Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon content and a high level of ductility, which made it ideal for forging into intricate shapes and designs. In the Middle Ages, wrought iron was a highly prized material for weapons, armor, and other tools. It was also used in architecture, particularly in the construction of gates, railings, and for decorative ironwork. Blacksmiths in Europe developed advanced techniques for working with wrought iron, including twisting, forging, and riveting.
During the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries, the production of wrought iron was greatly increased with the development of new methods such as the puddling process. Today, true wrought iron is no longer produced on a large scale. However, there are still master blacksmiths in America; such as our in-house master blacksmiths at Artfactory.com, and in shops across Europe, who continue to work with genuine wrought iron, using traditional techniques. These master craftsmen produce high-quality, handcrafted pieces that are highly sought after for their beauty and durability. Artfactory.com, has the ability, through our classically trained blacksmiths, anvil, and coal fired forge, to make first-hand, any wrought iron designs from history, in the same hand and materials as the originals.
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Lion Head Door Knocker Info
- American hand made solid iron door hardware
- Hand applied with heat and iron oxide patina finish on all wrought iron products
- Solid hand forged metalwork hardware - no hollow iron or fake castings
- Available in any metals types, stain and patina finishes
- Built in the original craft - not reproduction
- Order any size or style hardware custom designed for your residential or commercial space
- Request original art or limited edition custom designed hardware
- All custom hardware for doors are guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
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.
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 ArtFactory.com will hand make one-of-a-kind custom door handles just for you.
ArtFactory.com is an American manufacturer of custom doors, door hardware, iron gates, and designer furniture based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Featuring designs by H.J. Nick, we have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings, all hand crafted in America, since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended. Our master level craftsmanship ensures your custom wrought iron gates and furnishings will stand the test of time, and are guaranteed forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship.
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