Noble Lion Door Knocker: Custom Hand Forged Iron Hardware – LK1800
Our Lions Head Door Knockers Are One-Of-A-Kind Works Of Art
Genuine Wrought Iron Hand Hammered By Our Master Blacksmiths Over Coal Fired Forge (These Are Not Fast Process Casted Copies) All Decorative Hardware Is Finished With A Natural Advanced Patina That Will Last Forever
Noble Lion Door Knocker: Custom Hand Forged Iron Hardware
Lions are noble creatures that cultures around the world have admired for more than 17,000 years. That's a long time! What better way to compliment your door than with an outstanding, real hand forged noble lion door knocker. All of our custom door hardware is made by master blacksmiths. Our custom lion head door knockers are a fantastic example of the type of exquisite work that can be done by our master metalworkers. We can customize door knockers to fit your specific needs and style. You can even submit your own picture or design idea and our design engineers and blacksmiths will custom craft it for you at no additional charge.
Our custom hardware products are all finished using our proprietary iron oxide advance patination process. This process infuses a hand applied patina to the metal at over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes for a vibrantly colored finish that will stand the test of time with little or no maintenance. Unlike paints and powder coats, a heat infused patina won't crack, peel, or flake off over time. The hardware on your custom door or gate can be finished in any color you choose, or even matched to a sample that you submit.
Custom Door Hardware Inspired by the Mighty Beast
Lions are the world's second largest cat (tigers being number one), and humanity has been fascinated by them for millennia - a male lion's beautiful mane makes its face one of the most widely recognized animal symbols. Lions are historically known as the "King of Beasts" leading various cultures to view them as brave, noble, strong, and as a source of healing. Just like all of our doors and custom home furnishings, all of our hardware is certified fine art quality. Not only is each piece built uniquely by the hands of one master metalsmith, but every item that leaves our shop is designed by and built under the supervision of award winning artist H.J. Nick. Every product is signed by H.J. Nick, thus ensuring that your product is a one-of-a-kind work of art, that is of investment quality, and will hold future value in antiquity.
It is our belief that when it comes to custom door hardware, you will not find a better product available anywhere at any price. That is why we use only the highest quality materials, and time tested methods of craftsmanship. Additionally, we offer our products at factory direct pricing, and custom make every product to your exact specifications. Not only that, but when we say made in the USA we mean it, every product is made in our Scottsdale, Arizona factory, the same way that we have done it since 1913. When nothing but the best will do, call ArtFactory.com today at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on our noble lion door knocker, or any of our other fine art quality custom door hardware products.
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.
Noble Lion 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.
Door Hardware Custom Built The Old Fashioned Way
"When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever"
And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work
Order Any Size Or Style - We Can Help You To Design Your Dream Custom Door Hardware - At No Extra Cost