HF-42 strap hinges, and the corresponding HF-47 pintles, are very heavy duty hinges and can be used on doors up to about 40" wide and 200 pounds. They are suitable for the heaviest barn and carriage house doors and gates.
Our strap hinges are authentic early American reproductions. Each one is handmade with a hammer, anvil, and a coal fire. The black finish comes from heat and oil. Our iron is hand forged in the traditional manner. The black color comes from heat and oil. If used outdoors iron will rust. If you are using any hand forged iron outside, please see our care and maintenance page. You can choose to let the iron rust, wax or oil it, or paint it. We are happy to paint the iron for you. Just let us know when you order; either on the phone or in the comments section of our order form.
We welcome all types of custom iron work. From making hinges longer or shorter, to having them visible inside and open out, we have made iron hinges to suit many different kinds of doors. Please give us a call at 800-754-9127 if you are unsure, we would be happy to help.