Hardware produced in the colonies was often made of hand forged iron. The British did not allow brass to be shipped to the Colonies, requiring instead that we purchase all finished goods from English makers. Because making brass hardware in America was strictly forbidden, itinerant blacksmiths forged wrought iron hardware in portable coal forges with a hammer and anvil.
Today our 7 blacksmiths use exactly the same methods and copy original American patterns. Each piece of black iron hardware is an original work of art and breathtakingly beautiful. We can make strap hinges for your barn or graceful pulls for your fine cabinetry. We stock hundreds of authentic hand-made pieces and try to have ample stock for any needs.
Do you have an idea you would like translated into iron? We are eager to make your idea a reality! Custom work is always welcomed.