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Unique, Hand-Hammered Products.
Our products have the craftsmanship of our ancestors which shows in the small irregularities and inconsistencies of our hand-hammered products, and hand painted patina finishes, which is a small testament that these items are not stamped out of an assembly line, as well as, the numerous options we offer for each individual product.
Old West Iron's iron fireplace mantle straps have the option to be structural or decorative. They can be paired with any of our clavos for unique looks. This item can also be used as a beam strap to hide an ugly seam, or to hang a plant, light, or sign.
Our decorative iron door knockers / ring pulls are a mixture of historical replicas and designs inspired by various historical buildings across Europe. These vintage style door knockers can also be used as towel rings and cabinet pulls.
Our forte is our hand chosen line of designs in historical wrought iron reproductions with an emphasis on the original style iron hardware/fasteners, such as, hand-hammered square head lag screws/bolts and hammered head carriage bolts. We have created an expansive collection of door, furniture, cabinet, and trunk hardware in all of our unique design options from the most rustic to the most primitive forged iron, not excluding our dramatic ornate iron.
What are clavos? Clavo is a Spanish word meaning nail, and are typically a large, decorative nailhead. Also referred to as door studs, rustic nail heads, decorative nails and faux bolt heads these fasteners have many decorative uses. Clavos or decorative nail heads are frequently used as adornments to doors, cabinets, furniture, and gates. These nail heads can also be applied to wood beams as faux bolt heads to create the look of large, old fashion bolt heads. Our clavos have a thick, sturdy nail allowing them to be used in nearly any wood application. This nail style makes them slightly different than furniture tacks or upholstery tacks, which have a very thin, lightweight nail. The clavos in Old West Iron’s hardware line are made of hand-forged iron, cast iron, solid bronze, or solid copper. Our designer approved, high-quality clavos are the perfect addition to any project. We offer many hand-painted patina finishes that are rust preventative to fit any taste or design style. Our colors include but are not limited to black, oil rubbed bronze, wrought iron patina, rusty metal, aged pewter, gunmetal, and raw unfinished metal.
The commonly misused term "wrought iron" is no longer produced on a commercial scale. True wrought iron is a semi-fused mass of smelted iron created by heating ore in a forge with charcoal, which both expels most of the slag and welds the iron into a solid mass. In the 1860's wrought iron was replaced by mild steel since it was less expensive and more readily available. Most of today's products described as "wrought iron" are actually mild steel. The term "wrought" was actually used to describe the process used to create the iron, the word wrought itself meaning worked in Middle English. Our iron products are steel (an alloy of carbon and steel, with iron being the base metal) unless otherwise specified. We do offer a hand applied finish that replicated the look of the old wrought iron.
Our products have the craftsmanship of our ancestors which shows in the small irregularities and inconsistencies of our hand-hammered scrolls and textures, and hand painted patina finishes, a small testament that these items are not stamped out of an assembly line. We are not a cast foundry, every piece is made one of a kind.