All Steel Is Coal Fired, Hammered By Master Blacksmiths The Old Fashioned Way And Patina Finished.
At Scottsdale Art Factory, we take pride in our traditional, superior quality workmanship and craft our products from only the finest steel. Our master blacksmiths have been classically trained, and utilize old world techniques such as coal firing, anvil hammering and hand forging to create the finest handcrafted hardware available anywhere. All of our steel work is hand patina finished by heat applying iron oxides to achieve a natural patina finish that will stand the test of time.
Nothing is Drop Forged. We create works The Old Fashioned Way using solid hand forged steel, (drop forging is a poor quality, casted copy of a hand forged work of art). Nothing is wrought iron; wrought iron is simply a softer and less sturdy form of metal that cannot compare to stronger hand forged low carbon steel.
The kind of hand forged metal work you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.
Patina Finish As Shown: Various Colors Of Hand Applied Iron Oxide Patinas.
Our beautiful patina finishes are hand applied using a special patented process where oxides are bonded into the metal at over 1000 degrees. This permanent finish beautifies with age. S.A.F. does not paint or faux finish any of our iron creations. Paint fades, chips and cracks over time and patinas last forever. No Drop Forged Casted Copies. No Paint Or Powder Coated Finishes. limited edition or original works.
Every surface of this furnishing is finely finished including the undersides and hidden areas.
Each item is finished to be virtually maintenance free and to age with grace.
All steel parts are hand patina finished the old fashioned way by iron oxide hand applied with high temperature heat. We never powder coat or faux paint our steel, it has been proven paint and powder coating methods do not hold up over time. You may choose from many natural iron oxide colors. Our patina finishes are water based and earth friendly. You may order any single color or texture finish at no extra charge.
Order Hand Forged Matching Furnishings Of Any Design.
We Guarantee Each Item "Forever" " No Questions Asked, backed by over nine decades of fine craftsmanship.
Scottsdale Art Factory carries on the American Arts And Crafts Movement of the 21st century,
in the same way William Morris and John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) inspired Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement) in America circa 1900. Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene (inspired architects of the ultimate cottages such as the Gamble House in Pasadena California
) are credited with raising quality standard to its highest level in their day. All of these great master craftsman also inspired the Marbella Brothers in the early 20th Century (founders of SAF circa 1913).
Every creative enterprise is always built on a foundation that was laid down by its predecessors. Creative people are also dependent on the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
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More about the history of Scottsdale Art Factory and the American furniture movement of the 21st century.
Our Blacksmithing Is Not Welding or Fast Process - It Is the Best in the World
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 Scottsdale Art Factory will hand make one-of-a-kind Custom Door Handles just for you.
Built the old fashioned way
"when everything made in America was built to last forever"
and craftsmen were proud to sign their work.
Features of Our Custom Door Handles and Hand Forged Custom Door Hardware:
- Made in America solid wrought iron door hardware (other metals available upon request)
- Choose any size, shape, and theme
- All patina finishes for our wrought iron products are natural and applied by hand using high temperature heat and natural iron oxide
- Solid hand forged iron work - no hollow iron, fake castings, faux paints, or powder coatings
- Built in the original craft - not a reproduction or never mass produced
- All Custom Door Hardware is guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
Custom Iron Handles - Learn more about our Custom Door Hardware