Honest materials are at the foundation of my hardware range. My range of nails from the small Merchant nail to the giant Tinker nail are equally as beautiful as they are functional. Bang them into your walls (to best install pre-drill before use & use a mallet to tap tap tap into place) to hang pictures or even tea towels, or simply appreciate them as an aesthetic object or paperweight. Each has been hand formed and so is unique.
Finish: blackened steel
Measurements: 18cm long x 3.5cm diameter. Due to the hand beaten nature of this product, dimensions may vary slightly.
Have a read of Styling with Hardware: Ideas for Using Nails.
Our products are hand forged using honest & humble materials. Their imperfections, patinas and variations are intrinsic to the underlying importance of craftsmanship within India.
If the product is made from brass, it will patina & age over time. This ever-changing characteristic makes the object even more beautiful.
If the product is blackened steel, Linseed oil or Penetrol can be used to keep it rich & dark in colour. This will also prevent & remove any rust which may build up over time in coastal or wet environments. Dot a rag with Penetrol & massage into the steel for 3-5 minutes & leave to dry. We recommend a few coats over the life of the product.
If the product is crafted with raw leather, it is designed to age & darken over time. We love when the story of the user & their environment is imprinted on our products. Oxalic acid can be used to wipe down raw leather to remove any dark stains or spills. A little goes a long way!