It was a challenge to create a functional dog door knocker design that portrayed the intelligent, gentle disposition of a greyhound whilst highlighting its powerful sleek form. After many experimental castings, we settled on a resting pose. Turned slightly to the left, our greyhound’s head rests on outstretched front legs and his muscular hind legs are bent underneath his rump. The subtle curve in Isaurus’ body shows the beautiful contours of a greyhound’s back and neck. We were careful to keep the intricate detail in the front paws and the delicate structure of the ribs. The characteristic greyhound ears are resting in a neutral position.
Although slender and graceful, this dog door knocker weighs almost 1.2 kg and has a resounding knock. The long thin body lends itself perfectly to the functionality of a door knocker. It rests on a hidden knocker stop and is the perfect shape to hold and knock. It is a statement piece and is perfect if you’re looking for a quirky alternative to a traditional Georgian door knocker (or just because you love greyhounds!)
What we love…
- Interesting curved form which is easy to hold and knock
- Ideal gift for a greyhound lover
- Intricate details in paws and bone structure
- A real statement piece
- Shows the character of a greyhound
Fitting your door knocker
Isaurus is a surface-mounted brass door knocker. Easy to install, our custom-designed fitting bracket will ensure it stays firmly in place on your front door. As it is surface mounted, there will be no nuts or bolts seen protruding on the inside of your front door. Our door knockers are suitable for wood doors as well as solid core composite doors and all screws and fittings are supplied.
A vintage appearance is achieved using a natural chemical-free patination process. A clear sealant is applied which protects your door knocker and prevents it from tarnishing. This is a thin and durable coating that, unlike a lacquer, will not crack or peel. It also gives protection against acid rain and salt air. No need for metal cleaning products, just wipe with a soft cloth periodically.
Our polished door knockers show brass in its natural state. After casting they are highly polished until very bright and shiny. This finish can be maintained using a metal cleaner and soft brush or if left unpolished your door knocker will tarnish and age naturally. If you’d like your door knocker to remain highly polished without regular cleaning, we can add our protective sealant. Please let us know by making a note at checkout.
We apply a patina to the brass which creates a soft black finish that has a matt appearance. The brass is baked and the colour is left to mature before we add our sealant to protect the finish. Little maintenance is required, just wipe periodically with a soft cloth.
We use a metal plating process over the brass to achieve a stylish silver with a matt finish. Our sealant is applied to protect the finish. Little maintenance is required, just wipe periodically with a soft cloth and warm soapy water
DELIVERY & RETURNS
We ship worldwide. Postage costs and options are dependent on delivery destination and are calculated at checkout. More information about our delivery charges and timings can be found here.
FREE UK RETURNS
We take customer satisfaction very seriously at Adams & Mack. We want you to have a door knocker that is in every sense the perfect fit for your door. If you’re not happy with your door knocker, it’s easy to return. Please notify us within 14 days so we can provide a free returns label. More details about our return policy and information for our non UK customers can be found here.