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Bird Door Knocker


Ransley, the Snipe

An exclusive bird door knocker design known as Ransley.

Dimensions: Length: 180mm, Width: 50mm, Depth: 90mm
Top bracket: Width 25mm
Knocker stop: Width 37mm
Material: Brass
Weight: 800g

Our door knockers are handcrafted so there may be some minor variations to the images. Each piece is truly unique, engraved with our trademark and finished to order. It is presented in a complimentary wooden gift box.

Please select your finish. Scroll down for information on finish options.

This beautiful bird door knocker was created with the snipe and woodcock in mind. Our main challenge was designing the impressive bill so it didn’t touch the door. It has a specially designed bracket that has been precisely positioned in the centre of the body. Ransley knocks with his tail but, we’re happy to say, his bill doesn’t touch the door! Ransley is a heavy door knocker and suits a variety of door styles but looks particularly at home on a cottage door.

What we love…

  • Looks impressive from both the front and side
  • Concealed fixing bracket
  • Unique bird design
  • Perfect for a country property
  • Natural addition to a bird lover’s home

Fitting your door knocker

Fitted using an easy surface mounted fixing, there are no visible screws on either side of the door. Our door knockers are suitable for wood doors as well as solid core composite doors and all screws and fittings are supplied.


Aged Brass (natural)

An aged finish is achieved using a natural chemical-free patination process. Your door knocker will continue to age and, after many years, develop a bronze colour. A metal cleaner can be used to restore the colour and give it a natural sheen or it can be left to age and cleaned using a dry cloth and soft toothbrush. We recommend using a clear wax after cleaning.

Aged Brass (with sealant)

You can choose to add a sealant to our aged brass finish. It is a transparent clear protective coating that helps prevent your door knocker from ageing further. It does not alter the appearance or colour of the finish. You should not use a metal cleaner on sealed products, simply clean periodically with a dry soft cloth or brush. A clear wax is recommended after cleaning for added protection.

Polished Brass

Our polished brass door knockers are highly polished until bright and shiny. To maintain this appearance, your door knocker will require regular cleaning with a metal cleaner. If left unpolished, it will tarnish and age naturally developing an aged patina. Depending on the environment, it will be the same colour as our aged finish in roughly two years.

Raven Black

We apply a patina to the brass which creates a soft black colour with a satin finish. The brass is baked and the colour is left to mature before we add our sealant to protect the finish. Little maintenance is required, simply wipe periodically with a soft cloth. A clear wax can be applied for added protection.

Satin Silver

We use a metal plating process over the brass to achieve a stylish silver with a matt finish. This finish matches well with either pewter or satin nickel door furniture. Our sealant is applied to protect the finish. Little maintenance is required, simply wipe periodically with a soft cloth and warm soapy water. A clear wax can be applied for added protection.



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.


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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Penny Southgate

Beautiful door knocker and fantastic customer service, thank you.

Egbert Nijmeijer

They are really nice here at our door in the Netherlands

Patricia Jarsulic
Elegant knocker

Our Snipe door knocker arrived quickly and looks wonderful. All 3 of my daughters are now browsing the online shop to see which one they want! They still think o should have gotten the dachshund since I am a Doxie owner.

David Padmore

Bird Door Knocker