The inspiration for Alba, our dragon door knocker, came from the ancient Chinese dragon. The largest and heaviest in our door knocker collection, he’s an impressive statement on any front door. Radiating character and presence, Alba is one of our more quirky knockers. He has a cheeky look and welcoming smile for visitors as they approach your home. Weighing over 1 kg he has a resounding knock that can be heard throughout a large house or even a castle!
What we love…
- Made entirely by hand
- Vintage appearance
- Unique, quirky design
- A really loud and distinctive knock
- A statement piece and wow factor
Fitting and care of your door knocker
Although our dragon door knocker is large and heavy, our custom-designed fitting ensures it will remain solidly in place on your front door. Being surface mounted, it isn’t necessary to drill holes through your door and there will be no nuts or bolts poking through on the inside. 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.