Otto is the most recent addition to our door knocker collection and probably our most ambitious. We were keen to portray the traits of an otter; its powerful webbed feet, long body, thick fur and muscular tail as well as show its playful personality. Our otter door knocker is facing down on the door with his head slightly raised making a perfect hand-hold for knocking. Otto’s head is tilted indicating alertness to danger and we added a fish in his jaws to enhance the link to the wilderness. We have tried to capture the natural characteristics of this wild creature as closely as possible; typical of an otter, his ears are almost hidden in his fur and his eyes are small.
The fixing bracket is hidden underneath his tail and rump to ensure it is unseen by visitors as they approach your door. Otto is one of our smaller door knockers but he still pulls a punch weighing just over 700g. He knocks with his front paws which carry the weight to make a resounding knock. A truly unique piece, our otter door knocker is a perfect addition to a riverside or coastal property.
What we love…
- Unusual design with fish in jaws
- Detailing of webbed feet and fur
- Perfect for coastal or riverside property
- Made entirely by hand
- Bracket is invisible from the front
Fitting your door knocker
Made entirely by hand and 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.
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.