Gallery - Rustic gate latch
Every single one of the components in this latch assembly was hand forged
Our client loved the solidity and honesty of this entirely hand forged gate latch mechanism. When the handle is turned, the latch is raised an lowered and is held in place by the latch keep mounted on the gate post.
Although this gate latch assembly is simple in mechanical terms, it actually requires an extremely high level of blacksmithing skill to produce, as many of the components are very small, but must have absolutely exact dimensions. Thus traditional forgework often requires great delicacy, a lightness of touch, a good eye and an extremely high level of accuracy. It isn't just about brute force and big hammers!