Gallery - Rustic gate hinge
This rustic hinge forms part of a suite of heavy duty gate furniture
This hand forged gate hinge forms part of a set of four which were used to hang a pair of rustic tongue and groove timber gates. Our brief was to produce something that looked both functional and attractive.
The arms of the hinges were forged into a delicate taper to soften their angularity, and then embellished with a 'pie-crust' hammered edge to provide texture and depth. So, having created an attractive overall shape, we emphasised the hinges' functionality by using heavy duty stainless steel bolts. The rustic appearance of the finished product fits perfectly with the equally rustic gates. However, the overall look, thanks to the gates' pale grey paintwork and the hinges' natural metal finish, is unquestionably contemporary. So this humble piece provides an excellent example of the stylisitc versatility of modern blacksmithing.