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Gallery - Forged curtain pole finial with double scroll


Why stick with just one scroll when you can have two?
Why stick with just one scroll when you can have two?
Despite its quite simple appearance, this hand forged curtain pole finial with double scroll still shows off the skills of the blacksmith to good effect.
 
The round bar from which it is made has been forged into a seamless and continuous taper, and the scrolls themselves are mathematically accurate, with the line of the scroll continuing right to the tip. (Beware! A flat final inch or so is usually a strong indication of something that has been cold-bent by machine in a factory, not hot-forged by a blacksmith standing at an open hearth). The result of this attention to detail is a unique piece of ironwork with an elegance of line that simply that can't be matched by mass-produced alternatives.