The Blacksmith Collection features 5 of From The Anvil's most traditional finishes. Each Blacksmith product is forged from mild steel to create hardware that's as beautiful as it is durable. Learn more about each Blacksmith finish below...


From The Anvil's Black finish has a subtle shine which offers a bold contrast against matt materials like timber and stone. Often, this finish is used in cottage renovations and countryside dwellings.

Select a warm colour palette to balance out the darkness of your Black hardware - shades of pink, yellow, and cream are all excellent choices.

Above: a moodboard featuring From The Anvil's Black Gothic Curved lever lock set, Monkeytail lever latch set, butt hinge, Octagonal mortice knob setRegency cabinet knob and Regency escutcheon.


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Matt Black

Matt Black is arguably the most modern Blacksmith finish. It boasts a subtle black patina which emphasises the product's clean silhouette and looks fantastic in contemporary and industrial interiors alike.

Pair with pale tones like white, blue or pink to allow the Matt Black to pop, or opt for red brick or grey stone to complete the industrial look.

Above: a moodboard featuring From The Anvil's Matt Black Brompton Slimline espag lever lock set, Brompton espag., Brompton window stay, and rim cylinder pull.


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A Beeswax finish is the most authentic choice for steel. After forging, the colours left in the metal range from blue to deep red ochre and are preserved by a protective layer of beeswax. This creates a soft, matt finish which adds a rich texture to the products.

Beeswax hardware looks best in rustic homes filled with natural materials such as oak, slate, and wicker. Muted colours, including yellow, baby blue, and beige will help accentuate this finish.

Moodboard of From The Anvil's Beeswax hardware

Above: a moodboard featuring From The Anvil's Beeswax Curved shelf bracket, Mending bracketPrivacy latch set, Oval cabinet knob, and Twist pull handle.


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External Beeswax

Visually, this finish is indistinguishable from Beeswax but it's dipped in anti-corrosive beeswax which adds further protection to the metal, making it suitable for use externally. This finish can be styled in a similar way to Beeswax hardware.

Moodboard of From The Anvil's External Beeswax hardware

Above: a moodboard featuring From The Anvil's External Beeswax Avon escutcheon, Oval escutcheon with cover, Round mortice/rim knob set, Penny End T hinge, Avon lever lock set, Regency door knocker, and Ring door knocker.


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Pewter Patina

From The Anvil's Pewter hardware is a fine example of how their unique manufacturing techniques can add further detail to the natural charm of a metal. The rich, characterful appearance of Pewter sits well in rustic homes, but can also offer a contemporary style choice in more modern interiors.

Accentuate your Pewter hardware with dark-grained wood or painted timber, opting for colours that highlight the finish.

Moodboard featuring From The Anvil's Pewter hardware


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Shop the entire range of Blacksmith products here.

Or, learn about Period finishes in our Aged Bronze, Satin Brass, and Unlacquered Brass blogs.

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