Michael Healy Designs MHDOG07

3"W x 4"D x 4"H Michael Healy Daschund Door Knocker, Bronze

by Michael Healy Designs
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Item No.: MHDOG07

Quick Overview

The Dachshund Dog Knocker was designed by Michael Healy who loves dogs and was particularly fascinated when he heard the history of the Dachshund, whose short legs and long body can be traced back as far as Ancient Egypt. A hunting dog by nature, the modern Dachshund was bred in Europe in order to flush small animals out of holes. In fact, the name Dachshund is German for "badger dog" because it was frequently used in the hunting of those burrowing creatures. The Dachshund Dog Knocker is cast in solid bronze. It was handcrafted using the age-old art of foundry casting. During this process, molten bronze is heated to over 2200ºF and then carefully poured into a handmade sand mold. This mold is used only once, giving your Dog Knocker its individual character. The Dachshund Dog Knocker was treated with a dark patina, then hand polished and coated with a clear lacquer to protect its original finish. In order to confirm authenticity and quality craftsmanship, this Dog Knocker carries the signature of artist Michael Healy.
  • Artfully desgined with unique and whimsical details
  • Crafted from the finest metals
  • Adds a unique look to your door
  • Screws and fasteners are included
  • Mounts to most wood, metal, and fiberglass doors
  • The perfect gift for friends or family

Product Overview

All Michael Healy Door Knockers and Doorbell Ringers are cast in Solid Brass, Bronze, or Nickel Silver. Occasionally, a combination of these metals is used to add highlights and depth to a particular design.

Michael's original Door Knockers were cast in solid brass and bronze. In response to the expansion of both antique and contemporary finishes used in door hardware, the line was recently expanded to include Oiled Bronze and Nickel Silver designs.

Each Door Knocker receives a baked polyurethane coating or a statuary lacquer before leaving production. Similar to the protective finish used on cars, these coatings provide a shield against the elements. All of the alloys used by Michael Healy are ideal for outdoor use, allowing you to base your selection on personal preference alone.

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