Frequently Asked Questions
How did the leaf get brass colored?
After the leaf has been forged and cleaned we raise the heat a few hundred degrees with a torch. Next, we rub a brass brush on the warmed leaf. The brass from the brush transfers to the leaf giving the leaf an organic burnished rich gold colored luster.
Do the hooks, toilet paper holders and towel rings come with screws?
Yes, all hand forged pieces that require screws to fasten them to the wall come furnished with two old fashioned looking pyramid style slot screws for FREE! The size of the screws is 1-1/4" by #8
What kind of finish?
We use crystal clear high quality automotive lacquer, to our knowledge the best finish possible for forged steel for our applications.
Are the hooks guaranteed?
Yes, I guarantee the craftsmanship of everything that leaves my shop with the Boone name on it for your lifetime, I am confident that they will easily outlast the longest living human.
Do the hooks rust?
Steel will eventually rust do to the inherent nature of the medium, regardless of the finish that is put on it. We use the best finish that we can to preserve the fine look of forged iron for the longest time possible. We take great pride in our workmanship and use the best possible finish we can.
I have drywall walls, how can I attach the hooks securely?
We recommend using a "nylon wall driller." They are common fasteners found at most hardware or fastener stores.
How far do the hooks stick out from the wall?
The "hook" comes off of the wall approximately 3", the toilet paper holder protrudes 3" off of the wall, and the towel ring sticks off of the wall around 2-1/4".
Are the hooks signed by the artist?
Yes, every hook has the Boone name stamp hot forged into the back.
How long will the hooks last?
Probably at least 2000-5000 years, depending on the climate. Maybe much longer, the earliest found pieces of forged iron that still exist are only 3000 years old and still surviving.
Is each exactly the same?
Luckily, no, every hand forged piece of iron has its own individual personality; although, each forging respectfully compliments the original design.
Is hand forged iron different from cast iron?
Yes, cast iron is the process of creating a design that is used infinitely, creating the exact same outcome every time with no variations. Hand forged iron is different for every single piece, just like everything in nature is different.
"As machines become more and more perfect, mans' greatest quality will be his imperfection." - Anonymous quote from the 1890ís
What are some uses for the hooks?