Over the last 15 years Ged has been working to refine traditional blacksmithing and metalworking techniques in order to make high quality, beautifully finished furniture fittings. Ged has taken procedures which would normally be used to make iron gates and railings and has honed them until they can create metalwork that will enhance the finest furniture and interiors.
Ged works in stainless steel and brass; producing a variety of finishes.
When working with brass Ged uses a traditional patinating process to create three different finishes: Natural brass, Antique brass and Bronze. These are known as ‘living finishes’ as they will continue to patinate and polish with time and use.
Brass bar is supplied in imperial dimensions, so the nearest imperial equivalent is often used to the metric dimensions listed.
For stainless steel handles he uses different techniques to attain three levels of finish: matt, semi-gloss and full gloss.
For the full gloss polished stainless steel Ged uses a seven stage polishing system of the finest Swedish compounds, culminating with a very special, super high gloss polish applied with the softest ‘swans’ down’ mops. This produces a beautiful polish of the highest quality.
As all these fittings are hand made and hand finished, variation in colour texture and dimension are part of their character.
Ged does not nickel or chrome plate any of his handles although he can provide items ready for plating.