Handmade Solid Iron Rustic Clavos (Decorative Nails)
1.25" Diameter - Black Only Finish Recommended For Exterior Use -
Every Clavo Is Unique - Each Clavo Is Individually Hand Hammered
Finishes: Black, Rusted, Unfinished, Sealed Rusted, Sealed Unfinished, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Borderland Rustic Hardware makes highly-crafted, hand forged iron products for those who find the real value in the unique character found in each piece we make the old-fashioned way. These hand forged iron clavos will accent the beauty and authenticity of your project or home decor. Our hardware is carefully built to ensure that it will function, as designed, for many years to come. The artisans whom make our products do not use any prefabricated components, nor do they rely on additional vendors to complete their projects. They are skilled masters of the art of age-old forging methods. This enables them to keep all phases of fabrication in-house from start to finish. The products they produce are made one-at-time with a commitment to preserving old world traditions of hand-crafted iron works which is evident at the very first glance.
To install it is recommended to pre-drill pilot holes into the wood or metal and use a rubber mallet to lightly tap the clavos in. This will help prevent the finish and clavos from being damaged. The painted flat black finish is a baked on Acrylic Melamine paint which helps to prevent rust so the clavos can be used outside. The rusted finish clavos do have a slight powder residue that does slightly rub off when touched. They will continue to rust and darken in color over time and it is recommended that you use these clavos indoors or areas where they will not be handled often. The unfinished clavos will naturally oxidize if exposed to humidity and is recommended for interior use. The sealed rusted and unfinished clavos can be used outside as they have been coated with a sealer that helps to prevent rust but might need to be recoated with a sealer over time depending on the elements that they are exposed to.