A Door Knocker is a device attached to a door that allows visitors to alert the people inside the building of their presence. It is a mechanical device used to make a noise on the door, usually by striking a metal plate or a ring that is attached to a door or a gate. The purpose of a door knocker is to serve as a way for visitors to announce their presence and request entry to a building. They are usually placed at or near the entrance of a home, office or building, and they are used to alert the people inside that someone is outside and wants to be let in. Door knockers can also be used to indicate the social status or the style of the house, it can be a simple ring or an ornate and decorative piece.

Door knockers have a long history and cultural significance, dating back to ancient times. In ancient Rome, door knockers were used to alert the household of a visitor's arrival, and they were often made of iron or bronze and decorated with intricate designs. In medieval Europe, door knockers were used to indicate a household's social status, with more ornate and decorative designs being used by the wealthy. During the Victorian era, door knockers were used to add a decorative touch to homes and were often designed in the shape of lions' heads, urns, or other decorative figures.

Why do some door knockers have faces?

Door knockers with faces are a decorative feature that have been used for centuries. They can have different meanings depending on the culture and time period in which they were created. In some cases, door knockers with faces were believed to have protective or spiritual properties and were used to ward off evil spirits. Some knockers have faces of animals, mythological creatures, or even famous people.

Is it rude to use a door knocker?

It is not considered rude to use a door knocker, however, it is important to knock at an appropriate time and to be respectful of the residents' privacy. It's also important to be aware of the cultural context or the specific building or organization's policies regarding the use of door knockers. It is also important to note that in some cultures, it's considered polite to knock more than once, while in others it's considered rude.

Has the doorbell replaced the door knocker?

Despite the modern advantages of the doorbell, door knockers are still commonly used, particularly in older or historic buildings, as they are considered a decorative and architectural feature that can add character to a building. Many people also prefer the traditional feel of using a door knocker over a modern doorbell.

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7.09” | 180 mm
1.38” | 35 mm
1.69” | 43 mm
Architectural Door Knocker
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5.51” | 140 mm
2.09” | 53 mm
.83” | 21 mm
Ingot Door Knocker
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5.31” | 135 mm (Overall)
3.94” | 100 mm
1.18” | 30 mm
Ring Door Knocker
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Ring Door Knocker3D model of a Ring Door Knocker viewed in perspective3D model of a Ring Door Knocker viewed in perspective
6.38” | 162 mm (Overall)
4.53” | 115 mm
2.4” | 61 mm
Sarlat Door Knocker
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7.87” | 200 mm
2.17” | 55 mm
.71” | 18 mm
Slim Victorian Door Knocker
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6.38” | 162 mm
3” | 76 mm
.94” | 24 mm
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Victorian Door Knocker3D model of a Victorian Door Knocker viewed in perspective3D model of a Victorian Door Knocker viewed in perspective
Slim Victorian Door Knocker
Scale illustration of the Slim Victorian Door Knocker compared to other door knockers

The Slim Victorian Knocker from ERA is a traditional style door knocker that features an ornate and decorative design, with a ring knocker that is shaped like an urn and it is mounted on a decorative back plate. It is the thinner version of the Victorian Knocker emphasizing a vertical profile. The urn knocker has intricate details, and it is finished in polished brass or antique brass. The Slim Victorian Knocker is a stylish and functional addition to any front door, suitable for those who appreciate traditional and classic designs.

The Slim Victorian Door Knocker has a total height of 7.87” (200 mm), width of 2.17” (55 mm), and depth of .71” (18 mm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Slim Victorian Door Knocker seen from the front and side elevation
The Slim Victorian Knocker from ERA is a traditional style door knocker that features an ornate and decorative design, with a ring knocker that is shaped like an urn and it is mounted on a decorative back plate. It is the thinner version of the Victorian Knocker emphasizing a vertical profile.

The Slim Victorian Door Knocker has a total height of 7.87” (200 mm), width of 2.17” (55 mm), and depth of .71” (18 mm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Slim Victorian Door Knocker seen from the front and side elevation
Slim Victorian Door Knocker
Height:
7.87” | 200 mm
Width:
2.17” | 55 mm
Length:
Depth:
.71” | 18 mm
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Slim Victorian Door Knocker front elevation, side, plan, door views (front, side)

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Ring Door Knocker
Comparison drawing of the Ring Door Knocker compared to similar door knocker sizes and shapes

The Ring Door Knocker designed by Iver has a simple and clean shape, with a round ring knocker that can be easily grasped by the hand, and it is mounted on a rectangular plate. The door knocker is designed to be durable and long-lasting, and it is suitable for use on entrance doors. The Ring Door Knocker by Iver is available in various sizes and finishes including Polished Stainless Steel, Satin Stainless Steel, and Black. It's a simple, yet elegant design that will complement any modern or contemporary architecture.

The Ring Door Knocker has a total overall height of 5.31” (135 mm), width of 3.94” (100 mm), and depth of 1.18” (30 mm).

Scaled set of drawings of the Ring Door Knocker in front and side views with dimensions
The Ring Door Knocker designed by Iver has a simple and clean shape, with a round ring knocker that can be easily grasped by the hand, and it is mounted on a rectangular plate. The door knocker is designed to be durable and long-lasting, and it is suitable for use on entrance doors.

The Ring Door Knocker has a total overall height of 5.31” (135 mm), width of 3.94” (100 mm), and depth of 1.18” (30 mm).

Scaled set of drawings of the Ring Door Knocker in front and side views with dimensions
Ring Door Knocker
Height:
5.31” | 135 mm (Overall)
Width:
3.94” | 100 mm
Length:
Depth:
1.18” | 30 mm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished brass
Designer
Iver

Drawings include:

Ring Door Knocker front elevation, side, plan, door views (front, side)

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Sarlat Door Knocker
Style and size comparison drawing of the Sarlat Door Knocker compared to other door knockers

The Sarlat door knocker by Iver is a traditional style door knocker that features a simple and elegant design. The knocker is a ring shape with a round ball at the end. The ring knocker is finished in antique brass, giving it an elegant and classic look. The back plate has a circular shape. The door knocker is fixed to the door using screws, and it is designed to be durable and long-lasting. Overall, the Sarlat Door Knocker is a stylish and functional addition to any front door, suitable for those who appreciate traditional and classic designs.

The Sarlat Door Knocker has a total height of 6.38” (162 mm), width of 4.53” (115 mm), and depth of 2.4” (61 mm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Sarlat Door Knocker viewed from the front and side
The Sarlat door knocker by Iver is a traditional style door knocker that features a simple and elegant design. The knocker is a ring shape with a round ball at the end. The ring knocker is finished in antique brass, giving it an elegant and classic look. The back plate has a circular shape.

The Sarlat Door Knocker has a total height of 6.38” (162 mm), width of 4.53” (115 mm), and depth of 2.4” (61 mm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Sarlat Door Knocker viewed from the front and side
Sarlat Door Knocker
Height:
6.38” | 162 mm (Overall)
Width:
4.53” | 115 mm
Length:
Depth:
2.4” | 61 mm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished brass
Designer
Iver

Drawings include:

Sarlat Door Knocker front elevation, side, plan, door views (front, side)

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Victorian Door Knocker
Comparison drawing of the Victorian Door Knocker compared to similar door knocker sizes and shapes

The Victorian Knocker from ERA is a traditional style door knocker that features an ornate and decorative design, with a ring knocker that is shaped like an urn and it is mounted on a decorative back plate. The urn knocker has intricate details, and it is finished in polished brass or antique brass. The back plate has a matching finish and it is engraved with the ERA logo. The door knocker is fixed to the door using screws, and it is designed to be durable and long-lasting. The Victorian Knocker is a stylish and functional addition to any front door, suitable for those who appreciate traditional and classic designs.

The Victorian Door Knocker has a total height of 6.38” (162 mm), width of 3” (76 mm), and depth of .94” (24 mm).

Scaled set of drawings of the Victorian Door Knocker in front and side views with dimensions
The Victorian Knocker from ERA is a traditional style door knocker that features an ornate and decorative design, with a ring knocker that is shaped like an urn and it is mounted on a decorative back plate. The urn knocker has intricate details, and it is finished in polished brass or antique brass.

The Victorian Door Knocker has a total height of 6.38” (162 mm), width of 3” (76 mm), and depth of .94” (24 mm).

Scaled set of drawings of the Victorian Door Knocker in front and side views with dimensions
Victorian Door Knocker
Height:
6.38” | 162 mm
Width:
3” | 76 mm
Length:
Depth:
.94” | 24 mm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Brass
Designer
ERA

Drawings include:

Victorian Door Knocker front elevation, side, plan, door views (front, side)

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Architectural Door Knocker
Style and size comparison drawing of the Architectural Door Knocker compared to other door knockers

The Architectural Door Knocker by ERA is a modern and contemporary style door knocker that features a sleek and minimalist design. The knocker has a simple and clean shape, with a rectangular knocker that can be easily grasped by the hand, and it is mounted on a rectangular plate. The plate is engraved with the ERA logo, and it is fixed to the door using concealed screws. The door knocker is designed to be durable and long-lasting, and it is suitable for use on entrance doors. The Architectural Door Knocker is available in various sizes and finishes including Polished Stainless Steel, Satin Stainless Steel, and Black.

The Architectural Door Knocker has a total height of 7.09” (180 mm), width of 1.38” (35 mm), and depth of 1.69” (43 mm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Architectural Door Knocker viewed from the front and side
The Architectural Door Knocker by ERA is a modern and contemporary style door knocker that features a sleek and minimalist design. The knocker has a simple and clean shape, with a rectangular knocker that can be easily grasped by the hand, and it is mounted on a rectangular plate.

The Architectural Door Knocker has a total height of 7.09” (180 mm), width of 1.38” (35 mm), and depth of 1.69” (43 mm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Architectural Door Knocker viewed from the front and side
Architectural Door Knocker
Height:
7.09” | 180 mm
Width:
1.38” | 35 mm
Length:
Depth:
1.69” | 43 mm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Brass
Designer
ERA

Drawings include:

Architectural Door Knocker front elevation, side, plan, door views (front, side)

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