Seller: antiquedoorknockers (233) 100%, Location: Wethersfield, Connecticut, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 281425990897 Material: Iron, Details: I have a variety of door knockers to suit your home. Please take a look at my other listings. ★★★★ This Primitive Door Knocker is in the form of a Horned Bull. Door knockers were originally used as utilitarian objects for two specific reasons. The first is obvious: so guests could announce themselves by rapping the knocker against the door. The second reason was so that the homeowner had quick access to a weapon if needed. Let me explain: before door knockers were screwed through doors they were spiked through so the door knocker could be quickly pulled out and used in defense. This bull door knocker came out of a private collection and is one of those "spiked through" door knockers. It was completely hand carved of wrought iron. A handmade squared backplate and strike plate are included. The door knocker is not new. It is a salvaged item so some wear from age an use should be expected. Overall condition is excellent. Go ahead... buy it, install it & make your neighbors jealous! ★Overall: 5-1/2" Tall by 2-7/8" Wide by 5-1/2" Deep ★Age:Unknown★★Just Bull: 4-3/4" Tall by 1-3/4" Wide by 3-1/4" Deep★ ★★★★ Why buy a salvaged door knocker? Salvaged door knockers are often constructed of much better materials and the craftsmanship is unparalleled. Not only have they proven that they will last through the years, but their value and collectibility through time has increased and will definitely increase further. The obvious place for a door knocker is on your front door but they can be used in so many other areas. Bedrooms, bathrooms, dorm rooms, office spaces, workshops, garages, man caves etc... the possibilities are endless. Some door knockers are beautiful enough to simply hang on your wall for display. Door knockers can also reflect your personality or the personality of your home. Is your home Victorian, Gothic, Art Nouveau, Art Deco or Mid Century Modern? Are you fond of particular breed of dog or other animal? Do you want your door knocker to say you're strong, intelligent, or maybe the class clown? There are knockers out there for you. ★ Please ask questions if I've left anything out. Thank you! ★ I love International buyers: Postage includes Delivery Confirmation & Insurance. Please be prepared for possible customs delays.