Today, whilst I was slaving away at the temple of toil, my better half picked up some really sweet hardware courtesy of blacksmith Michael Clifford. Michael has done a great job and I am pleased to say this is exactly the sort of hardware the Dutch Tool Chest is made for. The solid and elegantly proportioned strap-hinges, hasp and comfortably shaped handles (what else would you specify for lifting a 35 kg chest?) have a beautiful, hammered patina and a nice, low-tone wax finish.
Michael puts a lot of work into these pieces and at £145.00 for the lot we are really pleased with the set. The hinges stop at just over 100 degrees so that your lid won’t slam back down once open, the handles rotate to just over 90 degrees before resting on the shaped stops and the chunky hasp will accommodate even the biggest of padlocks. We couldn’t ask for more. I’ll let the pictures do the talking…
Thank you Michael.
– Paul Mayon