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Handle Finishes

We are proud to partner with Armac Martin, a manufacturer of brass for over 90 years. Their diverse collection of handles are expertly crafted in England and feature the highest level of craftsmanship, design and detailing.


Every brass handle is designed and created at their workshop in Birmingham, by highly qualified experts in their field. Brass is one of the most popular materials used for handles and comes in a variety of different finishes. We discuss each finish below.


Polished Brass Lacquered
Polished Brass Lacquered

Polished Brass Lacquered


This polished brass lacquered handle features a beautiful smooth mirrored finish and is finished with a coating of highly durable clear gloss lacquer. Each handle is then baked in an Armac Martin oven, to harden the lacquer ensuring the finish is protected from day-to-day use.


Like the lacquered brass handle, the unlacquered handle is hand polished creating a smooth mirrored finish. However being unlacquered, the finish naturally oxides and will patina over time.

Satin Brass Lacquered
Satin Brass Lacquered

Satin Brass Lacquered


Satin Brass handles are hand sateened, giving a brushed satin finish. The highly durable clear gloss lacquer is applied and baked in an oven. Giving the lacquer long-lasting protection from day-to-day use and oxidisation.


The unlacquered option of the satin brass handle is finished by hand, however, is not lacquered, meaning the handle will naturally oxidise and patina over time.





Antique Brass Lacquered
Antique Brass Lacquered

Antique Brass Lacquered


Sateened by hand, this handle finish is created by applying an antique patina before being relieved back to create the final antique finish. This finish is then coated in a highly durable clear gloss giving lasting protection.


By leaving this handle unlacquered, the finish will naturally oxidise with the appearance changing over time due to use.





Satin Antique Satin Lacquered
Satin Antique Satin Lacquered

Satin Antique Satin Lacquered


This finish is created by hand sateening the handle, applying an antique patina and then reliving back, giving an antique satin finish. The handle is then oven-baked in lacquer, giving the handle a durable and protective final layer.


The unlacquered variation of the satin antique handle is finished by hand, however, is not lacquered, meaning the handle will eventually oxidise and patina over time




Antique Copper Plate Lacquered
Antique Copper Plate Lacquered


Antique Copper Plate Lacquered


To create the antique copper finish, copper plate is applied on top of the brushed satin handle. A polisher then relieves the finish, giving a beautiful antique copper finish. A clear satin lacquer is then applied, before finally placing the handle in an oven to bake and set.






Polished Chrome Plate
Polished Chrome Plate



Polished Chrome Plate


This popular finish is hand polished, giving a smooth mirrored finish. A chromium plate is applied, on top of the nickel handle, followed by a bright nickel plate. The chromium plate provides a hard wearing and durable finish to the handle.






Hand Burnished Nickel
Hand Burnished Nickel


Hand Burnished Nickel


This handle is hand polished, giving a mirrored smooth finish, followed by applying a bright nickel plate. Each handle is then hand burnished, giving a natural-looking aged appearance.






Matt Black Lacquered
Matt Black Lacquered



Matt Black Lacquered


The handle is hand sateened, giving a brushed satin finish. It will then be shot blasted, giving the handle the smooth surface finish. The matt black colour lacquer is then applied before the handle is baked in the oven giving lasting protection from daily use and oxidisation.




Burnished Brass
Burnished Brass




Burnished Brass


A light antique patina is applied to a brushed satin finish; the handle is then placed into a barrelling machine full of cones, giving the handle a naturally aged appearance. 








Satin Chrome Plate
Satin Chrome Plate



Satin Chrome Plate


The handle is hand sateened, giving a brushed satin finish. A chromium plate is applied on top, followed by a dull nickel plate. These finishes give the very durable and hard-wearing final finish.



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