Door Knobs are the most useful and necessary type of cabinet and door hardware items. Basically, a door knob is install to the cabinet door or drawer. Door knobs can be made in a wide variety of materials. Manufactured metal materials can include brass, especially solid brass door knobs; zinc door knobs, sometimes also called die cast, are also common. Stainless steel door knobs, often found in the kitchen, and other metals such as bronze in our Suite of rustic cabinet hardware, are just some of the wide variety of options of metals door knobs.
Other materials besides metal can also be used to make door knobs. Ashtbhuj or Metal Handicraft Export has a wide variety of crystal cabinet door knobs. Other natural materials include marble door knobs, mined from huge quarries around the world; and natural stone door knobs, which are found in rivers right here in the India.
When designing cabinet door knobs for the manufacturing process, Ashtbhuj or Metal Handicraft Export overwhelmingly chooses solid brass cabinet door knobs as our material of choice. Solid brass is proven to be one of the most durable and high-quality materials in the industry and provides the most value over the long term. In fact, finishes applied to solid brass hardware are over 200% more durable than those applied to comparable items made from zinc. “To-the-core” materials such as stainless steel and blended bronzes are also quite popular and are very effective at maintaining their finish and color over a long period of use.
Door Knobs also come in a variety of styles: traditional door knobs, transitional door knobs, contemporary door knobs, rustic door knobs… the list continues on and on. Because Ashtbhuj or Metal Handicraft Export has been designing and distributing high-quality cabinet hardware for over 8 years, many of our designs are original to us and, thus, we specialize in traditional solid brass door knobs. Classic designs such as the 100 series door knob are among our best sellers.
Because door knobs come in different sizes and shapes, door knobs can also be used in a variety of different applications. For example, small door knobs are perfect for small applications such as pull-out bread boards and butcher blocks. Oblong-shaped door knobs are excellent choices for doors with narrow moldings, or for long, thin doors. If you are looking to cover up weathering on a cabinet left by another door knobs, oftentimes a door knob with a wide base or attached backplate will be a suitable option of best door knobs.
Different types of door knobs:
Ball Door Knobs: Ball Door knobs come in a large variety of different materials and sizes and are commonly used on applications that have up-down and right-left directional movement. They are also used for tightening, fastening, and pulling on an object, which make them a perfect choice for control levers. Their round design makes for an easy and comfortable grip no matter the material.
Push-pull Door Knobs: Push-pull Door knobs are a very simple design and can come in many different shapes and sizes and are made for simple functionality where in-out, forward-backward, and up-down motion is required. These knobs are usually made from high quality phenolic plastic polished to a glossy finish, or stainless steel which is perfect for a heavy-duty solution for any clamping and hand fastening needs.
T-handle Door Knobs: Although it is often referred to as a handle, the T-handle also falls into the knob category. The T-handle comes in different shapes with rounded, curved, and straight lines. The unique styles give the T-handle many possibilities for different applications. It is commonly used on applications that require high torque where operators must be in complete control and very meticulous with their movements. T-handles allow for powerful clamping and can adjust easily in very small hard to reach spaces.
Knurled Rim Door Knobs: Knurled rim door knobs are made to obtain a firm grip. The small ridge patterns are rolled or cut into the material for a non-slip grip. They come in a wide variety of different styles and are often used on applications where the operator may be in contact with damp or wet surfaces. The knurled rim helps to prevent fingers from slipping to ensure positive tightening. They are also available in a handle form for use with a longer or larger surface area that requires using other directional movements.
Clamping Door Knobs: Clamping door knobs are designed to be able to grasp comfortably to adjust applications that require turning or clamping that may require medium torque. A few different styles of knobs fall into the clamping knob category, such as star knobs which are lobe knobs that are available in a wide range of configurations from 3 to 8 lobes and provide positive clamping action.
Prong Door Knobs: The pronged design provides a firm grip for applications requiring fast tightening and strong torque. The shape and design of the prongs allow for powerful hold and can often be controlled by using just a few fingers if the application requires less torque.
Tapered Door Knobs: Due to their length, shape, and grip, tapered knob handles are fantastic for many different applications. While primarily used when the application requires movement in all directions, the forwards-backwards, up-down, and left-right rotation tapered knob handles are best fitted for mechanical controls, machine tools, trucks, industrial equipment, forklifts, and even garden tools.
Wing Nuts/Screws Door Knobs: A clean, no nonsense knob with ample finger pads for applications with high torque. They can also be used for applications requiring fingertip control and lower torque tightening requirements. Many plastic wing knob styles are designed to be ergonomically correct, which ensures maximum operator comfort and are great for small tight spaces.