Blog posts of '2020' 'March'

From The Anvil

Handsome Handles welcomed From The Anvil many years ago to our growing range of ironmongery products, here is what they have to say...


Home is the nicest word there is.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

William Morris

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen


Set amongst the mid-Wales hills and nestled close to the Welsh Marches, the heart of 'From the Anvil' beats on the edge of the town of Llandrindod Wells in Powys.

Our broad site houses a workshop, design hub, showroom, offices and warehouse with a vast stockholding enabling us to achieve swift delivery times and fulfil the requirements of a wide ranging client base.

Energised by the surrounding landscape, our strong team of creative and productive individuals offer a friendly and amenable service providing high quality, hand-made, functional ironmongery that promises to enhance both large and small building projects alike.

Observation, ingenuity and experience are all key to providing inspiration for product development.

Timeless classics with new contemporary twists are designed to top specification for ease of use, combing style with functionality.

Prototypes, competently produced from initial concepts and drawings, inform the manufacturing process for each item; while ranges of products in differing styles and finishes are developed to provide for continuity throughout a project.

Within the 'Anvil's' hand-forged range no two pieces are identical.

Each item is a unique yet functional work of art skilfully created by one of our master craftsmen.

Traditional methods of shaping the base metal, using fire and an Anvil, ensure that we retain both strength and beauty in the resulting products.

Many years of experience and a wealth of ingenuity has established 'From the Anvil' as an accomplished manufacturer of quality ironwork.

The manufacturing process of hand forging mild steel enables ’From The Anvil’ to achieve the strongest and most unique ironmongery available on the market with a focus on quality as products are honed to the highest specification.

Satin Brass Range


One of the most popular finishes supplied by Handsome Handles is the Satin Brass range. We offer a wide range of products that will compliment your home, from Satin Brass Door Handles on Backplate, Satin Brass Lever on Rose Door Handles, Satin Brass Cabinet Furniture, Satin Brass Pull Handles & Satin Brass Push Plates right down to Satin Brass Door Stops, Satin Brass Hooks & Satin Brass Accessories

When used in a tasteful way in a home, satin brass never goes out of style.

While people may not be as interested in covering their rooms in wall-to-wall satin brass, it is well-suited to accent pieces, fixtures, lights and other smaller decor items. So yes, satin brass is back

2020 is setting up to be a year where we say goodbye to stainless steel, chrome, and polished nickel, and welcome satin brass accents back into our homes. Satin Brass is a surprisingly warm and subtle alternative to the expected steel accents and will be sure to add an everyday sense of elegance to even the simplest of spaces.

Our customers love to show off their Satin Brass Ironmonger, these are shown on our very popular gallery page