Antler Artisans - Quality Antler Hardware
My quest to make the finest Antler Hardware led me on a path to
make components not available, like hardened brass threaded posts. I
tested prototype designs and methods to control post centers and tolerances...
and this work has paid off (read more about this at the bottom of this page).
I believe I now offer the best antler hardware to rival any on the market today.
Easy to install and remove, quality that will hold up beautifully to daily use
throughout the years.
I offer many unique antler handles, antler pulls and antler knobs in
different species as well... take your time, and contact me if you have any
questions or requests, I'd be glad to help. I would
be honored to be a part of your home or project, feel
free to contact me
Deer Antler Crown Pulls / Knobs
quality deer antlers, brass threaded insert are installed/bonded in the
antler base so a #8-32 cabinet grade screw can be used (No screws into
raw bone that can strip, fail, and pull out). The antler crowns can be
left as natural shed or smoothed and polished.
Polished crowns can also be Enhanced/Antiqued (see below). The base is truly flat as glass, for a perfect
edge tight mating surface to the cabinet... beautifully
finished and easy to install.
Free Priority Mail Shipping for Hardware Orders over $200.00 in the US
* Note: Antler Crowns are measured (approx.) across the widest point of the
crown, they are
created by nature so variations are the charm.
Natural Shed Crown Polished Crown Enhanced Crown #8-32 Screw Threaded
A formula that darkens the antler crown as well as bring out the graining, any
micro fractures and marbling within the pedicle (white round center)...
character that, for the most part, would be unseen if simply polished. Variations in character
unique to each crown will occur. If you enjoy the aged patina look while still
having the smooth finish, this step will bring it. This treatment can be
added to crown pulls and any handles that have crowns. Add .50 cents
per Antler Crown.
Crown with Enhanced/Antiqued Treatment
Install/add Brass Post to any Crown Pull
I can make the antler crown pulls/knobs to match the look
and toughness of the Antler Handles with brass posts. I finish the crowns into
uniform thick discs and set brass posts into them. After you select the style
antler crown pull/knob from the above menu, just add the quantity you wish
posted with brass posts.
Whitetail Shed Crown Pull/Knob with Brass Post
Polished Crown Pull w/ Brass Post
NEW Designer Antler
Antlers are created by Nature, no two are the same. In making
quality antler hardware
attention to tolerances and details are repeated. Custom made hardened
solid brass posts are joined with antler and has made many unique designs possible;
will hold up to daily use and time. They are permanent posts, with parallel centers and a level mounting
plane. Hardened brass was selected for durability and threading
hardness, in pull out tests the screw broke before the screw stripped the
threading in the post. These posts will not rust or deteriorate, will age to a warm
patina, and does not detract from the antlers beauty.
The antler is supported rock solid, and so easy to install. Below are some of my popular designs,
email me if you're looking for something else, chances are
that I can make it happen.
Shipping is Free for Hardware Orders over $200.00 in the US
Solid Brass Posts w/ #8-32 Standard Threaded Insert
Brass Posts in Elk Handles Antler Handles, Demonstrate Tolerances
Beam Handles -
These antler beam handles are cut from the brown textured beam section just above
the crown from select Whitetail and Mule deer shed antlers. Any brow tines are removed, all cuts are finished smooth as
glass, and brass
posts are 3" on center... great antler drawer pulls or cabinet handles.
4-1/2" Antler Beam Handle mounted and
showing Posts and
Antler Beam Pulls -
They are cut from the colored and textured beam part of the deer antler, they
can also be cut from the smoother section of beam. These pulls/knobs are
set with a brass post and are a perfect choice if you are wanting antler knobs
that will match a style of antler handles... or installed by themselves, they
are also a great choice for a stand alone antler pull. Available in
Whitetail, Mule or Elk... they are very solid, and again, these can be made from
any specie... send me an email if you are interested in something else.
Whitetail Beam Pull, beam 1-1/2" long x 1" thick.
Antler Drawer Pulls - Cut from
smooth antler sections or large antler tines/points from Whitetail or Mule
deer. These are naturally smooth to the touch, typically lighter in color, and
straighter than the main beam... these Antler Drawer Pulls are charmed with the
character that comes with real antler, so go on and dress that dresser, or
Top and Front views, Whitetail or Mule Deer
Antler Drawer Pulls, posts 3" on center
Crown & Beam Handles -
Deer crowns are the gems, and these beautiful antler crowns are left on their beams to become very impressive antler handles. The
shed crowns can be left natural or shaped and polished to a luster. A range of crown and
antler beam sizes are available; 'small' size handles are
sleeker with beams less than 3/4" diameter, and 'medium' handles are
3/4" up to an inch thick, posts
are 3" on center. They look great mounted vertical or
horizontal, and come 'left and right'... soo beautiful, these are sure
* Medium Crown and Beam Handles can be used for closet door handles
5" small, Polished Crown and Beam Handles 6" medium, Polished Antler Crown and Beam Handle, 'Left' Shown
Whitetail Branch Handles -
The tines/points are trimmed along the beam, leaving a "trimmed branch" look.
This gives the antler handle a more dimensional look and feel, and the natural
curve makes it a perfect antler handle... these are very popular, come in a
choice of sizes,
and I have several styles to choose... single tine (posts 3" oc), double tine
(posts 3" oc), and triple tine branch handles (posts 5" oc)...
note there are Branch Knobs that match these handles.
6" dbl, 4-1/2" single and double Branch Handle
4-1/2" single & dbl, 6" dbl, 8" dbl and top
with 1-1/2" and 2" Branch Knobs rear
view of a 4-1/2" Branch Handle * Branch Handle sizes are consistent to the the
antler used, i.e. the 4" are cut from small antler, while the 9" are from very
antlers. Matched sets may be the actual set or similar... even actual sets
have differences as no two antlers are the same
These antler branch knobs match the branch handles and are a perfect
compliment. These antler knobs, because of where they are cut from, create
a pleasing natural design style that's very unique... They are also a great used by
themselves for drawers and doors.
Whitetail 2" Branch Knob/Pull
Whitetail 3 Tine Handles - Nothing speaks "Antlers" like the sight of antler tines
from its beam. These 3 Tine handles show this
off for those that want a more dramatic antler hardware. The antler beam is 6"
across and at each end they are faced to mount/finish flush against the cabinet. The
depth varies depending on tine lengths but average is 5" in this size antler.
The 1-1/2" long brass posts run through the beam and are exposed to the front. The
posts are all the same height for uniformity, and are 3" on center.
Note: whether mounted horizontal or vertical, they naturally come 'left' or
'right'... "sets" are available, and are hand selected for likeness.
1) Mounted vertical, left 2) Horizontal, right
3) Group of 3 Tine, (1) right, (4) lefts 4) a Matched set
Deer Tine Tip Pulls - 3" tip
section off large deer tines. These antler pulls match 3 Tine handles, the
brass post extends 'through' the tine. Cut end is finished, beveled and
polished. Tine is suspended, curving inward.
Red Deer Stag Handles -
(European Deer) an exotic specie of large deer, very large
like elk. These are 5" long and average 3/4" to an inch thick, posted 3"
oc... from smaller Red Deer antler beams, fairly straight, and cut above the
crown. They are Nice, with a darker color and a wonderful ribbed texture
similar to Axis Deer... these will surely set off any cabinet or project with
its unique straight beam, texture and great color.
Red Stag Beam Handles front and top view
Elk Tine Handles -
Made from beautiful fresh Elk Brow Tines, and can mounted horizontal or
vertical... perfect for big drawers, also doors like closets and screen doors. 8" Handles are posted 3" oc, while the 9" at 4" oc.
Nice color, texture, and mass, making these perfect for those handles that need
a bigger spirit. Eye catching and pleasing... grab a solid hold of these.
Note - 9" handle has more Mass/diameter than the 8"
size brow tine
8" Elk Brow Tine Handles (4ea 'lefts' shown)
Elk Tine Knobs - Made from cut select sections
from the elk
tine, these Antler Knobs look great alone as a set or to compliment alongside
the Elk Tine Handles. The face is finished flat and glass smooth, a window
to the core, like the life rings of a tree...a solid brass post is set flush and
concealed into the base, a standard threaded insert would surely fail/pull-out
here over time ... a solid Elk takeover...
Elk Tine Knob 1-1/2" long x 1-1/4" wide,
very slight taper to none...camera created more taper than actual
8" Whitetail King Handles - Sometimes called the crown
tine, these are cut from the tips at the end of extra large antlers, the fork
tine is trimmed (or left if it short). Large antlers are needed to get this
length and to have enough mass in the diameter to make a good handles. Perfect
antler door handle
for gun cabinets, or larger antler drawer handle, etc... handles can be mounted vertical or horizontal.
Brass Posts 3" oc, and come left and right.
8" King Handles (3 Lefts shown), they appear whiter than they really are,
although they are lighter than the main beam
All Deer Antler Handles
These antler handles are pretty, precision joinery of antler posts and beam...
The antler posts are set into the antler beam like the brass posts. Brass
threaded inserts are installed/unseen in the antler posts, and are 3" on center. These are a
labor of love to make right, and constructed to last... they are "all
antler" design winners.
Whole Antler Handles -
I don't think any antler handle can be "more antler" than using the whole
antler. Various sizes are available, the smaller ones can be done like
regular antler beam handles, brass posted from behind; but when they get around
6" or more they need to be "posted through"... like the 3 Tine Handles. The
Antler Tines are trimmed if needed to lower its profile to a more functional
These whole antler handles are complete as Nature created them, elegant and the
choice for those who wish all of nature brought indoors. Crowns can be
left as natural sheds or polished, post centers are 3". Whitetail, Mule,
and Roe deer are listed and priced below...
Whole Whitetail Antler Handle Whole Roe Deer Antler Handle
Exotic Species Antler Hardware -
They include Axis, Sika, Sambar, Rusa, Red deer, Roe, and Fallow deer and they
make some of the most beautiful and unique antler cabinet hardware. Many of these
species are loved by knife makers for their texture, color, weight, and dense
ivory-like interior. Some of these make great choices for longer handles
because of their long and straighter graceful curve, as opposed to whitetail
that have a sharp curved shape. Others are just plain exotic and their
uniqueness makes all the difference... if you are interested in using exotic antlers,
send me an email
Crown and Brow Tine Handles -
These antler handles are designed from antlers that have nice brow tine
close to the crown. Big handles need strong, beefy support
(not small threaded insert) to cope with the stresses a large handle generates. Deep solid brass posts with a large bonding surface and use
larger screws insures they will hold up to the daily forces... I don't know, or
have seen a better way. Crowns can be be left as natural shed or smoothed
and polished. Two brass posts/screws for larger handles, and single
post/fastener for smaller handles.
If you need a matched set email for
Whitetail 6.5" & 4.5" Single post set into Sika
Deer Elk w/2 posts &
small Sika w/single Mounted Side View
Double Door and Large Refrigerator Antler Door Handles -
...Double doors... Bam... Large Refrigerator... Bam... Elk Handles
Spectacular. If you want to showcase some larger antler handles these are
the ones. These are engineered and designed to meet your installation
needs, whether the doors are side by side or three door with horizontal
door/drawer. I can do antler sections, whole singles, dramatic sets, and
even large antler artwork handles. Each Elk shed antler is selected and
handcrafted to mount solid and to hold up to the daily use... this is a big task and no
two are alike. Shed Elk is typically used, but Red Stag, Fallow deer and other species
can be styled. Whether for a interior double doors, for Sub Zero or Whirlpool, I will design/sketch
simple to complex to meet your style needs, send me an email for design quote.
These are all special order... these will put you large doors over the top.
Section elk handles from 60.00ea to 125.00 (smaller), 125.00ea to 225.00
Whole elk antler handles from 225.00ea and up, Whole elk sets from 475.00 and
up, Large Elk Artscaped Handles 500.00ea and up
Email me to discuss these
*If you are interested in another antler type i.e. Fallow deer, let
Custom hardened brass posts are permanently set deep into
the Elk Antler, and are tapped for large heavy duty #10-24 Stainless Steel
" V " Pulls -
It wasn't hard naming this style antler pull. I can make these from Axis deer to
Sika, from Mule deer to Whitetail.
Sika Deer V Pull
Antler Knobs -
These seemingly simple knobs, with uniform lines, and clean design are Zen.
The Antler Knob for the purest, who are looking for a natural touch without "too
much"... here, form follows function. These are cut from select antler,
for color, texture, and size. They are cut to even proportions, to achieve
more uniformity. The base and knob face are finished flat as glass, face
edge slight beveled to remove the edge... the antler face, a window to the
antlers core with striking contrasts.
Elk 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" wide
Antler Art - Antler Hardware -
I left this style of
antler hardware for last, because these are the farthest away from "Nature Made,"
that I love so much. I do however have a creative side that likes to use
antlers as an art medium, challenging Antler Art Design limits while maintaining the
standards of lasting quality antler hardware. Designing and creating just
one piece, or complete sets. I'd be more than happy to discuss the options
here if you are interested in original works. Here is just a peek at what
I can do... serious inquiries only, please.
Handle w/ Gecko relief carving
Tine and Antler Pillar Handle...
... simple, elegant and rock solid joinery
not use screws directly into the antler?
Antlers are not hard all the way through, in fact the
center mass can be airy and porous to a dark waxy pulp and this can make screws
fail under stress. I found that screws into antler were inconsistent and
unreliable, and prone to lose hold, strip and pull out... it also makes
tightening, removal and/or re-mounting a weakening or failing venture. Once
stripped, the need for a larger screw... larger hole... and repeat. This
undesirable discovery lead me on a quest, a quest to find the best way to
support and securely mount antler while preserving the antlers natural beauty.
My Quest to Produce the Best Antler Hardware
I didn't need to re-invent the pull/knob or handle, I just
needed the best components; whatever wasn't available, I designed and made
myself. After testing many prototypes and improving on tolerances, I finally
achieved the best antler hardware I could produce. Custom made antler hardware
that will easily stand up to daily use, and abuse. Beautiful antler cabinet
hardware that can be removed and re-installed without any loss to the
integrity. All saw cuts and sanded surfaces are finished to perfection, smooth
as glass. Antler hardware that begs to be held, and that owners can count on to
last...a very long time; and this will save you time, money and from big
By producing my own precision threaded hardened brass
posts, I am able to design antler cabinet hardware and support any species of
shed antler available. I am able to customize and meet customer design
requirements, such as size/length/width and post/screw spacing (for antler
handles), the possibilities are endless. If you have special design requirements,
or looking for a custom drawer pulls for that special dresser, email me
the details and I will be glad to help you...
To Place an Order
- If you wish to
email/send me with your order, I'd be happy to serve you personally and can
process your order through PayPal. You can also make direct purchases here.
When you wish to make a selection, click the drop down menu button to select the
size/style, then just "add to cart"... you will see your "shopping cart" with
your item/items. Here you can enter the "quantities" if you wish to have more
than one, this also includes treatments like "enhancing." When you have
completed all your selections, "proceed to checkout" and you can securely
confirm your order with a credit card. I can usually complete/ship within a
week or two. We also accept personal checks, cashier checks and money orders by
mail... let me know if you wish to confirm your order this way. Free Priority
Mail shipping for Antler Hardware Orders over $200.00 in the US.
With all Antler Hardware Orders
Please let me know the "actual" cabinet door/drawer
thickness, this way I can send you the correct
length screws to insure a trouble-free installation. You can enter this
information in the "notes" area in PayPal, or just send me an
email. It's okay if you are not sure, I will send standard length screws...
these screws can be
found most/any hardware stores in different lengths.
If you have any question or wish to discuss your needs or ideas, please email me
it will be my pleasure,