It's UK designer Ilse Crawford's fault: she turned us on to the charms of brass hardware a while back. Ever since, we've been on a quest for the perfect unlacquered brass cabinet knob.
When searching for the perfect knob, skip the zinc core and go straight to solid brass. Here are 10 solid brass cabinet knobs to choose from, in a mix of finishes:
Above: Brass cabinet hardware and a brass chandelier add a note of warmth in the kitchen of the Ilse Crawford-designed Ett Hem; see more at Subtle Splendor in Stockholm.
Above: The Plain Round Cabinet Knob is made of hand-polished, unlacquered brass; $10 each from Rejuvenation.
Above: The Baldwin Brass Pull from the Classic Collection is made of solid brass with a polished finish for $4.20 each from Handle Sets.
Above: The Trent Knurled Knob is $85 for the polished brass knob from Urban Archeology.
Above: The Top Knob Somerset Flat-Faced Round Knob is made of pure brass with a polished finish; $6.39 from Knobs and Hardware.
Above: The Lauréy 443 Solid Brass Knob with a satin finish is $6.99 from Knobs and Hardware.
Above: The 3/4-Inch Knob is made of solid brass and available in polished (shown) or antiqued brass; $5.60 each from Whitechapel.
Above: House of Antique Hardware's Providence Cabinet Knob is 1.25 inches in diameter and made of solid forged brass; $6.59 each.
Above: The Classic, Round Brass Cabinet Knob is made from solid brass bar stock with a traditional shape for $5.49 from Crown City Hardware.
Above: The Classic Brass Cabinet Knob 1032PB is $3.05 from Crown Hardware.
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