Julie and I have both used flush ring pulls as cabinet hardware in our houses; we also admire this selection of nautical implements.
Above: Attwood Chromed Brass Flush Pull Ring; $8.70 at Binnacle.
Above: The Sugatsune Folding Ring Pull Spring Loaded Pull is $15 from A & H Turf.
Above: Sugatsune 26900 Ring Pull in stainless; $21.68 at Home Decor Hardware.
Above: Sugatsune 26700 Ring Pull in stainless; $28.48 at Home Decor Hardware.
Above: The marine-grade Round Flush Ring Pull in chrome-plated zinc is $17.91 from Perko Marine Hardware at Amazon.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 17, 2009.