These ball bearing olive knuckle hinges are for lighter full sized doors. They offer a unique and decorative alternative to regular butt hinges. When the door is in the closed position, only the single hinge knuckle is visible. A door installed with olive knuckle hinges can be lifted off the door frame without removing hinge pins or hinge screws (the door can only be lifted off in the closed position).
Selecting Olive Knuckle Hinges
- The 5" x 3-1/4" size works well for doors that are 1-1/4" to 1-5/8" thick and up to 36" wide.
- The 6" x 3-7/8" size works well for doors that are 1-3/8" to 1-3/4" thick and up to 36" wide.
- The 6" x 4" size works well for doors that are 1-3/4" to 1-7/8" thick and up to 42" wide.
- The 6" x 4-1/2" size works well for doors that are 2" to 2-1/8" thick and up to 42" wide.
- The 6" x 5" size works well for doors that are 2-1/4" to 2-1/2" thick and up to 42" wide.
These hinges are handed. Please study handing information before ordering!
- For a left hand and right hand reverse doors, use left hand hinges.
- For right hand and left hand reverse doors, use right hand hinges.
Use three hinges for doors up to 7' tall and add one hinge for every 1'6" in height. For example, on an 8 foot tall door, use 4 hinges, on a 10 foot tall door use 5 hinges.
Olive knuckle hinges are designed to be installed fully mortised (into cutouts in the edge of the door and door frame). They cannot be installed as surface mounted hinges. Dimensions are approcimate. These hinges are not built to a template and the dimensions can vary slightly between hinges. We strongly advise to wait to cut mortises for your hinges until you have them in hand. Once you have your hinges in hand your mortises should be measured and cut individually for each hinge.
An olive knuckle hinge is a type of hinge used in doors, cabinets, and other applications that require a pivot point for movement. It is named after its unique design, which features an elongated loop (the "olive") and a knuckle-like joint that allows for rotation.
The hinge consists of two parts: a male leaf and a female leaf. The male leaf has a pin attached to it, while the female leaf has the elongated loop or "olive." When the pin is inserted into the loop, it forms a pivot point that allows the two leaves to rotate relative to each other.
Olive knuckle hinges are often used for their aesthetic appeal, as they offer a clean, minimalistic look compared to other hinge types. They are commonly found in high-end residential and commercial settings, as well as in architectural and design projects where appearance matters.
These hinges can be made from various materials, including brass, stainless steel, and bronze. The choice of material will depend on the application, desired appearance, and level of durability required.
|Size (W x H)||6" x 4-1/2"|
|Mounting Hardware Included||Yes|
|Mounting Hardware Type||Matching wood screws|
|California Residents||Prop 65 Warning|