Olive Knuckle Hinges
Is your home a testament to your unique taste in interior design? When it comes to choosing hardware that will help your cabinets, doors, or windows stand out, you should never settle for anything less than unique. At HardwareSource, providing those hard-to-find hinges you won't be able to track down at your local hardware store is somewhat of a specialty. We pride ourselves on offering specialty hinges that have the unique ability to breathe life back into any design and the crown jewel of our collection would have to be olive knuckle hinges. This paumelle-type of hinge has been around for the last several centuries without much variation in its design. With an oval-shaped knuckle, this hinge is certainly distinct from traditional butt hinges. All of the olive knuckle window hinges in our current selection are made of brass, but we also offer a wide variety of finishes to ensure that you find the perfect solution.
Olive knuckle hinges rely on a pivot shaft that is inserted into a bore in the knuckle with a bearing ring between knuckles, so they can evenly support the weight of lighter full-sized doors. These hinges can be used to add a decorative accent to cabinets and doors, but they can also be used for windows. When the door or window is in the closed position, only the single hinge knuckle will be visible. Another benefit of choosing olive knuckle window hinges for your home is that they can be lifted off the frame when it is in the closed position without removing the hinge pins or screws. Removable hinges are handy when it comes to cleaning, painting, and redecorating. Please note that these specialty hinges are handed. If you are shopping for a left-handed or right-handed reverse door, you should use left-hand hinges. If you are shopping for a right-handed and left-handed reverse door, you should use right-hand hinges.
We offer a wide range of sizes to choose from for all sorts of doors and windows. Olive knuckle hinges are designed to be mortised into the edge of the door and the door frame. Due to the handcrafted nature of these hinges, you might also notice slight variations between the dimensions of each hinge. We recommend that you wait to cut your mortises until you have your hinges in hand. One of our hardware experts would be happy to help you find the right size and orientation for your unique application. If you have any general questions, feel free to call, email, or chat online with us.
Double Acting: Double acting hinges swing in both directions.
Ball Bearing: Ball bearing hinges have ball bearings to act as a buffer between the knuckles. They tend to be quieter and more durable than plain bearing hinges. They are recommended for heavy doors and doors fitted with closers.
Roller Bearing: Roller bearings are able to support very heavy loads. Many of our heavy duty gate hinges are equipped with roller bearings.
Frameless: Frameless cabinets do not have a face-frame, and instead rely on thicker side panels for strength. Frameless cabinets are very common in Europe, but have steadily been making their way into America, as they lend themselves well to contemporary and modern designs.
Radius Corner: Radius corners are typically only available on residential grade hinges. Corners are mortised using a router.
Double Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door and the cabinet frame.
Glam: Glitzy and glamorous
Global: These designs draw their inspiration from countries around the world.
Mid-Century Modern: Hardware inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 1950s.
Nature: Shapes and details from the natural world.
Old-World/Rustic: Many products of this style have distressed finishes and a handmade appearance.
Retro: Popular hardware designs from the past.
Traditional: Classic designs with thoughtful shapes and details.
Transitional: A nice blend of contemporary and traditional style.
Residential Grade: These hinges are used in most tract type housing. They are relatively thin and best used on light weight doors.
One-Piece: One-piece hinges are permanently attached to the mounting plate.
Screw-On: Screw-on hinges attach to the mounting plate by securing a screw.
Size 2 = 11/64"
Size 3 = 13/64"
Size 4 = 15/64"
Size 5 = 1/4"
Size 6 = 9/32"
Size 7 = 5/16"
Size 8 = 11/32"
Size 9 = 23/64"
Size 10 = 25/64"
Size 12 = 7/16"
Size 14 = 1/2"
Offset: For doors that are only partially inset into the cabinet.