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.