Seller: antiquedoorknockers (230) 100%, Location: Wethersfield, Connecticut, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 281641214396 I have a variety of door knockers to suit your home. Please take a look at my other listings. ★★★★ This Antique Door Knocker features a strike plate with a Templar Knight charging on horseback. Around the knight the words "Siggilvos Gerardi de Gant" can be found. This translates from Latin to "Seal of Gerarde of Gant. There is also a Knights Templar cross preceding those word. Gerardi of Gant (also know as Gerarde the Devil) was a Templar Knight in Belgium and was also affiliated with the Brothers of Charity. I've had a similar door knocker before and can say with certainty that it was made in Belgium. The door knocker's striker (hand and hammer) moves fluidly and strikes definitively. You will undoubtedly hear it when someone knocks on your door. Construction is solid brass but the door knocker was painted black at some point to match the door it was affixed to. The door knocker is not new. It is a salvaged item and has minor wear from age and use. I don't know exactly how old this item is but the construction dates it at least very early 20th century. Overall condition is excellent. Go ahead... buy it, install it & make your neighbors jealous! Quite Scarce! ★ Measurements: 6-1/2" Tall by 5-1/4" Wide by 2-1/8" Deep ★ Age Unknown ★ ★★★★ Why buy a salvaged door knocker? Salvaged door knockers are often constructed of much better materials and the craftsmanship is unparalleled. Not only have they proven that they will last through the years, but their value and collectibility through time has increased and will definitely increase further. The obvious place for a door knocker is on your front door but they can be used in so many other areas. Bedrooms, bathrooms, dorm rooms, office spaces, workshops, garages, man caves etc... the possibilities are endless. Some door knockers are beautiful enough to simply hang on your wall for display. Door knockers can also reflect your personality or the personality of your home. Is your home Victorian, Gothic, Art Nouveau, Art Deco or Mid Century Modern? Are you fond of particular breed of dog or other animal? Do you want your door knocker to say you're strong, intelligent, or maybe the class clown? There are knockers out there for you. ★ Please ask questions if I've left anything out. Thank you! ★ I love International buyers: Postage includes Delivery Confirmation & Insurance. Please be prepared for possible customs delays.