Materials - Emtek uses genuine
materials and traditional craft techniques to achieve authentic
Emtek handles and rosettes are forged, not cast or stamped. The
forging process provides a flawless surface which can be highly
polished when desired. The generous thickness and weight of forged
parts gives them a solid look and feel.
Emtek Diamond, Old Town and Astoria knobs are lead crystal. The
optical quality of lead crystal makes Emtek knobs clear and
Flat facets on Emtek crystal knobs are hand ground and polished
with the same methods used to polish gem stones.
Old Town and Astoria knobs are silver mirrored on the back side
creating a highly reflective interior surface. This is a design
detail that is true to the historical heritage of these knobs. As
far as we are aware, Emtek is the only source for genuine silvered
Shanks for crystal knobs are solid brass, machined to close
Brass handles, rosettes, sideplates and shanks are hand-buffed
to achieve the highest possible polish.
Wrought steel handles and rosettes are hot forged, distressed
and relieved to achieve an appearance of graceful wear.
French Antique , Pewter, and Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes are hand
relieved to give each part an individual character.
Emtek’s oil rubbed bronze finish is underlain with copper.
Normal use will produce natural relief of the oxidized finish and
reveal rich highlights on raised portions of the design