Relics of Witney Limited

A guide to the 'From the Anvil' product finishes

Steve HallComment

Beeswax Finish (for internal use)

The beeswax finish is the most authentic finish for steel. When the blacksmiths have finished forging each product the colours left in the steel range from blue to deep red ochre.

To preserve these beautiful colours and the texture from the hammer and anvil, pure beeswax is applied. This gives a subtle, matt richness to the metal and offers excellent protection when products are fitted internally and properly maintained.

Black Finish (for internal or external use)

The satin Black Finish is baked in a high-temperature oven giving it an attractive, durable and corrosion-resistant finish which is low maintenance and can be used internally or externally. It is resistant to moisture so can be used in bathrooms and damp conditions.

It is recommended that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time-to-time which will remove harmful deposits and maintain it in its original condition.

Pewter Patina Finish (for internal or external use)

This finish is elegant and beautifully highlights the texture of the steel. The unique and complex process runs deep into the metal resulting in an unmatched contrast of texture and colour. It has excellent anti-corrosion properties but we recommend that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time-to-time which will remove harmful deposits and maintain it in its original condition.