Fire Place Poker with Key Ring Handle Forged to 35 inches
Key Ring Handle Fire Poker
Our Large Scroll Fire Poker handles came from request for those with a particular problem that needed a simple solution. First came a discussion with a client that had wrist issues. The angle that a standard poker requires of the wrist, was uncomfortable to the hand and arm. A later conversation with someone with a fire pit that burned larger logs expressed a similar issue that resulted from the weight of longer pokers. Walter has a peculiar knack for simple solutions to basic problems.
By forging a Large Closed Scroll on the handle the hand can now grip the fire poker at a more natural and straight forward angle. Being able to hold the handle in a fist was more comfortable and made the tool much easier to use when combined with our pike design that provides surface to both push and pull burning logs into place.
The Large Scroll also gives a very traditional look to the tool that will please the eye as well as the hand. The Pokers are finished in the Walter Forge Signature Warm Brown patina. The stock is solid steel and made to serve for many seasons of fire tending.
One size Does Not Fit All
Hearth needs are very different depending on size and use. We offer standard sizes that we try to keep on hand and are glad to forge custom sizes to suit your requests.
Care and Maintenance
Custom ironwork requires a little easy maintenance that will pay off in years of use. Bees wax is the best possible preservative for iron that will be exposed to open flame. With time the wax seeps deep into the pores of the iron providing a moisture barrier. You can maintain the wax finish on our products by polishing occasionally with a bees wax based furniture polish.
We highly recommend a spray bees wax from Lehman Brothers that is high quality, reasonably priced and lasts a good long time. It is good for antique woods as well as heirloom ironwork. Click on the link above to go straight to the product page where you can check it out for your self.
Hand forged by artist blacksmith Walter Howell of Walter Forge. Crafted by skilled hands with pride of workmanship in the USA.
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