A Classic and smart sounding Brass Door Knocker. According to mariner's legend it also brings good luck!
One pound, solid cast brass, hinged anchor door knocker. Anchor measures 6" tall x 5" wide x 1.25 deep; about the size of a hand. Holes are countersunk and ready to mount. Four brass wood screws included. Already polished and lacquered to maintain it's perfect shine outdoors.
These make great gifts for vessels, homes, cottages, lake houses or your favorite bedroom door.
'Foul' is a nautical term meaning to entangle or entwine, and more generally that something is wrong or difficult. The term dates back to usage with wind-driven sailing ships. Example: "It took me forever to untangle the anchor line. It was fouled"! It is usually applied to the state of an anchor, which has become hooked on some impediment on the bottom, or has its cable wound round the stock or flukes. The term is generally utilized when speaking of items of historical value such as the US Navy Chief Petty Officer emblem. The fouled anchor is also the official seal of the Lord High Admiral of Britain and is flown on the ship carrying the monarch to sea. It is also flown during the launching of a warship of the Royal Navy.