Unlike today's simple-looking hinges, in the Middle Ages rich people built large doors into their houses which had large hinges to withstand the weight of wood. Very often these hinges had a remarkable decorative appearance in order to show the social status of the homeowner. If you type in the keyword ‘Medieval door hinge’ on the Internet, you will get images of hinges of extraordinary beauty. Today it is possible to purchase such hinges, but there is another problem - how to find a door design that visually matches hinges of this style. Both patterns represent only the decorative part of the hinge plate, i.e., there is no drawing of the knuckle.
These medieval-style hinge plates can be made from steel and painted black to resemble wrought iron. Generally, black color matches well with wood texture. Hinges made with these patterns can be used to decorate the doors of massive wooden pieces of furniture, entrance doors, wooden courtyard gates, and the like. If the hinges do not need to hold heavy weight, they can be also made from non-ferrous metals or their alloys.