In an era of mass production, flimsy materials, and often disappointing quality, Baldwin Brass is a breath of fresh air. When I was about 14, I remember going to a locksmith with my mom to pick out a lock for our front door. Baldwin had those cool displays with a functional door knob and lock on what amounted to a really small door (it sat on their order desk).
I still remember the heavy, solid feel of the lock, and how it automatically unlocked when you turned the lever from the inside – all with very satisfying clicks. Not one to break with fanatical brand loyalty, I recently ordered numerous new Baldwin door levers and locks from an online retailer. Baldwin makes serious hardware if you’re determined to keep the boogeyman out of your abode in style.