Blacksmith's Iron Key Paperweight
Add an artisan look to your home or office with this handsome paperweight shaped like a blacksmith's iron key. It's a unique desk accessory and a reminder of the skill of the 18th-century metal worker. The colonial blacksmith forged iron and steel to create a range of materials, from household goods and farm implements, to hinges, locks, and keys. Keys were made in many shapes and sizes, from those small enough to lock boxes and dresser drawers, to those fit for the large box locks found on homes and public buildings. Colonial Williamsburg's collections include many antique barrel keys with designs similar to this paperweight.