Our Hand Forged Thumb Latches are traditional Suffolk latches for ledge and brace doors. Early versions of this type of latch date back to the thirteenth century. Suffolk Latches are a great choice for period properties. Our latches are hand forged in mild steel with a choice of black beeswax or rustic pewter finishes and co-ordinate with our matching Hand Forged Hinges. These thumb latches are suitable for interior doors only. For exterior doors please see the Stonebridge Thumb Latch with Armor-Coat®.