Primitive Sad Handheld Iron
Primitive Sad Handheld Iron possesses a beautiful rich natural patina. This iron was more than likely made by a local blacksmith, not manufactured. Although the date cannot be determined, it is very old. The handle is made of iron as well but has been given a created edge with its twisted pattern and artistic curvature at the base. Flat irons were also called sad irons or smoothing irons. Sad irons were originally invented in ancient China, and were in popular use in Europe and America from the 17th century through the late 1800s. In more rural parts of the US where electricity arrived late, they persisted into the early 1900s. The sad in sad iron (or sadiron) is an old word for solid. Their handles were made of metal and had to be gripped in a pad or thick rag. Today, handheld irons are a favorite among collectors, but have become really popular among homeowners decorating their residence in eclectic farmhouse decor. You might spot one on a shelf , as door stops, and even as bookends.
Measurements: 2" Wide 6-1/2" Long 5-1/2” High
Weight: approx 4 lbs
Shipping/Handling: Not included in Price