Door knockers were the precursors to the doorbells. These intricate pieces were crafted out of fine materials and were given a lot of attention to. These were the first impression that a visitor got even before they made an entry to the home. Buy these and add them as an additional accessory to your door. These double up as pretty accessories that are hand crafted and with great detailing. Buy these or gift them to someone who is moving homes. They make for a great buy.