These knobs were not as "distressed" and irregularly shaped as they appear in the picture. They're very perfectly shaped and most of the 30 that we bought were very dark with no other coloring to it. Some of them appear a bit distressed. I'm still very pleased with the look and it was certainly a great value.
I agree these knobs are much smoother in appearance than in the photo. I also ordered the smaller 125.88.354 Bordeaux 25x27mm and it was too small, and the larger 134.35.320 ZM Dark 376x24mm with the ring indents and those were too large. This size I would call medium and it was just right for my lingerie chest doors. The slight flare at the base adds just enough of a decorative touch to the smooth face to make it graceful. Has a substantial heft, not light weight. It is marked origin China though so hope the metal is not too toxic. That's the only reason I gave it four stars for quality; I feel it's a bit of an unknown, definitely not artisan handmade in the U. S.
The knobs have now turned shiny black,silvery and gold colors. The ones that we use the most are the silvery color. Definitely not happy with that! I guess they must be coated with this oil rubbed bronze finish. Just know that it rubs off over time. I suppose at this price, you may be able to afford to replace them every couple years, but really?