I bought this to secure a door when open on my sailboat. It looked to have the right "antique" look to blend with my decor. I am happy to say that it fulfilled my most optimistic hopes being beautiful in design and finish and sturdy and well built as well. The only drawback comes from my mounting it in an aspect different from what it was designed for. Instead of the locking action operating vertically and gravity holding the hook in place, have mounted it so the hook enters the lock hole on a horizontal plane so it has a tendency to slide out. A simple filing down of the bottom edge of the hook gave me a lip which now holds the hook in place and the heaviness of the design made this both feasible and easy. A great addition to my boat.