Steel Drawer Lock 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
Our 2 1/2" English half mortise steel cabinet drawer lock is particularly useful because of the 1" backset to the key pin, this allows for less crowding of an escutcheon than is often the case with regular cabinet locks. The back is steel and the mechanism is a secure lever design. 2 keys are supplied and we usually ship groups keyed together where possible. If you are building traditional cabinetry these half mortise locks are a better choice than the common full mortise type not only from the perspective of authenticity but also for some practical reasons. A half mortise lock is set further towards the back of the drawer front so there is more thickness in which to fasten an escutcheon. The mortise is much easier to cut as it is shallow and wide rather than deep and narrow.