Authentic nails used in mortuary and funerary work for the purpose of coffin/casket building and/or closure. Please note current stock of variations, all are authentically, ethically sourced from used caskets. The standard is from a non-notable casket, any with particularly noteworthy origins are noted and limited in quantity.
Of Note: Screws have been in use since 1760 when Job and William Wyatt patented the first screw making machine, becoming incresingly common thereafter. As such, many coffin nails, may be coffin - or casket as the case may be - screws. This does not make them any less useful, interesting, or authentic. Additionally, Mortellus is unwilling to alter the appearance of these items for aesthetic purposes - don't be fooled by a clean nail/screw as many caskets/coffins are interred in vaults, and some are used for many many years as cremation rentals with a great deal of individuals being stored in them for days or months while they await disposition. Both of these factors can lead to quite well preserved nails/screws!
Sliding Scale Pricing
Mortellus currently prices all items in their shop as low as they possibly can, which means thier profit margin is incredibly small. If you'd like to support Mortellus, they've offered some tiered pricing for items allowing them to keep rates low for those with financial barriers, and make available higher retail rates for those who can afford them and choose to support Mortellus' work in this way.
Orders ship on Mondays, within two weeks of purchase unless otherwise noted. USPS ground is our standard shipping method. If you require international shipping, or a different method, please reach out through our contact page to arrange for invoicing.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
All sales are final. Mortellus reserves the right to cancel any order, for any reason.
For local pickup arrangements in Rutherford County NC, please reach out to Mortellus through the contact page prior to placing your order.
Please reach out directly with questions regarding cost and availability.
Shipping Damages or Losses
In a perfect world, a section like this one would not be necessary, but sadly, the postal service has been damaging packages more and more of late. Mortellus wishes they could replace every single one in the rare instance that this happens (and sometimes does) but can't in every instance. If you'd like shipping insurance, reach out before placing your order (tracking numbers are always provided). Otherwise, if something goes sideways in the mail, reach out and Mortellus will do all that they can to assist, but as a general policy: Mortellus is not responsible for items damaged or lost in shipping, and cannot offer replacements.