Hardware:zinc vs solid brass? Is it worth the extra $$$
I noticed several manufacturers make the same hardware... with huge difference in pricing. Now I realize why one knob is $2 and the other is $11 (Top Knobs, more expensive, for example)... One is made of zinc alloy and the other more expensive version is solid brass with finish. The brass is much heavier and more solid (have some samples). My question is: is it worth the extra $. We're using knobs on doors and handles on the drawers. I'm leaning toward the heavier hardware, thinking of long-term wear, but there is a big difference in pricing for almost 40 pieces of hardware(especially for the pulls). Thoughts?