The customer wanted something simple. An ouroborous was considered, but they thought they were overdone (I snuck one in as the striker anyway...). It is designed so that the tail can hold a wreath on the front door.
There are 32 pieces to this copper, brass, and iron knocker, and no modern welding. The claws were split from a single piece, and the lower jaw to the tip of the tail are one piece of iron.