Heritage Dictionary defines a fob as "a short chain or ribbon, usually with a medallion or similar ornament, attached to a watch and worn hanging from a pocket." How about attached to a matte chrome post and worn by a drawer?
Doug Mockett & Company is selling these unusual leather and chrome "furniture fobs," which make a very original alternative to traditional knobs, and rescue old dressers from the doldrums in the process. The leather is thick and sturdy to withstand impatient tugs, and the look is modern, casual, and -- dare we say it -- quite masculine.
They come in black, brick red brown, and chestnut brown, and go for $17.75 apiece, here.