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I looked into this as it was something that I had not heard of before.

I I did find a US site that sold such handles but their latch mechanism is quite a bit larger than the typical door latch. Marchello and Rome

However, one thing I noticed is that with a standard latch, you can hold the handle down while the door is being closed to make it completely silent. However you don't have this option with a Magnetic latched door. It will always make a click when the Door magnet pulls on the bolt as you can quite clearly hear in the following YouTube video. Link

A second option would be to buy a European latch and fit it to the door. Link The Backset is slightly different (57mm = 2 1/4" versus a typical US backset of 2 3/8") but it should be close enough to work. Worse case is that you can cut a round piece of wood to use as a filler and then redrill the Doorknob hole to match the European backset.

However with both of these options, one thing I noticed is that they will still make a click when the Door magnet pulls on the bolt as you can quite clearly hear in the following YouTube video. Link

Finally, the last and imho the best option for a quiet door handle is to removeinstall a 'Force Closer'. It basically replaces the Door knobs Boltbolt and then replace the existing striker plate with one that has a magnet. Someone made a replacement set with 2 magnets for US doors but it appears that he is no longer active on eBayof Magnets to keep the door closed.    Force CloserYou Tube video / Website

ButOr you could just remove your Door knobs bolt and replace your existing latch with a Magnetic one and that would give you your quietly closing door (albeit one that you could not lock) Magnetic Door Catch

But at only around $10 or so, the Force Closer sounds like what your looking for.

I looked into this as it was something that I had not heard of before.

I did find a US site that sold such handles but their latch mechanism is quite a bit larger than the typical door latch. Marchello and Rome

However, one thing I noticed is that with a standard latch, you can hold the handle down while the door is being closed to make it completely silent. However you don't have this option with a Magnetic latched door. It will always make a click when the Door magnet pulls on the bolt as you can quite clearly hear in the following YouTube video. Link

A second option would be to buy a European latch and fit it to the door. Link The Backset is slightly different (57mm = 2 1/4" versus a typical US backset of 2 3/8") but it should be close enough to work. Worse case is that you can cut a round piece of wood to use as a filler and then redrill the Doorknob hole to match the European backset.

Finally, the last and imho the best option for a quiet door handle is to remove the Door knobs Bolt and then replace the existing striker plate with one that has a magnet. Someone made a replacement set with 2 magnets for US doors but it appears that he is no longer active on eBay.  Force Closer

But just replace your existing latch with a Magnetic one and that would give you your quietly closing door (albeit one that you could not lock) Magnetic Door Catch

I looked into this as it was something that I had not heard of before. I did find a US site that sold such handles but their latch mechanism is quite a bit larger than the typical door latch. Marchello and Rome

A second option would be to buy a European latch and fit it to the door. Link The Backset is slightly different (57mm = 2 1/4" versus a typical US backset of 2 3/8") but it should be close enough to work. Worse case is that you can cut a round piece of wood to use as a filler and then redrill the Doorknob hole to match the European backset.

However with both of these options, one thing I noticed is that they will still make a click when the Door magnet pulls on the bolt as you can quite clearly hear in the following YouTube video. Link

Finally, the last and imho the best option for a quiet door handle is to install a 'Force Closer'. It basically replaces the Door knobs bolt and striker plate with a set of Magnets to keep the door closed.  You Tube video / Website

Or you could just remove your Door knobs bolt and replace your existing latch with a Magnetic one and that would give you your quietly closing door (albeit one that you could not lock) Magnetic Door Catch

But at only around $10 or so, the Force Closer sounds like what your looking for.

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Earl
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I looked into this as it was something that I had not heard of before.

I did find a US site that sold such handles but their latch mechanism is quite a bit larger than the typical door latch. Marchello and Rome

However, one thing I noticed is that with a standard latch, you can hold the handle down while the door is being closed to make it completely silent. However you don't have this option with a Magnetic latched door. It will always make a click when the Door magnet pulls on the bolt as you can quite clearly hear in the following YouTube video. Link

A second option would be to buy a European latch and fit it to the door. Link The Backset is slightly different (57mm = 2 1/4" versus a typical US backset of 2 3/8") but it should be close enough to work. Worse case is that you can cut a round piece of wood to use as a filler and then redrill the Doorknob hole to match the European backset.

Finally, the last and imho the best option for a quiet door handle is to remove the Door knobs Bolt and then replace the existing striker plate with one that has a magnet. Someone made a replacement set with 2 magnets for US doors but it appears that he is no longer active on eBay. Force Closer

But just replace your existing latch with a Magnetic one and that would give you your quietly closing door (albeit one that you could not lock) Magnetic Door Catch