NorthernCrescentIron

Quality products... hand forged and American made!

Flat Rock, North Carolina
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Announcement    THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR HAND FORGED PRODUCTS. PLEASE READ THIS!
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We are a professional blacksmith team making quality, hand forged, American made products in the mountains of North Carolina... old world style...and we love what we do! We're known for our quick communication, fast shipping and the highest quality products. That is always our goal. Please let us know if you did not receive that, and we will do all that we reasonably can to make it right! We really do care about your experience with us and the quality of each and every one of our products, not just your review. You are the reason that we get to do what we love every day and we appreciate every single one of you!

Please be aware of the following:

Coloration (amount and brightness) of brass brushed items can vary based on many factors that we do not control.

Scaling is a natural part of the process of forging and can look like metal pieces flaked off. The pattern this forms, is part of what makes every piece a beautiful, unique, one-of-a-kind, work of art. No two have the same pattern.

Every railroad spike has a Manufacturer's "Mark of Authenticity" on the spike head. This will have a letter V followed by a number with more numbers underneath that. This tells us when, where, and by what machine the spike was made. THIS IS NOT personalization that we did. If you order a spike item and do not get the head personalized, the Maker's Mark of authenticity will appear there.

Please note that the process of oxidation that occurs when the heated steel is exposed to the air, can cause the steel to take on colors such as red, blue, brown or green. This is not rust and is not a defect, just a natural occurrence when working with metal. We consider this to be the metal adding it's own touch to your unique piece.

Our finishes are intended for indoor use only, including our cabinet hardware, hooks and the dinner triangle. They do not have a rustproof coating. Exposure to the elements, a lot of moisture, and especially salt water environments may cause rust. (Bathrooms are fine as long as it isn't a beach house with salty conditions) If rust begins to form, whether it be on hardware, a knife, or any other product we sell, rub it down right away with paste wax and it will right back to beautiful. If you wish to have them outdoors, please consider a good rustproof coating first.

Call 828 848 8884 if you have any questions or need assistance, we are always happy to help.

Thank you for visiting us. We look forward to creating your new metal masterpiece!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 16, 2022

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR HAND FORGED PRODUCTS. PLEASE READ THIS!
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We are a professional blacksmith team making quality, hand forged, American made products in the mountains of North Carolina... old world style...and we love what we do! We're known for our quick communication, fast shipping and the highest quality products. That is always our goal. Please let us know if you did not receive that, and we will do all that we reasonably can to make it right! We really do care about your experience with us and the quality of each and every one of our products, not just your review. You are the reason that we get to do what we love every day and we appreciate every single one of you!

Please be aware of the following:

Coloration (amount and brightness) of brass brushed items can vary based on many factors that we do not control.

Scaling is a natural part of the process of forging and can look like metal pieces flaked off. The pattern this forms, is part of what makes every piece a beautiful, unique, one-of-a-kind, work of art. No two have the same pattern.

Every railroad spike has a Manufacturer's "Mark of Authenticity" on the spike head. This will have a letter V followed by a number with more numbers underneath that. This tells us when, where, and by what machine the spike was made. THIS IS NOT personalization that we did. If you order a spike item and do not get the head personalized, the Maker's Mark of authenticity will appear there.

Please note that the process of oxidation that occurs when the heated steel is exposed to the air, can cause the steel to take on colors such as red, blue, brown or green. This is not rust and is not a defect, just a natural occurrence when working with metal. We consider this to be the metal adding it's own touch to your unique piece.

Our finishes are intended for indoor use only, including our cabinet hardware, hooks and the dinner triangle. They do not have a rustproof coating. Exposure to the elements, a lot of moisture, and especially salt water environments may cause rust. (Bathrooms are fine as long as it isn't a beach house with salty conditions) If rust begins to form, whether it be on hardware, a knife, or any other product we sell, rub it down right away with paste wax and it will right back to beautiful. If you wish to have them outdoors, please consider a good rustproof coating first.

Call 828 848 8884 if you have any questions or need assistance, we are always happy to help.

Thank you for visiting us. We look forward to creating your new metal masterpiece!

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About NorthernCrescentIron

Sales 34,612
On Etsy since 2006

Northern Crescent Iron, Inc. Quality products... hand forged and American made!

NCI is a custom Iron and handmade production metalwork company. With over 30 years of blacksmith experience behind the company, we have been in business for over 17 years.

We sell a variety of products from personalized groomsman gifts made from railroad spikes, a full hand forged cabinet hardware line, to custom sculptural art and architectural details such as custom railings and gates. All of our products are 100% handmade and hand forged right here in our little mountain shop.

We do not cut corners! We have no etching machine or other fancy machines, just a blacksmith with his hammer and tools creating every fine detail by hand.

We operate out of 4500 sf commercial building in Flat Rock, NC. We promise quick communication, prompt delivery and guarantee the highest quality.

Our goal is to make handmade blacksmith products affordable and dependable with excellent quality, consistency, turnaround and customer service.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to call us at 828 848 8884.

We want your business and are happy to answer ANY questions you may have.

Thank you very much and we look forward to serving you.

Shop members

  • Jeremy Duke

    Owner, Blacksmith

    Jeremy met founder Matt Waldrop and joined NCI in 2008. Working long hard hours beside Matt learning, only fueled his passion for the trade. Jeremy continues to use the skills and processes handed down to him, while developing his own artistic style.

  • Christine Fraunfelter

    General Manager, Customer Service

    Christine has been with NCI 6 years. She is our office manager, accounting guru, customer service specialist, and all around go to person. If you need help, have questions about your order or need any thing else, call her at 828-848-8884.

  • Adam Howell

    Assistant, Creator

    Adam is our full time assistant - apprentice blacksmith. He has been with NCI for over 5 years. Working along side Jeremy, he plays a huge part in the production process of our products as he learns and develops his blacksmith skills.

  • Stan Starika - Leather

    Collaborator, Creator

    Stan Starika of Fairview, NC works for Northern Crescent Iron to produce leather accessories exclusively for our products such as sheaths and bags. You can see more of his work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/StarikaLeatherGoods

Production partners

  • Starika Leather Goods

    Fairview, NC

    Stan Starika is a leather worker in Fairview, NC with over three decades in the field. We collaborate with Stan to design and produce the sheaths for fit our knives perfectly. All sheaths are stored at our location.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take for my personalized knife or bottle opener order to ship? What if it's a group set?

Usually our processing times are 3-5 business days. With the current state of the post office, they are running 4-7 days in transit time unless it's express. If you need it in a hurry, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate. Just let us know in a conversation or in the notes when you need to receive your item/s and we will do our best or let you know if there's a problem.

What do I do if I need to change my shipping address?

Just send us a message, we use a third party shipping service and can change your address instantly.

What shipping service do you use? Should I use my PO BOX or physical address?

We only use USPS (United States Postal Service). If you have a PO BOX definitely use that address.

Where can I get a sheath for my knife?

We have our own in house custom made sheaths.

Check out our Knife Sheath section.

Can the door and cabinet hardware be used outside or on exterior doors?

Unless otherwise stated in the listing all of our finishes are intended for indoor use, including all cabinet and door hardware. Exposure to moisture, humid conditions, and salt water environments may cause rust.