Flat Rock, NC
Hand forged production and custom ironwork since 2002.

Our Journey

Northern Crescent Iron started the same way many of the great small companies that our nation is built upon have started. One man, in his garage, with a dream to make a living doing something that he loves.

Matt Waldrop, founder of Northern Crescent Iron, and the man with the dream to modernize blacksmithing and show the world the beautiful and artistic side of iron working, started our great company on it’s path in 2002.

Today, with a full line of knives and bottle openers from sleek and simple to elaborate and intricate, an extensive line of kitchen & bathroom hardware, beautifully designed railings and artwork and more, all made with revolutionary new tools and systems, his dream is being realized. Now our team continues to expand and grow while teaching and mentoring local youth to fulfill their dreams and keep the great art of blacksmithing alive.

Meet Northern Crescent Iron – A Uniquely-Specialized Team Who Cares

At NCI, we are professional team of blacksmiths, welders, fabricators and apprentices. We sell a variety of products from personalized groomsman gifts made from railroad spikes, hand-forged cabinet hardware, sculpture, furniture, and custom architectural ironwork such as railings and gates. All of our products are 100% handmade and hand-forged. We also offer CNC plasma cutting and welding services. We can cut parts and fabricate structural components for light industry and residential / commercial construction.

Our team loves creating ironworks using an old world process in a new world way. Made in North Carolina, and sourced and created in the USA, you can rest assured that every product is hand-forged by our local team and finished with care.

Northern Crescent Iron, Inc.


Jeremy Duke
Operations Manager, 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. He is a devoted husband and father and the leader of our great team.

Christine Fraunfelter
Office Manager, Customer Service

Christine is our office manager, accounting guru, customer service agent, and all around woman of many hats. Need help ordering? Questions? Send us an email or contact her at 828-848-8884 (M-F 8am – 4pm EST).


Adam Howell
Assistant, Blacksmith 

Adam is our full time apprentice blacksmith.


Adam Berardi
Welder, Fabricator 

Adam is our decorative welder, tool builder and metal fabricator.

Customer Reviews

I ordered a number of hand forged pulls for a restoration project in which I was involved and was more than pleased with the quality, style and solid detailing of everything… as well as the great service and helpful advice.

Matt at Northern Crescent Iron turns out top notch products. I’ve ordered dog ID tags, railroad spike knives, and bottle openers, and plan to order some cabinet furniture. Everything I’ve ordered so far has been perfect…

Couldn’t believe how great the customer service was! And the speed with which we received our custom railroad spike bottle openers was impressive. I know the groomsmen will LOVE their special gifts! Thanks again!


CNC Plasma Cutting, Welding and Custom Architectural Ironwork

We can work with you to build custom metalwork pieces made to your specification. View our Custom Ironwork page for examples of the custom fabrication services we offer.