SPECIFICATIONS: Knives are 8.5" total length, 4.5" blade, 4" handle. Wire brushed finish with a natural wax coating. Dimensions may vary slightly as each item is handmade and forged independently.
The spikes we use for the knives are carbon steel and are made by Vulcan Spike Co.
We file sharpen and harden them to hold an edge. For a finer edge the customer must apply a wet stone or graphite stick.
We recommend these knives for light to medium duty use. They are intended for average functionality as well as show. We do not recommend them for heavy duty use or survival type use.
SHIPPING: We ship quickly, including your personalized items. Most items ship within 2 and 5 business days via USPS. If you need it faster, simply send us a message or give us a call. We are happy to help.
Dennis Tobin (verified owner) –
Hell of a blade! A genius way to create a knife and done very well too!
Sydney (verified owner) –
I got this as a gift for my fiancé and he absolutely loves it. It is nice to be able to add a personal touch with the stamping, and I am very pleased with how quickly it arrived after I placed my order! It was a great purchase.
Lorraine (verified owner) –
A work of art! I ordered this knife as an anniversary gift for my husband. I wanted something personal that was made in the United States. It was exactly what I expected-beautiful workmanship that would be long lasting. My husband loved the gift. I plan to order another knife for my son.
Jeff J (verified owner) –
Ordered 4 for of these knives for gifts. They were an overwhelming hit! They’re week made and look badass! I’ll be ordering more for myself next. Great work!!
Jayson H (verified owner) –
Excellent product and speedy production/delivery. Got this as a gift for a knife lover, and he’s going to greatly appreciate this unique product. Thanks for the outstanding work and your efficiency, Northern Crescent!
Shannon Hetrick (verified owner) –
I ordered this for my son for Christmas and it was absolutely perfect. Just what I wanted and he was so excited. Thank you!!
Nadia A. (verified owner) –
I bought this knife for my husband on our 6th wedding anniversary… I mean what do you get a guy who has everything? The knife was amazing…
He was so excited and impressed. The customer service was very responsive, the shipping was extremely fast and so much appreciated! It cuts so easy! Definitely recommend!
Katie Biggers (verified owner) –
I purchased this knife for our 6th wedding anniversary, because the traditional gift is iron. My husband had just been talking about finding or buying some rail road spikes to make a new coat rack for the house. Upon stumbling across this beautiful knife, I knew it would be perfect! The personalized stamped engraving is just the cherry on top of this beautifully handcrafted knife. I can not WAIT to see his face when he opens it! Thank you Northern Crescent for continuing to produce one of a kind pieces for the world to enjoy!
Joe (verified owner) –
Unique, gorgeous, practical, affordable, impressive, and truly special. These are just some of the words I’m using to describe this hand-forged American-made knife I bought for my groomsmen and soon-to-be in-laws. The custom stamping is so awesome. The service was equally amazing (and fast!). I was so lucky to find you. This Iraq War veteran thanks you!
David Cain (verified owner) –
Wonderful craftsmanship and arrived quickly!
Cynthia Berg (verified owner) –
This is a great quality knife. The weight balance in hand is perfect. I purchased it for my husband’s birthday and know he’s going to love it! I’m now thinking that I might want to get one to have in my kitchen as well 🙂
annacook2015 (verified owner) –
I purchased this knife for my husband’s birthday. He collects knives and I loved that I was able to have it personalized. I waited till the last minute and ordered just a week before his bday and received the knife in just 4 days! It is a great quality knife and a perfect addition to his collection! Thank u so much for making his bday a great one! He is so proud he has shown it off to every person that has stopped by our house! A+++++ service!!!
Annie (verified owner) –
I purchased the knife for my husband for a gift. I was amazed at how quickly it arrived even after I had his initials stamped in. He loved the knife. The quality was exceptional and a very sharp knife. Great product!
Heather (verified owner) –
Super fast service. Received product within a week of ordering it. Awesome quality! Will definitely be ordering from this company again. Thank you so much! This was a present for my husband and he loved it.
Shay Seimears (verified owner) –
Amazing- love it! This unique knife was above and beyond what i was looking for. It was also sharper than i expected (note to self, buy the sheath!). I gave two of these away as gifts and they will remembered for a long, long time.
These guys “nailed” it!
Allen (verified owner) –
Quick, quality, and custom. The knife has nice heft to it, the lettering is exactly aligned and deep enough to be easily legible, and the transaction was fast. Customer service was top notch, too, and resulted in logistics that worked out great for me.
Cindy Smith (verified owner) –
Also a great gift for that guy who has everything. It’s unusual, manly, and affordable. The guys are quality craftsmen and very professional!
Cindy Smith (verified owner) –
Great gift for someone who used to work on the railroad!
Sadie (verified owner) –
Got this for my husband for an anniversary gift. LOVE IT! It came out beautiful. Perfect gift for someone who loves handmade knives.
Jeff (verified owner) –
My experience with Northern Crescent Iron was exceptional. Before making an order, I had the opportunity to visit the the foundry in Flat Rock, and had the pleasure of meeting Christine, who showed me knife options, and introduced me to the smiths in the production area. I ordered three railroad spike knives, and requested custom personalized stamping on each. The knives were to be part of a tribute to my Grandfather, who worked for the Great Northern Railroad for 50 years. The knives were exceptionally well crafted, and the order arrived promptly as promised. I will not hesitate to do business with Northern Crescent Iron, and in particular Christine, in the future.
David (verified owner) –
Fantastic craftsmanship! Fast shipping! I purchased this as a gift for my brother.
Carol (verified owner) –
This was an anniversary gift for my husband, he absolutely loved it! Its simple, yet enough to feel unique. Thanks for the quality work you do. It was completed and shipped in a timely manner, very pleased.
Carrie (verified owner) –
Perfect and unique fathers day gift! Great quality and awesome workmanship. Very sharp knife, and the initials I got stamped on the side were very straight and clear! Fast shipping as well. No complaints at all!
Carson (verified owner) –
Amazing work of art! I purchased as a gift for a friend who has had a significant impact on my life and included a reference to Prov 27:17 “as iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend”.
Chad Trenary (verified owner) –
Knocked it out of the park! Phonemial work of art. Bought this to commemorate my son’s commison into the Air Force, it will become a family heirloom. Highly recommend and I’ll be purchasing again in the future.
Christy Duffield (verified owner) –
OMG I cant really even put into words the way I feel about how this knife turned out. It is incredible! I purchased mine and had engraved for my husband for our 6th wedding anniversary gift. There is a lot behind this for us. We are huge Forged in Fire fans and he has a love for history and our railroads. Plus with this forge being in NC our favorite vacation state and future retirement area, it was a win, win decision for me. I was nervous about the quality and the way it would look but once I opened the box my heart melted. IT IS PERFECT! I cannot wait for him to open it 🙂
Carter (verified owner) –
Perfect retirement gift for old railroad tycoon.
Matt (verified owner) –
This thing is super cool. I’ve gotten one as a wedding gift and another for Xmas. Both went over well. Order went fast and easy.
Brad Kenville (verified owner) –
I actually stumbled across Northern Crescent Iron while doing an Internet search on Blacksmithing products. I am going to start pounding some metal soon (newby) and ended up purchasing several knives, bottle openers, hat, and a pair of dice with a leather bag. You folks make really nice products at very fair prices, shipping is ultra fast. I am inspired by all of your works. Best Wishes, Brad
Fern Wilson (verified owner) –
When I saw this knife I had to have it for my father. He was a railroad man and drove many spokesmen in his years. He loves to hunt and so I thought what a perfect gift. I love the quality of it. So excited to find these fine craftsmen!
David R Lee (verified owner) –
Five stars, for the good craftmanship and for being on time
Jessica Sugg –
Great craftsmanship! Fast shipping and wonderful custom engraving.
Melissa Butner (verified owner) –
I purchased this knife for my husband as an anniversary gift. He loved it! The quality of the knife was excellent and shipping was super fast! I am very pleased with my purchase and plan to order more as gifts in the future!
What a fantastic knife and quite the attention getter! Love the manly man look. Also bought the sheath for this knife, just as well made as the blade.
Josh (verified owner) –
Ordered two for a friend. Wonderful rustic decor and quality blade. Friend loved it for his birthday. Needs ideas how to hang/show them.
Zach j (verified owner) –
I order these knives for my groomsmen. They loved them. I received my order super fast and they were perfect. Great American made present . Can’t wait to order more
Michele Swanger (verified owner) –
We LOVE the railroad spike knife I got personalized for my husband’s birthday. I am glad I also purchased the holder to display it on our hutch. It is a great conversation piece in addition to working well! I was amazed how quickly a personalized gift arrived! I couldn’t be happier with this company.
mike mcgill (verified owner) –
shipping was fast. excellent workmanship. gave it to my best friend for his 50th wedding anniversary . inscribed best friend. also gave him the sheath for it.
James Childers (verified owner) –
I purchased this knife for a Father’s Day give away at our church. Our Men’s Ministry group is called the Men of Iron after all. I was very pleased with the quality and value of this knife. I would defiantly consider ordering again. I’m actually considering ordering one for each member of our Men’s Ministry.
Whitney Timmer –
I was absolutely astonished by the railroad spike knife. Purchased as a gift. Not only was the knife gorgeous, but the turnaround time on my order was amazing! Take it from a repeat customer, you’ll love NC’s products!
mke mcgill (verified owner) –
shipping was fast and the product was everything I expected
Jeffrey McLean (verified owner) –
Quality was excellent. The know was exactly what I expected and more. Now I have to order a sheath!
Dexter Harp (verified owner) –
First I must say, awesome vintage design that is simple affordable and mesmorizing to admire. These were bought for my remaining groomsman of my wedding party and i do believe this will leave an everlasting impression. The stamping was a very important detail to showcase our day and give that constant reminder that I appreciate the help. Amazing job Northern Cresent, especially with the affordability!