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About NC BLACK Co.

With over 34 years experience working in Metal and the Art of Tool Making, Andrea Harvin-Kennington created NC BLACK Company in response to the special needs of miniature smithing, raising, and shell forming by making micro-tools to complete intricate commissioned works. Chuck Kennington joined the company after leaving a 20 year IT career.  Together they founded, branded, and built the company into NC BLACK.

Andrea studied metalsmithing in Scandinavia and has an MFA in Metals Design from East Carolina University.  Chuck has a BS in Business Administration from High Point University and is currently pursuing a degree in Computer-Integrated Machining.

Today, NC BLACK is creating a range of hand made micro-tools and full sized tools for the profession, made by craftsmen for craftsmen one tool at a time. Based in the USA, all products are hand fabricated in North Carolina. All orders take a few weeks to lovingly craft. We guarantee our products 100%. NC BLACK is a boutique tool company that can pivot quickly, they are not a BIG BOX store.

NC BLACK Company's specialty products provide the means to form and finish your pieces with reliable instruments for the job. Using high grade tool steel, the company uses traditional engineering, cutting and shaping methods to create fine micro-tools for the trade, including handmade and finished wooden handles for comfort and long life.

NC BLACK also has the ability to make one offs and limited runs of other artists designs if they desire to have their own product made. No volume orders from overseas companies required, because we make them by hand here. That means if you have always had that special hammer or stake in mind and want to have it made, NC BLACK can because we are a small homegrown company that cares about quality. Contact us to inquire about having your tool manufactured for you today. 

Made in NC with Love.