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About Us

We are the Kayne Family


 

Steve started Blacksmithing at the age of 8.  His Grandfather grabbed him by the ear and pulled him into the shop. Eight smiths worked for his grandfather, all from Europe, no two from the same country.  Not being able to communicate with each other and trying to uphold their nations honor caused them to work very productively.  Each one thought he was the best and knew the best way to do everything. They competed with each other and Steve learned from them all.  

 In 1954, Steve entered the Navy. Being a smith, they made him an electrician. After the Navy and College, he married and set up a shop for part time smithing. Immediately he was swamped with work from antique dealers, collectors, etc., and the rest is history.

His son David started at age 5 and now runs the business which has several forges, a 7000+ square foot shop and warehouse, and a gallery of their work.   Steve's wife, Shirley & David's wife, Cathy, their children Jonathan and Eli run the office.   Dennis Hunter, employee and blacksmith for 20 years, assists David in the shop.

For those coming through the Asheville area on Interstate 40, the shop is 3.5 miles off Interstate 40 at exit 44. 

We are happy to provide the information to help you make a decision on the tools you need or want. Please make an appointment to come and see us.

 


Directions from the West (Canton/Knoxville):           

Take I-40 East to Exit 37.

Turn right at end of exit ramp to traffic light

Turn left on US-19/23

Go to 2nd traffic light (approx. 3.9 mi.)          

Turn left onto Dogwood Rd. to flashing traffic light  (approx. 1.1 mi.)

Turn right onto Monte Vista Rd. and go to Daniel Ridge Rd. (approx. 1 mi.)

Turn left onto Daniel Ridge Rd.

Blacksmiths Depot is #100 on right (approx 0.6 mi.)

CUSTOMER PARKING ON FAR SIDE OF SHOP/STORE - FOLLOW SIGNS



Directions from the East (Asheville/Hickory): 

Take I-40 West to Exit 44. 

Turn right at the end of the exit ramp on US-19/23. 

Go to the 4th traffic light (approx. 1.9 mi.) 

Turn right onto Asbury Rd.and go to end of Asbury Rd.(approx 1.6 mi.)

Turn left onto Monte Vista Rd.to 2nd road on right (approx. 0.3 mi.)

Turn Right onto Daniel Ridge Rd.

Blacksmiths Depot is #100 on right (approx 0.6 mi.)

CUSTOMER PARKING ON FAR SIDE OF SHOP/STORE - FOLLOW SIGNS