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Meet the Craftsman

Born in 1974 in the small town of Mount Holly, North Carolina, Jason Hartness grew up in a family surrounded by the artistic flair of nature and engineering design on a daily basis. As a young boy, Jason was fortunate to see his mother draw and paint some of the most detailed art works of that time. As Jason’s artistic abilities materialized, he was also engaged in the field of mechanical engineering through his father, as Jason will tell you, “the smartest man he knows.”


Since 1996 as an artist and master craftsman, Jason has mastered the art of metal creations, specializing in depicting nature and wildlife scenes along with unique custom designs for almost any application. His education in mechanical engineering—and the unique ability to visualize, prior to fabrication—has enabled him to develop and utilize tools and heating methods to create spectacular designs, shapes, and amazing colors in his art work.


His custom work can be found in many stores across the US, and have been sold to customers in countries such as Australia, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and Canada. Quite often Jason is commissioned to design and make special logos, signs, railing and unique lighting for commercial accounts across the country. Since Jason has always had the highest respect for our US Military personnel and North Carolina Forestry Association, he has developed a relationship over the years making special custom retirement gifts to recognize these amazing men and women.


Jason’s life philosophy has spilled over into his artwork.  As you can see, his attention to detail—and the drive to be the best he can be at all he does—has made a large impact on what he offers in his line of products.


If you ask Jason what he wants to accomplish with his art he will say, “I want to make something better than anyone for everyone”.


Currently, Jason works in his well-equipped facility located in Lincolnton, North Carolina, and lives nearby in the small town of Iron Station.

He now builds custom hand made hunting knives, as that has been one of his passions since he was a child.

Jason Hartness

Personalized Approach


I am always creating new metal art, rustic furniture, and rustic lighting. I now build custom hunting knives that started as a childhood hobby, now to be another product that we proudly build with pride!


If you are looking for custom metal artwork, or want a custom knife built just for you, give us call or email anytime. I am happy to design something that you will not find anywhere else.

Thanks for visiting my website!
- Metal Artist Jason Hartness

Made in America


Why buy American made? Your patriotic spending does more than you think. We are in control of our country's future each time we make a purchase. American people spending American dollars on American products equals American jobs. These jobs are the foundation of a thriving economy. Recycle the dollar!


Hartcrafters chandelier

Hand-Crafted, Custom Made Art


Here at Hartcrafters we will help you to create a custom, one of a kind, hand crafted piece of art or a custom logo design that will last you for generations and be an eye catcher/conversation piece. 80% of our products are custom in one way or another, so we want to make it exactly the way you want it.

Handmade Hunting Knife 1

 Handmade Knives


Here at Hartcrafters we will help you to create a custom knife or you can choose from our new collection. They are one of a kind, hand crafted pieces of art designed to perform. Our knives will last you for a lifetime, be an eye catcher/conversation piece at hunting camp and also make one heck of a collector piece. Our Knives are all custom in one way or another because we build by hand and use natures creations as materials. We want to make it exactly the way you want it. If you give us the opportunity to show you, you won't be disappointed. 

Handmade Hunting Knives
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