I started Distal Steel in 2014 with the goal of providing high quality and innovative tools for farriers that would help them do the best job possible, as efficiently as possible.

I worked for 14 years as a farrier between Northern Virginia, as a member of the group practice Forging Ahead, and New Zealand. I always had an interest in toolmaking and naturally got involved in making tools for myself and other farriers. As the business rapidly grew, it became a full time pursuit in 2017.

We are based in Northern Virginia and all of our products are made in house through small batch manufacturing. We source USA made raw materials and products as much as possible.

We are a family owned and run business and though it has changed over the years, our goal will always be to provide farriers with great tools that help them do high quality work as efficiently as possible. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from our customers and look forward to serving you for many years to come.