In October 2006, Narrow Gate Lodge moved onto the property affectionately known as Leatherwood Forge. The property has a rich history of significance. In the 1930’s Leatherwood was a small rural community complete with a general store, churches, a school, gristmills, saw mills and a blacksmith shop. The community blacksmith shop was once located at the entrance to Narrow Gate’s property.
Today, the young men of Narrow Gate Lodge are excited to be bringing craftsmanship back to the property. They spend time in our craftsman grade shops learning how to work with Leather, Wood and Forging… hence the name Leatherwood Forge. Our passion for wood, metal, and leather became the product foundation for Narrow Gate Trading Co (previously Narrow Gate Artisans), which was launched in 2013 as a non-profit LLC, wholly owned by the Narrow Gate Foundation.
Narrow Gate Artisans exists to glorify God by discipling Narrow Gate graduates in Kingdom business and craftsmanship, and by providing a sustainable source of support to our parent organization, the Narrow Gate Foundation. Our products made of wood, leather, and metal represent raw materials which have been transformed into vessels of usefulness and beauty – just like the young men who participate in the Narrow Gate Lodge experience. More info.
What and Where
Our production facility is in Franklin, TN and we are currently producing a wide range of beautifully handcrafted items for individuals, organizations, and businesses. You will find our products in homes, churches, and corporate offices. We strive to make high quality items that make a lasting impression and reflect the artistry of the One who created both us and the raw materials with which we are privileged to work.