Welcome to the Forge!

I make hand forged functional hand tools, weapons and implements from 10th Century Viking to 18th Century American styles. Each piece is individually forged from steel or wrought iron bar stock, and some are pattern welded. During the hot forging I define the shape and proportion of the item. Then, to varying degrees, the pieces are refined with cold work at the bench using filing, chasing, sanding to give extra embellishment.

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Click here to see the gallery of work on my older website: previous gallery       This WordPress site has not completely replaced the older pages yet, bear with me!

The pieces in the ‘For Sale’ category have a button with a link to PayPal.  Please be assured that the items that I am showing in the pictures here are the actual ones that are shipped out. I pretty much forge pieces one at a time or in very small runs so I can show you the actual pieces.

Many quick updates are shown on my Facebook page here:

ps r u going to madison ga ????????? ... See MoreSee Less

Mon Apr 27th, 2015

when is the class I will be on the road to SC from the great white north ... See MoreSee Less

Mon Apr 27th, 2015

Hello elmer roush nice work u most likely dont remember but before u went to Ireland we met u were makin square nails I was takin a class w/ bill fiernine (spelling) on Damascus makin and I traded u for some 1090 and u gave me a dragons scupture AND now we are both gray haired ... See MoreSee Less

Mon Apr 27th, 2015

I will be teaching a class about forging Viking era ironwork next week at the John C. Campbell Folk School. These are some eighth to tenth century Viking style axes for my students to use as examples. We will be making locks and tools as well. ... See MoreSee Less

Sun Mar 22nd, 2015

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Michael RodriguezSorry I won't be able to be your assistant instructor this year my friend. I'll be there next year!1 month ago   ·  1
Michael CrockfordOur son Alex would be liking to be there if he can get the sheep sheared in time. That's a joke!1 month ago   ·  1
Chance GiannelliElmer one day I hope to take a class from you. The second from the top looks amazing! They are all amazing but that one just stands out to me.1 month ago
Sean FowlerThose are real beauties.1 month ago
Glenn ViveirosAre you teaching any more classes there this year?1 month ago
Arik GriesseIs there somewhere to order? I've been looking for one exactly like the third one down.1 month ago
Rachael BishopElmer Roush Blacksmith, there is a school I attended in Norway that you should contact. I can help. They would be overjoyed to have you give a demo, teach a class, or such. Take a look at Fosen folkehøgskole. I went there for farming. Let me know if you want me to write to them for you.1 month ago   ·  1

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This is in the works through RMJ Tactical LLC with the new dragon logo design Lynda & I have developed for my work ... See MoreSee Less

Velcro backed leather patch - with Elmer Roush dragon. "Elmer Roush Blacksmith"

Sun Mar 22nd, 2015

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