My work is now on this WordPress website, so each piece is published as an individual post, labelled with different Categories. The Categories are listed in the menu at the side of the page (or at the bottom if you’re viewing this on a small screen) to help you look at the posts in the grouping that interests you. There is also a more indepth searchable checkbox list further down.
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.
Blacksmith Elmer Roush makes hand forged functional hand tools, weapons and implements from 10th Century Viking to 18th Century American styles. Each piece starts out being individually forged from steel or wrought iron bar stock, and some are pattern welded. During the hot forging, Elmer precisely defines 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.
Elmer has been studying the skilled hand-forging and metalsmithing work of the pre- and early-industrial smiths enabling him to recreate historically accurate hand-forged tools and equipment such as: dividers, calipers, early locks, kitchen utensils and broilers, and a whole host of edged tools that vary from working tools like hewing axes, froes and hatchets to historic replicas such as the viking axes.