Welcome to the Forge!

Blacksmith Elmer Roush makes 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, 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.

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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.”

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Elmer Roush Blacksmith

Forging a spear at the anvil during the class ... See MoreSee Less

Elmer Roush hand forging a Viking spear.

3 weeks ago

Nathan Johnston, Viktor Klymenko and 23 others like this

Erick LambarriOmg I want to take a spear making class!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Rusty TuilMe too!! Me too! I think Rustick should teach us!!3 weeks ago

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Shane PartridgeHow do I get one of these axes mate.1   ·  4 weeks ago

Austin McGlaunLast year at blade I picked up a couple of hand axes from you. I hope to get some full size axes this year!1   ·  3 weeks ago

Shane PartridgeI'm an Aussie, check out my page if you like Blacks Blades.4 weeks ago

LordJeff K NelsonBeautiful work man!4 weeks ago

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Molly Sellers Robinson SeaverLooks like the start of a kick ass action movie!1   ·  4 weeks ago

William JordanVery nice!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Artificum Solis LLC Custom BladeworksJack makes that anvil look small.1   ·  4 weeks ago

Austin McGlaunHammer on gentlemen4 weeks ago

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