Blacksmith Elmer Roush uses hand-forging and bench metalsmithing techniques to make tools, weapons and implements from 10th Century Viking to 18th Century American styles. Elmer produces finely forged functional pieces, some are filed, pattern welded or chased to give extra embellishment. Each piece is made one at a time, with careful attention to the individual shape but without mass-production techniques of pre-cut patterns or drop forging.
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 “new old tools” that can be used today – axes, adzes, hammers, billhooks and froes to name a few. Each of Elmer ‘s tools is stamped with the “E.Roush” stamp.
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