Hand Forged History
Once a student of history, now a master. Elmer Roush has been hand forging works of art for decades. Specializing in patterns ranging from classic 'smith tools, to Colonial axes, to Viking designs, Elmer brings a feel of the past to each piece he creates. Bringing examples of historical tools - usable, ready to work - to life in his North Carolina shop by the flames of his coal forge. Each tool is not only forged by his hands, but by tools he himself has crafted. From the edge put on a 'hawk, to the shape and finish of the handle you hold, is handmade by Elmer. Using mostly non-powered hand tools and a select few powered devices (when he wants to), Elmer's goal is to keep the spirit and ways of the past alive for the next generations to see, feel, and use.