Welcome to Ragnar's Ragweed Forge

This is the home of Ragnar's Ragweed Forge. Here you'll find information about knives, both historical and modern, blacksmithing, Vikings, Buckskinners, living history, and the SCA. There's an on-line catalog of knives, ironwork, Viking and Celtic jewelry, and other historical items. The format is fairly simple. The page is, as they say, always under construction.

This is "Ragnar's" Ragweed Forge because I'm known as Ragnar of Elandris in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a worldwide group of people with an interest in early history. I live in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, otherwise known as Western New York. The Hael is part of the autonomous Kingdom of AEthelmearc, formerly part of the East Kingdom.

This is Ragnar's "Ragweed" Forge because in the American Fur Trade living history groups ("Buckskinners") I also belong to, one acquires a name according to some observed behavior or incident. You should be careful about sneezing!

It's a virtual "forge" because I'm a blacksmith, a knifemaker and a member of the American Bladesmith Society.

The page reflects some of my interests including:

Click here for an image of my store. (20kb JPEG)

The Store

The web page won't be entirely devoted to sales. I'd like to provide some information, and perhaps evoke (provoke?) some discussion. But I will be selling knives, Viking and Celtic jewelry, iron work, feast gear, and other items for the historically minded, as well as modern outdoors folks. I've got a lot of different things, and there will be small catalog changes more or less constantly. I believe everything in the catalog is actually on hand and ready to ship. At least that's the plan. I'm sorry there is no printed version at present. I've tried to arrange it to print out clearly if you need a hard copy.

The Catalog:

(Ordering information is at the bottom of each catalog page.)