LaForge is Lance and Joan Berg’s brain child. They separately have spent most of their adult lives running businesses at renaissance festivals and sci-fi/fantasy conventions. In 2015, they married and put their ventures together, so that they now have several tent operations, and multiple physical buildings with an array of products at 5 to 10 different faires on any given year. Lance has been making swords and other weaponry since 1992, Joan has been making copper roses and art nearly that long, they’ve both been in the games business since around 1994. Finally, as a passion project, they’ve been rescuing and fostering tiny kittens since 2017, bottle feeding and finding homes for what now numbers over fifty.

The LaForge Banner of Shops


LaForge is the flagship enterprise of the LaForge Banner. This shop sells historically accurate handmade and commercial blades; featuring both combat-ready, high carbon and specialty Damascus steel. Also offered are utility, hunting, and pocket knives.

Be Steel My Heart

Be Steel My Heart showcases both fantasy and science fiction weapons, featuring licensed pieces from multimedia sensations such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Along with blades, this shop also features stylistic butterfly and switchblade style cutlery.

Rook’s Gambit

Rook’s Gambit is a novelty shop that sells a variety of commercially available toys and games, along with period appropriate hand-made games. These custom versions of classics can’t be found elsewhere and are available for special order. 

Redsmith Rose

Redsmith Rose features all things copper. From handmade copper roses to copper wands and a wide variety of hand-hammered and twisted copper trinkets, they have all the copper to suite your needs.

Sticks & Stones & Copper Bones

Sticks & Stones & Copper Bones combines the Redsmith Rose line with handmade staffs and wands in a variety of medium, with gemstones and mineral accents.

Duck & Cover

Duck & Cover is your one-stop shop for private labeled and LARP foam weapons and armaments. 

Forever Mine

Forever Mine showcases the marriage between the mystical, scientific, and aesthetic value of  gems, minerals, and fossils. Featuring loose stones, crafted stone collections, jewellery, and other boutique items.