RagnarokFireSupplies

Ragnarok Fire Supplies

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 1256 Sales

RagnarokFireSupplies

Ragnarok Fire Supplies

Minneapolis, Minnesota 1256 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(267)

Announcement   We make custom fire performance toys and belly dance performance wear! Palm torches, Fire fans, Fire hula hoops, fire eating / fire breathing torches, fire swords, and fire poi, of course!

Contact us with any questions/requests!

Announcement

We make custom fire performance toys and belly dance performance wear! Palm torches, Fire fans, Fire hula hoops, fire eating / fire breathing torches, fire swords, and fire poi, of course!

Contact us with any questions/requests!

RagnarokFireSupplies

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RagnarokFireSupplies

Palm Torches, Pair
$50.00
Quart Fuel Can for Soaking
$5.00
Pair of Fire Eating Torches
$20.00
Baladay Fire Scimitar, balanced
$100.00
Moorish Fire Scimitar, balanced
$100.00
Sale - Medium Lotus Fire Fans, Pair
$120.00
Sale - Large Lotus Fire Fans, Pair
$130.00
Cleaver Butcher Knife Earrings
$5.00

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About Us

Ragnarok Fire Supplies is a dynamic duo comprised of Nathanael England and Remedy Howard. Nathanael does most of the designing, crafting, and communications, and Remedy does most of the product testing.

Ragnarok Fire Supplies was officially formed in 2010, though we've been crafting fire toys since 2008. The name came about from the fact that we're both a couple of geeks that love mythology and the post-apocalyptic genre, such as Mad Max, The Road, Tank Girl, etc. For those not in the know, Ragnarok ("The Doom of the Gods") is the Norse End Times, consisting of battles between the gods, various natural disasters, the scorching of the earth (all of the nine realms, for that matter) by the flaming sword of Surt (leader of the fire giants), and the subsequent submersion of the world in water, followed by the eventual repopulation and regrowth of the world.

Yeah... geeks.

What else do we do? Collectively, we also form The Switchblade Sideshow, performing variety acts steeped in circus sideshow tradition. Aside from the expected fire performance, we also do acts such as straitjacket escape, human pincushion, hula hooping while STANDING on a bed of nails, bed of swords, human chopping block, whip acts, belly dance, animal traps, and much more.

Nathanael also works as a photographer, and is slowly but surely rephotographing all of our inventory. You can see his ACTUAL photography at www.oneirosimaging.com. He loves reading, playing chess, welding and sculpting, and according to Remedy, listens to too much music in minor keys.

Remedy is also a practicing ATS (American Tribal Style) belly dancer. She started her belly dance roots in cabaret (which really wasn't her thing) and tribal fusion (which she loved). ATS is her new passion, along with making art and music, crochet, and being generally awesome. Remedy is also an attuned reiki master and tarot reader, and is currently apprenticing as a tattoo artist.

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  • Nathanael England

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    My name is Nathanael, and I craft everything in our shop. I'm a sideshow performer in The Switchblade Sideshow, and have been performing and crafting props for years.

  • Remedy

    Product Testing

    My name is Remedy, and I test out Nathanael's product designs. I'm a sideshow performer in The Switchblade Sideshow, as well as a belly dancer, and have been performing for years.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 19, 2016
Thank you for considering Ragnarok Fire Supplies! We're happy to help you with all of your fire needs!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment must be made in full before shipping orders. Paypal payments clear faster than credit card payments (immediately, as opposed to 2-5 business days), and orders paid with paypal payments will ship sooner than those made with credit cards.
Shipping
Unless otherwise specified, all items are made-to-order (they're not made until purchased), so orders typically ship out within 3-5 business days of date of purchase. Please allow for at least a week of time between the date of your purchase and the date that you need your gear. We can, and will, do what we can to accommodate for those that need their items faster, but please contact us before ordering and expecting to have it within a day or two.
Refunds and Exchanges
We offer a 60 day return policy on all items, with a 6 month warranty. This warranty is voided if the product is modified in any way, so should you have any issues with a product, please contact us before doing irreparable damage to the products. Products that have been exposed to fuel cannot be shipped back, so if you should happen to suffer a manufacturing defect after your gear has been used, please contact us and we'll try to work with you. We're happy to back the craftsmanship of our gear.

Shipping fees cannot be refunded.

We cannot accept returns of customized items. This includes, but is not limited to custom staves, custom taped hoops, or anything else that we might make custom for you, via length or size, colour, or other variations. We may be able to make some exceptions to the rule, if it happens to be a common colour or size choice, but in most cases, we cannot accept returns of these items. Please contact us if necessary.

If you order a scimitar or fire fans and change your mind after we've already paid for materials and started on them, you cannot cancel your order or change the style of the item that your ordered. Should we decide to allow you to cancel the order that has already been started, there will be a 50% restocking fee for scimitars and fire fans. This applies only to those items. Should you need to cancel an order for these items, please contact us IMMEDIATELY, as we often get started on those orders within hours of them being placed.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ:

Is fire performance dangerous?

Yes! You're playing with fire!

Fire performance can be thrilling, addictive, and very rewarding. You are, after all, playing with one of the basic elements of the universe, which happens to be one of the most destructive and dangerous elements as well.

If you don't follow proper fire safety, this can lead to serious injuries, destruction of property, or death. It's no joking matter. People have been hospitalized or buried, and venues and houses have been set on fire. It's very important to learn proper fire safety, which includes being properly dressed, safely fueling your equipment, safely removing excess fuel from your equipment, checking your equipment before it's exposed to fuel or fire, and being mindful of yourself, your gear, and your surroundings when performing. There's more to it than that, but those are the key points in a nutshell.

Despite the inherent dangers involved, fire performance can be relatively safe if the proper precautions are taken. It's a rewarding experience, and once you try it out for the first time, you'll probably be hooked for life. The feeling of wielding fire in your hands for the first time is something that you'll never forget.



What kind of fuel is the best to use?

That depends largely on what you're planning to do with it, and where. If you're planning to have it in your mouth (for fire eating or fire breathing), kerosene/parafin has less toxins in it than other fuel types, making it safer to use for this type of performance than most other fuels, which typically have carcinogens in them. Also, kerosene has a higher flash point than most other fuels, making it one of the least explosive fuels.

However, kerosene also produces more smoke than white gas (such as Coleman's Camp Fuel), so many performers prefer it for outdoor use, and white gas for indoor use.

For more information on common fuels, check out the MSDS info under Links and Resources at www.ragnarokfiresupplies.com .



Should I soak my Kevlar wicks, and for how long?

Yes! Soak your wicks! The first time is the most critical. If you don't let your wicks soak sufficiently (particularly the first time), you'll dramatically shorten the lifespan of your wicks. The first time you plan to use your gear, soak your wicks for AT LEAST 30 MINUTES. If your wicks haven't properly absorbed the fuel, instead of burning the fuel that is soaked into your wicks, you'll end up actually burning your Kevlar, causing damage to your gear. This also happens if you let your wicks burn for too long, once the fuel is burned out and the flames are sputtering on your wicks.

After the initial soak of 30 minutes or more, you only need to let your gear soak for 5 minutes or so. Don't just pour fuel onto your wicks. Let them properly soak in a fuel container, unless you want to be replacing your gear again soon. Kevlar wicks that have been properly cared for can potentially withstand a year or more of heavy usage. If you don't soak them properly, you may be cutting that lifespan in half.



What kind of container do you recommend for transporting fuel?

Pick yourself up a metal fuel bottle such as the kind made by MSR. You can find them nearly anywhere that sells camping supplies, or even on Amazon.com. They are built to withstand a beating, the threaded lids screw in deeply to the neck (preventing leaks and drips), and are meant specifically to hold fuel. Yes, there are inexpensive aluminum water bottles that look similar, but they are not meant to hold fuel. Please don't use them, and please don't use a glass container.

Some performers find it helpful to attach velcro to the bottom of their bottle, so it can be stuck in place when not in use (this pretty much only applies to performers that have other props or containers with them, which will have the other half of the velcro attached to it).

With these fuel bottles, pressure may build up and make it difficult to open the bottle, so it's not a bad idea to keep something that you can stick through the ring on the lid for better leverage, making it easier to unscrew. Just about any form of sturdy metal rod (a screwdriver, some torches, etc.) works well for this (though you may be able to get by with a stick or other random object). If the prop you're using doesn't work for it, you may want to consider attaching something for this purpose, via a carabiner/quicklink to the lid of your bottle.

You may also want to carry a fuel funnel along, which will make it significantly easier to pour fuel from your soaking can back into your fuel bottle. Fuel funnels are available nearly anywhere that sells automotive supplies, including most gas stations.