Current creation time: Fans: up to 4 weeks Triads: 2 weeks

About our fans

Why choose Forged Creations?

​ No wick fastening hardware!  

Each of our wicks is meticulously sewn with four feet of Kevlar thread. We use a two-foot-long strip of 1.5" x 1/16" Kevlar for our wicks, mounted on Wickspikes. Wickspikes, a unique innovation from Forged Creations, are sharpened metal spikes welded to the tip of each spine. The Kevlar is wound around the spine and impaled by the spikes in the initial layers, ensuring they stay securely in place. This method eliminates the need for additional weight or potential hotspots from hooks, rivets, nuts, or washers.



Every weld is a gusset

(A small triangle shaped support, affixed to a load bearing inside corner), not just a weld.... What does this mean? During the MIG welding process, filler metal in the form of steel alloy wire is fed into each joint and upon contact with the workpiece reaches temperatures upwards of 5000 degrees, melting the wire and the metal around it, causing them to become one, The more wire added, the larger the gusset and the more support each joint will have. During this process, the gusset is rounded to a concave radius which helps to prevent tearing in the corner from hard impacts.  


4 stages of finishing 

After welding the fans and allowing them to cool slowly. We start the finishing process by grinding down each welded area to nearly flush but slightly convex, then sanding the entire fan smooth and rounding each gusseted joint to a concave radius, and finally smooth finish polishing with fine grit on the grips. Then we hand rub the rings with oil to reduce friction and protect them from rust causing moisture.



The most vulnerable joints are inside the wicks! 

Most of the time, a wick is the first to hit when a fan is dropped. That makes the joint closest to the end of each spine the most susceptible to bend causing force. Over the years we've learned that bringing the inside supports further toward the tips and wrapping the kevlar around the joint, drastically improves their resilience.




Clearance between spines for easy paint can dip fueling!

Many designers use webbing or supports in between the spines near the wicks where they are weakest, but those supports often prevent the wick from reaching into a dip cup. Our designs use an angular approach to this issue. Leaving plenty of room for dipping while providing ample support to all 5 spines 




Curved Spines place outside wicks in a straight line with each other: 
The vast majority of drop damage is taken by the outside wicks. Putting them in this position helps tremendously with shock distribution by making a straight line through the center of the fan. This is also very useful for balancing tricks. :) 


More about our different grip styles



The smooth, round handle encourages easy and fluent transitions through different hand grips. Each handle features a 1.5" ring, allowing for two fingers in and two fingers out for better control. We also offer 1.75" and 2" spinning rings, typically for those with larger fingers, accommodating two fingers in and two fingers out. However, some spinners prefer using three fingers in and one out with our 2" ring.

The fan has five wicks on five individual spines, providing isolation points on both the outer and center wicks. The spines enable your fingers to assist with rotations. The wicks are spread out to 180 degrees, ensuring a clean, true "S" formation and distributing the weight towards the center of the fan, which enhances balance and strength throughout. The smooth, curved spine allows for rolling around the body and arms while giving the frame a sleek profile.


Flat Grip

Our flat grip fans feature a 2" spinning ring and offer a choice between 1.5" and 1" wicks. The 1" wick fans are the lightest in our lineup, ideal for those with sensitive wrists. The flat grip design ensures clean stops, making it perfect for 3D tech and box tech. These fans are excellent for both beginners and experienced spinners. The 1" wick fans weigh 10.3 oz, while the 1.5" wick fans weigh 12.4 oz.                  






 Extreme Pistol Grip™ (XPG)

Introduced in 2012, Pistol Grips™ mark a pioneering innovation from Forged Creations, setting a standard imitated by many yet unmatched in its originality. However, there's been some confusion surrounding what exactly defines a Pistol Grip™.

The term "Pistol Grip™" refers to the two differently sized rings designed to fit snugly in your palm. These rings mimic the grip of a pistol, with your hand naturally adopting a "finger gun" position. As the rings differ in size, they must be positioned correctly in your hand: the smaller ring rests at the top (toward the thumb), while the larger one sits at the bottom (toward the pinky).

Due to this specific hand placement requirement, we don't recommend Pistol Grips™ for beginners. We encourage potential buyers to try them out first. Additionally, it's important to note that the two bottom grip rings are not meant for spinning; using them will result in an imbalanced feel.

Extreme Pistol Grips™ have a 1.5" & 1" grip ring with a 1.75” & 2” ring. 




3" & 3.5" Hybrid Large Ring Flat Grip 

The newest addition to our Tech Fan Family. The Forged Creations Hybrid grip combines a large 3" or  3-1/2 inch Ring with a flat grip on a small frame. We kept the height at our standard 13 1/2 inches but added 2 inches to the width, bringing it to 21 inches to help compensate for balance. We then adjusted the orientation of the inner supports to a more forward position, fine tuning the balance until it was just perfect. Balancing is a breeze and they feel even lighter than their actual weight of just 14 oz. each for the 3.5" and 13oz for the 3" ring.


Why flat black paint?​

Here at forged creations we strive to provide the highest quality and most user friendly products we possibly can. So, you may ask yourself why we put black spray paint on our fans instead of some expensive powder coat paint, or chrome. The answer is simple. Thick industrial coatings while very resistant to weathering, UV light damage, and moisture....are not made to withstand repeated high speed impact against hard surfaces. This means that chips of the coating can flake away when the fans are dropped repeatedly, leaving the grip with sharp edges on the surface. These sharp edges can be very abrasive on fingers and make the fans uncomfortable to spin. Additionally, powder coatings and chrome cannot be repaired easily, the surface must be completely stripped to bare metal and then re-coated. This is the #1 reason we do not paint the spinning rings on our props.

    Metal coated in spray paint can be touched up quickly and easily at any time. Wrap the wicks in aluminum foil and the grip ring in masking tape then spray them with flat black paint. 
     As for the frame of the fan. Regardless of the finish chosen for a fire prop, in the end the prop is designed to be burned. The heat and soot will damage and discolor any finish. We use flat finish spray paint because it seems to be  least affected by the burning wicks. glossy finishes "bubble up" when heated and are ruined. Any color of flat finish paint will work. We choose black so that it matches the soot and carbon that coats the spines. This soot, when left to build up helps to protect the metal from rusting . Colorful paints look nice to begin with, but will change drastically as the soot and heat affect the finish.