Author Archives: American Bladesmith Society

ABS Great Smoky Mountain Symposium

5th Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium Offered by the American Bladesmith Society Hosted by Haywood Community College March 9, 10, and 11, 2012  Location:  Haywood Community College  185 Freelander Drive Clyde, North Carolina For more information Contact: Bill Wiggins, ABS Coordinator at (828) 226-2551 or Email Bill Registration: $65 Registration fee...

9th ABS Exposition

9th ABS Exposition January 27, 28, and 29, 2012 The 2012 American Bladesmith Society’s all forged blade EXPO is the premier show for hand forged blades. From utility blades, to the finest forged and crafted art knives, the ABS EXPO has something for everyone. The show is held in San Antonio,...

Fall Great Smoky Mountain Hammer-In

  Fall Great Smoky Mountain Hammer In Offered by the American Bladesmith Society   October 15 and 16, 2011    Location: Haywood Community College185 Freelander DriveClyde, North Carolina For more information Contact: Bill Wiggins, ABS Coordinator at (828) 226-2551 or Email Bill Registration: $65 Registration fee can be paid in “Event...

California Hammer-In

California Hammer-In American Bladesmith Society, Inc. Location: College of the Sequoias Visalia, California Contact: Mike Vagnino at 559-636-0501 or email mvknives@lightspeed.net Registration fee: $55 Pre-Register and pay the $55 Registration fee online in the Store or contact Cindy Sheely, ABS Office Manager at store@americanbladesmith.com or (419) 832-0400 Demonstrators: Tom Ferry, MS………………………Damascus...

Fall Piney Woods Hammer-In

Location:William F. “Bill” Moran, Jr School of BladesmithingTexarkana CollegeWashington, Arkansas Information:Contact B.R. Hughes at (903) 824-6588 or Email billrhughes@cableone.net Registration:Pre-Register and pay the $55 Registration fee online in the Storeor contact Cindy Sheely, ABS Office Manager at cindy@americanbladesmith.comor (419) 832-0400Demonstrators:Ron Newton, MS………………..Advanced Damascus and Folding KnivesMike Williams, MS………………Handles and Guards and...

Heartland Bladesmithing Symposium

Heartland Bladesmithing Symposium October 1 and 2, 2011 Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.Hosted by Kansas Custom Knifemakers Association Location:Washburn Institute of Technology5724 SW Huntoon StreetTopeka, Kansas 66604 Contact : Steve Culver at sculver@americanbladesmith.com or (785)484-0146 for more information Registration Fee: $55Pre-Register and pay the $55 Registration fee online in...

7th ABS Mid-America Bladesmithing Symposium

7th Mid-America Bladesmithing Symposium August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc. Hosted by the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil Blacksmith Association Location:Miami County Fairgrounds650 County Road 25ATroy, Ohio 45373Directions: Delorme Map Share Contact: Jim Batson at 256-971-6860 or jlbatson@charter.net for more information Registration: $55 Pre-Register...