Author Archives: American Bladesmith Society

ABS New England Hammer-In

Join us in Auburn, Maine this July 13-15, 2012 for some outstanding bladesmithing demonstrations and a lobster bake! DEMONSTRATOR   James L. Batson ………………………… Bowies Joe Szilaski ………………………… Folding knives, Ax Forging, Metal Carving Tim Potier ………………………… JS Test Knives, start to finish and Checkering Mace Vitale ………………………… Handles and Guards, Grinding Handles Butch...

ABS Spring Piney Woods Hammer-In

Spring Piney Woods Hammer In April 28 and 29, 2012   Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.   Location: Moran School of Bladesmithing Texarkana College Washington, Arkansas Directions: Google Maps Information Contact: B.R. Hughes at (903) 838-0134 for more information or email billrhughes@cableone.net Registration Fee: Pre-Register and pay the $55 Registration fee Online...

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 can be paid at...

9th ABS Exposition

9th ABS ExpositionJanuary 27, 28, and 29, 2012The 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, Texas, the home of the...

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 Registration” in the...

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 Design & Construction...

Fall Piney Woods Hammer-In

Location:William F. “Bill” Moran, Jr School of BladesmithingTexarkana CollegeWashington, ArkansasInformation:Contact B.R. Hughes at (903) 824-6588 or Email billrhughes@cableone.netRegistration: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 ABS Judging StandardsJ.R. Cook, MS……………………..Basic...