7th 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





ABS YouTube Channel Video Clip from last year’s Mid America Symposium

Master Smith Joe Keeslar – Silver Wire Inlay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTIeECDDxQ





Location:

Miami County Fairgrounds

650 County Road 25A

Troy, Ohio 45373



Contact: Jim Batson at 256-971-6860 or jlbatson@charter.net for more information



Registration: $55



Pre-Register and pay the $55 Registration fee online in the Store



or Cindy Sheely, ABS Office Manager at cindy@americanbladesmith.com or (419) 832-0400



Demonstrators:



Joe Keeslar, MS – KY …………………Silver Wire Inlay and File Work



Jim Batson, MS – AL……………………Simple Bladesmith Metallurgy



Zoe Christ, AP – NC…………………….Damascus Steel from A to Z



Brian Thie, JS – IA……………………..Handles & Guards and Leather Sheaths



Daniel Warren, JS- NC………………..Forging and Finishing Integrals



Carolyn Hughes, Editor – TX…………Promotion and Marketing



BR Hughes, Founder – TX…………….MS and JS Judging Standards, Auctioneer



Butch Sheely, JS – OH…………………Blade Forging, Grinding, Heat Treating, and Cutting Demonstration



Bill Wiggins, JS – NC……………………Damascus Steel



Demonstrators and SOFA……………..Hands on Forging





Accommodations:



Electrical Hook-ups & Primitive Camping, washrooms & showers are available, no sanitary hook-ups.



Super 8 Motel, 937/339-6564, 1330 Archer Dr, 1-75 exit 73 East to Archer Dr, ask for ABS rates



Best Western Luxbury Inn, 937/335-0021, 1375 W Ohio Rt 55, 1-75 exit 73 East to Dorset Rd on left



Econo Lodge, 937/335-0013,1210 Brukner, 1-75 exit 73 East to Archer Dr turn right just before Waffle House



Best Value Motel, 937/339-1515,30 Troy Town Dr, 1-75 exit 74 West turn left on Troy Town Dr.



Holiday Inn Express, 937/332-1700,60 Troy Town Dr, 1-75 exit 74 West turn left on Troy Town Dr.



Residence Inn by Marriott, 937/440-9303, 87 Troy Town Dr, 1-75 exit 74 West turn left on Troy Town Dr.



Comfort Inn Piqua, 937/778-8100, 987 E Ash St., 1-75 exit 82 East, connected to mall next to Interstate



Travel Lodge Tipp City, 937/667-2481,1100 W Main, 1-75 Exit 68

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