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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