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ABS Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium

 

5th Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium

Offered by the American Bladesmith Society

Hosted by Haywood Community College Posted Image

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 the event, or contact Cindy Sheely, ABS Office Manager at (419) 832-0400 or Email Cindy

Demonstrators:

Jerry Fisk, MS – Arkansas………….Forging, heat treating, and grinding

Greg Neely, MS – Texas…………….Hand finishing blades, finishing Damascus, and ABS Judging Standards

Burt Foster, MS – Virginia………….Knife Photography and Laminated blades

Schedule:

Thursday, March 8       ………………..3 to 6pm           Check in and Registration

                                       ………………..6:30 pm            Demonstrators Dinner (All invited)

Friday, March 9             ………………..8AM to 5pm     Blade Forging & Demonstrations                                        ………………..7 to 9pm           Battle of the Bladesmiths  

Saturday, March 10       …………………8am to 12am   Blade Forging & Demonstrations 

                                       ………………..1 to 3pm           Knife Show (Free to the public)

                                       ………………..3 to 5pm           Auction (bring items for auction)

                                       ………………..5 to 7pm           Dinner (pay at site)

                                       ………………..7 to 9pm           Cutting Demonstration  

 Sunday, March 11          ………………..8 to 12am         Blade Forging & Demonstrations

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