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ABS Mid-America Super Hammer-in Bladesmithing Convention

August 24, 2023 - August 27, 2023

Hosted By Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil

A Full Weekend of Information for Bladesmiths of All Levels
Talks and demonstrations will Include beginner, intermediate and advanced topics, offering learning opportunities for fledgling forgers to Master Bladesmiths.

Andrew Meers demonstrating Damascus, Nick Rossi demonstrating Forging & Grinding,
Burt Foster demonstrating Kitchen Knives, Bill Rupel demonstrating Folding Knives,
Steve Rapp demonstrating Silver Wrap Sheaths & Handles, Tim Zowada demonstrating Straight Razors, with many more to be announced.

Testing for Journeyman and Master Bladesmith Certification
A time slot will be set aside for those wishing to do performance testing for Journeyman or Master Bladesmith. With the number of qualified Master Bladesmiths that will be present, the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) is making this event an official judging venue where Journeyman Smith and Master Smith applicants will be able to submit their finished knives for judging and be awarded JS and MS certification. With this event the ABS can offer our members a more affordable, and less stressful, environment for the certification process, from performance test to judging and the awarding of the stamps, all in one location.

Knife Show
All registered attendees are invited to have a table at a one-day knife show at this event. Tell all of your collector friends not to miss out on the knives that will be at this show.

This Event Will Be Big!
The Southern Ohio Forge & Anvil Blacksmith Assoc. and the Miami County Fairgrounds offers facilities that are second to none. This unique venue allows for multiple events to take place in different locations on the grounds and has onsite camping for both tent and RV.



August 24, 2023
August 27, 2023
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American Bladesmith Society
419-832-0400 (Cindy Sheely)
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Miami County Fairgrounds
650 N County Rd 25A
Troy, OH 45373 United States
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