Bowie’s Memorial Hammer-In will be held in Unicoi, TN, and sponsored by the State of Franklin Blacksmith’s Guild in association with the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths. For info call Alan 423-773-1161, Kurt 931-309-1416, or Matt 423-557-9616; or email ALongmire4@gmail.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.AACBlacksmiths.org. For camping reservations, visit https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/tennessee/farmhouse-gallery-gardens/farmhouse-gallery-gardens. Numerous hotels available as well.
The format is a series of demonstrations of any and all aspects of bladesmithing, from history to technique to whatever. One demo at a time, with the possibility of continuing off to the side if it’s something tedious like engraving or drawfiling that not everyone will be interested in.
This is an Iron-in-the-Hat supported event! Admission is free, but in the spirit of Bowie’s old hammer-in in Knoxville, please donate generously to the Iron in the Hat. We need your support to make this an annual event. The State of Franklin Blacksmith’s guild is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible!