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American Bladesmith Society

The American Bladesmith Society, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit corporation to operate for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. The American Bladesmith Society was formed primarily to encourage and promote activities involving the art and science of forging metal, particularly tools, weapons, and art forms. The objectives of the educational programs of the American Bladesmith Society are to inform and educate knife makers and the public about the art, science, technology, history,w and culture relating to forged edged tools, weapons, and artifacts, and the proper care and use of these objects.

ABS Bladesmiths represent the cutting edge of forged blade performance and design on six continents. Our mission is preserving and promoting the ancient craft of forged knives through education, testing and certification.

Our passion is crafting knives featuring forged blades in the pursuit of the ultimate high performance cutting tool.


ABS Mid-America Super Hammer-in Bladesmithing Convention

Miami County Fairgrounds 650 N County Rd 25A, Troy, OH

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 […]