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  1. This is ABS Mastersmith Kevin Cashen talking about the making of the ABS Board Knife for this year. It is a substantial Bowie with 1095 and Hamon, walrus ivory handle and Damascus fittings. As is typical with Kevin, there is a lot of info and a quirky sense of humor.
  2. I was doing some research this afternoon, and stumbled across this site/guild/society/whatever: http://www.americanbladesmith.com/ Granted I don't know much. But I never heard of these guys. I was wondering if anyone else had. Are they a for-real organization? Are they serious bladesmiths? Or are they more of a social group (for example, I'm a Mastersmith in the KIWG--Klingon Imperial Weapons Guild--which was a real organization--online)? And would it be worth it to shell out the $60.00 for a yearly membership? Or is it more of a "Fluffy" thing? (Yeah, I read about Fluffy. 'Nuff said.) Buck
  3. 9th ABS MID AMERICA BLADESMITHING SYMPOSIUM AND KNIFE SHOW August 23, 24, and 25, 2013 - Troy, Ohio WHAT'S HAPPENING Anytime Friday, Saturday or Sunday Visit the Tail Gate Sales, Knife Suppliers, Demonstrations and the Hands on Forging Laura Hostetler and family are willing, thank goodness; to cook for us so we have food on site. They are so good to us all and the food is excellent. They will make homemade ice cream on Saturday night also. Thursday, AUGUST 22, 2013 AREA 3-6 pm FORGE A Check in and registration 6:30 pm The Caroline, 5 South Market Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 Demonstrators dinner Everyone welcome to meet the Demonstrators Friday, AUGUST 23, 2013 8-10 am FORGE A - LIN RHEA – BLADE FORGING EXHIBITION HALL JOE KEESLAR – WIRE INLAY SHOP B GREEN COAL – BILL WIGGINS 10-12 am FORGE A - JERRY RADOS – TURKISH TWIST DAMASCUS EXHIBITION HALL STEVE DUNN – ENGRAVING SHOP B GREEN COAL – LON HUMPHREY 12-1 pm Lunch break 1-3 pm FORGE A - LIN RHEA – BLADE GRINDING EXHIBITION HALL - JIM BATSON – WOODHEAD BOWIES SHOP B GREEN COAL – JOE KEESLAR 3-5 pm FORGE A - JERRY RADOS – TURKISH TWIST DAMASCUS EXHIBITION HALL - B.R. HUGHES & JOE KEESLAR – MJ & JS JUDGING STANDARDS SHOP B GREEN COAL – STEVE DUNN 6 pm DINNER ON YOUR OWN 7-9 pm EXHIBITION HALL - LON HUMPHREY – INTERNET MARKETING Saturday, AUGUST 24, 2013 Bring Auction Items to Auction Table Show your Knives Knife Show & Auction are free to the Public 8-10 am FORGE A - JERRY RADOS – TURKISH TWIST DAMASCUS EXHIBITION HALL - JOE KEESLAR – FILE WORK SHOP B GREEN COAL – BUTCH SHEELY 10-12am FORGE A - LIN RHEA – HEAT TREATING EXHIBITION HALL - STEVE DUNN – ENGRAVING SHOP B GREEN COAL – BILL WIGGINS 12-1 pm Lunch break 1-3 pm EXHIBITION HALL KNIFE SHOW 3-5 pm EXHIBITION HALL AUCTION WITH AUCTIONEER COL. BILLY RAY HUGHES 5-7 pm DINNER BREAK 7-9 pm EXHIBITION HALL BILL WIGGINS - EDGE GEOMETRY, SHARPENING AND CUTTING Homemade ice cream will be available (Bill Wiggins demo and homemade ice cream, life doesn’t get better than that!) Sunday, AUGUST 25, 2013 8-10 am FORGE A - BUTCH SHEELY – BELT AXE FORGING EXHIBITION HALL - JIM BATSON – FRAME HANDLES 10-12 am EXHIBITION HALL - ROUND TABLE WITH ALL DEMONSTRATORS QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION. For registration and event information contact: ABS Office Manager Cindy Sheely at cindy@americanbladesmith.com
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