The American Bladesmith Society, Inc. (ABS) 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 ABS are to inform and educate knife makers and the public about the art, science, technology, history and culture relating to forged edged tools, weapons and artifacts and the proper care and use of these objects.

The original Board of Directors for the American Bladesmith Society was: William F. Moran, Jr., Bill Bagwell, Don Hastings and B.R. Hughes.

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Kilroy’s Workshop 2021 Classes

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

ABS Approved 2021 Classes Folding Knife - April 19-23, 2021 - $900Instructor: James Rodebaugh, MasterSmith Forged-to-Finish Elemental Chopper - June 14-17, 2021 - $1,790Instructor: Jason Knight, ABS Master Smith Quillion Dagger - October 4-8, [...]

Arc and Flame Schedule for 2021

September 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Introduction to Bladesmithing (2-Week Course) October 18th - 29th, 2021 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm): $1450 Instructor: Timothy Potier Certified by the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) and taught by ABS Master Smiths, this two week course is [...]