OUR PURPOSE and MISSION

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.

ABS- Setting The Standard For Bladesmithing

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ABS News and Events

August Intro to Bladesmithing Class at SOFA

June 12th, 2024|Comments Off on August Intro to Bladesmithing Class at SOFA

The ABS approved SOFA School in Troy Ohio is taking enrollment for the August Intro to Bladesmithing class to be held August 19 through August 30, 2024.  This two-week course will have two ABS Master [...]

Congratulations to Our New Rated Smiths!

June 10th, 2024|Comments Off on Congratulations to Our New Rated Smiths!

NEW MASTER SMITH Fabio Barros, Santa Catarina, Brazil NEW JOURNEYMAN SMITHS Cameron Alarcio, CA Jason Chen, YunNan, China Pieter-Paul Derks, Limburg, Netherlands Zane Dvorak, OH Robin Gagachian, Nantes, France Chris Gardner, NV Aidan Garrity, CT [...]

Schools

August Intro to Bladesmithing Class at SOFA

June 12th, 2024|Comments Off on August Intro to Bladesmithing Class at SOFA

The ABS approved SOFA School in Troy Ohio is taking enrollment for the August Intro to Bladesmithing class to be held August 19 through August 30, 2024.  This two-week course will have two ABS Master [...]

Folding Knife Workshop

March 19th, 2024|Comments Off on Folding Knife Workshop

Folding Knife Workshop When: April 8th – April 12th 8am – 5pm Sorry this class is no longer available, Instructor: ABS Mastersmith Steve Dunn Students will be learning the process of stock removal, fit & [...]

2024 Fall Piney Woods Hammer-In

September 30th, 2023|Comments Off on 2024 Fall Piney Woods Hammer-In

October 19-20, 2024 Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc. Hosted by Texarkana College, Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing   Get the schedule here:  2023 fall hammer in schedule Pre Register [...]

Texarkana College Fall Schedule

July 21st, 2023|Comments Off on Texarkana College Fall Schedule

Enrollment Form PDF or Enroll Online Refund Requests must be received 3 weeks prior to first day of class. We are starting up a student library at the school. It will be knife relevant material [...]