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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ABS News and Events

Atlanta Blade Show

March 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Atlanta Blade Show June 4-6, 2021 click image to go to website Location: Cobb Galleria Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA Phone (770) 955-8000 • Fax (770) 989-5049 American Bladesmith Society - Tentative Schedule of Events Thursday [...]

Spring Piney Woods Hammer In

December 8th, 2020|0 Comments

April 10-11, 2021 Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.Hosted by Texarkana College, Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing Journeyman and Master Smith Testing will be held during this Hammer-In. Saturday the 10th of April at [...]


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) April 19th - April 30th (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm): $1450 Instructor: Scott McGhee Certified by the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) and taught by ABS Master Smiths, this two week course is [...]