August 27 – 29, 2021
You are invited to the 16th Annual Mid-America Hammer In
Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.
& Hosted by the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil Blacksmith Association
This Expo is for the knife enthusiast, knife collector and knife maker from beginner to Master.
Location: Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 County Road 25A, Troy, OH 45373

Thursday, August 26, 2021

4-6 pm:   Demo Area Check in and registration
6:30 pm:  Demonstrators dinner at The Caroline, everyone welcome to meet the demonstrators. 5 South, Market Street Troy, Ohio, 45373.

Friday, August 27, 2021

8-10 am   DEMO AREA PETE CROWL – BLADE FORGING CLASSROOM DANIEL WARREN – SLIP JOINT FOLDERS FORGE AREA HANDS ON
10-12 am DEMO AREA STEVE DUNN – DAMASCUS CLASSROOM BRET SMITH – LEATHER CARVING FORGE AREA HANDS ON
12-1 pm   Lunch break ON YOUR OWN
1-3 pm     DEMO AREA PETE CROWL – BLADE GRINDING CLASSROOM KEVIN CASHEN – HEAT TREATING FORGE AREA HANDS ON
3-5 pm     DEMO AREA STEVE DUNN – DAMASCUS CLASSROOM BILL WIGGINS – HANDLES & GUARDS FORGE AREA HANDS ON
5-7 pm     DINNER ON YOUR OWN
7-9 pm     CLASSROOM PREFERRED ABBRASIVES BELT SELECTION

Joe Keeslar Class

Saturday, August 28, 2021

8-10 am   DEMO AREA KEVIN CASHEN – HEAT TREATING CLASSROOM MARK ZALESKY – ANTIQUE BOWIES FORGE AREA HANDS ON
10-12 am DEMO AREA BILL WIGGINS – HANDLES & GUARDS CLASSROOM STEVE DUNN & KEVIN CASHEN – JUDGING STANDARDS FORGE AREA HANDS ON
12-1 pm   Lunch break ON YOUR OWN

Bring Knife Collections and examples of your work for the knife show and auction. Table fee is part of the registration.

1-3 pm    DEMO AREA KNIFE SHOW – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Bring Auction Items to Auction
Table and Show your Knives Knife Show & Auction are open and free to the Public
3-4 pm    DEMO AREA AUCTION – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
5-7 pm    DINNER ON YOUR OWN
7-9 pm    DEMO AREA POSSIBLE DEMO, UNDECIDED

Sunday, August 29, 2021

8-10 am   DEMO AREA KEVIN CASHEN – KNIFE DESIGN
8-10 AM  CLASSROOM DANIEL WARREN – SLIP JOINT FOLDERS
10-12 am DEMO AREA ROUND TABLE WITH ALL DEMONSTRATORS QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION

         Directions to Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 County Rd. 25A, Troy, OH 45373

On Interstate 75 from North, take Exit 78, travel South 3 miles on CR 25A, Fairgrounds will bon on the right.
From the South, take Exit 74, go toward Troy on W. Main St., turn left on N. Elm St, Fairgrounds will be on the left.

Accommodations:

– Electrical Hook-ups & Primitive Camping, for a fee, washrooms & showers are available, no sanitary hook-ups.
Cost for electric hook up is $35 per night, cost for primitive is $15.00 per night.
-Motel 6, 937/335-0021, 1260 S Dorset Rd, 1-75 exit 73 East to Dorset Rd on left
-Royal Inn, 937/335-0013,1210 Brukner, 1-75 exit 73 East to Archer Dr. turn right just before Waffle House
-Budget Inn, 1330 Archer Dr. Troy, OH 45373• (937) 339-6564
-Americas Best Value Motel, 937-339-7957, 30 Troy Town Dr. 1-75 exit 74 West turn left on Troy Town Dr.
-Hampton Inn Troy, 45 Troy Town Dr. Troy, OH 45373• (937) 339-7801
-Holiday Inn Express, 937/332-1700, 60 Troy Town Dr. 1-75 exit 74 West turn left on Troy Town Dr.
-Residence Inn by Marriott, 937/440-9303, 87 Troy Town Dr. 1-75 exit 74 West turn left on Troy Town Dr.
-Comfort Inn Troy, 937/552-2622, 1800 Towne Park Dr., 87 Troy Town Dr. 1-75 exit 74 West
-Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dayton Troy, 83 Troy Town Dr. Troy, OH 45373• (937) 332-1446
-Super 9 Motel, 30 Troy Town Dr. Troy, OH 45373• (937) 339-1515
-Travel Lodge Tipp City, 937/667-2481, 1100 W Main, 1-75 Exit 68
– Baymont Inn Piqua, 937-615-0140, 950 E Ash St, Piqua, OH 45356
– Comfort Inn, Piqua, 937-778-8100, 987 E. Ash St., Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua, OH, 45356 (New)

Please Pre Register

Register online through the ABS Website Store by credit card. Getting your $65.00 Pre-Registration Fee in early gets all
your paperwork done and you badge will be ready.

Hammer In Schedule and Registration Form

You can also mail registration form & check to the ABS Store, PO
Box 160, Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522 or register at the door for $75.00, all are welcome. Pre-registration closes Monday,
August 20, 2021.

Register online at www.americanbladesmith.org
The knife show table fee is included in the Registration Fee.
You must be a registered participant to have a table to show
knifes.

— Registered Tail Gate Sales & Suppliers are welcome —
PLEASE VISIT THE VENDORS AND SUPPORT THEM

God Bless and have a safe journey home.