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: JAMES RODEBAUGH – BLADE FORGING
CLASSROOM: DANIEL WARREN – SLIP JOINT FOLDERS

10-12 am

DEMO AREA: STEVE DUNN – DAMASCUS
CLASSROOM: JOE KEESLAR – SILVER WIRE INLAY

12-1 pm  Lunch break ON YOUR OWN

1-3 pm

DEMO AREA: JAMES RODEBAUGH – BLADE GRINDING
CLASSROOM: KEVIN CASHEN – HEAT TREATING

3-5 pm

DEMO AREA: STEVE DUNN – DAMASCUS
CLASSROOM: BILL WIGGINS – HANDLES & GUARDS

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

10-12 am

DEMO AREA: BILL WIGGINS – HANDLES & GUARDS
CLASSROOM: STEVE DUNN & KEVIN CASHEN – JUDGING STANDARDS

12-1 pm- Lunch break ON YOUR OWN

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

1-3 pm

CLASSROOM: KNIFE SHOW – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Bring Auction Items to Auction Table. Knife Show & Auction are open and free to the Public

3-4 pm

CLASSROOM: AUCTION – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

5-7 pm DINNER ON YOUR OWN

7-9 pm

DEMO AREA: POSSIBLE DEMO
CLASSROOM: BRET SMITH – LEATHER CARVING

Sunday, August 29, 2021

8-10 am

CLASSROOM: KEVIN CASHEN – KNIFE DESIGN
CLASSROOM: DANIEL WARREN – SLIP JOINT FOLDERS

10-12 am

CLASSROOM: 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 $12.00 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.