14th Annual New England Bladesmithing Symposium

  Hosted by New England School of Metalwork

Endorsed by the

American Bladesmithing Society

JULY 12-14, 2024

Hello ALL Hammer-In goers

PLEASE PRE – Register !!


 No registrations on site

All walk-ins will be required to do their own registration online


See below for Full Schedule of times/events

   ***  PLEASE ***  Pre-Register, it saves us time and saves you money !!

Pre-Registration, Full (2 day) pre-registration is $80 ($50 one day option) Event T-shirt option till June 15

AFTER June 15, Full (2 day) late registration is $100 ($50 one day option) No T-shirt option

Also plan to attend the Demonstrators Meet/Greet on Friday night (6:30-9 PM) at Side-BY-Each Brewery, our local CSA and enjoy our Collaborative Event Beer !!

Historic Sunday Night Lobster Bake – option at online registration, Saturday July 16 – noon deadline

DO NOT forget to order your t-shirt when pre-registering.  T-Shirt pre-order ENDS June 15, don’t miss out !!

—Bring GOOD stuff for the AUCTION, your work, blade/handle materials, knife making supplies, tools for  Saturday afternoon. All proceeds benefit the NESM/ABS Youth Day Bladesmithing Program

Knife Show Table fee is included in the Registration Fee. Knife Show on Sunday

—Registered Tail Gate Sales & Suppliers are welcome.

Open Forge space very limited and based on safety dress code adherence (long pants and leather shoes) SIGN UP ON LOCATION

—  For further Event information contact Dereck Glaser – 207-777-3375   

Schedule of Events TBD for 2024

Friday July 15th 

3:00 Sign in and Pick up your event badge

4:00-5:00 SHOP First Forging with Mace Vitale JS

5:00-6:00 SHOP Grinding the First Forging with Lin Rhea MS

6:30- Meet and Greet at Side by Each Brewing – 5 minutes away at 1110 Minot Ave, Auburn

Saturday July 16th

7:30 Sign in and Pick up your event badge

8:00-10:00 HOT SHOP – X Rhea Knife w/ Lin Rhea

8:00-10:00 CLASSROOM – Knife Making Business Model for Success w/ Zack Jonas MS

10:00-12:00 HOT SHOP – Integral Chef Knives w/ Christoph Deringer MS

10:00-11:00 CLASSROOM – Viking Spears and their Construction with Justin Mercier

11:00-12:00 CLASSROOM – Knife Design with Zack Jonas MS

12:00-1:00 Lunch at the Anvil Café

1:00-3:00 SHOP Auction with Mace Vitale JS

3:00-5:00 BLADE SHOP – Handle Shaping with Mace Vitale JS

3:00-5:00 CLASSROOM – Anatomy of a Knife w/Christoph Deringer MS

5:00-7:00 Dinner Break

7:00-9:00 OUTSIDE SHOP Battle of the Bladesmiths!

Sunday July 17th

7:30 Sign in and Pick up your event badge

8:00-10:00 HOT SHOP – Factors of Design When Forging w/ Lin Rhea

8:00-10:00 CLASSROOM – Checkering Knife Handles with Ben Breda JS

10:00-11:00 HOT SHOP – Box Jaw Tongs with Dereck Glaser

10:00-12:00 BLADE SHOP – Options and Alternatives in Casting Fittings w/ Matt Berry

12:00-1:00 Lunch at the Anvil Café

1:00-3:00 SHOP Knife Show

3:00-5:00 HOT SHOP – Forging Recurves with Ben Breda JS

3:00-5:00 CLASSROOM – Where do I start? With Mace Vitale JS and Lin Rhea MS

LOBSTER DINNER! And Safe travels home, thank you, see you next year !!