The ABS offers courses in several aspects of bladesmithing.  In accelerating a bladesmith’s learning, the advantages offered by these classes is so great that anybody attending an ABS Intro to Bladesmithing Course is allowed to eliminate an entire year from the required time as an Apprentice smith while waiting to test for Journeyman smith. Below is a list of facilities that offer ABS approved courses:

Arc and Flame Center

Haywood Community College

Heavin Forge Knifemaking School

Kilroy’s Workshop

New England School of Metalwork

Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil

Shadow Mountain Forge

Texarkana College

Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing