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The ABS forum is open to the public for browsing or reading, guests and non ABS members have read only access to most but not all areas of the Forum, but only active members of the American Bladesmith Society, Inc. may post to the forum and gain full access to all of its features. You can join the American Bladesmith Society, Inc online through this website by clicking on the “Join the ABS” tab at the top of any page and following the instructions for information and dues payment on the screens.  Purchasing your ABS membership will instantly give you access to all of the ABS website resources, including the Forum.

Our mission is preserving and promoting the ancient craft of the forged blade through education, testing, and certification. Only active members of the American Bladesmith Society are eligible to exchange their knowledge about the forged blade and bladesmithing techniques on the Forum. It is with these standards in mind that the discussions and images posted on the Forum are conducted and displayed in a professional manner in keeping with our goal of education.

All posts and information shared on our forum is considered the property of the American Bladesmith Society, and my not be published, or reproduced elsewhere without the permission of the American Bladesmith Society and, or, the contributing member.  This is to insure that our members  who willingy share years of experience here, maintain control of their intellectual property that they most generously contribute.

Please keep these standards and rules in mind while posting to the Forum. Show respect for the opinions of others and remember that a zero tolerance policy is enforced for inappropriate language or damaging remarks about individuals or their work. The sale or offering for sale of knives or edged weapons through the Forum is strictly prohibited.

The image posting size guidelines specify that you keep the image uploads under 1 Mb in size.  Our ABS Forum moderator team reserves the right to remove any content that violates these standards of professionalism or the upload size limits.

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