The American Bladesmith Society is a non-profit educational organization that both sponsors and endorses Hammer-Ins in the United States, and other countries, each year. A “Hammer In” is a seminar dedicated to all things dealing with the forged blade. An ABS Hammer In is a two to three day event where anybody interested in the forged blade can attend demonstrations and talks on a number of bladesmithing topics, from basic to advanced. Anybody can signup to attend and get invaluable information from professional bladesmiths that are the tops in their field. A Hammer In is a great starting point for anybody wanting to learn the craft but may not be ready for a full ABS Bladesmithing Course. Below you will find information about upcoming Hammer Ins near you.