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American Bladesmith Society Forum

General Discussions

Forum News

General Forum news posted by the Forum Administrator and Forum Moderators.
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Joshua C StatesJonathan CarusoKarl B AndersenKevin R. Cashen
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New ABS Forum Member Introductions

A place to introduce and welcome new ABS Forum members. Please tell us about yourselves.
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Kale Cope
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General Bladesmith Discussions

A place for news, events and miscellaneous discussions dealing with bladesmithing in general.
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Anetta AmerykJoseph DickensSteven Herrnstadt
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ABS Member Events

Forum for information and discussion of non-ABS sponsored member hammer-ins, classes, seminars, and educational events.
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Karl B AndersenJacob SewellABS Administrator
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The Forged Blade

Apprentice Corner

A place to post questions by those new to forging and bladesmithing.
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Kale CopeDennis P Tingle
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Forging Techniques

This is a Forum to discuss forging methods and techniques.
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Joshua C StatesKarl B Andersen
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Pattern Welded Blade Basics

Basic discussion of techniques in making pattern welded "damascus" steel blades.
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Kale CopeChris MagnusJonathan CarusoDavid Baranowski
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Blade Grinding, Finishing and Sharpening

Discussion of Grinding Techniques, Abrasives, Grinders, Sharpening and Blade Finishing.
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BRION TOMBERLINKevin R. CashenKarl B AndersenJoshua C States
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Heat Treating 101 (1 viewing)

Discussion and questions about heat treating.
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Casey BrownChris Young
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Design and Construction

General Design Discussion

Discussion of design concepts and construction techniques used in building forged knives including bowie, hunter, integral, dagger, antique, folding, etc.
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Jonathan CarusoKale CopeBRION TOMBERLINKevin R. Cashen
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Work in Progress (WIP) and Tutorials

Demonstration and discussion of the steps to build a specific style knife or "how to" tutorials.
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Karl B AndersenBRION TOMBERLINJames KeetonJoshua C StatesChris Young
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Show and Tell - Your Work

A place to show and tell about your work. You can also request constructive critiques and useful advice.
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Jeremy BartlettDennis P TingleJonathan CarusoMarcio Trajano
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Sheaths

Discussion of design and techniques for making sheaths
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Joshua C States
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Forged Edged Tools

Discussion of design concepts and construction techniques used in building forged tools, tomahawks, pipe hawks, and axes.
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Joshua C StatesRusty NitschThaddeus Stager
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Tools and Materials

Tools, Equipment, and Jigs

Discussion and tips on tools, equipment, and jigs used in bladesmithing.
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Roby (Rob) SchaferBRION TOMBERLINKarl B AndersenJames Keeton
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Materials and Supplies

Discussion and tips on materials and supplies used in bladesmithing.
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Russ Andrews IICasey Henry
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Reference Books and Videos

Discussion about books, videos, and other reference materials on bladesmithing and related techniques.
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Joshua C StatesKarl B Andersen
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Tailgate Tool Sales

A place for ABS members to locate available tools and supplies. All transactions, trades, and sales of tools and supplies are conducted between private parties.
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Chris MagnusJoshua C States
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ABS Educational Programs
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Joshua States
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ABS Hammer-Ins

Forum for information and discussion about official ABS sponsored Hammer-Ins and ABS endorsed Hammer-Ins
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Kevin R. CashenBRION TOMBERLINKarl B Andersen
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Educational Videos

A place to post "How To" videos that show bladesmithing techniques or demonstrate the building or use of tools and jigs for knife making
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ABS Special Events

Atlanta Blade Show

Forum for information and discussion about official ABS sponsored Events - Blade Show, Atlanta, GA
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Karl B AndersenThaddeus StagerKevin R. CashenJoshua C States
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ICCE Show - Fort Worth, Texas

ICCE Show Information - 2019
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Jesse_SmithEd CaffreyCindy Sheely
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