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General Discussions

Forum News

General Forum news posted by the Forum Administrator and Forum Moderators.
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Joshua C States

New ABS Forum Member Introductions

A place to introduce and welcome new ABS Forum members. Please tell us about yourselves.
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Michael Samdahl

General Bladesmith Discussions

A place for news, events and miscellaneous discussions dealing with bladesmithing in general.
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Kevin R. Cashen

ABS Member Events

Forum for information and discussion of non-ABS sponsored member hammer-ins, classes, seminars, and educational events.
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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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Michael SamdahlJoshua C StatesKevin Stinson

Forging Techniques

This is a Forum to discuss forging methods and techniques.
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Matthew Parkinson

Pattern Welded Blade Basics

Basic discussion of techniques in making pattern welded "damascus" steel blades.
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Blade Grinding, Finishing and Sharpening

Discussion of Grinding Techniques, Abrasives, Grinders, Sharpening and Blade Finishing.
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Joshua C States

Heat Treating 101

Discussion and questions about heat treating.
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Karl B Andersen
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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Ed CaffreyJoshua C States

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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Kevin StinsonJoshua C StatesBRION TOMBERLIN

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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Joshua C StatesKevin Stinson

Sheaths

Discussion of design and techniques for making sheaths
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Matthew Parkinson

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 States
Tools and Materials

Tools, Equipment, and Jigs

Discussion and tips on tools, equipment, and jigs used in bladesmithing.
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Michael SamdahlJoshua C States

Materials and Supplies

Discussion and tips on materials and supplies used in bladesmithing.
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Ed CaffreyKevin Stinson

Reference Books and Videos

Discussion about books, videos, and other reference materials on bladesmithing and related techniques.
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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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ABS Educational Programs
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Richard Carpenter

ABS Hammer-Ins

Forum for information and discussion about official ABS sponsored Hammer-Ins and ABS endorsed Hammer-Ins
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BRION TOMBERLIN

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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Jonathan CarusoBRION TOMBERLIN

ICCE Show - Fort Worth, Texas

ICCE Show Information - 2019
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Cindy Sheely
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