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DON FARR
Posts: 6
Active Member Apprentice Bladesmith
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Is there a list of master smiths and their locations who do the journeymen testing. I'm located in Lancaster county, Pa. 

 

 
Posted : 20/11/2021 5:02 pm
Kevin R. Cashen
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Eminent Member Admin
 

Here is a list of all current ABS Master Bladesmiths in Pennsylvania:

Gary D Anderson
Greg Gottschalk
J Neilson
E Jay Hendrickson
David Rudat

 
Posted : 20/11/2021 5:49 pm
Joshua C States
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Trusted Member Journeyman Bladesmith (5yr)
 

The ABS website has the list with published contact information: Member Directory- Master Bladesmiths – American Bladesmith Society

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

 
Posted : 21/11/2021 11:19 am
DON FARR
Posts: 6
Active Member Apprentice Bladesmith
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Thank You

 
Posted : 21/11/2021 2:33 pm
Sterling Sam
Posts: 7
Active Member Apprentice Bladesmith (5yr)
 

Kevin,

I saw your list of mastersmiths in pennsylvania.  I am an apprentice living in central California.  Can you provide a list of ms smiths in California?  The directory, unfortunately, doesn't list contact information for most of the bladesmiths.  I would like to be able to get an occasional critique, which can't be done from some pictures posted on the forum.  Thank you.

 
Posted : 15/10/2022 7:55 pm
Dennis P Tingle
Posts: 14
Eminent Member Apprentice Bladesmith
 

I'm in central CA, we should get together. MS mike Vagnino is down in Visailia. Mike Quesenberry is in the upper Sierra and Henry Tores somewhere in the central valley.

 
Posted : 16/10/2022 11:01 am
Sterling Sam
Posts: 7
Active Member Apprentice Bladesmith (5yr)
 

Dennis,

Sorry for the slow response, the ABS website is not exactly user friendly.  I am in central coastal California; I see you are in Jackson, which is about 2.5 hours away from me.  Unfortunately, all of the small number of master bladesmiths in the state are several-many hours away from me.

 
Posted : 19/12/2022 7:58 pm
Kevin R. Cashen
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Eminent Member Admin
 

The ABS Website may not be everything to everybody, but the availability of contact information is not a website thing as much as a member thing.  We have had so many people unhappy with having their contact information publicly shared that we have had to be more protective of it, I personally don't understand how you can be in the business of selling knives and not want to share how to find you, but it is what it is. 

What we do have is a full listing of ABS rated smith by country or state here: Rated ABS Smiths by Location 

 
Posted : 21/12/2022 7:30 pm
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