The American Bladesmith Society is a non-profit educational organization that both sponsors and endorses Hammer-Ins in many regions of the country each year. Not quite ready for a full two week course at one of our schools? An ABS Hammer In is the best opportunity for anybody interested in bladesmithing to be introduced to every aspect of the craft for a very affordable two to three days. ABS Hammer In attendees have the opportunity to meet and learn from the best bladesmiths in the world as they demonstrate techniques and speak on every part of the creation of a forged blade. From beginners to advanced smiths, all attendees come away from ABS Hammer Ins with a treasure trove of information, and friendships to last a lifetime. An ABS Hammer In is a great way to get an overview of the craft with a wealth of information, before you are ready to develop these skills yourself under the guidance of an ABS Mastersmith Instructor in one of our hands on courses.

See below for more information about the ABS Hammer In near you!

Spring Great Smoky Mountain Hammer-In
Haywood Community College
185 Freelander Drive
Clyde, North Carolina
ABS Contact – Ken Hall 828-400-7815 or Email khall@hallenergyconsulting.com

Spring Piney Woods Hammer In
Texarkana College – Moran School of Bladesmithing
Texarkana College
2500 North Robison Rd.
Texarkana, TX 75599
ABS Contact – Mike Williams (580) 420-3051 or Email hforge@pine-net.com

Mid America Bladesmithing Symposium
Miami County Fairgrounds
Troy, Ohio 45373
ABS Contact – Butch Sheely (419) 308-3471 or Email sheelyblades@gmail.com

Annual New England Bladesmith Symposium
New England School of Metalwork
7 Albiston Way
Auburn, Maine 04210
ABS Contact – Derek Glaser (888) 753-7502 or Email dglaser@newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com

Fall Piney Woods Hammer-In
Texarkana College – Moran School of Bladesmithing
Texarkana College
2500 North Robison Rd.
Texarkana, TX 75599
ABS Contact – Mike Williams (580) 420-3051 or Email hforge@pine-net.com

The schedules and demonstrations for each Hammer-In will be posted by the Hammer-In Directors on the ABS Forum, click: ABS Hammer-Ins.
You may also contact the assigned Hammer-In Director by email or telephone for more information and they will assist you