Annual Youth Hammer In

June 20, 21, and 22, 2014

 

Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.

 Hosted by Smoky Mountain Knife Works 

 

For a video preview of the event click on the ABS YouTube Channel video above.

Youth Hammer In -group photo

 

 

 

Young participants will again have an opportunity to forge their own blades in 2014. During the June 20, 21, and 22, 2014 weekend. One-on-one instruction under the direction of an experienced American Bladesmith Society Master Smith, Journeyman Smith, or Apprentice Smith will again be offered at this year's Smoky Mountain Youth Hammer-In at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, Sevierville, TN.

 

We have now reached our limit of  20 youth participants between the ages of 9 and 18. The youth participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and will feature hands-on forging and finish work.

 

 

Location:

               Smoky Mountain Knife Works

               2320 Winfield Dunn Parkway

               Sevierville, Tennessee 37876

 

Directions: Google Maps

 

Pre-Registration:   Register and pay the $65 registration fee in the ABS Store at Event Registration

                               or Contact Cindy Sheely at cindy@americanbladesmith.com or 419-832-0400 

                               Please register in advance of the event as space is limited to 20 youth participants.

                               Check-In will be conducted at the Hammer In 

 

For event Information Contact:

Houston Price by telephone (865) 397-0053 or Email choustonprice@att.net

Johnny Perry by telehone (864) 431-6390 or Email perr3838@bellsouth.net


 

Safety Equipment: 

Your safety is important. Please wear leather shoes or work boots ( no tennis shoes), cotton shirts, and long cotton pants, work apron, and leather work gloves that fit your hands. We will provide safety glasses. Feel free to bring your favorite hammer and tongs.

 

Registration Application and Waiver Form:

 To Download, Click: Youth Waiver and Registration.pdf

 

Schedule:

Friday, June 20, 2014
Participants Registration and Bladesmith Instructors arrive and set up forging equipment
By mid to late afternoon and some forging will begin

 

Saturday, June 21, 2014
8:30 AM - Welcome, Safety Talk, Knife Nomenclature and Design Chalk Talk
9:00 AM - Forging Demo, Pairing of students with instructors, Begin the Individual Instructions On The Anvil under close supervision
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Forging Demo, Individual Instructions On The Anvil --- Continue throughout the day
3:00 PM - Demo Hand Finishing Techniques
5:00 PM - Fires out
6:00 PM - Dinner


Sunday, June 22, 2014
8:00 AM - Devotional Service
9:00 AM - Chalk Talk on Handles and Guards, Individual Instructions On The Anvil ---Continue throughout the day
10:00 AM - Heat Treating Demo
12:00 PM - Lunch
2:00 PM - Fires out and load up equipment
Wrap-up question time and presentations of certificates.

 

Master Smith Jim Crowell and youth

Accomodations for the Youth Hammer-In:

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES

2428 WINFIELD DUNN PARKWAY

SEVIERVILLE TN 37784

PHONE: 865-933-3939