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6Th Mid-America Bladesmithing Symposium August 27, 28, and 29, 2010

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 05:14 PM

6th Mid-America Bladesmithing Symposium

August 27, 28, and 29, 2010

Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.

Hosted by the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil Blacksmith Association



Location:
Miami County Fairgrounds

650 County Road 25A
Troy, Ohio 45373


Directions: Google Maps


Event Information Contact:
Cindy Sheely at 419-832-0400 or email Cindy or Dr. Jim Batson at 256-971-6860 or jbbatson@charter.net for more information


Registration Fee: $55
Pre-Register and pay the $55 Registration fee online in the Store - "Event Registration"
or contact Cindy Sheely, ABS Store Manager at store@americanbladesmith.com or (419) 832-0400


Event Flyer: Mid America 2010 .pdf


Demonstrators:

Kevin Cashen, Hubbardston, MI………………………………Forging, Grinding & Heat Treating

Joe Keeslar, Almo, KY……………………………………………Handles, Guards, Silver Wire & Sheathes

Russ Andrews, Sugar Creek, MO,……………………………Hand Finishing Steel & Damascus Blades

Dr. James Batson, Madison, AL……………………………….Antique Bowie Knife Construction

Bill Wiggins, Canton, NC………………………………………….Damascus Steel

Daniel Warren, Clyde, NC………………………………………..Slip Joint Folders

B. R. Hughes, Texarkana, TX…………………………………...ABS Judging Standards & Auctioneer

Carolyn Hughes, Texarkana, TX……………………………….Marketing & Promotion

Butch Sheely, Grand Rapids, OH………………………………..Green Coal Forging



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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:10 PM

Arrangements for the Mid America are underway and many are registering for this hammer-in online in the store on the ABS website. I was in contact with BR Hughes today and he and Carolyn are looking forward to seeing everyone at the event. BR said: " The folks with SOFA are so cooperative and eager to help, that it is a genuine pleasure to go to Troy and enjoy SOFA's wonderful facilities at the Miami Fairgrounds. Looking at the schedule, I can see that we are going to have some terrific demonstrations!"

I just received the proof for the event T-Shirts and Jim Batson called and approved the design for the 6th Mid America Symposium and Knife Show which features knives by Master Smiths and event Demonstrators Joe Keeslar and Kevin Cashen. This is the T-shirt for Mid America:

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:23 PM

I am receiving telephone calls and emails about registration for the Mid America which is set for August 27, 28, and 29 in Troy, Ohio. Pre-Registration for this event online has now closed but you will be able to pay the $55.00 registration fee at the registration table at the event in Troy, Ohio and attend the Hammer-In. I remove the option to pre-register online a few days before an ABS event so that we have enough time to finish processing the list of pre-registered attendees and send that list to the event location.

Judging by the number that have already pre-registered this will be a great event. We always have room for more to attend and look forward to seeing you in Ohio.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:51 PM

A Great Mid America Hammer-In


The 6th Mid America Hammer-In this weekend in Troy, Ohio was a very successful event with record attendance. We want to thank our hosts at SOFA who always make us feel welcome and at home at their well equipped facility. The demonstrators were outstanding and included Kevin Cashen, Joe Kesslar, Dr. Jim Batson, B.R. Hughes, Carolyn Hughes, Russ Andrews, Daniel Warren, Butch Sheely, and Bill Wiggins. Everyone was welcomed and assisted at the registration table by Cindy Sheely and Sally Cassidy. The family of Laura and Steve Hostetler served a delicious lunch each day at the Exhibition Hall. Kent and Paula Hepworth did an outstanding job capturing the demonstrations on film for our DVD library and ABS store.



We look forward to the next Mid America Hammer-In in August 2011.


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:00 AM

thanks to all the demonstrators it was a great weekend
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:25 PM

Anyone know when and where will the videos that were filmed there be available?


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Posted 23 October 2010 - 08:24 AM

Seth:
It usually takes a few months for the videos filmed at ABS Hammer-Ins by Kent Hepworth to be edited and copied to DVD's. After that the ABS Merchandise Manager decides which if any of the DVD's will be made available for purchase in the ABS store.
As soon as I am notified that we have new merchandise for the ABS store I will make them available on the ABS website.

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