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4Th Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium Clyde, NC - March 4, 5, and 6, 2011

#1 User is offline   Dan Cassidy 

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:24 PM

4th Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium


March 4, 5, and 6, 2011

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Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.
Hosted by Haywood Community College

Location:
Haywood Community College
185 Freelander Drive
Clyde, North Carolina


For more information Contact:
Laura Simmons, HCC at
Email Laura or call (828)565-4244
or Bill Wiggins, ABS at (828) 226-2551 or
Email Bill


Registration:
$65 Registration fee can be paid in "
Event Registration" in the ABS Store or contact Cindy Sheely, ABS Store Manager at (419) 832-0400 or Email Cindy


Event Flyer and Mail in Registration Form:
Click to download -
Smoky Mountain Flyer and Registration Form



Featured Demonstrators:


Joseph Keeslar - Blade Forging, Grinding & Heat Treament
James Rodebaugh - Damascus Steel
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Demonstrators:


Greg Neely - Fit & Finish & ABS Knife Judging
Jason Knight - Handles & Guards
Daniel Warren - Slip Joint Folders
Butch Sheely - Forging Tomahawks
BR Hughes - ABS Knife Judging
Carolyn Hughes - Promotion and Advertising
James Batson - Making Antique Bowies
Ronnie Boydston & Demonstrators - Hands-on blade forging
Col. Tim Ryan - Auctioneer



Event Schedule:

Thursday, March 3 ....................3 to 6pm Check in and Registration

....................6:30 pm Demonstrators Dinner (All invited)



Friday, March 4 ....................8AM to 5pm Blade Forging & Demonstrations
....................7 to 9pm *
Battle of the Bladesmiths*

Saturday, March 5 .....................8am to 12am Blade Forging & Demonstrations
....................1 to 3pm Knife Show (Free to the public)


....................3 to 5pm Auction (bring items for auction)

....................5 to 7pm BBQ Dinner (pay at site)

....................7 to 9pm Cutting Demonstration

Sunday, March 6 ....................8 to 12am Blade Forging & Demonstrations

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 08:15 AM

I am looking forward to this event!! The Battle of the Bladesmiths should be very interesting. Alot of eyebrows were raised when Joe Keeslar threw his name in the hat to compete. Three young guns and the ol' gunfighter. Its gonna be interesting for sure!! I wonder what kind of knife Joe will make...

We have a great line up of demonstrators. And we will have all activities, including auction and knife show, in the same building. I think this works out best. In addition to the demos, everyone will have time to visit with their favorite makers. We are currently working on having all meals catered to us, so you will not have to leave campus unless you want to.

If anyone has any questions, or I can help with anything, please let me know. I am looking forward to seeing everyone.

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