ABS bladesmiths who plan to be juried for the MS or JS rating at the Blade Show in Atlanta on June 10, 2011 need to contact our Webmaster at least 30 days prior (May 11th) to let him know that you will be presenting your knives. We need to check the ABS membership records in advance and to verify your ABS join date, school attendance date if applicable, dues payment record, and obtain a copy of your Performance Test Certification Form. We will then prepare and certify a list of eligible candidates for the Judging Panels.
The Judges have requested that the candidates be advised that “the judging rooms will be closed at 8 a.m. sharp on Friday morning June 10th, and no one will be admitted thereafter until the judging is completed.” You should arrive at the judging room early and it may be best to arrive at 7:30 a.m. with your five (5) presentation knives, performance test knife, and original Performance Test Certification Form.
Please contact Dan Cassidy at email@example.com to advise us of your intent to present your knives to the Judging Panel in Atlanta.