January 27, 28, and 29, 2012
The 2012 American Bladesmith Society's all forged blade EXPO is the premier show for hand forged blades. From utility blades, to the finest forged and crafted art knives, the ABS EXPO has something for everyone. The show is held in San Antonio, Texas, the home of the Alamo.
See some of the world's finest forged knives showcased in a unique and informative format for the enjoyment of the forged blade collector/enthusiast by American Bladesmith Society Mastersmiths and Journeyman Smiths.
This hunting sword by Master Smith J.W. Randall was forged from 160 layers of 1084 and 15n20 ladder patterned steel. The overall blade length is 21 3/4" long. The spine to edge is 1 1/2". The handle is premium walrus ivory and is 5" long. It has a half guard made from 416 stainless and is file worked. The ferrule, butt cap and finial nut are hand filed 416 stainless. The sheath is a basket weave pattern with black leather.
J. W. Randall was voted by attendees of the 2010 Expo to make the raffle knife for the 2012 American Bladesmith Society All Forged Blade Exposition set for January 27- 29, 2012 in San Antonio, TX.
For the latest Information on the 2012 ABS Expo go to the Show website: absknifeexpo.com