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California Bladesmithing Exposition Visalia, California - October 7, 8, and 9, 2011

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:29 PM

California Bladesmithing Exposition

October 7, 8, and 9, 2011


Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.

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Location: College of the Sequoias

Visalia, California



Contact:

Mike Vagnino at 559-636-0501 or email mvknives@lightspeed.net


Registration fee: $55

Pre-Register and pay the $55 Registration fee online in the Store

or contact Cindy Sheely, ABS Office Manager at store@americanbladesmith.com or (419) 832-0400

Demonstrators:

Tom Ferry, MS...........................Damascus Design & Construction Techniques

James Rodebaugh, MS..............Forged Bowie - Start to Finish

Red St. Cyr, MS..........................Green Coal Forging Demonstration

Bill Burke, MS.............................Making Wootz & Forging Tamahagane Steel

David Lisch, JS............................Forging Bronze and Wrought Iron Fittings

Henry Torres, MS.........................Blade Hand Finishing

Bill Herndon, JS...........................Hard Sheath Construction

Aaron Wilburn, JS........................Leather Sheath Construction & Tooling



Schedule:

Thursday - October 6

3 - 5pm - Check-in and Registration



Friday - October 7

7 - 8am - Check-in and Registration

8am - 12noon - Demonstrations

1 - 5pm - Demonstrations



Saturday - October 8

8am - 12noon - Demonstrations

2 - 5pm - Knife Show and Auction (Free to the Public)

5 - 6pm - Round Table



Sunday - October 9

8am - 12noon - Demonstrations



Event Flyer:

California Flyer 2011.pdf
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:24 AM

This is the Final Schedule for the California Bladesmithing Exposition:

Friday, October 7th
8 to 9:00 Bill Burke Wootz outside


9 to 12:00 Tom Ferry Damascus Inside

9 to 12:00 Bill Herndon Hard sheaths outside

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch

1 to 4:00 David Lisch Bronze and Wrought iron forging Inside

1 to 3:00 Aaron Wilburn soft sheaths outside

3 to 5:00 Red St.Cyr Green coal outside



Saturday, October 8th
8 to 12:00 Jim Rodebaugh Bowie forging and construction outside


8 to 10:00 Tom Ferry damascus inside

10:00 to 12:00 David Lisch Bronze and Wrought inside

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 Aaron Wilburn soft sheath inside

2:00 to 5:00 Knife show and Auction inside

5:30 to 7:00 Dinner outside



Sunday, October 9th
8 to 10:00 Henry Torres Blade finishing inside


10:00 to 12:00 Bill Herndon Hard sheaths inside

8:00 to 12:00 Bill Burke Wootz outside





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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:44 PM

Hi All, The California hammer-in, in Visalia,CA at the College of the Seqouias is right around the corner. I look forward to seeing you there for another great time. I think I have lined up a great schedule this year. With a surprise or two. Tom Ferry's damascus demo will be quite different than what you think. ( One of the surprises ) First time demonstrator David Lisch from Seattle will give you a whole new way of thinking about wrought iron and bronze. If you have ever wanted to watch a bowie made from start to finish with all the components my buddy Jim Rodebaugh is going to make it look easy. Bill Burke has promised me that one way or another we will have wootz by the end of the hammer-in. Bill has yet to let me down. Bill Herndon and Aaron Wilburn are going to cover both hard and soft sheaths. Henry Torres is going to finish it up with one of the easiest ways to hand finish a blade. Last but not least, the Godfather of the California clinic Red St.Cyr, is going to demo a hunter for the Green coal and get them started on the proper way to forge a blade. After all thats what this is all about. One last thing. We will be having lunch served both Friday and Saturday. Will also be having a BBQ Saturday night.

Hope to see you there

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:35 PM

Hi Michael,
I am looking forward to this years hammer in. I am going to bring down some of the steel that we made last year and hopefully we will be able to forge some wootz also. There is a lot to learn and plenty to do so everyone should learn something.

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Hi All, The California hammer-in, in Visalia,CA at the College of the Seqouias is right around the corner. I look forward to seeing you there for another great time. I think I have lined up a great schedule this year. With a surprise or two. Tom Ferry's damascus demo will be quite different than what you think. ( One of the surprises ) First time demonstrator David Lisch from Seattle will give you a whole new way of thinking about wrought iron and bronze. If you have ever wanted to watch a bowie made from start to finish with all the components my buddy Jim Rodebaugh is going to make it look easy. Bill Burke has promised me that one way or another we will have wootz by the end of the hammer-in. Bill has yet to let me down. Bill Herndon and Aaron Wilburn are going to cover both hard and soft sheaths. Henry Torres is going to finish it up with one of the easiest ways to hand finish a blade. Last but not least, the Godfather of the California clinic Red St.Cyr, is going to demo a hunter for the Green coal and get them started on the proper way to forge a blade. After all thats what this is all about. One last thing. We will be having lunch served both Friday and Saturday. Will also be having a BBQ Saturday night.

Hope to see you there

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:17 AM

Hi Folks I am looking forward to the hammer in I will show how I make a rolled in guard out of wrought iron how I fire etch and heat blue the wrought show some butt cap tricks and If there is time I will forge some bronze. The rest of the time I will spend learning as much as I can from this great lineup Mike has put together. I hope to see you there.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:15 AM

Ok guys,
I am going to cover as much info about making damascus as possible. From choosing steels to creating elaborate mosaic patterns. I will be mostly concentrating on understanding pattern development and seeing what is occurring inside the billet. I have only demonstrated this technique one time prior to this and it is sure to turn on some lights for all who participate. I look forward to meeting you all there and have a safe trip down.

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