Plans are now set for the Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show on March 9, 10, and 11, 2012 at Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC. This will be another outstanding event with another Battle of the Bladesmiths and a great line up of demonstrators.
Demonstrators for the Hammer-In:
Jerry Fisk, MS - Arkansas.............Forging, heat treating, and grinding
Greg Neely, MS - Texas................Hand finishing blades, finishing Damascus, and ABS Judging Standards
Burt Foster, MS - Virginia.............Knife Photography and Laminated blades
The registration fee is $65 and you can pay at the event registration table or contact ABS Office Manager Cindy Sheely at 419-832-0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more event information contact - Bill Wiggins (828) 226-2551 or Email email@example.com
-Lodge of Waynesville, 828/452-0353, two queen beds, 2 adults- $45.99 plus tax, ask for Bladesmith rates, 909 Russ Ave (US276), take exit 102 off US74/US23
-Days Inn, 828/452-9009, two queen beds, 2 adults- $59.95 plus tax, ask for Community College rate 232 Phillips Rd, take exit 102 South off US74/US23
-Super 8 Motel, 828/454-9667, two queen beds, 2 adults- $59.95 plus tax, 79 Liner Cove Rd, take exit 104 off US23/US74, you can get a discount if you have AAA or AARP.
-Best Western, 828/456-4402, two double beds, 2 adults- $58.49 plus tax, 2 queens or 1 king, 1 or 2 adults - $67.49, this is a 10% discount if you say you are with the American Bladesmith Society, 130 Shiloh Trail, take exit 98 North off US23/US74
-From Ashville, take I-40 West, Exit 27 onto US 19/US23, take Exit 107 onto East Jones Cove Rd, and follow HCC signs
-From Sylva, NC, take US23/US74 East, Exit 105 onto Jones Cove Rd, turn left, turn right at next stop sign, HCC is on left
Participate in the Cutting Demonstrations. Bring a sharp knife, 15" or less in length with a blade no longer than 10". The handle should be pinned and have a safety lanyard.
Get your $65.00 Pre-Registration fee in early. Also plan to attend Demonstrators Dinner on Thursday night. Register on line, by mailing registration form and check to the ABS Office, PO Box 160, Grand Rapids, Oh or register through the ABS Office via phone, 419-832-0400 and credit card.