ABANA’s 2012 Conference is titled our “Reunion on the Great Plains” they hope to bring traditional and artisan blacksmiths and bladesmiths together to offer their knowledge to others interested in the fields. It will be hosted in Rapid City, South Dakota from July 18 through 21, 2012. Their roster includes three ABS Master Smiths: Kirk Rexroat, Ed Caffery and Ed Fowler; plus they are pleased to have Havard Bergland, a well-known Norwegian knife and axe maker. Their demonstrations should be of interest to all the ABS members. Here is the link to the conference this year: http://www.abana.org...onference.shtml.
ABANA is pleased to partner with the American Bladesmith Society community for this event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com or 423-913-1015.