ABS Webmaster, on 09 June 2012 - 08:15 PM, said:
New Journeyman Smiths at the 2012 Atlanta Blade Show
Congratulations to the new Journeyman Smiths in the American Bladesmith Society. The following new Journeyman Smiths had their five presentation knives judged by the Judging Panel and were awarded their new rating at the 2012 Blade Show in Atlanta on Friday, June 8th.
Congratulations to our new Journeyman Smiths!
And congratulations to Michael Deibert who was awarded the Peck Award for submitting the most outstanding knife as selected by the Judging Panel.
I want to say that it was a true honor and joy for me to test with such a fine group of men. I got the chance to talk with most of the applicants but regrettably not all. There were many beautiful blades entered and it was an inspiration to see all of them.
To the judges I'd like say "thank you". They did a great job at running an orderly and professional presentation. A big thank you is also owed to the men and women of the ABS who promote excellence in bladesmithing and who run an outstanding organization. I'm proud to be a part of the ABS.
Hopefully I'll get an opportunity to meet and get to know more of you all as time ones on.