The Moran School of Bladesmithing at Texarkana College was the first bladesmithing school in the world. Classes are offered by Texarkana College, Community Services Division, in cooperation with the American Bladesmith Society, Inc. and The Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation.
All Bladesmithing courses are taught in Washington, Arkansas, in a replica of a one-room school house and a stable/barn that blends in with the old-time atmosphere of the town, also known as Old Washington Historic Park. The school consists of a modern classroom in addition to the work area which includes six forges, six anvils, six grinders, three trip hammers, work benches and related tools.
Washington, Arkansas is located in southwest Arkansas, 8 miles north of Hope, Arkansas on State Highway 4, approximately 35 miles from Texarkana. This restored village of fewer than 200 residents dates back to 1824.
Contact Vicki McCorkle, Texarkana College, for more information or to register for classes at 903-823-3015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The complete Class Schedule for the Moran Bladesmithing School at Texarkana College is listed on the ABS Forum Calendar and the ABS Website on the "Schools" menu. The brochure for the Moran Bladesmithing School can also be downloaded from the ABS Website.
2013 Texarkana College - Moran School of Bladesmithing Schedule
April 1-12 Intro to Bladesmithing - Jim Crowell - Tim Potier
April 15-19 Damascus - JW Randall
April 20-21 Spring Hammer-in - Randall, Massey, Williams, Cook, Fisk, and Hughes
April -22-26 Handles & Guards - Roger Massey
September 9-20 Intro to Bladesmithing - JR Cook, M. Williams
September 14-15 Fall Hammer-in - Keeslar , Hughes ,Cook , Williams, and Terry Vandeventer
September 23-27 Damascus - Steve Dunn
September 30-October 4 Handles and Guards - Jimmy Walker
2013 Texarkana Schedule.pdf (16.1K)
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