The 11th All Forged Blade Exposition at the Home of the Alamo San Antonio, Texas January 25-26, 2014

Below you will find information about:

Expo Schedule
Show Format
Knife Award Categories
2013 Knife Award Winners
Bladesmithing Seminars
Mastersmith & Journeysmith Testing
Hotel Information
Parking Information

VIP Registration
If you register early as a VIP, your passes
will be in your VIP packet at the Expo registration desk.

Weekend Pass $20

Saturday, January 25, 2014
(subject to change)
9 am – 1 pm Seminars
12 – 1 pm Makers Setup
1 pm – 2 pm VIP Preview of Knives
2 pm – 6 pm Open to Public

Sunday, January 26, 2014
10 am – 4 pm Open to Public

Show Format
(updates coming)

Saturday will consist of seminars and demos for both makers and collectors. The Expo will open on Saturday at 1 pm with a one hour preview of knives for registered VIPs. This one hour time period will give registered VIPs time to preview the knives that will be available for sale when the Expo show opens to the public. Once the preview time expires the door will open to the public and all knives will be available for purchase. Sunday there will be no preview. When the doors open at 10 am all remaining knives will be available for purchase.

If you have any questions regarding the format please contact us at

Knife Award Categories
(Judging area and time will announced in show packet)

Red St. Cyr “Best of Show”
Best Bowie
Best Hunter
Best Folder
Best Damascus

2013 Knife Award Winners

Red St. Cyr “Best of Show”-Rick Eaton
Best Bowie-Larry Fuegen
Best Hunter-DesRosiers Knives
Best Folder-James Rodebaugh
Best Damascus-Steve Koster

Bladesmithing Seminars

The 2014 Expo will begin with a great line up of seminars. You can come learn different aspects of knife making and have your questions answered by some outstanding bladesmiths.

Collectors should consider attending these seminars to gain a better understanding of the knives you collect. Anyone thinking about going for their journeyman or masters rating can get first hand knowledge of what the judges will be looking for.

For all interested in making knives or collecting them there will be something for you. Click on the link to see a preview of one of the 2014 seminar presenters Roger Green, Bowie Knife Collector.

Below are the seminars presented at the 2013 American Bladesmith Society Exposition. The 2014 seminar schedule will be posted as it becomes available.

2013 Seminar Schedule

9 am – 10 am Dan Peterson
“ABS History” David Lisch
“Making Tongs & Stag Handle Construction”
10 am – 11 am Mike Quesenberry
“Frame Handle Construction” Kevin Cashen
“Heat Treating”
11 pm – 12 pm Jay Goldberg
“Views on Knife Collecting” Shane Taylor
“Picture Damascus”
12 pm – 1 pm Rick Dunkerley
“Mosaic Damascus” Daniel O’Malley
“Resell of Custom Knives”

Mastersmith and Journeymansmith Testing

Location within the hotel will be coming soon.
Contact Dan Cassidy for testing information

Expo Hotel Information

Our New Location

Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk
105 South St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205