Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show March 15-17th, 2013
Haywood Community College and the American Bladesmith Society, Inc. will hold the Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show on March 6 through March 8. The event will be held on the HCC campus. The symposium and knife show includes an American Bladesmithing Workshop at a cost of $55. On Saturday, March 7, the knife show and auction will be open to the public beginning at 1 p.m. free of charge.
Demonstrators for the event include: James Batson, heat treating; Greg Neely, blade forging, blade grinding, and ABS knife judging; Carolyn Hughes, promotion and advertising; Burt Foster, Damascus Steel; Joseph Keeslar, leather sheathes, handles and guards; Ronnie Boydston, James Gibson, and Len Landrum, hands on forging; B R Hughes, ABS knife judging, Col. Tim Ryan, auction; Kevin Cashen, Quillon Daggers and cutting demonstration; Daniel Warren, pocket knives; David Burnette, forging tongs; and Tommy McNabb, silver and pearl inlays.
A $500 scholarship will be given to a paid participant. To register, please call Laura Simmons at (828)565-4244. For more information on the Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show or the American Bladesmithing Workshop, please call Bill Wiggins at 226-2551