2019 New England Bladesmithing Symposium and Knife Show

  Hosted by New England School of Metalwork

JULY 12, 13, 14

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For event information contact Dereck Glaser - 207-777-3375     or   register with Cindy Sheely, ABS- 419-832-0400

Accommadation options - more can be found on our website under "Local Ammenities and Accomadations"

-The Fireside Inn, 207-777-1777, 2 double beds, $60 plus tax, Washington St, Auburn, ME. 


-Ramada Inn, 207-784-2331. 2 double beds, $85.50,  490 Pleasant St., Lewiston, ME 


   ***  Please Pre-Register HERE


Get your $65 Pre-Registration Fee in early. Also plan to attend Demonstrators Dinner on Friday night.

Lobster Bake purchase deadline is Saturday, noon on July 14.

Please mail registration form & check to the ABS or click here ABS Store or register through the ABS Store.

Offered by

American Bladesmith Society, Inc 
 
www.americanbladesmith.com

---Bring examples of your work for the knife show & auction.
---Knife Show Table fee is included in the Registration Fee.
---Registered Tail Gate Sales & Suppliers are welcome.

---Open Forge/Belt Grinding space very limited and based on safety dress code adherence(long pants and leather shoes)

Derek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village really taught a wonderful class last week on a filing Vise. He’s a shining star in the world of traditional work right now. #colonialaf #handwork #forgeandfiledDerek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village is up this week teaching a very cool filing vise workshop. You can see the nearly completed vise in the foreground. Here he is tempering a return spring using an old school cool method. #colonial #oldschoolcool #toolstomaketoolsBox joint pliers with Peter Ross was amazing. Just like you’d expect. #colonialaf #boxjointtool #toolstomaketoolsAnother fantastic class with @crowellknives. Great student work and great attitudes! Thanks Jim! #crowellknives #mastersmith #greatjobThis just in !!.... the first 5 of the 8 Micro-Air Downdraft tables for the belt grinders going in our new addition..... what? YES, that is A/C you see in the background. The new addition will have A/C, first time on the NESM campus. This all only possible because of you, your donations and support, we’re almost there, just 3 more units to raise funds for, please donate today. #forgedinreality #blacksmithingclass #bladesmithingclass #education #handsonlearningSpaces available in this 2 week ABS Intro class! A great combination of instructors! #abs #americanbladesmith #journeytojsThe 11th annual Bladesmithing Symposium was a success! The most registered attendees EVER! We couldn’t of done it without our tireless volunteers Lucas Damen, Kellen Glaser, Isaiah Washington and Jacob Ward. Also, our Demonstrators Lin Rhea, Jim Crowell and Emiliano Carrillo. Special thanks to Barbara Wechter who is our amazing registrar, and MOST importantly, all the wonderful people who showed up! We are already scheming to top it next year! #bladesmithcommunity #knivesandfriends #forgedWhat an amazing battle! @sunandstarsforge with a repeat win for the 5k making what else, a Seax. Each knife was an incredible triumph in only two hours. Thanks to @rhea_knives @joshaweston and @macevitale for participating. BIG thanks to Maine Oxy and Dan Guerin for the prize money. It was a truly wild show! Swipe for pics of the battle and finished knives. #battleofthebladesmiths #forgedinreality #handmade #bladesmitheducationSafe travels to all of you making your way to NESM from near and far! We hung the sign on our brand new addition and we are so excited to show it off. We’ll see you either tomorrow for the first forging and early registration at 3:30, or on Saturday morning at 8:00. For those registering Saturday morning, arrive early because the line gets LONG. #americanbladesmith #forged #handmade #bladesmitheducation