Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

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  • Location: Lower Level of Student Services
  • Dates and times:
    • From 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 13
      to 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 15, 2008
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Last updated: Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:47 AM Posted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 08:57 AM

Haywood Community College and the American Bladesmith Society, Inc. will hold the Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show on March 14 through March 16. 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 15, 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 Crowell, blade design, forging, grinding, and heat treating; James Batson, Damascus Steel; Greg Neely, handles, guards, fit and finish; B.R. Hughes, ABS knife judging; Carolyn Hughes, promotion and advertising; Tommy McNabb, jigs, fixtures, and silver sheaths; Bill Wiggins and Len Landrum, youth and beginner hands-on blade forging; Daniel Warren, pocket knives; Rick Love, leather sheaths; and Col. Tim Ryan, auctioneer.

A $500 scholarship to the ABS School in Old Washington, Arkansas will be given to a paid participant. Participants can register prior to the event by calling Kristie Norton at 627-4505. Registration will also be held on Thursday, March 13 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. For more information on the Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show or the American Bladesmithing Workshop, please call Bill Wiggins at 226-2551.