HCC to Hold Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium Spring Hammer In

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  • Location: Haywood Community College
  • Dates and times:
    • From 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 08
      to 12:00 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2012
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Last updated: Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 01:18 PM

Haywood Community College’s Continuing Education Department will hold a Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium Spring Hammer In on campus on March 8 through March 11. All events, sanctioned by the American Bladesmith Society (ABS), are tailored to the knife enthusiast, knife collectors, and knife makers from beginner to master.

Demonstrators will include Jerry Fisk, forging, heat treating, and grinding; Greg Neely, hand finishing blades, finishing Damascus, and ABS judging standards; Burt Foster, knife photography and laminated blades; and B.R. Hughes, presentation on Jim Bowie and ABS judging standards.

On Friday, March 9 from 8 a.m. until 5p.m. there will be blade forging and demonstrations. Battle of the Bladesmiths will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Blade forging and demonstrations will be held on March 10 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. A free knife show will be open to the public from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Auction will be from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.  A cutting demonstration will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. On March 11, blade forging and demonstrations will be held from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

In addition to this baldesmithing event, HCC will offer others on campus throughout the year. Cost of the Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium is $65. Call 828-565-4244 for more information or visit www.americanbladesmith.com.