The American Bladesmith Society will hold a Handles and Guards course at Haywood Community College June 11 through 15.  The course instructor will be ABS Master Smith James Rodebaugh from Carpenter, Wyoming. The course will consist of the complete fitting of handle and guard to at least one hunting or Bowie style knife. Participants should bring their finished blade.

The Handles and Guards class has limited seating. Please respond to reserve a seat. Cost of the full week course is $700. Learn more at or call 828-565-4244 or 4243 for details and registration.