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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:12

Bladesmithing symposium March 8-11

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Haywood Community College’s Continuing Education Department will hold a Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium “Spring Hammer In” on campus from March 8-11.

All events 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.

From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. March 9, 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 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on March 10 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.

Cost of the Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium is $65.

828.565.4244 or www.americanbladesmith.com.

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