- American Bladesmith Society
The American Bladesmith Society is dedicated to preserving the ancient art and history of crafting hand forged
knives.Established in 1976with four members, its ranks have grown to approximately 1400 members, worldwide, as of the end of 2006.
Now established as an educational group, the A.B.S. is listed by the U.S. Government as a 501 (c)3 corporation and teaches all aspects of
bladesmithingat the William F. Moran School of Bladesmithing in Washington, Arkansasin connection with Texarkana College. Through an established program, bladesmiths may be certified at Journeyman and Master Bladesmith levels.
* [http://www.americanbladesmith.com/ Official site]
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