Knifemakers Share Techniques


Good for the Topeka Capital-Journal and journalist Carolyn Kaberline for covering the “Heartland Bladesmithing Symposium,” which took place in Kansas this past October and is sponsored by the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) and the Kansas Custom Knifemakers Association.

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One of 10 ABS Hammer-Ins and events across the country, the Heartland Bladesmithing Symposium included demonstrations by renowned steel makers and knifemakers like Jerry Rados and Steve Culver, who conducted demonstrations covering such subjects as damascus pattern makng, tomahawk forging, creating wood-lined sheaths, applying metallurgical theory, ABS journeyman smith judging standards, and even a knife photography segment taught by Caleb Royer.

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