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Heartland Bladesmithing Symposium

Heartland Bladesmithing Symposium

October 1 and 2, 2011

Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc.
Hosted by Kansas Custom Knifemakers Association

Washburn Institute of Technology
5724 SW Huntoon Street
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Contact : Steve Culver at or (785)484-0146 for more information

Registration Fee: $55
Pre-Register and pay the $55 Registration fee online in the ABS Store
or contact Cindy Sheely, ABS Office Manager at or (419) 832-0400

Steve Dunn, MS
Dan Petersen, MS
Steve Culver, MS
BR Hughes, ABS Founder
Russ Andrews, MS

Schedule: To Be Posted


Holiday Inn Express – TOPEKA NORTH
Hotel Front Desk: 785-861-7200

Best Western Topeka Inn And Suites
700 SW Fairlawn Road
Topeka, KS 66606
Hotel Front Desk: 785-228-2223

Super 8 Motel
5968 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66604
Hotel Front Desk: 785-273-5100 – ask for Sandra

Quality Inn
1240 S W Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS 66604
Hotel Front Desk: 785-273-6036

Motel 6 – Topeka West #1195
I-70 at Exit #356 / I-470 West at Exit #1-B
1224 Wanamaker Road SW
Topeka, KS 66604
Hotel Front Desk: (785) 273-9888

Camping and Cabins
There is camping available and cabins for rent in the area. These accommodations are located at the Perry State Park which is a Kansas State Park located 8 miles from Steve Culver’s shop. This is a very nice park area for RV or primitive camping, plus cabin rentals.

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