Great Smoky Mountain Hammer In

Arts & Entertainment
Haywood Community College
185 Freelander Drive, Clyde
Ken Hall
Mar 25, 2017
12:30 PM

The Great Smoky Mountain Hammer In at Haywood Community College is sponsored by the American Bladesmith Society (ABS). The Hammer In brings Master Bladesmiths, forging enthusiasts, and knife collectors from across the United States to demonstrate their skills and to learn the art and science of hand forged knife making. Master Bladesmiths will give demonstrations and hold classes on a number of topics ranging from coal and gas forging to fabrication of handles and guards and engraving. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the event, but they may also register at the door on the day of the event. The public is invited to participate and experience knife making in the time-honored tradition of the American Bladesmith Society.

Saturday afternoon is open free to the public.  Beginning with a knife show from 12:30 till 2:00.  At 2:00 the Battle of the Bladesmith begins.  In this event, four bladesmiths will have three hours to make a knife, starting with a bar of steel.  At the end, the audience will determine the which smith made the best knife.  At 5:00 these knifes and other items made during the weekend will be auctioned off to raise money to help cover the cost of the event.

Location: Haywood Community College

185 Freelander Drive
Clyde, North Carolina


For more event information Contact:
Ken Hall, Hammer-In Director at 828-627-2135 or Email