2020 Batson Blade Symposium
ATTEND
32nd Annual
Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show
On April 2-5, 2020
At Tannehill Ironworks at Exit 100 off I-20,
11 miles west of Bessemer, AL
Demonstrators Dinner on Thursday Evening
Free to All
Registration Fee is $75 to AFC Members & $100 for others includes one-year membership fee in AFC
Demonstrators
Rick Dunkerley…………..…… Damascus Steel
Kevin Cashen… Sword Forging & Grinding
Joe Keeslar…........... Handles & Guards
Mickey Wise……. Early American Knives
Daniel Warren…. Slip Joint Folders
Butch Sheely……Antique Bowies
Bill Wiggins…..Handle Shaping
Billy Ray Hughes….Judging
Billy Bates….....Engraving
Colonel Tim Ryan....Auction
Joe Keeslar…….Leather Sheathes
Kevin Cashen……Sword Heat Treating
Richey Crew…….Signature Knife
Mark Zalesky…Antique Bowie Round Table
Raymond Head ………….... Youth Hands-on
Neil Faulkenberry….……..…Adult Hands-on
There will be a charge of $10
per 2-hour class for Hands-on Forging
Knife Show Fee & Tannehill State Park Fee are included in Registration
Send your name, address & phone number with registration fee
To Judd Clem, 111 Yorkshire Dr, Athens, AL 35613, or contact by phone 256/232-2645 or by e-mail, clem.judd@att.net
For more information go to www.alaforge.org
Bring items for Auction, Tail Gate Sales & Knives for Knife Show

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS

FOOD is available at the Country Store & Snack Bar.
CAMPING is available at Tannehill Ironworks near the Demonstration Area on Mill Creek.  Improved (water &
electricity) & Primitive camping. For reservations call 205/477-5711.   Check in at Country store.
MOTELS, there are many motels & restaurants off I-459 and I-20/59 toward Bessemer and Birmingham.
Sleep Inn, 205/424-0000, 1259 Greenmor Drive @ Ala-52 at exit 6 off I- 459 about 15 miles from Tannehill.
Demonstrator's Motel.
Hampton Inn, 205/425-2010, 4910 Civic Lane @ exit 108 off I-20/59 about 11 miles from Tannehill.
Best Western, 205/481-1950, 5041 Academy Lane @ exit 108 off I-20/59 about 11 miles from Tannehill
AUCTION
The Alabama Forge Council is a non-profit organization with 460 members.  The proceeds from this auction will
go to the AFC Building Fund.
VENDORs
•        Hawkins Knife Making Supplies
•        Pops Knife Supply
•        Ron Richerson Knife Supplies
•        Blue Moon Press
•        Charles Hegedus Blacksmith Tools
•        Larry Zoeller Gas Forges
•        Raymond Head Tire Hammers
•        John Crawford 5160 Steel