ATTEND 30th Annual Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show Celebration On April 6-8, 2018 At Tannehill Ironworks at Exit 100 off I-20, 11 miles west of Bessemer, AL Demonstrators Dinner on Thursday Evening is Free to Everyone Registration Fee is $75 to AFC Members & $100 for others includes one-year membership fee in AFC Demonstrators Bill Burke……..Damascus Steel Rick Dunkerley……........Liner Locks James Crowell…Forging,Grinding & Heat Treat James Batson….Heat Treating Extravaganza Joe Keeslar………..…...Handles & Guards Lin Rhea....................Skeleton knives Mickey Wise….Rendezvous Knives Butch Sheely………Hawk Forging Bill Wiggins…...Handle Shaping Billy Ray Hughes..Judging Billy Bates…...Engraving Colonel Tim Ryan….Auction Mel Pardue…………. Automatics Kenny Rowe………Leather Sheathes Tommy McNabb...Inlays & Silver Sheathes Mark Haddix …….….……..…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 & if you plan to attend Dinner To Judd Clem, 111 Yorkshire Dr, Athens, AL 35613, or contact by phone 256/232-2645 or by e-mail, clem.judd@att.net Bring items for Auction, Tail Gate Sales & Knives for Knife Show & Heat Treating For more information go to www.alaforge.org 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, $59.99+tax for two double beds, 1259 Greenmor Drive @ Ala-52 at exit 6 off I- 459 about 15 miles from Tannehill. Demonstrator's Motel. Hampton Inn, 205/425-2010, $89+tax for two queen beds, 4910 Civic Lane @ exit 108 off I-20/59 about 11 miles from Tannehill. Best Western, 205/481-1950, $79.00+tax for two double beds, 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 over 300 members. The proceeds from this auction will go to the AFC Building Fund. The Clarence Kilby Scholarship will be awarded to a lucky paid participant.
Batson
 Bladesmithing
      Symposium

30th Annual
Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show Celebration
On April 6-8, 2018
At Tannehill Ironworks at Exit 100 off I-20, 11 miles west of Bessemer, AL
Demonstrators Dinner on Thursday Evening is Free to Everyone
Registration Fee is
$75 to AFC Members & $100 for others includes one-year
membership fee in AFC
Demonstrators
Bill Burke……..Damascus Steel
Rick Dunkerley……........Liner Locks
James Crowell…Forging,Grinding & Heat Treat
James Batson….Heat Treating Extravaganza
Joe Keeslar………..…...Handles & Guards
Lin Rhea....................Skeleton knives
Mickey Wise….Rendezvous Knives
Butch Sheely………Hawk Forging
Bill Wiggins…...Handle Shaping
Billy Ray Hughes..Judging
Billy Bates…...Engraving
Colonel Tim Ryan….Auction
Mel Pardue…………. Automatics
Kenny Rowe………Leather Sheathes
Tommy McNabb...Inlays & Silver Sheathes
Mark Haddix …….….……..…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 & if you plan to attend Dinner
To Judd Clem, 111 Yorkshire Dr, Athens, AL 35613, or contact by phone 256/232-2645 or by
e-mail, clem.judd@att.net
Bring items for Auction, Tail Gate Sales & Knives for Knife Show & Heat Treating
For more information go to www.alaforge.org

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 Final Flyer

Contains:  
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       Registration Form

Send your Registration Form and 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

There will be a charge of $10 per 2-hour class for Hands-on Forging

NOTE:  
Knife Show Fee & Tannehill State Park Fee are included in Registration