We are a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge of Blacksmithing skills and works to promote the continued re-discovery of the art of Blacksmithing. The AFC is an affiliate of the Artisan Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA). We are a dynamic group of over 400 professional, amateur and beginning smiths. The AFC is comprised of multiple separate Forge groups with monthly meetings and two annual conferences. We offer scholarships, maintain a library of videotapes and our newsletter, The Bituminous Bits, it is one of the best sources of blacksmithing information you can find. This World Wide Web page is our latest contribution to the ever growing, re-discovery of blacksmithing.