Birmingham & Tuscaloosa

Batson Bladesmithing Symposium and Knife Show

April 05, 2019 to April 07, 2019 in Mccalla , AL

7am - 5pm (Fri & Sat); 7am - Noon (Sun)


Interested in learning about the art of bladesmithing from experts? The Alabama Forge Council sponsors this event to hone the skills of novice and experienced knife makers through the demonstrations presented this weekend. Come to Tannehill’s Farley Field to watch demonstrators, view the artistic work of bladesmiths and leatherworkers, peruse the tailgate sales, bid on items in the auction, watch or participate in a smithing competition, or bring a blade that needs heat treating! Hands-on forging available for $10/hour. Entrance fee ($75) covers the entire weekend, park entrance, and dinner Thursday (6pm in the Tannehill Event Center). For liability reasons, attendees must be Alabama Forge Council members (additional $25 if not already a member). Attendees encouraged to donate items to be included in the auction.