The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)
is dedicated to perpetuating the noble art of blacksmithing. A blacksmith is one who shapes and forges iron with hammer and anvil. ABANA encourages and facilitates the training of blacksmiths; disseminates information about sources of material and equipment; exposes the art of blacksmithing to the public; serves as a center of information about blacksmithing for the general public, architects, interior designers, and other interested parties.

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2006 Conference Gallery  Michael Bendele
2006 Conference Gallery Michael Bendele

Latest News . . .

Mar 17, 2016 -

Anvil's Ring Editor Contract

The current Anvil's Ring Contract will be expiring in August and is up for renewal. There will be more information in the Summer Issue of the Anvil's Ring. Any interested parties please contact Bruce Jarrell, the Publications Committee Chairman

Bruce Jarrell

Mar 16, 2016 -

ABANA 2016 Conference Salt Lake City, Utah Jul 13-16, 2016

Make your trip to the Conference a Family Vacation that you'll remember for a lifetime:

Utah's Mighty 5

Register by Mar 31, 2016 and save $85.00


Feb 1, 2016 -

ABANA 2016 Conference Salt Lake City, Utah Jul 13-16, 2016

Super IITH Tickets

Register by Feb. 29, 2016 and receive 10 free Super Drawing Iron in the Hat tickets! Tickets will be MAILED TO YOU. You will choose what drawing to enter in when you arrive.


Jan 15,2016 -

ABANA 2016 Conference Salt Lake City, Utah Jul 13-16, 2016

Mini Anvil

Time is running out to get a free Commemorative 2016 Conference Mini Anvil when you register for the ABANA Conference.
If you are planning to attend the Conference, register before Jan 31, 2016 to take advantage of this offer


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