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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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Publications: The Anvil's Ring


The Anvil's Ring is ABANA's primary publication, mailed quarterly to members, filled with sixty pages of interesting articles, tips, historical notes, photos of members' work, supplier ads, book reviews and event information.

If you want the most comprehensive overview on what's happening in the artist-blacksmithing world or the inspiration to get you out to the forge, this quarterly will take you there.

The magazine is available only as part of ABANA membership. To Join ABANA and begin receiving The Anvil's Ring magazine.  Becoming a member entitles me to a subscription to the magazine, free first-time classified listing, purchase of back issues at the member price, and all the other member benefits in ABANA.

Back Issues Please Many back issues of The Anvil's Ring area available for purchase in The ABANA Store.


Submissions: Accepting photos of work, tips, articles, classifieds, and advertising in the The Anvil's Ring

The Ad Rates Click here for latest rate sheet & insertion order form.

Classified Ad Rates Each Insertion: $20.00 Limited to 35 words

Submission Deadlines All submissions to The Anvil's Ring must be received by a certain time to insure they will get published in the next issue. Please click [HERE] to see the deadlines for each issue.

General Advertising Submission Guidelines And Writer's Guidelines

Click here to download a complete list of specifications and mechanical requirements in Adobe Acrobat PDF [HERE]

Click [HERE] to download the Writer's Guidelines

Anvil's Ring Editor
Dan Nauman

Dan Nauman
4190 Badger Road
Kewaskum, WI 53040-9484
262-626-2208

website: www.bighornforge.com

Email: areditor@abana.org


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