24 pages -- published 4 times yearly (March,June, September, December). Projects, photos, historical articles and news of events.


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The Appalachian Blacksmiths Association Newsletter is composed and written by the Editor(s?) except as noted.

ABANA Blacksmith Affiliate Newsletter Editors may reprint material herein provided its use is for non-commercial, educational purposes and appropriate acknowledgements are given. For all others, the material printed herein may not be reproduced without permission of ABA and/or the submitter.

The ABA, its officers, its members, contributors, editors and writers specifically disclaim any responsibility, or liability for any damage, or injury as a result of the use of any information published in the ABA Newsletter or ABA website or demonstrated at an ABA meeting or conference. Every effort is made to insure the accuracy and safety of information provided, but the use by our members and readers of any information published herein or in the newsletter or provided at meetings is solely at the user's own risk.

The Appalachian Blacksmiths Association newsletter is published quarterly: March, June, September, December.


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President: Tim Schiffbauer
406 Gladesville RD, Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 291-0542

Editor: Shane Tharp
2885 Beech Run RD
Albright, WV 26519
Tel: 304-379-9108



Organized in 1978, the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association is an affiliate of ABANA. We represent blacksmiths, bladesmiths, and farriers in West Virginia and its surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky.

We publish a quarterly newsletter which keeps our membership up to date on events. The newsletter also features many metalworking tips.

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Nothing herein may be reproduced unless permission of the submitter and/or the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association is given.

The Appalachian Blacksmiths Association is a non-profit, WV corporation, formed under Sec. 501(c)3, and is an affiliate of the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America.

We serve blacksmiths and bladesmiths from West Virginia and surrounding states.  We hold our conferences at Ripley, WV which is in the red box area.

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