The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)        

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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.



ABANA Links Page Categories

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• Publications - - - - (see also ABANA Publications)
• Non-Profit Organization Sites
• Reviews & Chat Sites
• ABANA's Educational Instituton Members
• Suppliers - - - - (see also ABANA Members Discount Program)
• ABANA Affiliate Web sites - - - - (see also Affiliates Directory)
• ABANA Members Blacksmith Web Sites

If you have an update to this page please notify the ABANA Central Offiice: Email    ABANA members with websites are welcome to request addition to the list. We ask 3 things: (1) maintain your membership; (2) post a link on your site back to www.ABANA.org; (3) have "interesting"content. ABANA's mission is educational rather than commercial, thus the purpose of the links is to provide inspiration and instruction to members and others. Please note that we only add entries upon request.


 

Anvil's Ring

Hammer's Blow

Anvil Magazine

Blacksmith's Journal

Ganoskin.com

SkipJack Press & Astragal Press

Oak and Iron Publishing

METALSMITH Magazine

Blue Moon Press

Hephaistos

Artisan Ideas

Home & Garden Television

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NON-PROFIT SITES

National Association for the Self-Employed

Free Health Insurance Quote

American Craft Council

British Artist Blacksmiths Association

Irish Artist Blacksmith Association

International Association of Designing Artist Blacksmiths

Library of Congress Gateway

Hopewell Furnace Historic Site

Sloss Furnaces Historic Landmark

Saugus Iron Works Historic Site

University of Georgia - PBS Blacksmith Series

Metal Museum

National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association

Victoria & Albert Museum

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Artslynx International Art Resources

American Bladesmith Society

The Crafts Report

Crafts Council of Ireland

North Carolina Arts Council

Forge & Burner Design Page

Sculptor.Org

The Society of North American Goldsmiths

Artist Help Network

Insurance Information Institute

Preservation Trades Network

The Davistown Museum

Frazier Historical Arms Musuem

www.horseshoeingmuseum.com

American College of the Building Arts

Carriage Museum of America

Morningstar Mill -- Ontario, Canada

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REVIEWS & CHATS

The ABANA Forums

www.blacksmithsjournal.com/top50/

Ron Reil's Homepage

I-Forge-Iron Blacksmithing site

Slack-Tub Pub

The Reviewer's Consortium - Book Reviews

TheForge Mailing List

Anvilfire

The E-Z Town Blacksmithing Newsletter

IronNews.com

Artmetal.com

Scandinavian Blacksmith Forum

The Iron Man News

The Anvil

Blacksmiths At Yahoo

News Group-alt.craft.blacksmithing

Forgemagic.com

Purgatoryironworks.com

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ABANA's Educational Institution Members

The following schools of blacksmithing and educational institutions with programs incorporating blacksmithing and allied arts are members of ABANA at the special Educational Institution level. Contact the Central Office for details.
The links below will take to you to the Blacksmithing Schools page listing for this organization.

New England School of Metal Work


SUPPLIERS

Participants in the ABANA Members Discount Program are Shown in bold face. For details on the discount click HERE.
For details on the Grainger discount program click HERE.

ABANA's Searchable Supplier Directory

Abrasive Resource

Admiral Steel

Anyang Power Hammers

Argon Tool and Manufacturing Company

Big Blu Hammer Mfg Company

Blacksmith Bolt and Rivet Supply

Blacksmiths Depot - Kayne and Son

Blacksmith Supply

Centaur Forge, Ltd.

Chile Forge

Cotton Wood Forge - Used Forges & Blowers

Damasteel

Ernst Refflinghaus Anvils - Shady Grove Blacksmith Shop

Euro Anvils

E-Books for Metalsmiths - Brian Gilbert

Forging Hammers Sales and Service Network

Grainger

HybridBurners - TRex Burners

Insurance-Industrial Coverage Corporation

Ironwood, LLC

Jere Kirkpatrick's Valley Forge & Welding

KA 75 Power Hammer

King Architectural Metals

Laurel Machine & Foundry Company

Little Giant

McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Metal Finishing

Mojave Southern Machine Works

Morrell Metalsmiths, Ltd.

Nimba Anvils

Old World Anvils

Peddinghaus

Pieh Tool Company, Inc.

Pitch It To You - Chasing and Repousse Pitch

Pure Iron - The Wagner Companies

Riverside Machine

Shop Outfitters

Thak the Blacksmith & Armorer

The Hammer Source

The Perfect Edge

The Real Wrought Iron Company

Weldsale Company

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ABANA AFFILIATE WEB SITES

Alex Bealer Blacksmith Association

Appalachian Area Chapter

Appalachian Blacksmiths Association

Blacksmith Association of Missouri

Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland

Blacksmiths Organization of Arkansas

California Blacksmith's Association

Central Virginia Guild

Clinch River Blacksmith Guild

Florida Artist Blacksmith Association

Guild of Metalsmiths

Gulf Coast Blacksmiths Association

Houston Area Blacksmith's Association

Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association

Indiana Blacksmithing Association

Kentucky Blacksmiths Association

Louisiana Metalsmiths Association

Mississippi Forge Council

New England Blacksmiths

New Jersey Blacksmith Association

New York State Designer Blacksmiths

North Texas Blacksmiths Association

Northern Rockies Blacksmith Association

North Carolina Chapter

Northeastern Blacksmiths Association

Northwest Blacksmiths Association

Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths

Old Dominion Blacksmith Association

Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association

Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmith Association

Pittsburgh Area Artist-Blacksmiths

River Bluff Forge Council

Rocky Mountain Smiths

Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil

Southwest Artist-Blacksmiths Association

Tidewater Blacksmith Guild

Upper Midwest Blacksmiths Association

Vancouver Island Blacksmiths

Western Reserve Artist Blacksmith Association

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BLACKSMITH'S WEB SITES

Member website link
Location
AC Designs - Anthony Cateaux CA-BC
Airmet Metalworks NJ
Andy Chambers - Arc Iron Creations NY
Anvil Museum NC
Artistic Anvil - Fleming Iron Works - Travis Fleming AL
Artisans of the Anvil PA
Architectural MetalSmiths - Doug Whaley - Frank Trousil CA
Badger Village - Steve Hackbarth WI
Bellla Ironworks - Jill Turman CA
Benson Designs LLC - Jeff Benson WI
Bernd Mergener Metal Design NC
Bighorn Forge - Dan Nauman WI
Black Toad Forge - Matt M. Myers IL
Blacksmith Chic Lorelei Sims IL
Blacksmith Shop, The -- Joe Koches CA
Bradshaw Metal Works - Ben Bradshaw GA
British Blacksmith - Shelley Thomas England
Burdett Metalsmithing & Design - Harry Burdett CO
C & C Ironworks - Charles Hughes OH
Cardine Studio VA
Carl West - Prospect Hill Forge MA
Chia and Steve Murdock - Unity Forge ME
Choestoe Forge - Bill Durrett GA
Chris Gavin MD
Clay Hill Forge - Dale Morse VA
C.N.Y. Glass & Metal Design Studio - Christopher & Jacquelyn Rice NY
Contos Metalarts - Chris Contos AZ
Corrina Mensoff-Phoenix Metalworks GA
Crawfish Valley Forge VA
Crazy Mountain Forge MT
Cross Custom Works NY
Custer Forge & Welding WA
Daniel Dole - Codornices Forge CA
Daniel Smith - Blacksmith TX
Dave Mudge LA
David Browne Metal Design CA
David Duskin CA
Deer Creek Forge- Don Snitgen MI
Diablo Forge - David Flynn & John Molden AZ
Dillon Forge GA
Doug Adelmann-Anvil-Art MT
Durand's NY Forge NY
Eric & Debra Montgomery - The Metal Shoppe CA
Evolution Iron - Cory Walters CA-ON
Fabco Fabricators - Jim Birdsong GA
Featherstone Forge VA
Fevres France
Flashing Forge - Alan Flashing OR
Flicker Forge MO
Forge & Metal Studio CA-ON
Form & Reform CA
Frabotta Iron Works OK
Frederic A. Crist VA
Frontier Forge-Ray Baker WA
Gallop Forge - Eddie Rainey GA
Gary Gloyne CA
Gearhart Ironworks - John Emmerling OR
George Forge - George Ivan Pare' RI
Grapevine Blacksmith TX
Gonzales Ironworks MA
Great Circle Forge OH
Grizzly Iron - Rodger "Grizz" LaBrash AZ
Guadalupe Forge, Inc. TX
Heart of Texas Metalworks, LLC TX
Hoffman's Forge - Jymm Hoffman PA
Holly Fisher MI
Hot Iron Blacksmith - Bud Harvey IL
Hound and Hare Forge - Bill Clemens PA
Ice Forge NY
Incandescent-Ironworks - Steve McGrew WA
Indigo Iron - Lisa Banov CA-BC
Iron Apple Forge PA
Iron Horse Forge KY
Iron Leaf Forge - Tony De Caro KY
Ivan Bailey Metal Studio GA
James DeMartis NY
James Johnson Metalsmith TX
John Pollins - Rananim Forge PA
Jozef Mielke CA-BC
Jozef's Custom Ironwork CT
Jouko Nieminen Finland
Kaviar Forge & Gallery - Craig Kaviar KY
Kestrel Ridge Forge - Jay Silber TX
Koka Metalsmiths WI
K P Originals - Keith Planche LA
Kullman Architectural Blacksmithing CO
L. Proctor Ironworks - Luke Proctor WI
Laughing Crow Forge - John Winer TN
Leaning Oak Forge WV
Lee Badger - Anvil Works ® WV
Lipko Iron Works - Igor Lipko GA
Lone Star Forge TX
Lowell Chaput Metalsmith CA
Lucian Avery VT
Manuka Forge - John Monteath CA-AB
Mark & Mindy Gardner - Flood Plain Forge IL
Mark Aspery School of Blacksmithing CA
Mark Bokenkamp OH
Maynard Studios - Matthew & Karine Mayard KY
McLean Forge - Boulder, CO CO
McLellan Blacksmithing CA
Metal Art By Gail- Gail Wall NC
Michael Saari CT
Mind over Metal - Richard Schultz TX
Moebius Ironworks - Eric Moebius WI
Moonieo Studios England
Northern Crescent Iron - Matt Waldrop NC
Northwinds Forge CO
NY Blacksmith - Larry Hagberg NY
Orlando Forge NY
Ozark School of Blacksmithing MO
Paul Casey - Quicksilver Metalsmithing WA
Paul Siebenthal - Apple Ironworks IN
Peffers Plane & Anvil Ltd. CA-ON
Persimmon Forge -- David Edwards KS
Peter Fels & Phoebe Palmer CA
Peter Gagstätter Switzerland
Phillips Metal PA
Postville Blacksmith Shop WI
Ralph Sproul-Bear Hill Blacksmith NH
Randy McDaniel - Dragonfly Enterprises PA
Rick Mettes-Wyoming Metal Smiths WY
Roberta Elliott-Velvet Hammer Ltd. IL
Rustwater Forge - Kathleen Holmes NM
Samuel Dembitsky - Cottonwood Forge CO
Samuel Yellin Metalworkers PA
Schiff Architectural Detail MA
Schindler Metalworks TX
Sean Ahern - Ahern's Anvil Inc. SC
Shady Grove Blacksmithing NE
Silver City Iron - Corry Blanc VA
SkyArt Studio & Gallery CT
Smyth Boone - Hooks CO
Smyth Boone Wrought Iron CO
South GA Blacksmiths GA
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop MO
Sparks Will Fly Forge-Mark Puigmarti CA-ON
Sword & Stone CA
ThayerHouse Forge & Studio - Doug Thayer MI
The Apprentice Blacksmith TX
The Forge - Michael Budd Ireland
The Forgeworks - Tim Cisneros CA
Thorne Metals Studio WA
Turley Forge NM
Uri Hofi Israel
Velleca Metal Design - Eric Velleca FL
Wayfarer Forge - Gerald Boggs VA
White Horse Forge MI
Wood and Iron Works - Frank Annighofer & Annette Lavalette MT
Wrought Iron Art - Oleg Shyshkin CA-ON

Note: A few links were inoperative the last time they were tested - links that are repeatedly broken will be removed.
Please send updates to the ABANA central office: Email  Thanks.