So many people here, and elsewhere, have been asking about the Ashokan seminar after the schedule inversion it did with the sword weekend that I thought I would post this message to let everybody know that that Ashokan 2010 is now set and ready to go!

With the scheduling rework that moved the sword Ashokan to 2011 instead of its planned time this year the folks in the NEBG had to scramble to pull together a regular bladesmithing seminar and that is the reason for the delay in this information. Fortunately they were able to just tap into the lineup that would have been next year and still get most of the demonstrators.

Anyhow you can find all the information about this year’s seminar here:

The Ashokan Bladesmithing Seminar is one of the oldest and most prestigious knifemaker gatherings in the country. It is presented by The New England Bladesmith’s Guild, a group so dedicated to sharing only the best information free of political agendas that they have no dues, membership lists or bylaws but exist solely to offer the best bladesmithing seminar around.

Located in the beautiful Catskills Mountains of New York the Ashokan campus offers a setting that is worth the trip alone, but anybody who has been there will also tell you the food is worth the trip. So if you are just thinking of giving bladesmithing a try, or have been at it for 50 years this is one not to miss. No organizations to join just free sharing of information and good times.