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.

ABANA 2018 Conference

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Convention Raffle

Alex Bealer's Anvil Raffle at the 2013 Convention


To help celebrate this historic occasion

Founding ABANA Member,Ivan Bailey has donated Alex Bealer's Anvil

To be Raffled of at the close of the Convention
This is the anvil that Alex used while wrting his book.

The Anvil is a 111 Lb Peter Wright
Randy Hodges
The Winner of the Alex Bealer Anvil Raffle was Randy Hodges of Manteo, NC. He was at the Convention and took it home with him.