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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Affiliate Liaison Letters:


The Bridge Anvil - Summer 2013.pdf (Adobe pdf)         The Bridge Anvil- Summer 2013.doc (MS Word Doc)


The Bridge Anvil - Spring 2012.pdf (Adobe pdf)         The Bridge Anvil - Spring 2012.doc (MS Word Doc)


April 2010 (.pdf)
January 2010 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
October 2009 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
March 2009 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
January 2009 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
November 2008 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
September 2008 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
July 2008 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
May 2008 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
March 2008 (.pdf) (as a ms word .doc)
January 2008
November 2007

Posted here are the latest ABANA Affiliate Liaison Letters from Peyton Anderson (starting with October 2009), Bruce Woodward (starting with Nov. 2008 and Paul Boulay before that) to the ABANA Affiliates. Our goal is to get the Affiliate Liaison is updated every other month. The letter is in Adobe PDF format and may take up to one minute to appear on your screen.

Several documents available above are in PDF format. If you need a different format to edit into your newsletter, please contact the ABANA Central Office. To access these files, you must download the most current Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader by clicking on the icon above. This is a free download.