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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What is TheForge?
TheForge is an internet mailing list devoted to blacksmithing. Here you will find numerous people to help you in your pursuit of blacksmithing. With an average of 30-50 emails a day on various topics, much is discussed and analyzed by a wide range of opinions and viewpoints. You can subscribe to the list and hopefully offer your experience or partake in other's knowledge.

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