Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA)

Welcome to SOFA, Creative and Friendly!

Silhouette of a Smith working

Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA), an affiliate of ABANA, is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1977. Its founders, Emmert Studebaker, Larry Wood, and Bob Zeller were inspired by ABANA and former Ohio Artists Blacksmith Association to create an organization to preserve and promote the art of blacksmithing.

Informational and educational activities include workshops, demonstrations, and communications. We have a large library of videotaped demonstrations, newsletters, and various blacksmith publications, which are available for loan to any member, free of charge.

We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings or Wednesday night open-forging (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

Click here to become a member!

Quadstate 2015 was a huge success! We had more than 1000 people attend.
Facebook link to SOFA page.