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Welcome to SOFA, Creative and Friendly!

 

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.

 

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Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

13th MID AMERICA Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

August 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 27, 2017

13th MID AMERICA Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

August 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 27, 2017

13th MID AMERICA Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

August 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 27, 2017

09/22 - 09/24
QUADSTATE 2017
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QUADSTATE

So much more than just another event

QuadState is, in a word, incredible. Fairgrounds, competitions, demonstrations, food, fun, family, all packed into three extraordinary days in the perfect Fall weather. No wonder blacksmiths from around the globe make this a must-attend event, year after year.

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I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus,
The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool.

– Shakespeare, King John

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