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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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HANS PEOT :: June 4, 1931 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 86)

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

86, of New Carlisle, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. Hans was born June 4, 1931 in Spokane, Washington. He was a USAF veteran and retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base as Asst Director of the B-1 program. Hans was an artist-blacksmith and toolmaker, and a long-time member of SOFA (Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil). He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a son, Mark Peot (wife, Dr. Lydia Chang); a daughter, Margaret Ann Peot (husband Daniel Levy); grandchildren, Samuel Levy, Elena Peot and Eric Peot; two sisters, Margaret Cassens, Anna Walker; nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo & Catherine (Harder) Peot; two brothers; Leo & Peter Peot; and a sister, Catherine Hufmann Gordon. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, July 22, 2017 at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

FAREWELL CEREMONY

Saturday
July 22, 2017
2:00 PM
Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home
507 W. Jefferson St.
New Carlisle, OH 45344

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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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