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

Open Forging

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Open Forging

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Monthly Meeting

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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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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