The New England Bladesmith Guild

A Non-sanctioned Shadow Organization, devoted to promoting the craft of custom made blades through the study of history and the sharing of knowledge and experience.

As you may have anticipated, the New England Bladesmiths Guild’s Sword seminar at Ashokan is being postponed until September 17-19, 2021. Because of travel restrictions to NY due to Covid-19, and out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of our participants and demonstrators, we feel this is the prudent thing to do. Although we had to delay the annual seminar in 2001 due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this is the first time in our 39 year history that we will not be hosting the seminar. We promise to be back next year with the same quality seminar and knife show you have come to expect! Check back here in early 2021 for specific program information. Until then, stay well!