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Meeting 2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Bladesmithing 2018
Organizer(s) Bharat K. Jasthi, South Dakota School of Mines & Tech
Roxana E L Ruxanda, Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.
Garry W. Warren, University of Alabama
Michael K. West, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Eric D. Schmidt, Vallourec Star
Samuel Robert Wagstaff, Novelis
Scope This symposium will build on the phenomenal success of the Bladesmithing competition held at the TMS2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition and will serve as a bridge for bladesmithing engagement until the next Bladesmithing competition is conducted at TMS2019 in San Antonio, TX.

The Bladesmithing Symposium 2018 will take the form of a traditional symposium with technical presentations focusing on bladesmithing processes and procedures. This symposium provides an opportunity for students or student teams to present their work associated with, or inspired by, the 2017 Bladesmithing competition as well as for new entries from students, student teams, and seasoned bladesmithing TMS members. Participants may use any starting material, from commercial stock material to material smelted from ore. Students and student teams are required to have a faculty sponsor and are expected to observe all of their campus’ applicable policies. All work must be performed safely with elements of those safety procedures apparent in the presentation. Final presentations should provide information on the justification for choice of blade, any historical relevance, materials characterization, mechanical and thermal treatments, processing of ore, etc.

Presentations will take the form of conventional talks, although posters may be invited if the number of entries exceeds session capacity. Actual blades are not to be brought to the conference, but safe metallurgical samples are allowed and encouraged. Abstracts can be brief (at a minimum it must include a title, university, name(s) of team members, and blade material) and should be submitted by October 16, 2017.

A brief abstract explaining the historical background, blade material, processing steps involved and characterization performed on the blades should be included.

NOTE: The following information is required to complete this submission:
1. A title
2. An abstract and supporting information, including:
- A brief abstract (maximum abstract length 150 words)
- Name & email of the primary contact person (not a faculty advisor)
- Names of other team members, if known
- University affiliation
Abstracts Due 10/16/2017
Proceedings Plan Planned: None Selected

Bowie Knife Forged From a File
Challenges of Using Black Hills Iron Ore in Bladesmithing
Damascus Razor Characterization
DragonSlayer: The First 20 Years
East Meets West
Evaluation of Processing Methods on the Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance of Various Steels
Forging a Multi-Layered Seax
Investigating the Mechanical Properties of Knives in a Comparison Between Two SPD Methods
Keris: Legacy of Indonesia's Ancient Weapon in Metallurgical Point of View
O-1: Determining the Composition of Mystery Recycled Steel using SEM
Pattern Welded Hunga Munga

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