James Crowell began making knives in Mt. View, AR in 1980 and is a past Ozark Folk Center State Park Resident Blacksmith and Knife maker. He earned the distinction of Master Bladesmith from the American Bladesmith Society in 1986 and was certified as the first, non-founding father, Instructor for the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) that same year.
Jim is a long time faculty member of The Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing at Texarkana College and teaches all over the country at seminars and ‘Hammer-Ins’. He has won many awards including the first American Bladesmith Society Bill Moran Knife of the Year, the Blade Magazine Best Forged Knife and was the winner of numerous American Bladesmith Society Cutting Competitions. Jim has demonstrated at many symposiums and Hammer-Ins including the Scagle in Michigan, Batson Bladesmith Symposium in Alabama and the Haywood College in NC. He was the featured demonstrator for the North Texas Blacksmiths Association April 2010. He has made knives for people all over the world. Jim was recently inducted into the ABS Hall of Fame!
Instructor’s Upcoming Events
Mar 20214 Weeks of Clay Session 1 - 03/06/2021 - 03/27/2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kitchen Table Silversmithing with Brandy Boyd (Session 1) - 03/13/2021 - 03/14/2021 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apr 2021Camp PMC Certification with Brandy Boyd - 04/09/2021 - 04/11/2021 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
4 Weeks of Clay Session 2 - 04/17/2021 - 05/08/2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4 Weeks of Clay Sessions 1 & 2 (March 6-27 + April 17-May 8) - 04/17/2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm