Bladesmithing at TMS


Signed Department Chair Letter Deadline:
November 1, 2018

Poster, Video, and Paper Deadline:
January 14, 2019

Mandatory Blade Check-In:
Monday, March 11, 2019: 10 a.m.

Mandatory Blade Check-Out:
Wednesday, March 13, 2019: 2 p.m.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Jeffrey Wadsworth and Battelle

The TMS Bladesmithing program makes such concepts as heat transfer, coke combustion, forging, welding, and quenching come to life for university students majoring in a minerals, metals or materials discipline. The centerpiece of TMS Bladesmithing is a hotly contested competition, held every other year at the TMS annual meeting, that challenges student teams from around the world to produce a knife or sword blade by hand hammering or trip hammer forging. In alternative years, students have the opportunity to present their current work on bladesmithing topics at the TMS Bladesmithing Symposium, also held at the TMS annual meeting.

Get Ready for the 2019 Competition!

The next TMS Bladesmithing Competition will be held in conjunction with the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019), March 10-14, 2019, Henry B. González Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Please use the side menu of the home page to access rules, requirements, and other competition details. For information and updates on TMS2019, please use the button below.

Go to TMS2019 Website


The TMS Bladesmithing Competition is made possible through the support of generous sponsors and donors. To find out how your company can become a Bladesmithing sponsor, please contact the TMS Sales Team.

Contact Us

For additional information about TMS Bladesmithing events, activities, and opportunities, please contact