Bladesmithing at TMS


Signed Department Chair Letter of Acknowledgement Deadline:
November 1, 2018

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

Mandatory Blade Check In:
Monday, March 11, 2019: 9 a.m.

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

Thank You to Our Supporters

Jeffrey Wadsworth and Battelle

Get Ready for the 2019 Competition!

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

Each team or individual entrant wishing to compete is required to submit a written acknowledgement from their faculty department chair to the TMS Bladesmithing Committee by November 1, 2018.

Please note that space in the competition is limited and slots are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

View Entry Requirements

Use the side menu of the home page to access a sample acknowledgement letter or to view competition rules, entry requirements, and other competition details.

About TMS Bladesmithing

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 & Exhibition, that challenges student teams from around the world to produce a 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 & Exhibition.


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