2017 Bill Gichner Memorial Hammer-in

The Annual Bill Gichner Memorial Hammer-In at the Hutchison Brothers farm in Cordova, Maryland, will soon be here.  The event will be held on January 6 – 8.

This year’s demonstrators will be five special guests from Ukraine.  Sergiy Polubotko, Anatoliy Rudik, and Mykola Laptyuk will be the blacksmith demonstrators.
Mrs. Olga Polubotko will narrate Saturday’s presentation.  Mr. Polubotko is dedicated to furthering the art of blacksmithing as an organizer of the International Blacksmith
Festival Sviato Kovaliv in Ivano-Frankivsk. Mr. Rudick worked with MASA member Bruce Jarrell on a University of Maryland Baltimore Student Center project
featured in ABANA’s Winter 2013 issue of The Anvil’s Ring. Mr. Rudick and Dr. Jarrell demonstrated at ABANA’s 2014 Dover conference.  For further details and registration paperwork click here.