Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA)

Welcome to SOFA, Creative and Friendly!

Silhouette of a Smith working

Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA), an affiliate of ABANA, is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1977. Its founders, Emmert Studebaker, Larry Wood, and Bob Zeller were inspired by ABANA and former Ohio Artists Blacksmith Association to create an organization to preserve and promote the art of blacksmithing.

Informational and educational activities include workshops, demonstrations, and communications. We have a large library of videotaped demonstrations, newsletters, and various blacksmith publications, which are available for loan to any member, free of charge.

We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings or Wednesday night open-forging (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

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QuadState 2016 Info is now Available!
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We recommend making hotel reservations as soon as possible! The first Presidental debate is being held in Dayton, Ohio this same weekend and we have been advised that hotels around Troy will be filling up early. There is plenty of room for camping on site at the Miami County Fairgrounds.

Facebook link to SOFA page.