I’m a generalist and the best fit I could find was Western Reserve Cutlery Association. We just had our November meeting and the topic was carving knives. Before I go any further I’d like point out I’m this year’s vice-president, so I have a bit of a bias.
I will say the best part of the monthly topic is not the knives, but the personalized translation of the topic. One member changed carving knives into carved knives and brought out a pile of knives carved out of wood. Denny also a nice collection of pliers carved out of wood by Mooney Warther.
|You're right the knife at 12 o'clock is real, but the rest are wooden.|
You can still find them on EBay. They are rather simple, but Mooney used to sit and with nothing but a pre-cut length of bass wood (I think it was bass) and a carving knife make these pliers to the delight of visitors to his shop.
We’re also getting ready for our Knife Expo May 16 and 17 2015 at the Buckeye Event Center off of route 30 in Dalton, Ohio. It’s a nice place. I’ve been there for gun shows and have always been impressed with the clean facilities, wide aisles, large parking area and general professionalism of the staff.
Here’s a link to the form. Just fill it out and mail it in. We’ll do the rest.
If you’re a knife maker or dealer, you should attend this show. An 8-foot table for two days with optional setup on Friday evening costs just $50. I’ll be there with my knives. If you’re a collector this is also the show for you. It’s $5 to get in and the food service is worth the price of admittance.