Tuesday, May 28, 2013
There are two important US shows for the knife world. One is the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. That’s usually in Las Vegas in January. Most of the commercial manufacturers will have their new products on display. A knife that doesn’t capture the interest of the retail market at SHOT will find itself circling the drain.
The next biggest is the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia in a few days. Most of the commercial manufacturers will be there and use it to introduce tweaked and new knives driven by the SHOT Show. It’s also a show about custom knife makers who may only make 20 true handmade custom knives a year. It’s also a show about knives, blades, swords and their utility and artistry.
Like Spyderco’s Joyce Laituri say, “It’s more fun talking knives with knife people.” I agree.
I’m leaving for the show and I’ll update my blog when I can. I can’t stay for the entire show and there are more than a few lectures I would like to catch. So I may not have much time for blogging.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The March 2 and 3, 2013 Knife Expo hosted by Western Reserve Cutlery Association has been canceled.
We will be holding the Knife Expo later this year, April 6th and 7th at the Dover National Guard headquarters. Same place as before, same times, different calendar page, that’s all.
The new show will be April 6 and 7. The weather should be nice and everyone will have a good time.
If you show up in March, I'm not sure what you'll find, but it will not be the knife show!