Knife World Happenings
LARGEST BLADE Show to Date!
We couldn't be happier with the turn out of this year's show. BLADE Show has surpassed all expectations and hit over 10,000 attendees that came to the Cobb Galleria this year to interact, purchase and learn from our 900+ exhibitors. Not only did we have record breaking attendance, but we also added 25,000 square feet to the Show Floor which included over 200 new exhibitors which created the largest Show Floor to date.
BLADE Show is finally here and we wanted to give you a few reminders to help you make the most of this year's show. If you have any additional questions, please visit the FAQ page on the website.
Onsite Exhibitor Happenings
This year BLADE Show has over 900 exhibitors that makes 2018 the LARGEST BLADE Show to date. Our exhibitors have a ton of fun events/promotions going on at their booths/tables during the show. Check out a few of them below and be sure to stop by!
CRKT Caligo – BLADE Show 2018 Special Edition
This special edition of the CRKT Caligo was made exclusively to commemorate BLADE Show 2018. It sports all of the features that turned the T.J. Schwarz-designed Caligo into a hit, plus a couple extras that make it an instant collectible.
Delavan and Lobred Join Cutlery Hall Of Fame® by BLADE Magazine Staff
Dan Delavan and Phil Lobred, two long-time supporters of the knife industry, are the latest inductees into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame®.
New things to look forward to this year at BLADE Show!
This year BLADE Show is celebrating its 37th year and grown to be the largest knife show in the world! Although we love to keep the same traditions here at BLADE, we also like to add in some new features each year. Check out the list of new features below and be sure to buy your tickets online and avoid the long lines when you get onsite.
Meet the BLADE Magazine team- Steve Shackleford
Steve Shackleford, Editor of BLADE Magazine, started in 1985 with the company and has now been with us for 33 years. When it comes to knowing knife facts, people in the biz and an overall knowledge of the industry, Shack is your go-to-guy! We asked him, why he loves BLADE Show so much, and here is what he said....
Help BLADE Choose the Official Knife of BLADE Show 2018
Each year, BLADE selects an official knife of the BLADE Show, the annual event each June in Atlanta. The knives are stamped with the BLADE Show logo and serialized, making them instant collectibles.
BLADE Magazine Announces BLADE Show West in Portland
BLADE®, the world’s No. 1 knife media brand, announced today the all-new BLADE Show West in Portland, Oregon—the Knife-Making Capital of the USA. The 3-day show will open its doors at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday Oct. 5, 2018.
NEW BLADE University Speakers this year!
BLADE University is kickin it up a notch with 12 new BLADE U speakers that will be touching on a variety of knife related topics.
BALISONG FLIPPERS WILL COMPETE for Title at BLADE Show
Some of the best balisong flippers from all over the world will gather at the BLADE Show to compete for the title of “Grand Master” in a competition conducted by BLADE HQ.
Queen Cutlery Co. Ceases Production, Reorganizes
Queen Cutlery Co. has been forced to cease all production and close its facility in Titusville, Pennsylvania, as of today, Jan. 10, according to a Queen press release.
2018 Master Smith of the Year- Knife Will Leave You Speechless
Words can’t do justice to some knives. Here’s one of them. The American Bladesmith Society (ABS) selected Terry Vandeventer to make the Master Smith of the Year Knife for 2018. He didn’t disappoint.