BLADE SHOW 2020 is Cancelled

With the 39th annual BLADE Show scheduled for Aug. 7-9, we have been receiving countless questions from exhibitors and attendees about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the show and its guests. 

Unfortunately, we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it’s in the best interest of all concerned to cancel BLADE Show 2020.

Please know that we did not reach this decision lightly. Having been in daily contact with guests, exhibitors, local officials and the show venue for the past two months, it has become apparent that we cannot present a 2020 event that meets exhibitor and attendee expectations and BLADE Show standards. 

While the state of Georgia continues to grapple with decisions about new guidelines and restrictions to deal with the pandemic, BLADE Show too recognizes its responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees. 

BLADE Magazine and the BLADE Show staff appreciate the support we received from our many industry friends who worked with us to plan for the alternate August dates after we were forced to cancel the original June event.

The 40th Annual BLADE Show is scheduled for June 4-6th 2021, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.  

**CURRENT EXHIBITORS & TICKET HOLDERS: Please check your emails for further instructions**

2020 event info

With over 950 exhibitors, BLADE Show is the World’s Largest Knife Show.

Welcome to BLADE Show, brought to you by the editors of BLADE Magazine—the world’s #1 knife community and publication. Globally-recognized exhibitors and legendary makers gather under one roof to introduce you to the largest selection of blades, knives, and outdoor gear and accessories in the world. Shop hundreds of exhibitors and hold the world’s best knives. You'll find the newest blades, one-of-a-kind collectors knives, antique swords and much more along with browsing the equipment and materials used to make them. Attend the free after-party each night in the Blade Show Pit where food and drinks are available. Take one of our BLADE University knife education classes or watch a free demo including the BLADE Show World Championship Cutting Competition, Balisong Flipping Championships, knife sharpening, collecting seminars, self-defense classes & much more. We hope you join us and the rest of the BLADE Community for the biggest knife event in the world.


Friday, 10:00AM – 12:00 PM: Early Bird Admission Ticket Holders ONLY - You must have both an early bird ticket AND Friday daily ticket or 3-day pass to enter at this time.

Friday, 11:00 AM – CAP pass holders can enter

General Admission:
Friday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday,  9:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday,  9:00 AM-2:00PM


demos & classes

From informal and informative demos, to small-group sessions with some of the biggest names in the knife making world.

Exhibitor list

See the full list of over 950 exhibitors that come to BLADE Show.


Get the full list of 2020 exhibitors along with the floor plan map for BLADE Show 2020.


Find directions, explore Atlanta, and check out hotels in the area.


Have a question about the event? Click here to look for answers. You can also email


See the day-to-day schedule of events for the BLADE Show weekend.

who attends?

For 39 years, the top names in the knife and outdoor industry all gathered at BLADE Show. Join us as and become a part of the BLADE Community. At BLADE Show, you can expect to see:

  • ABS master smiths & Cutlery Hall-of-Famers
  • World-Renowned Knifemakers
  • TV Personalities & Celebrities
  • Martial Art & Self-Defense Experts
  • Social Media Influencers & Bloggers
  • Authors, Reviewers, & Knife Experts
  • Big Names in the Outdoor & Travel Industry
  • Longtime Custom Collectors
  • Knife Enthusiasts Just Like You

Join us in Atlanta this summer and become a part of the BLADE Community!

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