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Knives Will Rule 36th Annual BLADE Show

36th Annual BLADE Show

36th Annual BLADE Show preview highlights the latest issue of BLADE®.

Sneak a peak at next week’s 36th Annual BLADE Show in all its sharpened glory in the latest issue of BLADE® Magazine, on newsstands now!

June 2-4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, the world’s largest and most important knife show will feature over 1,000 domestic and international exhibitors of custom and factory knives and the people and companies who make them, thousands of worldwide knife fans and much more—and it’s all in the latest BLADE.

The hottest in factory debut knives, the world’s best knifemakers pitting their knives against one another in the show’s custom knife judging competition, the inductions of Jim Batson and Les de Asis into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©, the selection of the BLADE Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards, extensive knife and knifemaking instruction in the 4th Annual BLADE University, the BLADE Show World Championship Cutting Competitions for both men and women conducted by BladeSports International, demos of knife grinding, knife throwing, Japanese sword cutting—all are but the tip of the iceberg of the 36th Annual BLADE Show.

New features include a balisong-flipping competition conducted by Blade HQ, a survival skills demo by one of the stars of the Alone™ TV series on HISTORY®, Larry Roberts, the BLADE Show 2017 Photo Contest in which patrons enter their favorite BLADE Show 2017 photos with a prize going to the one selected the best of the bunch, how to make a Brut de Forge knife—these and more are among the highlights of the 36th Annual BLADE Show outlined in the latest BLADE.

Also this issue: a retrospective of a knife that changed knife history in “Rambo Revisited”; part one of a three-part series on the latest sharpeners in “The Hone Zone”; how to make a Viking camp knife; New Zealander Jared Wihongi’s new Maori-inspired combat knives for Browning; a review of the handforged knives that will be auctioned—including this issue’s cover knife, a stunning damascus D-guard bowie by Veronique Laurent—by the American Bladesmith Society at the BLADE Show in “John White Will Be Watching”; and much more, all in the latest BLADE.

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