Set to invade Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre June 6-8, the BLADE Show is the world’s largest and most important knife event. The people who move and shake the knife industry will descend on Atlanta for three days of the latest knives, sharpeners, swords and more, and the people who make, use and collect them, as well as free seminars, in-depth knife classes taught through the new BLADE University, the selection of the BLADE Magazine 2014 Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards—including the latest one voted on by knife enthusiasts everywhere, the People’s Choice Award—and a whole lot more. The latest issue of BLADE has the complete lowdown on the who’s, what’s, why’s and where’s of the BLADE Show and is a must-have for BLADE Show patrons.
Also in the new BLADE:
•19 of the hottest factory knives that will debut at the BLADE Show;
•Learn how 12 hot custom knives made by some of the world’s leading cutlers with the latest in steels perform in extensive tests;
•See the past 40 years of the cutlery industry through the eyes of knife retailer/purveyor Dan Delavan, a person who has lived it and loved it, in “Plaza Cutlery: 40 and Still Sharp”;
•How to pick the best big chopping knife/machete and some of the latest factory examples;
•A tour of the cutlery venues of Budapest, Hungary, and the blades that made “the old country” cut;
•See how a drop-point bushcraft knife and fixed-blade skinner fare in Kim Breed’s “Spec Sheet” knife test.
There’s also knives for Father’s Day, mini-profiles of knifemakers Jason Tippy, Joey Cordova, Alain and Joris Chomilier, Gary Martindale Sr., Chuck Hawes and Max Harvey, and bunches more, all in the latest BLADE.