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The Gathering 5 In Las Vegas This Weekend

Join Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Ken Onion and others at The Gathering 5 Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas. (SharpByCoop.com photo)

Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Ken Onion will be among the exhibitors at The Gathering 5. (SharpByCoop.com photo)

 

Knifemakers, knife manufacturers, knifemaking suppliers, purveyors—anything and everything to do with knives, gear, lights and toys, particularly of the tactical kind—will party down this Labor Day weekend for the Usual Suspect Network’s Gathering 5 in Las Vegas.

Held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and billed as the “Ultimate Party for USN Enthusiasts,” The Gathering is set up in “quads,” where a novice and two established makers or suppliers join a major maker. A circular traffic flow ensures you won’t miss any exhibitor and makes it easy to re-locate them as well.

One of the world’s fastest growing knife shows begins Friday, Aug. 30, at 9 a.m. The show closes at 6 p.m. and many show exhibitors and patrons will reassemble at 7 p.m. until the wee hours in Traders’ Cove, a watering hole and gathering spot. The same show hours apply for Saturday, Aug. 31, with the reassembly in Traders’ Cove at 7:30 p.m. to late. Thursday is registration day for all exhibitors, though the show will unofficially kick off that night at 7 p.m.—yes, until very late again—in Traders’ Cove.

Though subject to change, the lottery schedule includes exhibiting knifemakers Brad Southard, Todd Begg, Pete Carey, Rick Hinderer (he will have two), Ernest Emerson, Jeremy Marsh and Todd Rexford, Derek Munroe and Sal Manaro, Gerry McGinnis, and Brian Fellhoelter.

A short list of exhibitors includes Benchmade, Bob Terzuola, Burchtree, Charles Marlowe, CRKT, Daniel Winkler, DPx Gear, Allen Elishewitz, Greg Lightfoot, Hawk Knives, KAI USA, Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Ken Onion, Kirby Lambert, Lee Williams, Luc Burnley, Matt Cucchiara, Mel and Joe Pardue, Microtech, Plaza Cutlery, Pro-Tech, Richard Rogers, Rick Barrett, RMJ Tactical, Sniper Bladeworks, Spartan Blades, Spyderco, Strider Knives, Tim Britton, Tom Ferry, Tom Krein, Tom Mayo, True North Knives and many more.

For more show information visit http://usngathering.com/info/moreinfo.htm or call 305-255-9176 ext. 215.

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