Knife Events

When many people discuss knife events, they usually refer to the various knife shows worldwide that feature all manner of custom, factory, antique, commemorative and/or other knives made by custom artisans and production companies, and that are available for sale to the general public and others. However, knife events also can include forged knife and youth hammer-ins; knifemaker schools; knife auctions; knife collector club meetings; meet-the-maker, how to sharpen and other special programs conducted by retail knife stores and others; knife throwing competitions; knife cutting competitions; knife legislation annual meetings; and more. For a complete rundown of knife events, see the “Show Calendar” department in each issue of BLADE® Magazine.

New Knife Store Will Host Duck Dynasty Celebrity

Frost Cutlery’s new retail knife store will host a Duck Dynasty celebrity Saturday, Dec. 14. Tim Guraedy, better known as “Mountain Man” from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” TV show, will be at The Knife Shoppe to meet and greet customers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public. Mountain Man...

Ohio Classic Knife Show Starts at 1 p.m. Today

The Ohio Classic Knife Show hopes to build on the momentum of recent knife shows as it holds its annual event today and tomorrow.   Both the California Custom Knife Show held this past weekend and the Knifemakers’ Guild Show held last month were successes by a number of accounts, and the Ohio Classic...

What To Ask/Not Ask a Knifemaker

When you buy a knife from a knifemaker, it’s your money and you have the right to ask him or her any question—within reason—about the knife. However, there are certain questions we recommend you ask and others we recommend you don’t ask. For instance: •Don’t ask how long it took to make the knife....

Guild Show: Granddaddy Custom Knife Event

The Knifemakers’ Guild Show will hold its 44th annual rendition—the granddaddy of all custom knife shows—this weekend at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Knifemakers, knifemaking suppliers, purveyors and more from all over the world will convene in Derby Town, where some of the best custom knives will be shown and sold. The...

Do’s & Don’ts of Knives

The do’s and don’ts of knives are many. Knowing them will make your knife experience much more rewarding and satisfying. Here are but a few: DO use a sharpener to touch up the edge of your knife after each use or at the end of each day of use. DON’T use your knife as...