Get current on the knives, the exhibitors, the knifemakers, the events, the seminars—everything you need to know about the upcoming BLADE Show set for next week, May 31-June 2, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta—in the current issue.
Sporting Ron Welling’s repro of a William Scagel bowie on the cover, the new BLADE also includes:
•Your first look at some of the upcoming BLADE Show factory knife/accessory debuts, details on the BLADE Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards, the show’s custom knife judging, the upcoming induction into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame® and more;
•The seven hottest BLADE Show/ABS auction knives;
•How to make a Japanese sword guard, by ABS master smith Wally Hayes;
•How an Ernest Emerson custom CQC-7 that had been lost for many years was discovered in the same shop where it was initially mislaid;
•The hottest knives for Dad for Father’s Day;
•15 steps to heat treating the high-endurance performance blade;
•A test of the Bark River Knives Special Hunter;
•How to deal with the 5 most dangerous knifemaking tools;
•How small knives can be tactical, too;
The largest, most important knife show in the world, the BLADE Show and Living Ready Expo annually draws the biggest and best names in cutlery. It also attracts some of the industry’s biggest celebrities, including R. Lee “The Gunny” Ermey of TV and big screen fame, and Larry “The Hammer” Harley, one of the stars of National Geographic TV’s “Lords of War.” Ermey will appear at the booth of SOG Specialty Knives & Tools to sign autographs the Saturday of the show, and Harley will exhibit his knives at his table and also conduct a special seminar, the latter also the Saturday of the show.
Get all the latest on these and other events in the latest issue of BLADE.