The sunken lounge in the show’s host hotel, the Renaissance Waverly, The Pit has been the scene of many an after-show-hours impromptu party, introductory meeting, and just a chance to put your feet up and talk knives with your friends over a cold beverage in a relaxed atmosphere.
There’s no telling who you may meet in The Pit, from the legends of the industry to the latest up-and-coming knifemakers to BLADE® Magazine field editors such as Ed Fowler (in cowboy hat seated on the wall at bottom left of the above picture).
Just about anything can happen in The Pit and usually does. It is where knife collaboration deals between manufacturers and custom knifemakers have been made, unusual events occur–one year a company official who won a Blade Magazine Knife Of The Year Award earlier in the evening lost his award trophy in The Pit, only to have it returned to him later–revelry extends into the wee hours, and much more.
We hope to see you there—and be sure you have a designated driver to take you home if need be.
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