The knives, knifemakers, events within the event, the people, awards—these and much more are the focus of the BLADE Show preview in the latest BLADE® Magazine, on newsstands today.
Boasting a cover knife made circa 1965 by BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Bill Moran that will go to the highest bidder in the ABS Auction during the 35th Annual BLADE Show, the new BLADE features it and a whole lot more, including:
•A selection of the hot new factory knives that will debut during the show’s three-day run June 3-5 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta;
•The highlights, instructors and complete class schedule of the 3rd Annual BLADE University;
•The BLADE Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards, the factory industry’s most coveted individual knife honors;
•The 14th Annual BLADE Show World Championship Cutting Competition sponsored by BladeSports International, which also will include the first-ever Women’s World Cutting Championship;
•The annual custom knife judging competition, which annually entertains 200 or so of the world’s finest custom knives, with this year’s Best Of Show winner slated to receive special recognition during the BLADE Magazine Awards reception the Saturday night of the show;
•The annual induction of the latest member of the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©;
•The show’s extensive slate of seminars and demos, and;
•BLADE field editor and High Performance Endurance Knife Mastersmith Ed Fowler’s eight keys to having your best BLADE Show yet.
Also this issue: ABS master smith Wally Hayes shows you how to bring out the hamon on folder blades; how to introduce your kids to knives, including the latest knives designed especially for them, collecting clubs for children and more; tests of the latest in bowies and affordable tactical folders; how to use clay as a teaching aid in making outstanding damascus; and a whole lot more in the latest BLADE.
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