BLADE Show 2018 will return to the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 1-3 for the 37th annual rendition of what has become the seminal event in the world of knives. More exhibitors and patrons attend the BLADE Show than any other knife event. Every continent in the world with the possible exception of Antarctica will be represented. Custom and factory knives in all categories—tactical, kitchen, EDC, art, utility, combat, commemorative, antique, bowies, hunters, skinners, daggers, camp knives, assisted openers, flippers, balisongs, neck knives, folders, multi-tools, swords, tomahawks, sharpeners, knifemaking equipment, displays—if it cuts, BLADE Show 2018 will have it.
BLADE Show 2018 will be many events within the event. The most comprehensive array of classes on how to make, use, appraise, collect, sharpen and otherwise do most everything concerning knives will be presented in the 5th Annual BLADE University held the day prior to the show and show Friday and Saturday. Free demos including a balisong-flipping competition, the BLADE Show World Championship Cutting Competition coordinated by BladeSports International, on the use of swords, knife and tomahawk throwing, what to look for in custom knives and many more will be offered show Saturday and Sunday. The annual meeting of the American Bladesmith Society, a special knife collection
display area, voting for the BLADE Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® awards, inductions into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©, silent knife auctions, knife lotteries and many more functions will be part of the fun and excitement. And, at the end of each day, show patrons will gather in the lounge of the show’s host hotel, the Renaissance Waverly, known worldwide as simply “The Pit” to talk knives until the wee hours—and then will get up the next day and do it all over again.