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Arkansas Custom Knife Show Feb. 16-17

The 18th Annual Arkansas Custom Knife Show will showcase some of the world’s best bladesmiths and knifemakers Feb. 16-17 at the Robinson Center Exhibit Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ray Kirk will give away his NDN model at the show.
Ray Kirk will give away his NDN model at the show.

The proceedings will kick off with a special cutting competition on Feb. 15, followed on Saturday and Sunday with a 100-table show that will include 28 American Bladesmith Society master smiths, knifemaking supplies, leather products and knife-related books, and more. The cutting competition will be held on the Log House grounds of the Historic Arkansas Museum on 2nd and Cumberland Streets. Admission to the competition is free.

Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for a two-day pass.

Door prizes will be given hourly. Awards will be presented for the best Hunter, Fighter, Folder, Bowie, Damascus, Miniature, Camp knife, Art knife, Bird and Trout, and Pearl handle. Awards also will be given for best sheath, best historically inspired knife and best of show. Knives can be bid on during a silent auction both days. Four handmade knives will be given away Sunday afternoon. Ray Kirk will be giving away his NDN model among them.

The Robinson Center Exhibit Hall located at Markham and Broadway Streets in downtown Little Rock.

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