Join some of the world's top custom knifemakers and other knife industry VIPs Nov. 22-24 for the 36th Annual New York Custom Knife Show at the Westin-Jersey City Newport in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Next to the Knifemakers' Guild Show the granddaddy of continuous custom knife shows, the New York Custom Knife Show attracts the top custom makers year-in and year-out, as well as some of the most sophisticated knife buyers anywhere—many of whom are not afraid to spend their hard-earned scratch on top-drawer custom knives.
If you are not familiar with the history of the New York Custom Knife Show, it began in the late 1970s with the help of the late Ted Devlet, one of the original and best custom knife purveyors, and also Paul Tausig, a long-time knife enthusiast and knife collector. If you ask any veteran of the knife scene about Devlet, you will no doubt get a history lesson on Devlet's many contributions to the custom knife community.
Run today under the able direction of Stephen D'Lack of Fifty Fifty Productions, the New York Custom Knife Show continues in the grand Devlet tradition of attracting top makers and buyers.
One thing you may notice is that the New York Custom Knife Show is now held in New Jersey instead of New York. That's due to the anti-knife inquisition imposed by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a man who has twisted the language of NYC's knife laws to classify manual one-hand-opening knives as gravity knives or switchblades, among other anti-knife scurges. As a result, Mr. D'Lack had no choice but to move the show from the Big Apple to Jersey. Mr. Devlet is probably still spinning in his grave as a result of Vance's shenanigans.
Whatever the case, plan now to attend the show. It is always one of the industry's finest and most entertaining.
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