Smith’s® Participates in 30th Annual BLADE Show and International Cutlery Fair

2011 July 7
by Russ

Smith’s continued its annual tradition of participating in the BLADE Show and International Cutlery Fair over the second week in June.  The 30th Annual BLADE Show, the largest in history, was quite possibly also the most successful BLADE Show for all involved.  It took place in the Cobb Galleria Center of Atlanta, Georgia, June 10-12, 2011.  Nine hundred exhibitors displayed their edged wares, including 175 booth holders and 725 tables. Every major knife manufacturer in the world, and the planet’s greatest custom knifemakers, collectors, dealers and purveyors took their places on the show floor.  Smith’s was also a part of the action on the show floor with a 10’ x 10’ booth just off the main entrance, in which there were numerous knife, tool, and scissors sharpeners sold and plenty of discussion about the best way to sharpen a knife.

Smith’s booth at 2011 BLADE Show and International Cutlery Fair

The excitement over the weekend’s seminars was unparalleled.  Taking place during the show, attendees enjoyed seminars on blade grinding, knife throwing, bladesmithing, forging, Japanese sword cutting, sword fighting techniques, and renaissance sword fencing.  Meanwhile an unprecedented number of knives, swords, tomahawks, daggers, dirks, bowies, pocketknives, hunters, tactical folders, fixed blades, and knife accessories were viewed, bought, sold and traded.  The Blade Show proved once again that it is the place to be for knife and edge care enthusiasts.

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