This weekend, we’re on-site at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA for Blade Show 2019 — the world’s largest annual knife show. We’ve been attending Blade Show for several years now, and we can attest that there’s no better place to be for anyone who’s into knives, edged weapons, and EDC tools. The show started yesterday, June 7th, and continues through Sunday, June 9th.
Walking the aisles at Blade Show, you’ll find all the big-name production knife companies in the industry, such as Spyderco, CRKT, Kershaw, Zero Tolerance, Emerson, and Microtech. There are also numerous mid-tech and custom makers offering knives that range from simple and practical to ornate and exotic. Blade Show isn’t just limited to pocket knives, either — there are also countless fixed blades, swords, hatchets, pocket tools, tactical pens, flashlights, and much more. Last year, we even found a high-end handmade pizza cutter (seriously).
Unlike many of the industry-exclusive trade shows we visit, Blade Show is open to the public. This means that you can browse through the new models and buy some knives right there on the show floor. The show also caters to knifemakers, with booths full of tools and raw materials including various types of metal, wood, leather, bone, and composite. There are Blade University classes where you can learn about knifemaking and use, and a high-intensity cutting competition in the outdoor pavilion.
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Show admission is $25 for one day, or $55 for the whole weekend. However, we understand that many of you won’t be able to make it to Georgia to attend, so we’ll be posting photos and videos in the gallery at the end of this post.
To see Blade Show 2019 through our eyes, follow @recoiloffgridmagazine on Instagram or check out the gallery below (you may need to click “load more” to refresh the latest posts). If you’re near Atlanta and interested in attending the show this weekend, go to BladeShow.com for ticketing info.