Blade Show 2014

I believe this is my 11th Blade Show in the last 14 years.  Those first years I attended, I was really into knives, a huge fan of the late Rob Simonich (nicest guy ever, I still carry a Bitter Root everyday).  Nowadays, I am really there just as much for the social aspect, maybe even more.  It is truly a great community.

Although, I almost didn’t go this year having opportunities elsewhere in the country, it did afford me time home with my family which I always appreciate.  Blade Show is not that far of a drive from my north Georgia home.  In fact, I brought the whole family to Blade on day two.  Below are some random pictures from the first day.  No rationale for the pictures, I was just taking shots of the vendors that related to woodcraft.  Sorry, no pictures of zombie killing knives, and there were more than ever this year!

Special thanks to my longtime friend Jim Burke, one of the best makers out there.  And thanks to good friend Joe Flowers and Richard Jones of Condor Tool & Knife.

One corner of the show.  There is so much to see it is a bit overwhelming.

One corner of the show. There is so much to see it is a bit overwhelming.

Condor1

Condor2

 

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Condor8

Condor7

Condor6

Condor5

ESEE Knives Booth was constantly busy.  I have several of their knives.

ESEE Knives Booth was constantly busy. I have several of their knives.  Good people!

Esee Booth1

Esee Display

Esee Display2

ESEE new Camp-Lore line.  Very nice!

ESEE’s new Camp-Lore line. Very nice!

ESEE Pro-Type liner-lock folder.

ESEE Pro-Type liner-lock folder.

Spoke with Torodd Helle for quite a while.  Super nice guy.  A trip to Scandinavia is  in my future.

Joe Flowers and I spoke with Torodd Helle for quite a while. Super nice guy. A trip to Scandinavia is in my future.

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Nice table display by Fiddleback Forge.  The next two knives from Andy Roy caught my eye.

Nice table display by Fiddleback Forge. The next two knives from Andy Roy really caught my eye.

Fiddleback Knife

FiddleBack Knife 2

TOPS

Swiss Bianco's table.  My daughter is now carrying a Micro-Farmer.

Swiss Bianco’s table. My daughter is now carrying a Micro-Farmer.

SwissBianco

Ontario

A smidgeon of the Classic Camping Knives at Blade Show over the next couple of pictures.

A smidgeon of the Classic Camping Knives at Blade Show over the next couple of pictures.

Classic Knives 2

Classic Knives 3

Classic Knives 4

Classic Knives 5

L.T. Wright.  Appreciated their display and attention to detail.

L.T. Wright. Appreciated their display and attention to detail in knife design.

Jamie Burleigh was representing L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives.  Nice to see a vendor there where you could test the knife making feathersticks, etc. before making a purchase.

Jamie Burleigh was representing L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives. Nice to see a vendor setup where you could test their knife making feathersticks, notches, etc. before making a purchase.  Appreciated Jamie sharing his time and knowledge.

Going Gear

One of Going Gear's many displays.

One of Going Gear’s many displays.

CS Booth2

EXOTAC Booth

My good friends Chuck Winchester and Richard Bell checking out the EXOTAC Booth.

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Exotac3

SMKW

SOG

SOG Display3

Habilis

Was glad to hear Spyderco is working on a replacement for the Aqua Salt (fixed blade in H-1)

Was glad to hear Spyderco is working on a replacement for the Aqua Salt (fixed blade in H-1)

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BHK2

BHK1

Spartan Head

 

About Christian Noble

Chris Noble is the founder of MasterWoodsman.com and Woodsmoke Camping Company. A Master Naturalist, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and has worked as a Registered Forester and Certified Burn Manager in several states. Chris is also a Wilderness First Responder and since the late 90’s has been “practicing primitive” skills and taking lessons from numerous Master Woodsmen throughout North America. An advocate for Conservation, teacher of Wilderness Living Skills, and happily married, he enjoys passing what he has learned thus far to others, especially his 2 children, Emerson and Duncan.

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2 Responses to Blade Show 2014

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    Rocky Mountain Bushcraft June 13, 2014 at 1:25 am #

    Great photos Chris, thanks for sharing. I’ve been wanting to go to Blade Show for the last couple of years. Hopefully be there for the next one. Cheers, Jason

    • Chris June 13, 2014 at 8:09 am #

      Cool! Let me know if you do, we’ll have some fun! Chris

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