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!