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Blade Show 2013 1 year 3 months ago #11486

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Just came back from Blade Show 2013 this Saturday in Atlanta. This was my first large knife trade show (not counting local gun/knife shows). Had a lot of fun.

Got to see Clay in his booth. He sharpened knives non stop on Saturday for 8 hours. No joke. At least the hours weren't so long on Sunday. Even after all this time his form is still amazing to watch. He was getting amazing results with just 1000 diamonds and a set of strops.

Saw the new Industrial WE. It is huge and much bigger in person than in photo.

Handled the new WEPS case. This thing is a brute. Great locking clasps. It is beyond solid. Seems thicker than other Pelican cases I have seen. I just don't see this thing ever breaking.

The cost of the show is minimal. If you can afford to travel to Atlanta it is highly worth it. I had lunch with Benchmade forum members. Great to meet folks in person and see some knives.

If I am able to go next year I will setup a WE Forum lunch/dinner or something. It is Atlanta and around the first weekend of June. (don't know 2014 dates, but it seems to be this weekend in past years).
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Re: Blade Show 2013 1 year 3 months ago #11487

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Very cool! :woohoo: Any pics/videos to share?

Pick up any cool knives? (That's the part I don't think my wallet could handle...) :dry:
Geocyclist wrote:
He was getting amazing results with just 1000 diamonds and a set of strops.

Interesting... just doing a quick touch up, I'm guessing?

Thanks for sharing.

Anyone else go?
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Re: Blade Show 2013 1 year 3 months ago #11489

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cbwx34 wrote:
Pick up any cool knives? (That's the part I don't think my wallet could handle...) :dry:

My thoughts exactly, Curtis. It's why I can never, ever go to Blade. Internet shopping is hard enough.

And if I were to do something sensible like set a $300 limit, the psychological damage (of leaving so many great knives behind) might well exceed the financial damage of buying them. ;)

Glad you had a good time, Geo.

Ken
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Re: Blade Show 2013 1 year 3 months ago #11507

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cbwx34 wrote:
Very cool! :woohoo: Any pics/videos to share?

Plz? ;-)
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Re: Blade Show 2013 1 year 3 months ago #11516

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It really is such a blast, isn't it, Geo?!

Blade is waaay too short for being one of the knife industry's largest shows. :angry:

I've gone the past 2 years, but was unable to squeeze it in this year. I will definitely try to go again next year.
Tom Blodgett
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