wow! Whadda lineup.
Definitely gonna consider this show if I can swing it!
For the past 20 years the Canadian Knifemakers Guild membership has consisted of mainly Canadian makers. Many changes in the knife world have taken place during these 20 years. The Guild is now revising the membership requirements to reflect these changes, and hold members to a high standard. We have also turned into a much more international organization, and are getting a great del of interest from European and US makers.
The show has been moved to a wonderful hotel in the downtown Toronto area. It is close to entertainment, fine dining and art galleries. Niagra falls, the wine region and other attractions are close by.
The show is limited to 50 tables, but these table are taken by some of the finest international makers. The Guild is excited about the new format and location. For those who are planning their show attendance schedules for this year, please keep us in mind, make it a vacation.
Canadian Knifemakers Guild
Very much looking forward to this.
Nice to see some advertising for that show before it happens
What a great line-up!
" Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum "
I like the move downtown - looking forward to it.
Great lineup for sure. Wish I could make it, but I will be on extended vacation. Hope someone posts pictures and maybe a little summary?
Wolf, I really like what you folks are doing with the Guild and the show you have. The changes you have made are excellent.
Here is a list of the confirmed exhibitors:
Brian Tighe – Canada
Jurgen Steinau – Germany
Tore Fogarizzu – Italy
Paolo Brignone – Italy
Salvatore Puddu – Italy
Antonio Fogarizzu – Italy
Charlie Bennica – France
John W. Smith – USA
Des Horn – South Africa
Wolfgang Loerchner – Canada
Rod Olson – Canada
Emmanuel Esposito – Italy
Elizabeth Loerchner – Italy
Wally Hayes – Canada
Stephanie Lemelin – Canada
Owen Wood – USA
Suchat Custom Knives – USA
Steven Rapp – USA
Eugene Shadley – USA
Kirby Lambert – Canada
Jose de Braga – Canada
Ken Steigerwalt – USA
Matthew Lerch – USA
Nathan Knowles – Canada
Les Couteliers du Valblanc – Canada
Koji Hara- Japan
Mike Mossington – Canada
Murray St.Amour – Canada
Shaun and Sharla Hansen – USA
James Emmons – Canada
Steve Linklater – Canada
Steve Vanderkolff – Canada
Mark Daley – Canada
Gaetan Beauchamp – Canada
Paul Savage – Canada
Rob Douglas – Canada
William Nease – Canada
Anthony Marfione – USA
Alain Desaulniers – Canada
Peter Hammer – Brazil
Stepanyan Amayak – Engraver – USA
Culpepper & Co. Mother of Pearl – Supplier
David Ellis – Knife Purveyor – USA
Francesco Pachi – Photography – Italy
Paul Shindler, Knife Legends – Knife Purveyor – USA
Adam Deschler – Adam Unlimited – Supplier
Bill Hall – Knife Purveyor – USA
Last edited by wolfeknives; 06-28-2014 at 08:49 PM.
Oh, wow...That's quite a lineup of seriously talented makers! Now I'm thinking we might need to schedule an unexpected vacation to check this out! I've never been to Canada before
Thanks Murray! I might just take you up on that if you're sure it's no trouble. I told Susan there was going to be a show in Toronto and now she's excited too! We grab every chance we can to get out of town for a bit and do a little traveling. It's always good to see a little more of the world. I'm going to check and see if I can pull some strings and find a way to get us up there. Some of my favorite makers on the planet are going to be at the show and I would LOVE to see that collection of yours in person! I'll let you know if I can put it together. Thanks again!!!
I'm sure will be a great show!! I'm really looking forward to be in Toronto!!
Mike, Lorien and others -- anyone coming before or staying after the show is more than welcome to contact me and come out to our home for a visit and tour of the collection. There might even be some locals that wish to come also. Depending upon who wishes knives photographed for inclusion in the CKG website will affect how much time I have Friday and Saturday evening as I will be doing some photography at home of knives for the CKG and of course I will do images of the show and knives during the show. Hope to see and enjoy a lot of knives and the company of friends who are makers and collectors upon their arrival at the show.
Does anyone have a contact info on dealers or purveyors in Canada??
try asking folks in the Community > Canadian as most there are into the tactical and manufactured knives as compared to folks frequenting Custom Knives. Not aware of any purveyors in Canada since Neil Ostroff of True North Knives moved to the US a couple years ago.
Is Elizabeth Loerchner really from Italy?
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