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Thread: Canadian Knifemakers Guild Show 2014

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    Jan 2006
    Ontario, Canada

    Canadian Knifemakers Guild Show 2014

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    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.

    Wolfgang Loerchner
    Canadian Knifemakers Guild

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    wow! Whadda lineup.
    Definitely gonna consider this show if I can swing it!

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    Oct 2010
    Buckley MI
    Very much looking forward to this.
    thank you

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    Jul 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Nice to see some advertising for that show before it happens

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    Jan 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm looking forward to this show! Terrific talented lineup of makers!!

    Knife Collection (Under construction.)

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    Jan 2007
    Central California Coast
    What a great line-up!
    " Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum "

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    Oct 2001
    ^^^ That's how a Show gets even better. Bring in Major League Players!

    Staying posted.

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    Feb 2002
    I like the move downtown - looking forward to it.

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    Looks great.

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    Feb 2010
    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?

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    Mar 1999
    Lockesburg, AR USA
    Wolf, I really like what you folks are doing with the Guild and the show you have. The changes you have made are excellent.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by fisk View Post
    Wolf, I really like what you folks are doing with the Guild and the show you have. The changes you have made are excellent.
    Thank you Jerry, we are still working at implementing many changes to the Guild. I am hoping the show will be a success. Response from international collectors has been fantastic. We have some excellent makers, and the show is small enough for a great atmosphere. Check out the details on the Canadian Knifemakers Guild website
    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

    Keith Newman

    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.

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    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

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    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!!!

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    Jul 2008
    I'm sure will be a great show!! I'm really looking forward to be in Toronto!!

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    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.

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    Does anyone have a contact info on dealers or purveyors in Canada??

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    Apr 2011
    Sardinia - Italy
    Is Elizabeth Loerchner really from Italy?

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