2016 East Coast Custom Knife Show - TOP Personalities and Craftsmanship

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by SharpByCoop, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Hi Friends,

    Last week (Mar 11-13) we attended and worked as the Show Photography Studio for the 27th Annual ECCKS.

    Fifty Fifty Productions (Steve and Nick D'Lack, Kylee, Cricket, Peter, and other regulars) have promoted this show for years. Outstanding team!

    This will be the LAST year it is held in NJ. They will move the show site to Ft.Lauderdale, FL for 2017. It will still be the 'ECCKS'. :D

    I've been fortunate to live close to this site in NJ, and it's allowed me to get my son Trevor to work with me on Sat and Sun.

    Susan and I arrive early on Friday to setup (90 min drive) and I leave @ 5:30am Sat to pick up Trevor back home and return by 8:30am. It's a lonnnnnng day!

    He has helped us by doing pickups and deliveries. he's VERY personable and energetic. At one point he was bored and I told him I'd PAY him if he'd go around the show taking photos of any and all tableholders.

    At age 13 he has a MUCH better chance at evoking a smile, than I would. :eek: :) I think you will see how much fun this event was through his 'People images'.

    I have TONS of knife images to display, but right now I'm going to post the people shots. (I'll edit the names in later today.)

    Let's get going!

    Kylee Allen & Cricket (?) from the Fifty-Fifty team, and Keith and Amy Ouye
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    Pete Pruyn, One of the security guards hamming it with T-Rev, and Antonio Fogarizzu with his family.
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    Robert Oldaker (Mr. Damascus Knives), Lisa Tomlin - Engraver, Joe and Kristi Culpepper.
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  2. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Andrew Demko brought a family entourage (The youngest was T-Rev's shooting partner!), Art Green & Rich Colbrook, Gary Levine & Ed Wormser.
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    Koji Hara, Hidetoshi Nakayama - Japanese maker, John Gray giving T-Rev some needed humble pie after Keith Ouye gave him a metal comb and John gave key holder. THANKS Keith and John!
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    Michael West (Denmark), (?) African Custom Knives, (?) Patrick Teyke & Dietmar Kressler
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  3. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Fabrizio Silvestrelli (Italy), Johann Van Deventer (So Africa), Amayak Stepanyan (US engraver)
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    Dellana (showing her Jim Schmidt inspired 'Goblin' folder. It was KILLER!), Daniel Watson making faces at the boys, Sebastian Berenji (Borka Blades)
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    Jake Hoback (photobombed by Ryan at ACK), Eugene Solomonik (Olamic Cutlery), Lynda & Des Horn (So. Africa).
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  4. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Thuens Prinsloo (So Africa), Brandon (?) & Ian Ralph (Darrell Ralph Knives)
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    Bryan & Allison Wyszkowski (Writer/Journalist), Doug Ritter (Knife Rights Extraordinaire)
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    Jim 'Coop' Cooper - I have a VERY nice setup to work from.
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    Looking down at T-Rev from the third floor to the lobby!
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    EDIT: I've edited in the names as best I knew. Please send me a PM if I made a mistake.

    Coop
     
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  5. simonxm

    simonxm Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 3, 2014
    Looking forward to your full picture report as usual.
    thank you coop for bringing all these to us.
     
  6. JohnPB

    JohnPB

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    Jan 12, 2014
    Coop,

    Outstanding as always! Your son did a great job. He clearly has photography in his blood.

    John
     
  7. The Virginian

    The Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    You have been a real champion for this show, Jim. Thanks for sharing Trevor's terrific pictures with us.
     
  8. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    Great stuff, Jim!!!
     
  9. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    nice!
     
  10. T.K.C.

    T.K.C.

    May 7, 2005
    Good stuff!
     
  11. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    I didn't even know the show was going on last weekend....none of my friends made any mention of it.:eek:

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     
  12. betzner

    betzner Home To Morro Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Great set of pics, Coop, your son really did a great job grabbing those smiles!
     
  13. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    I didn't either. Seems there was no thread posted anywhere about it?
     
  14. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I didn't realize it was last weekend either until I purchased a knife that had been delivered there.
    Thanks for sharing the photos Jim.
     
  15. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    ^^^ Guilty as charged. :( I did not make the time to start a buildup ECCKS thread. However, I will make up for that here.

    Here's the promo 'postcard' ad I had created. It didn't get printed, but it sure looks great! (Props to Aaron Frederick and JW Smith for the collab Grand Prize giveaway)
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    A favorite of this NY/NJ Show is the cookie boxes delivered to a handful of principals from the Bennett family: Robert, Carol, and son Bill. How WE qualify makes me thankful. :thumbup:
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    Van Barnett is taking a new direction with his art.
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    Todd Begg makes them sturdy and colorful.
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    Tim Britton with Jim Small engraving. Simply delicious!
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    Trevor Burger with Julian Marchal's engraving, team up to create super knives!
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    More....
     
  16. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Daniel Cattaneo from Italy
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    Dr. Kevin Cross from USA/CT
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    Antonio Fogarizzu with a jaw-dropping folder.
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    And a classic with Manrico Torcoli's high-end engraving.
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    Aaron Frederick does his thing well!
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  17. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Marcello Garau with similar and compelling knives
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    Koji Hara and his beautiful inlays and engraving
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    Anders Hedlund
    with a breathtaking folder which has a centerpiece of diamonds (?).
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    The late Jess Horn with a classic 25th Anniversary folder. (I learned he passed away in Feb. :()
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    Closing this post with four of Des Horn's immaculate folders.
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  18. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Kevin Lesswing - local maker from NJ
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    Chad Nell shipped to me a folder before the show to capture. It's a new model flipper which operates smartly.
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    Gilles Victor from France brought this amazing folder.
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    Any show which has Michael Walker as a table holder is a GREAT show. Don't expect a pile of knives. If you can handle just one it's a privilege.
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    A set of Darrel Ralph folders
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  19. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Mr Damascus has a maker in Thailand creating these stout and colorful folders.
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    Todd Fischer is considered one of the very best in dress tacticals. He works with Stan Wilson, and you can see styling similarities.
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    Charles Gedraitis
    must be VERY pleased to see his work elevated by Andrey Yanyutin from Russia. (High-end engraving!)
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    Todd Begg with a LOT of exotic materials and shapings.
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    A VERY large axe from Vladic Daniluk
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    I shot one donation knife for the US KnifeRights.org causes. Given by Trevor Burger from So. Africa!
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    I have MANY more images to edit and finish. I will get to them later this week, and add to the thread.

    Thanks for viewing!
     
  20. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Fantastic!!!! Thanks buddy for us non-attendees....:)
     

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