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AKI - What's happening?

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Joss, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Joss

    Joss Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2001
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  2. Jason Fry

    Jason Fry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2008
    And Quesenberry, and Julie Warenski.

    And allegedly Barry Lee Hands is the new owner?
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  3. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    I wondered the very same thing and this is the answer I received from who may be the most recognized and revered Knifemaker in The World. :(

    "Thanks Dudley, yes we could not stay in good conscience once the voting process was corrupted. About a dozen top makers have resigned..."
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  4. PaulDiStefano

    PaulDiStefano KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 14, 2016
    Sorry, I’m not too familiar with the show but very interested in it and the work and art that is presented there. Voting for what exactly?
    The only voting I know about with my 0 knowledge of the show is that collectors vote in which makers are a part of the show and can present their work?

    I’m very curious about the show. It has been a goal of mine to exhibit there since I first started making
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  5. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I was lucky to attend in 2011 and had the opportunity to meet Phil Lobred, who didn't know me at all, but who gave me the time of day which meant a lot to me, so far out of my element. He was obviously a special guy and set a very high bar
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