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Blade Show 2018 - Who's Going?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by RobStanley, Apr 15, 2018 at 1:01 AM.

  1. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    We're making the trip over the big blue wobbly thing this year. Last time we did was in 2013. And I swam too! Not doing that again :D Yikes, time flies.

    It's certainly a shame Busse won't be there in nuclear Mt Versuvius booth capacity, but it will still be awesome to see those who do attend, and to see Blade Show in a slighty different light.

    Can't wait to catch up with friends and make some new ones. So who's making the trip?
     
  2. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    588
    May 19, 2012
    I wish I could go! One day I'll make it.

    As our appointed delegate you have to represent us Aussies well. Everywhere you go you have to say "That's not a knife!".

    Have fun !! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Platinum Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    I’ll be there, it’ll be great to meet you!
     
  4. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    :D

    My credit card is shaking in fear, even now.
     
  5. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Likewise!! It's gonna be awesome!
     
  6. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Platinum Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    I’m not sure what you are hunting at the show, but many of the makers (especially the custom guys) don’t take credit card or even PayPal during the show. You may want to plan accordingly because the ATM’s at the show are terrible (limited withdrawal amounts and high fees). I learned that lesson the hard way the first Blade Show I attended.
     
  7. u812

    u812 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 15, 2002
    I am going. Just found a VIP pass.
     
  8. MikeH

    MikeH

    Oct 18, 2001
    Here I sit in an all too familiar situation. Wednesday before last had a heart cath so my new cardiologist could determine whether I could risk stopping Plavix for five days and having back surgery. (Number 5, I think.)

    Had the back surgery on Monday. I don't bounce back as well as I once did, and now it appears I have an infection in the incision. Going back to doctor tomorrow.

    I sorely want to attend Blade. Then I ask myself, "Why does a 72 year old man who likely will never walk well enough again to hunt, camp, or fish need another knife?" The reply comes, "You can still go and look." Yeah, right. So, the absence of a Busse booth this year will probably throw me into a "don't go" decision. Y'all have fun.

    Just as a side note, when you come down to my condition in old age and he old beloved activities go away, watching a 13 year old grandson playing baseball, basketball, and running track; watching a 10 year old granddaughter playing baseball, basketball and flag football; being able to touch and confide in a woman who I have cherished for 46 years and unbelievably who still cherishes me; having a son and a daughter who both still call me almost every day; growing from a young skeptic to and old man of deep faith; and maxing out the 401K for many years all become priceless. I am blessed beyond measure.
     
  9. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    588
    May 19, 2012
    Sounds like you've got it all worked out to me !
     
  10. cpirtle

    cpirtle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    I'll be there for sure, first time going and first time with a table, so I am in high gear getting ready. Also looking forward to the infamous dinner Thursday night.

    I have a few VIP Passes left if anyone would like one. First goes to Rob and anyone traveling with him unless he's already secured some - let me know Rob.

    See you guys there, I'll be in the red-headed step child area (apologies to any red-headed step children) that they expanded into, so don't forget about us :)
     
  11. cpirtle

    cpirtle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    We'll miss you Mike, but you have your priorities in order.

    I found out yesterday that my 77 year old uncle is driving down with my aunt so they can hang out with me and see the show. It's pretty to me because he's the last surviving relative of my fathers and we're pretty close, not sure how much more I can do with him like this. We're definitely past getting out in the woods together.

    Enjoy your family!
     
  12. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Ahh Mike, we'll miss you mate. If you have a change of heart, remember there's always a spot at the dinner table for ya :)
     

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