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Blade Show 2019

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Warrior108, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Hey Folks,

    I'm not sure if I'm going yet or not but just in case I am, I already booked a hotel last month and last night the Early Bird Tickets (let you in at Noon Friday instead of 2:00) became available.


    Paying the additional $25 or $35 to get in 2 hours early is something you'll need to decide is worth to you or not. Depends if you're after something I guess. :)

    Who else is going?
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  2. A.S.

    A.S. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    I’ll be at Blade for sure. Always have the best time overloading my brain on table after table of the best the world has to offer.
  3. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I really would to make it again this year, but it's the weekend before our wedding... Probably not going to happen! Haha.
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  4. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    I’ll see you there! :)

    And thanks for the heads up about the early bird tickets. Maybe this year, there will be a better traffic pattern for folks looking to get into the main show floor.
  5. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    You didn't like getting a snack whilst being routed through the back kitchen or helping to fix things in the maintenance area?
  6. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I’m in
  7. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    If I recall correctly, I don’t think we were “officially” routed through the kitchen....we kind of blazed a trail, actually. :) And there’s no time for snacks and maintenance when awesome knives await our perusal. I’m on a mission from the knife gods. :D
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  8. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I live right down the road, just grabbed early bird Friday myself. Need to take the day off now....
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  9. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    I'm working a few angles to get myself back down there this year. I really want to return. I've got a few guys who have exhibitor passes for me if I do. Jerry, if I end up going and can't get lodging, I'll sleep in the chair!! LOL
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  10. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    I'm not 100% committed to going yet. It may come down to a decision between either Blade or a trip to take the 3 daughters to visit my family in PA. The oldest 2 haven't been there in 7 years. I'd like to swing both trips this year but I'm not sure that's feasible.

    A chair for maybe for the price of an Exhibitor pass? :D
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  11. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Witness the love at Blade Show 2019...


    Full disclosure... I did not take this photo. It came from Kevin's Instagram feed.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
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  12. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    Good seeing all y'all at BLADE.
  13. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Here are the Fiddleback family acquisitions I was fortunate enough to make at this year's Blade Show.

    Hiking Buddy - Brown cross-cut micarta, natural liners with Antique Westinghouse micarta bolster and mosaic pin; TT
    Cohutta Alaculsy - Yew burl, natural liners with blue pinstripes; TT
    Cohutta Large Puukko - Spalted mango over black liners and white pinstripes; SFT

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  14. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    That Hiking Buddy went to a good place. I'm happy. It was hard to let that one go. I'm really into the crosscut micarta thing. I'm going to be making a lot more with it.
  15. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    That is great news!! A few recent pieces have gotten away from me. I'm looking forward to grabbing a few! Thank you.
  16. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Fiddleback, Pop’s, and Outpost crew are the best! Each and every one of you - no exceptions. Another fun 3-day shopping spree at the world’s largest knife show. Great seeing all the regular fiddleheads and meeting some new ones. Andy, it’s awesome to see how the fiddleback community has grown and now entering the supply biz, which has so many possibilities. Thank you for all y’all do. It’s so much fun to be a part of!!!
  17. Moosedog01

    Moosedog01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2017
    I've been so busy since Bladeshow, I have not had time to properly post pics of two freaking kick ass knives I was lucky to snag. My Blade show experience was crazy and I admit I was a bit overwhelmed, I wish I could have met more people. Next time I'll be better prepared.


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