Blade West and Plaza Cutlery shows

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I spent the Friday and Sunday at the Blade West show which was at the Ontario Ca. Convention Centre. On the Sat. we headed up to Piru, Ca and spent the day with many knife throwers who were in the Cold Steel Challenge. It was quite an event in an amazing location.

The Blade West show was enjoyed by many collectors of both custom and production knives and there were tables of supplies, knives and related products. On the Sat. a number of seminars were held. I had attended some seminars at a previous BW show and found them very informative and entertaining.

The awards supper an presentation were fun and you will see a montage of the winners along with a list of same.

The site to view about 65 images is http://tinyurl.com/4jhsz


Upon our return from Hawaii, we spent some time in the LA area and then attended the Plaza Cutlery Knife Show presented by Dan Delevan.

http://tinyurl.com/58ycs

This show is a bit different from most as it cost a bit more to attend and
hosts less makers and offers a structure similar to Art Knife Invitational
where one places an intention to offer in boxes and if ones name is drawn a
purchase can be made of the knife selected or if passed, the next person
gets the opportunity.

Hope you enjoy the photos even though the events are a bit in the past.
 
Hey murray,

thanks for taking the time to post these pics...based on all the reviews we have posted together, I know how much effort goes into these...

RL
 
Oh, and BTW, my favourite pic was the Warren Thomas knives (below)...I wish I had known that he would be there...might have asked you to pick up a Rhino for me :( How did you like them??

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RL
 
Hi Roger,

LOL..thanks...BTW, speaking of people from the past...I contacted Mike D. of our TZ days...he remembers your Minerva...my guess is that your Minerva now takes the form of a Fisk bowie :)

RL
 
Thanks for the awesome pics!

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See the larger fighter? That is the one that one that won Best Fighter! It's also in the Blade article on Blade West.

Any guess who's it is going to be? :D
 
Hey Steven, isn't that knife with the knuckle spikes from the Stallone movie Cobra???

RL
 
RL said:
Hey Steven, isn't that knife with the knuckle spikes from the Stallone movie Cobra???

RL
Sure is! Herman made the knife for the movie. He has also purchased back three of the five (actual blades that is, this doesn't count prop fakes) that he made.
 
wow that's cool...very interesting that he purchased them back...don't suppose he would resell them eh?

RL
 
RL said:
wow that's cool...very interesting that he purchased them back...don't suppose he would resell them eh?

Doubtful. I don't know who owns the others, but I'm sure he'd buy them if they would sell them.

Anyway, I believe when the last one changed hands it was about $30,000. :eek:
 
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