There's a place called Blanchard's Cutlery outside of the strip. About a $10 taxi ride from downtown. They feature a number of production, fanatsy and custom knives at the store. The owner is a maker and you can even watch him work through a glass window while he is working. It is a very nice looking store but the prices are very high.
I was there for a conference in February and made 2 visits. I bought some old issues of Blade but I didn't buy any knives which was good for me, since I can be kind of impulsive.
Mrs Blanchard was very nice to talk to and it was worth taking the taxi out there since there is a large mall across the street and I very rarely get to large malls since we have none here on Kodiak.