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CRKT 6-Bit Driver Tool

Friday, June 18th, 2021

During Blade Show, CRKT Knives showed off their new 6-Bit Driver Tool which was designed by Joe Wu of Mountain View, California.

Made from aluminum, it is Type III anodized and utilizes a magnet kn the driver tip to secure the bit.

It holds up to six bits and ships with T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, and T15.

UltiLink by Ulticlip

Friday, June 18th, 2021

UltiLink by Ulticlip, is a Rapid Attachment, Modular Linking System which facilitates swift attachment, removal, and reattachment of MOLLE gear, sheaths, mag carriers, and other items.

Its composite and stainless steel lock offers 12 angles of attachment making horizontal, vertical, and diagonal carry possible.

UltiLink recently won Blade Show Accessory of the Year award.


Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

UltiClip have been used for IWB holsters for quite awhile, but at the recent Blade Show in Atalanta, UltiClip showed how their device can be used to secure knives and other items in place for the draw from an inside waistband carry.

It’s a simple, low-profile device that can be attached via bolts to many sheaths and holsters, and is adjustable for height. The bail snaps into place, clamping either pant or belt.

Winkler Knives – Utility Crusher

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Last week’s Blade Show was the public debut of the Utility Crusher which replaces the SAR Knife in the Winkler line. The full tang construction from 80CrV2 retains the double cross guard as well as serrations along the spine of the blade.

The biggest change is the new pommel spike window breaker which is lower profile than on the SAR Knife which is less likely to catch your arm while wearing the knife on your belt.

Standard handle options include sculptured G10 and Micarta although they exhibited Oak handles at Blade Show.

I am told there are still some SAR Knives in stock so pick one up before they’re gone.

Buck Knives to Attend Blade Show

Friday, May 28th, 2021

Company Returns to Exhibit at 40th Annual Show

Post Falls, ID – (May 25, 2021) – Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, will be exhibiting at Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, June 4-6, 2021.

In a return to in-person events, Buck Knives will be attending the 40th annual Blade Show with an emphasis on its new product range, its engagement with the award winning BCCI (Buck Collectors Club), and the debut of a new mid-year release set for availability in August.  “Blade Show is the perfect venue to introduce the newest member of our premium everyday carry class, it’s a continuation of the direction many have noticed from Buck utilizing elite materials, technical features, and our iconic American craftsmanship,” said Chris Bourassa, Director of Marketing and Product Development.

Bourassa will be in attendance with CJ Buck, CEO and Chairman; Connor Slepikas, Eastern Regional Sales Manager and Lane Tobiassen, President of Buck Knives to discuss the company, the product line, and engage with Buck’s loyal fan base. CJ Buck will also be available to meet and sign knives for those carrying at the show.

“Blade Show is the place to see new designs, new materials, and receive the customer feedback that drives our innovation and approach to market. Our organization believes the face to face engagement with customers, collectors, key dealers and vendors all found at Blade is an invaluable opportunity to continue our success and momentum,” said Bourassa.

Visit Buck Knives booth, #1634 to see new products and more.

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Blade Show West Moving to Orange County, California

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

BLADE Show, the world’s largest knife show, has announced a major venue upgrade for its BLADE Show West exhibition. The 2021 event will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Orange County, California, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9.

After months of searching for the best possible location for BLADE Show West, the BLADE Show staff unanimously concluded that Long Beach is the place to be.

“Many exhibitors and attendees who joined us in Portland, Oregon, for the past two West shows suggested ways we could improve on the experience. We listened and started looking for alternative locations. The Long Beach area has so much going for it that this was an easy decision,” said Alicia Newton, BLADE Show director.

“Foremost in our decision is the fact that Orange County is knife-friendly in ways that many of the other venues we considered are not. Management at the Long Beach Convention Center has been easy to work with and is genuinely excited about adding our event to their calendar. Exhibitors can expect great show traffic and hassle-free transactions.”

Long Beach has all the amenities that show attendees and exhibitors value. It’s easy to navigate, there are plenty of hotel options, and a huge variety of dining and entertainment options can be found within walking distance of the convention center. Further, the size and layout of the convention center lends itself to expansion in future years.

Additional details, including lodging information, will be posted regularly at during the coming weeks, so check back often.

BLADE Show 2020 Officially Cancelled

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

With the 39th annual BLADE Show scheduled for Aug. 7-9, we have been receiving countless questions from exhibitors and attendees about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the show and its guests.

Unfortunately, we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it’s in the best interest of all concerned to cancel BLADE Show 2020.

Please know that we did not reach this decision lightly. Having been in daily contact with guests, exhibitors, local officials and the show venue for the past two months, it has become apparent that we cannot present a 2020 event that meets exhibitor and attendee expectations and BLADE Show standards.

While the state of Georgia continues to grapple with decisions about new guidelines and restrictions to deal with the pandemic, BLADE Show too recognizes its responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees.

BLADE Magazine and the BLADE Show staff appreciate the support we received from our many industry friends who worked with us to plan for the alternate August dates after we were forced to cancel the original June event.


All current ticket holders will have the option to roll their early bird, daily tickets or 3-day passes over to the 2021 Show dates, June 4-6, 2021. Or you can opt to receive a full refund on your ticket purchases at this time.

Please email [email protected] to confirm whether you choose to roll over your admission tickets to 2021 or request the full refund.  BLADE University class purchases will be completely refunded.   

Damned Designs Introduces Four Knives for Blade Show West

Friday, October 11th, 2019



The Wraith is a Sheepsfoot-style blade. Available in frame lock (Micarta or CF/G10 scales) or Titanium framelock, featuring M390 steel.



The Yokai is a Tanto-style blade. Available as Ti Bolster lock with marbled Carbon Fiber inserts and features M390 steel.



The Basilisk is a Drop point-style blade. Available as Ti Bolster lock with marbled Carbon Fiber inserts and features M390 steel.



The Oni is a Mini Tanto Liner lock and Frame lock. It will be crowdfunded via Indiegogo on 1st Nov (same day as Blade Show West).

Damned Designs knives will be available at Blade show west (Table J11) and after the show, on the site.