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Blade Show 22 – American Service Knife

Monday, June 6th, 2022

American Service Knife is a new multi-tool brand created by Marine Veteran and renowned knife maker Greg Medford.

This model is the Jefferson. It features Orange scales, Drop Point Blade, Chisel, and Bottle Opener. However, the knives are modular and the components as well as scales can be swapped out.

Like the name says, these are American made. Their steels are powdered stainless alloys from Niagara Specialty Metal in upstate New York, the Titanium they use is mined in Ohio and their plastic injection molded scales are made in Scottsdale, Arizona from American made plastic material suppliers.


Blade Show 22 – Dynamis Alliance Neptune Dive Blade

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Dynamis Alliance honcho and former SEAL Dom Raso showed me his Neptune Blade, a dedicated dive knife during my brief visit to the Blade Show in Atlanta.

He’s been working in perfecting the design over the past several years and it’s great to see this American made knife finally out and hitting the market.

The blade which features double edge serrations is made from CPMS110V with a NEPT-X proprietary coating to resist salt water.

It also integrates a line cutting notch as well as a grip lanyard making it easy to ensure you won’t lose your knife. That same lanyard also secures your knife within the sheath.

Finally, the Neptune has multiple mounting options:

• MOLLE Vertical Mount
• Horizontal MOLLE Mount
• Horizontal Belt Mount
• Dive/Duty Belt Mount
• Includes Dynamis IWB Sheath

Expect the first run to be out by the end of 2022.


Blade Show West Is Moving To Salt Lake City!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Appleton, Wisconsin (March 8, 2022) – BLADE Show West, the largest Western knife event featuring the top names in custom and factory knives, will take place Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2022, at its new, expanded location in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Moving the show to the Salt Palace Convention Center from previous years’ venues (Long Beach, California and Portland, Oregon) was an easy decision given all the amenities that Utah’s most populous city has to offer.

Knifemakers, manufacturers and knife enthusiasts will find that Salt Lake City is ideal for this growing event thanks to a general lack of restrictions on knife styles or sales.

“We are excited to move our show to a city and state that celebrates the outdoors and is knife friendly to our industry as a whole,” said BLADE Show Director, Alicia Newton. “We know Utah and the surrounding states are home to a significant population of knife and outdoor enthusiasts, so we can count on great attendance. Further, Salt Palace Convention Center offers many conveniences that we look for in a host city in terms of proximity to the airport, hotel accommodations, restaurants and bars.”

Above: The Salt Palace Convention Center

In addition to seeing firsthand some of the industry’s finest custom and factory creations, attendees can participate in a number of free demos and seminars.

“BLADE Show West has always been known for its educational seminars and knife competitions, and we will continue that tradition in Salt Lake,” said BLADE Magazine Editor, Steve Shackleford. “The same goes for our custom and factory knife judging events, where some of the world’s top fixed blades and folders vie for the best-of-the-best honors in the most prominent knife categories.”

BLADE Show West is one of three major, annual knife events presented by BLADE Magazine, including BLADE Show Texas (March 18-19, 2022) and BLADE Show (Atlanta, June 3-5, 2022).

For more details on all three events, visit bladeshow.com. For information about exhibiting, email bladewest@bladeshow.com.

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.

For more information on Blade Show visit: bladeshow.com