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1st time at Bladeshow was awesome!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Jcsixx01, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Jcsixx01

    Jcsixx01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2018
    I went to the blade show with the primary goal of acquiring a lefty Shamwari. A knife that has always been out of reach for me.

    We landed early bird passes for 1pm. We arrived at the Cobb galleria about 10 minutes before 1pm. My 3 yo daughter was eating an ice cream cone, but I didn’t have the patience to wait.

    So I let my wife and kids behind to make my way to the Bull’s table, certain they would sell out quickly.

    I made it to the Bull’s table and picked up a lefty Shamwari to purchase. I explained to Gareth that I had traveled a long way to purchase one of his knife’s.

    Then Gareth said, “Oh wait, Your wife placed a custom order.” I was surprised to say the least. Soon my wife arrived wearing a shamwari t-shirt she had made up.

    She joined Instagram with the user name “I need a Shamwari.” She messaged both Jason & Gareth explaining that she wanted to purchase a shamwari for our 10 year wedding anniversary (6/6).

    Jason & Gareth discussed my wife’s request. They were touched & decided to make the knife.

    Jason even hooked us up with the early bird passes. Something I was also clueless about. It would have been impossible to even see a lefty shamwari if we had to wait for general admission. All the Shamwari’s sold out quickly on the first day.

    Jason and my wife did cook up a plan to hide the lefty shamwari’s from me for their amusement when they saw the shamwari t-shirt. My childlike impatience thwarted that plan though, thankfully.

    The Bull’s were both awesome guys. It was a pleasure to meet them. They will be making me a custom Shamy based on my grail specs (lefty 3.3 textured titanium).

    My wife is awesome too. <3. I already knew that though.

    Sorry if this is at all confusing. I have been typing this up over several days.
  2. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    You hold on to that one. Both the wife and the knife.
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  3. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Congrats cool story
  4. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    It's too bad they have terrible communication and a long thread about them in the gb&u
  5. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Dude what a cool story! Thanks for sharing that. Super cool chick too.
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  6. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Um where the pictures at?
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  7. Jcsixx01

    Jcsixx01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2018
  8. JaxBaron

    JaxBaron Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    Awesome story! Even better wife. Congrats
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  9. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Your wife is as golden as mine! Congratz!

    It was my first blade also. Had a ball. I found my custom improved trapper (from Mike Z) but I didn't win the lotto for a t bose. Oh well, money in the bank lol.
  10. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2019
  11. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    My wife would be clueless as to selecting a knife for me. Guess you need to let them know what you want. ;)

    Glad you enjoyed BLADE.
    Dallas T likes this.
  12. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    First time for me too. I went to have some knives assessed mostly, did buy a few things I wanted such as a sharpening system and such, and did bump into some cool people. Second pic is master smith J Hossom (who posts here on occasion) holding my early Retribution in 3V he made.

    Ben Abbott.jpg JHossom.jpg
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  13. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    My wife was gracious enough to spend our 18th wedding aniversary at Bladeshow West last year... she "made me" purchase a few custom knives.

    She started referring to me as "knife buddy"
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  14. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    It was my first time as well, and it was an amazing weekend! Picked up a few cool things but this Diskin takes the cake! I even got to buy it from @JParanee :D


    Of course this adorable little Bowie from Evan Miller @millere isn't too shabby either, and almost looks made to match;)


    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
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  15. Banter 247

    Banter 247

    Feb 22, 2019
    My lady was a saint at West, as well. Very cool share, sir. Maybe the wives will wind up having an adjacent gathering down the road

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