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What did you pick up at Blade?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by WValtakis, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. SkinnyDale

    SkinnyDale Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    845BE63E-5DC9-4D0B-A2E1-609810928E37.jpeg Selby Sculpin...
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  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Here is a picture I took today of the Dogwoods Knives Kephart I picked up at Blade on Friday.
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  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Another shot of my three purchases together. Dogwood Kephart, Condor Mayflower (440C), and LionSteel BestMan folder. I was told that Condor only made two Mayflowers with micarta handles.
  4. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Nice haul! Thanks for sharing your experiences at BladeShow. I get to live vicariously through your adventure! That Bowie is beautiful!

    Wow! You went prepared to gather some bounty! You have great taste in blades!
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  5. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    That's pretty much my plan these days, my friend! I don't buy many knives during the year, and put money away so I can get what I need when I see it at BLADE. It worked for me very well this year!! Thank you again!
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  6. Elite_KG

    Elite_KG Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Picked up materials and gave to Gareth Bull for the custom Miura in progress below.

    Managed to score a 3.3” Bull Knives Shamwari from the table. 1 of 1 available that day.

    Pretty excited about the experience and the scores.
  7. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I love all your different custom takes on the old scimitar:thumbsup:
  9. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    I didn’t go to Blade this year with any set purchase agenda. It was more about spending time with friends old and new. That made the whole experience fun and relaxed than previous years.

    I did manage to score some great knives over the weekend. My first purchase was a Holt Specter. What a smooth and well made knife that is. Second was a Kephart from Dan Eastland (aka “Dogwood Dan”.) My final purchase was a chef knife from Ban Tang. I mised out on a Diskin Knives flipper I was interested in buying.


    I also made a trade for a beautiful Vildmark by Chris Linton at Osprey Knife & Tool.



    I have to say that my favorite purchase of the weekend was the Ban Tang chef knife. It has been used every day since. It handles & slices like a dream.


    I received a couple of exceptional knives as gifts from dear friends at the start of the weekend, but that is a story for another thread.

    Of course discussing the days events with friends in the Pit is always a highlight. This was my favorite Blade Show experience so far.

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  10. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    I also went to meet up with friends new and old. Was my first time going to bladeshow. Wow! Lol. 10’s of thousands of knives and i only left with two. Lol.
    My greatest joy was the people i saw and got to have conversations with. Some friends i had never met face to face, but have chatted with for a long while.
    And...doh! I forgot about “the pit”. Never made it there. Oh well, theres always next year right?
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  11. ArchVV


    Sep 8, 2015
    Nice scores!
    Is that an Arno Bernard folder? I thought he only made fixed blades, but that is gorgeous!
  12. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Unlike previous BLADE show visits, I was only allowing myself one "significant" purchase. As I mentioned before, I really enjoyed my day at the show.
  13. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    That is an Arno Bernard Rinkhals. Their new slipjoint. It is excellent. Its my second one. I definitely suggest putting one on your list. It wont disappoint you.
    This one has warthog ivory. Excellent walk and talk.
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  14. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    The Lionsteel tispine was exciting for me to aquire. Ive wanted one for a long time, and even though im not too much into production folders at the moment, its been years of desire. I place a want ad for a tispine or aculus (my first choice) here on BF...no luck.
    The price of a tispine here in Canada is astronomical, and hey, got it at par at bladeshow, so i couldnt say no.
    Now that i have it, im impressed. Opening hole is a little sharp...but i can fix that. ;)
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  15. ArchVV


    Sep 8, 2015
    Thanks for the info, very nice looking piece.
    We must have similar tastes; the Aculus has been on my list forever too but I keep putting it off. I believe one purveyor still has them in stock. Glad to hear it's lived up to your expectations.
  16. murderedsongbird


    Apr 12, 2006
    How well does the Invictus hold its edge? I’m thinking about picking one up.
  17. DLinney

    DLinney Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2011

    - Olamic Cutlery Whippersnapper prototype (new model released at BLADE 2019, absolutely amazing) I got this direct from Eugene and his Dad. I'm grateful to call them friends of mine.
    - Olamic Cutlery Rainmaker
    - Brad Zinker Custom framelock flipper (Mr. Zinker is another amazing gentleman, and a fellow Floridian!!)[/QUOTE]

    Nice haul!! That rainmaker is stunning.
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  18. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Did some engraving on the AG Russell Funny Folder I picked up at the show:)

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  19. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Candidly speaking, I haven't carried it. I purchased it because I liked that it had the TAD design (which makes sense given that Patrick Ma is co-owner of Terrain 365). I don't expect that this knife will ever see anything even remotely resembling "hard use", so I can't really tell you with any authority. I was told that given that the blade is essentially cast cobalt, it will "self-sharpen" when used, but I'm always skeptical of claims like that so I just nodded and said "That's awesome, thank you!". Either way, I bought the knife, so they already had me LOL
  20. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    That little thing is so cool... Evan, do you have a gallery of your work and details?

    Wait, there's a Fellhoelter Ti-Bolt that uses G2 refills? THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
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