It is with much regret that we announce that we have been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel BLADE Show West and BLADE Show Atlanta.  After months of conversations with Oregon Convention Center and our other partners in the Portland area, it has been determined that the city of Portland and the Oregon Convention Center will not be able to host any events over 250 people for the foreseeable future.   At this time, the state of Oregon has announced that Phase 3 of their opening plan (which involves hosting events over 250 people) will not be permitted until a treatment or vaccine is available for the Covid Virus.

We look forward to bringing the knife community together again for BLADE Show WEST in 2021 and will have new dates to announce this Fall. To stay updated, sign up for our newsletter below.


THANK YOU For Making BLADE Show West 2019 A Hit!

The BLADE Show West 2019 team extends its sincere appreciation to all the attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, organizers and support staff who made the event last weekend in Portland such a success. BLADE Show West 2019 is proof that the world of knives continues to innovate, grow and thrive. We hope you'll come see us again Oct. 2-4, 2020, at the Oregon Convention Center. Stay tuned for further details. See you next year.
-The BLADE Show Team
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Photos from the Show

By Melissa Miller | November 16, 2019

From the floor to the after party, check out all of the photos from Blade Show West by clicking here.

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2019 Cutting Competition Winners

By Melissa Miller | November 9, 2019

The first Chef’s Knife Cutting Competition took place on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the West Coast Pit After Party. The competition put cutting skills to the test with vegetable- and fruit-based challenges. Congratulations to champs Murray Carter (knifemaking division) and Kolter Livengood (chef division)!  THANK YOU TO OUR PRIZE SPONSORS BA Craftmade Aprons Fingal Ferguson Knives

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Balisong Competition Winners

By Melissa Miller | November 7, 2019

The West Coast Flipping Championship 2019 was the first flipping tournament to be held at Blade Show West. The competition featured 32 flippers AND was hosted by Squid Industries.  Congratulations to the top 3 finishers in the West Coast Balisong Flipping Competition: 1) Mika Seibel2) Diego Fuentebella3) Jeffrey Durr  Thank you Squid Industries & event sponsors for…

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Knife Awards – 2019 Winners Announced

By Melissa Miller | November 5, 2019

The 2nd annual BLADE Show West 2019 factory and custom knife awards were bestowed on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.   Judges reviewed knives submitted by exhibitors for consideration. Winning criteria included design, craftsmanship, innovation and more. See some of the winners below.  2019 WINNERS

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Instagram Memories from 2019

By Melissa Miller | November 4, 2019

At Blade Show, we don’t only pride ourselves on the knife & gear selections available at our events. We take pride in hosting an event where the knife & outdoor community can come together. We witness new friendships, collaborations, and memories happening at the show. Below are a few of our favorite #BladeShowWest posts we…

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28 Deals & Debuts That Were Only Available at Blade Show West 2019

By Melissa Miller | October 30, 2019

Listed below are 28 deals & debuts from our exhibitors during the 2019 show. Blade Show West 2020 will offer exclusive deals (to be announced in the future). Blade West returns to Portland OR in 2020 October 2nd-4th. To stay up-to-date on giveaways, deals, & more, sign up for our newsletter.  2019 DEALS (2020 DEALS TBA) Ben Tendick/BRT Bladeworks –…

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The 1st Annual West Coast Pit After-Party happened on Saturday, November 2nd after the show & was a huge a success. We will be bringing the event back to Blade Show West 2020.
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We got to watch some of the best knifemakers and chefs put their cutting skills to the test as they competed for top prize during Blade Show West 2019. This event will return next year. 
See the Winners here


Squid Industries hosted this head-to-head live blade balisong flipping in an elimination bracket style competition during our 2019 show. 
See the Winners Here

2019 Knife Awards

The 2nd annual BLADE Show West 2019 factory and custom knife awards were bestowed on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
See the Winners


Learn about sponsorship options here. 


Official Show Sponsor, Booth 401 – Hogue, Inc., has been the home to a proud family tradition of American quality and innovation since 1968. Every Hogue product – from handgun grips to long gun stocks to AR components to specialty knives to gear and accessories – is built in the spirit of fine craftsmanship, attention…

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“One Life… One Knife” Visit TOPS Knives at Booth 323 In late 1998, TOPS Knives was founded with a mission to create the highest-quality knives around. Our Knives are tools, designed and built using the extensive knowledge and real life experiences of many Operators with backgrounds in Military, Law Enforcement, outdoor professions, and Martial Arts. Specifically, we…

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Visit Microtech Knives at Booth 306. Official Blade Show West Knife – Microtech® utilizes exclusively American-Made manufacturing, materials and labor. Every component we use is developed within the United States and more than 95% of all our components are manufactured in-house, by us directly. Because we use only the best quality materials, and to ensure…

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Bestech Knives is a manufacturer of high quality knives. Bestech was an OEM company making knives for others for over a decade. Bestech Knives burst onto the scene in 2017 with a compelling line-up of knives. Bestech Knives is the manufacturer and exporter of a budget friendly G-10/D2 line on ceramic bearings. Bestech also has a premium line…

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Squid Industries was founded in 2016 to create affordable, high quality balisong trainers that could be accessible to everyone around the world. Each and every one of our trainers are designed with flipping at its core. As balisong enthusiasts and flippers ourselves, we also carefully hand tune and assemble each and every trainer to ensure a smooth action…

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