First Annual BLADE Show West Brings Hundreds Of Knife Enthusiasts To Portland

Join the number 1 knife source, BLADE Magazine in the “Knife Capital of the US”, Portland, OR, October 5-7, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center. BLADE Show West is the best place to engage expert knife handlers, precision craftsmen, and master knife makers in one location. Explore your passion for knife making while checking out high-end blades and gear. Plus, learn a new skill during exhibitor demos and chat with your favorite knife/outdoor gear makers firsthand.

  • 200+ Exhibitor Booths and Tables – Find brand name knives, one-of-a-kind custom knives, edc gear and materials from industry leaders like Smoky Mountain Knife Works, CRKT, Kershaw, Benchmade, Leatherman, WE Knife and more. See the full list of exhibitors.
  • FREE Exhibitor Demonstrations – Take your knife knowledge to the next level as you learn from industry professionals and see firsthand how knife legends craft, sharpen and forge their knives.  Learn everything from how to grind a knife blade to all about Nitro V, the new super steel. This is a chance to take your interests to the next level. Plus, all demos come free with the purchase of any BLADE Show West ticket.
  • Knife of the Year Awards – See which exhibitor wins the 2018 Knife of the Year Awards which include, “best in show, edc, fixed blade, folding and weird knife” for both custom and factory makers.

BLADE Show West details

BLADE Show West will be held, October 5-7, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, located at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Tickets are now on sale and priced online at $15, 1-day, $30, 3-day and will increase in price at the door to $20, 1-day and $40, 3-day. Show hours are October 5 &6, 10:00 am -6:00 pm, and October 7, 10:00 am -4:00 pm. Get your tickets here.

BLADE Show West is brought to you by the BLADE Magazine team/Caribou Media LLC. who hosts the largest knife show in the world each year in Atlanta, GA in June. BLADE Show has been around for 37 years in the South and is now being expanded to the Pacific Northwest for its first annual BLADE Show West.


Online registration closes Wednesday, October 3rd at 11:59 PM PST. Grab your ticket beforehand and avoid waiting in line and the more expensive ticket prices once you get onsite!

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