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Schedule

BLADE Show West took place October 5-7, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. Below is a schedule of events for the 2018 show. All demos listed are FREE with the purchase of a BLADE Show West ticket. 

   
   
     

FRIDAY, October 5

BLADE Show West – Day One

10:00 a.m. – Show opens to the public 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.- “Knifemaking 101 Q&A”—ABS master smith Bruce Bump and bladesmith Mike Pierce will offer professional tips on how to get started making knives, including how to learn, classes to take, shop tips, tools to buy, the things to do and not do, and more.

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.- “How To Sharpen With The Latest Sharpeners”—In back-to-back one-hour sessions, representatives of Work Sharp and Wicked Edge Sharpeners will demonstrate how to get a razor-sharp edge on a knife with the latest sharpener of their respective companies.

6:00 p.m. – Show closes Day One

SATURDAY, October 6

BLADE Show West – Day Two

10:00 a.m. – Show opens to the public

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- “How To Handle Your Knife”—David Tuthill of Fire Horse Forge will demonstrate, with the help of a Burr King grinder and his own equipment, how to attach a wooden handle to a knife.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: “Nitro-V: The New Super Steel”—Peter Bruno and Dale Cucos of New Jersey Steel Baron will tell all about New Jersey Steel Baron’s Nitro-V, one of the latest high-performance blade steels being used by a growing number of custom knifemakers.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.- “How To Make a Flowed-In Guard”—ABS master smith David Lisch will show you how it’s done on a Burr King grinder outfitted with a small wheel attachment.

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.- “Custom Chef’s Knife Roundtable Discussion”—ABS master smith Bill Burke and Daniel O’Malley of Epicurean Edge will talk about one of the hottest genres of custom knives, including their hottest custom examples, how they’re made, how they’re used and who uses them—including professional chefs—and more.

4 p.m.-5 p.m.- “The Road to World-Class Custom Slip Joints”—Award-winning multi-blade maker Bill Ruple and two of his top pupils—award-winning makers Rusty Preston and Luke Swenson—will conduct a class on how they have come to be among the custom industry’s top makers of slip joints, including the mentor/pupil relationship, the keys to making the best slip joints and more.

6:00 p.m. – Show closes Day Two

SUNDAY, October 7

BLADE Show West – Day Three

10:00 a.m. – Show opens to the public

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: “Damacore: Damasteel’s Hot New Blade Laminate”—Per Jarbelius of Damasteel and Brian Tighe, award winning knifemaker, will outline the performance, strength and beauty of Damacore, Damasteel’s new laminated knife blade material with a center made of high nitrogen steel.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: “Nitro-V: The New Super Steel”—Peter Bruno and Dale Cucos of New Jersey Steel Baron will tell all about New Jersey Steel Baron’s Nitro-V, one of the latest high-performance blade steels being used by a growing number of custom knifemakers.

4:00 p.m. – Show closes Day Three – SHOW ENDS