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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!



BLADE®, the world’s No. 1 knife media brand, announced today the all-new BLADE Show West in Portland, Oregon—the Knife-Making Capital of the USA. The 3-day show will open its doors at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday Oct. 5, 2018.

BLADE Show West is presented by BLADE® Magazine, which also hosts the Annual BLADE Show in Atlanta, Georgia June 1-3.

The new BLADE Show West will feature the works of prestigious knife manufacturers large and small, as well as handmade knives made by skilled custom knife makers. And Portland is the perfect city.

“There’s no better place to have a new BLADE Show than in the backyard of Blade City USA,” said Steve Shackleford, BLADE® Magazine Editor in Chief. “Knife enthusiasm is at an all-time high, and there are many thousands of knife aficionados and knife makers in the West. We’re eager to see and showcase all the great blades out there.”

BLADE Show West attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • See knives of all types and designs—fixed blades, folders, automatics, swords, daggers, tactical knives, throwing knives, art knives and more
  • View custom knives designed, forged, and finished by individual knife makers, and new models by renowned manufacturers
  • Visit knife dealers, purveyors, collectors, and knife enthusiast organizations at more than 200 booths and tables
  • Shop for knives priced from $10 to more than $10,000, knifemaking supplies and machinery, and accessories from sharpeners to cases
  • Vote for the Best Knives of BLADE Show West
  • See knives entered in the Weirdest Knife Contest—in line with the region’s unique Keep Portland Weird! slogan.