Blade Show West is moving to Salt Lake City!


Appleton, Wisconsin (March 8, 2022) – BLADE Show West, the largest Western knife event featuring the top names in custom and factory knives, will take place Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2022, at its new, expanded location in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Moving the show to the Salt Palace Convention Center from previous years’ venues (Long Beach, California and Portland, Oregon) was an easy decision given all the amenities that Utah’s most populous city has to offer.

Knifemakers, manufacturers and knife enthusiasts will find that Salt Lake City is ideal for this growing event thanks to a general lack of restrictions on knife styles or sales.

“We are excited to move our show to a city and state that celebrates the outdoors and is knife friendly to our industry as a whole,” said BLADE Show Director, Alicia Newton. “We know Utah and the surrounding states are home to a significant population of knife and outdoor enthusiasts, so we can count on great attendance. Further, Salt Palace Convention Center offers many conveniences that we look for in a host city in terms of proximity to the airport, hotel accommodations, restaurants and bars.”

Above: The Salt Palace Convention Center

In addition to seeing firsthand some of the industry’s finest custom and factory creations, attendees can participate in a number of free demos and seminars.

“BLADE Show West has always been known for its educational seminars and knife competitions, and we will continue that tradition in Salt Lake,” said BLADE Magazine Editor, Steve Shackleford. “The same goes for our custom and factory knife judging events, where some of the world’s top fixed blades and folders vie for the best-of-the-best honors in the most prominent knife categories.”

BLADE Show West is one of three major, annual knife events presented by BLADE Magazine, including BLADE Show Texas (March 18-19, 2022) and BLADE Show (Atlanta, June 3-5, 2022).

For more details on all three events, visit For information about exhibiting, email