Just announced: Blade Show West in Portland!

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People have been asking for the show to be held somewhere that's closer to the large knife making communities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho for a long time - this year, it's finally happening!
http://bladeshow.com/blade-magazine-announces-blade-show-west-in-portland/
As someone who travels to a lot of shows, this is really exciting news. It's great to have the show held in a place that's easier for Left Coasters to get to, and especially closer to some of the biggest names in knives.
So - what do you think? If you have never been before, will this be the year you finally do? If you have been to Blade Show in Atlanta, will go to both or just pick one this year? Which one?
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Tzoid
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Jan 30, 2019
Massdrop has a not so good track record with me so far.... 1 out of two orders they just cancel when the MFG decides not to fulfill the Drop...... Total Bullshit!!!
TRraven
40
Mar 10, 2019
This happened to me too smh
method_burger
562
Jul 2, 2018
also, try the california custom knife show at the end of the year. It is located in LA, so like 8 hours driving from SF
Yeah that's a good one as well, I was there last year and just got my tickets to go this year. It was put on by Plaza Cutlery through 2017 but they closed up shop and retired, this year it will be produced by Recon1 for the first time. http://californiacustomknifeshow.com/
fhood
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Jun 28, 2018
Tragically I am still waiting on blade show northeast.
JakeCCE
Jun 28, 2018
I have never been to Blade Show out in Atlanta, I just cannot afford the flights from western Canada, but I could drive to Portland, It would be 16 hours of driving but I could do that, so this might be my very first Blade Show.
rob-okray
185
Apr 13, 2018
Nothing for us poor flyover people.
Benbomber
1
Feb 21, 2018
I would definitely go to the blade show if it was closer
Tinpan
6
Feb 8, 2018
About time something happened on the west side
namhod
1989
Feb 8, 2018
Oooooo. I will be there!
Edit. Opening week of deer season...? Really? REALLY? That's bush league.
Let's do both, where you wanna meet up?
namhod
1989
Feb 9, 2018
Not sure yet. Our group will either be in the Ochoco or Chesnimnus unit that whole week. Due to being low man on the totem pole at my job I have missed deer season the past four years. Not this one.
I could give you GPS coordinates when I get there, it will be like geocaching! Except you will just find a bunch of bearded men, and whiskey!
Finally!
Heefty
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Feb 8, 2018
That might just be worth the drive to Portland. Count me in!
I've never been to a blade show before. Should be fun. Hopefully I can find some interesting 'hawks there.
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