Blade Show West Cancelled for 2010

Blade Magazine cancels the Pacific Northwest knife event

F+W Media President, David Blansfield, cites economy for canceling this year’s show. Blade Magazine is owned by F+W Media.

“Given the state of the exhibitor economy at present we have decided not to produce Blade Show West in 2010, but we will produce the event in subsequent years when we’re confident exhibitors will be able to support it.”

David Blansfield President, F+W Media

The good news is their 700 exhibitor Atlanta Show, the world’s largest knife show, scheduled for June 4, 5 and 6th 2010 is not affected by this decision and is full steam ahead.

Countdown to the Blade Show

bladeshowentranceIt may surprise you, but the upcoming Blade Show in Atlanta will be my first. May and June are very busy for my company, but this year I was able to work it out to go- even got the blessing on the home front.

My expectations are very high, that much I can tell you. It will also represent the first time I have seen this side of knife collecting, the custom and production side- as opposed to the antique focus, like a NKCA show, or Parkers.

I know it is still a ways off, but I’m counting it down on my digital clock here at CNJ Central, plus Blade just released updated info today and that got me thinking about it again.

bladeshowInstead of linking to all the different areas, exhibitors list, seminar schedules, etc., I am linking to their main page and you can take it from there.

Published in: on April 15, 2009 at 5:30 am  Leave a Comment  

CNJ Audio Interview Series- Steve Shackleford, Editor of Blade Magazine

Having the opportunity to sit down with the key players in the Knife Industry is a highlight of my day and today’s show is no exception. 

Being able to hear their unique perspective on the goings-on is invaluable not only collectors, but anyone related to the Knife Industry.

Today’s Knife Show guest is Mr. Steve Shackleford. Steve is the Editor of Blade Magazine. He is also moderator of’s knife forum.

One of the fascinating aspects of this interview is Steve’s “Birds-eye view” of the entire Knife Industry- commenting on today’s trends, knife shows, the current oversupply of knives, the “survival of the fittest” mode of many American manufacturers today, and a glimpse of Blade in the future, and much more. 

As you may be aware, Blade Magazine is the most widely read knife magazine today. Each edition covers a wide variety of subjects of interest to knife enthusiasts. Blade also hosts Blade Knife Show in Atlanta and Blade Show West each year. 

Blade’s website- is a high priority for them and currently hosts the Blade TV Show, its forums, its blog and knife related articles

Grab you a cup of coffee and join us in this most interesting conversation.″


Published in: on October 16, 2008 at 6:38 am  Comments (1)  
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