Knife enthusiasts rejoice—it's time for Blade Show 2016! This year marks the 35th anniversary of this massive knife and blade industry trade show, which is currently being held in the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show officially opened yesterday at noon, and will continue through Sunday at 2:00pm.

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With over 700 exhibitor tables and more than 200 booths, there's lots to see and do at Blade Show. Some of the biggest names in this industry—including Benchmade, CRKT, Ka-Bar, TOPS, Zero Tolerance, and many more—are all here showing off their latest blades. On the other hand, dozens of boutique knife manufacturers will be showing off hand-built items, such as this incredible Conflict Forge bowie knife. There are even Blade University classes, where participants can learn knife-making skills from industry experts.

We've already been walking the show yesterday, and will continue to do so today. Thanks to the smartphones in our pockets, we'll be posting snapshots of what we see throughout each day to our official Instagram account, @recoiloffgridmagazine. Those #bladeshow2016 photos will also be posted instantly in the gallery below. So, be sure to check back on this page or follow us on Instagram for #knifeporn and other live updates.

Do you like the John Wick series? Do you like @microtechknives? Do you like stabbing people with a pencil? Ok, maybe don’t answer that last one. @blade_show #microtech #otf #switchblade #johnwick #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

We’ve heard of legendary dwarvish bladesmithing, We’ve heard of legendary dwarvish bladesmithing, but this is going a little too far. #tiny #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

We’ve heard of legendary dwarvish bladesmithing, but this is going a little too far. #tiny #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

@mcmpens recently created his first fountain pen t @mcmpens recently created his first fountain pen to complement his existing selection of screw-cap and click pens. You’ve got to handle one of these to fully appreciate the craftsmanship. #fountainpen #tacticalpen #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

@mcmpens recently created his first fountain pen to complement his existing selection of screw-cap and click pens. You’ve got to handle one of these to fully appreciate the craftsmanship. #fountainpen #tacticalpen #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Even among the huge variety of designs at @blade_show, the Saca Tripas friction folder from @jbknife is unmistakable. #jbknife #edsmanifesto #sneakreapercartel #sacatripas #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

On a recommendation from @edsmanifesto, we stopped On a recommendation from @edsmanifesto, we stopped by and met Eli at @redmeatsteel. He’s got some cool blade designs and matching trainers — an important complement for any #selfdefense knife. @blade_show #concealedcarry #edsmanifesto #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

On a recommendation from @edsmanifesto, we stopped by and met Eli at @redmeatsteel. He’s got some cool blade designs and matching trainers — an important complement for any #selfdefense knife. @blade_show #concealedcarry #edsmanifesto #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

@redhorseknives created this slick cigar cutter that doubles as a pair of spiked knuckles. #redhorseknives #knuckles #knuck #cigar #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Well, that’s one way to get people talking about Well, that’s one way to get people talking about your slingshots. @ooakforge @blade_show #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

Well, that’s one way to get people talking about your slingshots. @ooakforge @blade_show #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

We approve of this form of recycling. @blade_show We approve of this form of recycling. @blade_show #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

We approve of this form of recycling. @blade_show #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Today in the “things we didn’t expect to see w Today in the “things we didn’t expect to see weaponized” category, here’s a giraffe femur mace. #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

Today in the “things we didn’t expect to see weaponized” category, here’s a giraffe femur mace. #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Good news for fans of @edsmanifesto — @kopisdesigns is making a production version of the Elvia, and we’re told it’ll be priced under $100. We got to handle this pre-production prototype at the Kopis Designs booth at @blade_show. #edsmanifesto #kopis #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

We love the look and feel of this combat knife from @horrigan.john. Just goes to show you don’t need a flashy design to stand out. @blade_show #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

The hammered copper scale on this @dpxgear HEST-F The hammered copper scale on this @dpxgear HEST-F Urban adds some visual flair to this purpose-built tool. @blade_show #copper #dpx #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

The hammered copper scale on this @dpxgear HEST-F Urban adds some visual flair to this purpose-built tool. @blade_show #copper #dpx #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

@rmj_usa showed off a few custom Quill spikes with @rmj_usa showed off a few custom Quill spikes with intricate details and leatherwork. @blade_show #rmjtactical #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

@rmj_usa showed off a few custom Quill spikes with intricate details and leatherwork. @blade_show #rmjtactical #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

You may recall we reviewed the @wandertactical_cutting_tools Hurricane folder in our magazine a few years ago. It has now been updated with a slimmer and lighter handle, smoother lock mechanism, redesigned thumb stud, and reduced price. The end result fits better in the pocket and is easier to open one-handed. @blade_show #wandertactical #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

The Beast pen is a collab between @chavesknives and @tuffwriter. This one is made from zirconium so it’s surprisingly hefty. #tacticalpen #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

We always enjoy the creative blade names @zombie_tools comes up with. This brand new kwaiken design is known as the Tokyo Toothpick. #kwaiken #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

This Le Picoeur from @bastinelliknives is labeled This Le Picoeur from @bastinelliknives is labeled with its intended purpose. This design was created as a collaboration between Bastinelli and Doug Marcaida. #selfdefense #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

This Le Picoeur from @bastinelliknives is labeled with its intended purpose. This design was created as a collaboration between Bastinelli and Doug Marcaida. #selfdefense #bladeshow2019 #bladeshow #knife #knives #knifestagram #knivesofig #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

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If you're in the Atlanta area, and want to attend Blade Show this weekend, there's still time. The show will be open through 2:00 tomorrow (Sunday), and one-day tickets are $20 at the door. However, if you weren't able to make it, go to BladeShow.com for more info on next year's event.


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