June is upon us, and if you've been following the site or our Instagram account for a while, you know what that means: it's Blade Show time. Each year the show takes place in the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and fills the convention center with booths and tables packed with all things sharp and pointy (plus quite a few other cool items). Blade Show is the world's largest knife show, so it draws in a huge crowd of custom and production knifemakers from all over the globe.

Unlike SHOT, SOFIC, and some of the other shows we attend, Blade Show isn't an industry-only event that requires special credentials. It's open to the general public today (June 1st) through Sunday (June 3rd); tickets are $20 for a one-day pass or $45 for the whole weekend. However, we understand that many of you won't be able to drive or fly all the way to Georgia to attend. Not to worry — we'll give you the next best thing by covering the show remotely in the live feed at the end of this post.

Blade Show 2018 is the largest it has ever been, and all the major knifemakers you know of will have their own booths — Benchmade, CRKT, Emerson, Ka-Bar, Kershaw, TOPS, Microtech, Zero Tolerance, and plenty others. The smaller tables provide space for independent and custom bladesmiths to show off their craft. There's also a big selection of other every-day carry items such as flashlights, tactical pens, wallets, and pocket tools. If you're into knifemaking, you can purchase steel, bone, horn, exotic wood, G10, and other raw materials.

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We'll be posting snapshots of what we see throughout each day to our official Instagram account, @recoiloffgridmagazine. Those #bladeshow2017 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. If you're near Atlanta and interested in attending the show this weekend, go to BladeShow.com.

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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