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.

The @wandertactical_cutting_tools Barracuda fixed The @wandertactical_cutting_tools Barracuda fixed blade was developed in conjunction with @saferfasterdefense as a self-defense tool. #wandertactical #selfdefense #fixedblade #combatknife #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

The @wandertactical_cutting_tools Barracuda fixed blade was developed in conjunction with @saferfasterdefense as a self-defense tool. #wandertactical #selfdefense #fixedblade #combatknife #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

One of two new blades released by @crkt_knives at One of two new blades released by @crkt_knives at Blade Show, the Du Hoc was designed by U.S. Army combat veteran Austin McGlaun as part of CRKT’s Forged by War program. SK5 high-carbon steel blade, G10 handle scales, $135 MSRP including a MOLLE-compatible sheath. #crkt #forgedbywar #karambit #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

One of two new blades released by @crkt_knives at Blade Show, the Du Hoc was designed by U.S. Army combat veteran Austin McGlaun as part of CRKT’s Forged by War program. SK5 high-carbon steel blade, G10 handle scales, $135 MSRP including a MOLLE-compatible sheath. #crkt #forgedbywar #karambit #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Here’s another look at the @lionsteelknives Rok Here’s another look at the @lionsteelknives Rok folder. The retractable spring-loaded pocket clip is one of the most interesting features we’ve seen at @blade_show. Check out the video we posted yesterday if you want to see it in action. #lionsteel #foldingknife #edc #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

Here’s another look at the @lionsteelknives Rok folder. The retractable spring-loaded pocket clip is one of the most interesting features we’ve seen at @blade_show. Check out the video we posted yesterday if you want to see it in action. #lionsteel #foldingknife #edc #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Here’s a cool collab project we weren’t expecting: the @wrcase CG01 flipper made by @southerngrind. S35VN steel blade, anodized black or red handle scales, available in drop point or tanto, $200 MSRP. Available in June 2018. #wrcase #southerngrind #foldingknife #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

We’re told this custom Hawkbill from @kopisdesigns was designed with input from Ed Calderon of @edsmanifesto. #fixedblade #hawkbill #kopisdesigns #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

This pocket-sized axe from Joseph Szilaski will be This pocket-sized axe from Joseph Szilaski will be perfect if you ever need to fell a Bonsai tree. #tiny #axe #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

This pocket-sized axe from Joseph Szilaski will be perfect if you ever need to fell a Bonsai tree. #tiny #axe #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

This custom dagger by TMF Knives looks like it should be wielded by Conan the Barbarian. #crushyourenemies #conanthebarbarian #fantasy #dagger #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Forged in Fire champion Gabe Mabry of @dobermanforge brought out this slick combat knife with carbon fiber scales, red liners, and a matching black leather sheath with red stitching. #carbonfiber #forgedinfire #combatknife #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

@mert_tansu specializes in custom kitchen knives, @mert_tansu specializes in custom kitchen knives, and has quite a few beautiful blades on display at the show. #chefknife #cooking #chef #tansuknives #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

@mert_tansu specializes in custom kitchen knives, and has quite a few beautiful blades on display at the show. #chefknife #cooking #chef #tansuknives #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Check out the intricate engraving on this War Mast Check out the intricate engraving on this War Master axe by @blackguardcustoms. #viking #norse #engraving #axe #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

Check out the intricate engraving on this War Master axe by @blackguardcustoms. #viking #norse #engraving #axe #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

When you go out to dinner with a bunch of knife industry guys, the conversation quickly turns to “what’re you carrying?” Here’s an @atienzakali EDC blade that’s designed for a very specific task. #kali #filipinomartialarts #selfdefense #concealedcarry #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

Ben Orford knife. Prototype. Made for the Norwegian special forces for use in extreme cold weather. @craftlabknives #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

#g10knife from @vzgrips #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #g10knife from @vzgrips #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

#g10knife from @vzgrips #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

New @spyderco_inc #drunken #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

The @liongmah Xenobit is a lightweight S35VN fixed The @liongmah Xenobit is a lightweight S35VN fixed blade that can be carried on a belt, around your neck, or hooked over the hem of a pocket. #liongmah #neckknife #fixedblade #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

The @liongmah Xenobit is a lightweight S35VN fixed blade that can be carried on a belt, around your neck, or hooked over the hem of a pocket. #liongmah #neckknife #fixedblade #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

@browningfirearms interchangeable blade #ceramicknife #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

#knifegeeks #karambit #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...

These USMC daggers from @medfordknife are works of These USMC daggers from @medfordknife are works of art, but also sharp. Very, very sharp. #medfordknifeandtool #usmc #dagger #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid

These USMC daggers from @medfordknife are works of art, but also sharp. Very, very sharp. #medfordknifeandtool #usmc #dagger #bladeshow2018 #bladeshow #knife #edcgear #everydaycarry #survival #prepper #recoiloffgrid ...


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