This weekend, we’re on-site at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA for Blade Show 2019 — the world’s largest annual knife show. We’ve been attending Blade Show for several years now, and we can attest that there’s no better place to be for anyone who’s into knives, edged weapons, and EDC tools. The show started yesterday, June 7th, and continues through Sunday, June 9th.

Walking the aisles at Blade Show, you’ll find all the big-name production knife companies in the industry, such as Spyderco, CRKT, Kershaw, Zero Tolerance, Emerson, and Microtech. There are also numerous mid-tech and custom makers offering knives that range from simple and practical to ornate and exotic. Blade Show isn’t just limited to pocket knives, either — there are also countless fixed blades, swords, hatchets, pocket tools, tactical pens, flashlights, and much more. Last year, we even found a high-end handmade pizza cutter (seriously).

Unlike many of the industry-exclusive trade shows we visit, Blade Show is open to the public. This means that you can browse through the new models and buy some knives right there on the show floor. The show also caters to knifemakers, with booths full of tools and raw materials including various types of metal, wood, leather, bone, and composite. There are Blade University classes where you can learn about knifemaking and use, and a high-intensity cutting competition in the outdoor pavilion.

Show admission is $25 for one day, or $55 for the whole weekend. However, we understand that many of you won’t be able to make it to Georgia to attend, so we’ll be posting photos and videos in the gallery at the end of this post.

To see Blade Show 2019 through our eyes, follow @recoiloffgridmagazine on Instagram or check out the gallery below (you may need to click “load more” to refresh the latest posts). If you’re near Atlanta and interested in attending the show this weekend, go to BladeShow.com for ticketing info.

Instagram post 2062188791725901606_2003761336 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

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 ...

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Instagram post 2062185394121709627_2003761336 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 ...

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Instagram post 2062006408204528762_2003761336 @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 ...

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Instagram post 2062003401383735968_2003761336 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

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 ...

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Instagram post 2061983460999654828_2003761336 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 ...

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Instagram post 2061939621916135667_2003761336 @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

@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 ...

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Instagram post 2061874734364022515_2003761336 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 ...

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Instagram post 2061862650657951471_2003761336 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 ...

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Instagram post 2061851092464860739_2003761336 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 ...

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Instagram post 2061843890945481402_2003761336 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

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 ...

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Instagram post 2061828455520973206_2003761336 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

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 ...

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Instagram post 2061815655788557815_2003761336 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 ...

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Instagram post 2061813238342639904_2003761336 @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 ...

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Instagram post 2061802528036408095_2003761336 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

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 ...

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Instagram post 2061792423261773459_2003761336 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

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 ...

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Instagram post 2061752428534847401_2003761336 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

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 ...

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Instagram post 2061739578160355633_2003761336 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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