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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.

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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