Blade - Atlanta...

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Bear, Jun 12, 2006.


  1. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    So...... anyone going to Blade this year?....

    Was all set to go and then got sidelined with a scheduling conflict.... pretty bummed out.... more than a couple friends were going to meet up there.... oh well....

    Valkman?.... going again this year?
     
  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    We had a room but had to cancel. We have to come up with $30k for this new shop and just couldn't go spend all that money at Blade.

    I hope to go visit Lovett later in the year, but I don't even know about that now. This custom house project is not moving along and you have to ride their butts all the time - I may have to stay and keep on that.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I might. Not that far of a drive for me.
     
  4. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Hey Valkman.... a new shop ?.... cool !....

    Melbo... you lucky dog..... wish I could drive over.... maybe next year we can plan to all go!
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I could prolly walk Bear...[freedom]
     
  6. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Isn't T going?
     
  7. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    TLynn ???
     
  8. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yep....I'm sure she is....
     
  9. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yep, been there got home about 1 am this morning.

    I am exhausted...okay that and I truly think I'm too old to sleep on floors anymore.
     
  10. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey


    I'm pretty envious.... How was the show?.... any pics?

    Slept on the floor?????????
     
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    foosed
     
  12. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    No pics because as usual I didn't really take my camera out of it's bag. People with pictures would be the ones on USN. And only 10th of them have shown themselves so far. Guess jet lag rules right now.

    Yep slept on the floor of a hotel room. Cheap that way. Think if I do it again though I might actually get my own room. That way I can actually see the craziness of the Pit at the Waverly one night from start to finish. Oh wait...I don't normally stay up all night so that wouldn't fly.

    It was interesting, it was fun, but I'm still seriously tired to death.

    Tom Mayo is a trip...bought me a beer Saturday night after the Awards banquet - which now I know why everybody calls it bring your own knife banquet...but that in itself was a definite trip to go to. I thought it was nice of Blade Art to invite me. But I thought 2 hours was too long.

    Lots of knives at the show but as Dex Ewing himself said nothing really new came out since SHOT show in the knife world.

    Got to meet some nice custom knife makers like Audra Draper, Chris Reeves, Ernie Emerson and his wife (his wife is very nice). Finally got to see some Striders and handle them up close and personal. Josh is nice as is Mick.

    Buck knives along with Gerber look to be going downhill in quality which is sad. Kershaw has some nice stuff coming out though.

    But it's really too much for me since I ended up just browsing and not really soaking enough in. Maybe if I go again I'll take a camera and actually use it?
     
  13. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Thanks for the summary.... sounds like an overall good time.... yup... next time a bed might be a good idea.... Hope I can make it to Blade West.... this year.... sometime in September......
     
  14. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Blade West is in the middle of the month I know it's at a minimum the 16th and the 17th (Sat-Sun). If you do go let me know and I'll try and drive over there (it's a day's drive for me). Can probably stay at my brothers wife's side of the family. I would never stay with my family living over there.:lol:
     
  15. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Will do.... I'll know pretty quickly.... I'll check out the accomodations and definitely have a room.... you're welcome to a bed, don't they have 2 in a room?, so you don't have to stay with the relatives.....
    Just tell me if you snore so I can bring ear plugs... :0)
     
  16. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Only when I'm really, really exhausted do I snore (or sleeping on the floor with no pillow).:lol:

    I'll look into seeing if I can get the time off for the road trip when I get back to work.
     
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