Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > 2008 Atlanta Blade Show Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Jon H.





Joined: 22 Dec 2007

Posts: 27

PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2008 1:26 am    Post subject: 2008 Atlanta Blade Show         Reply with quote

On the weekend of 30 May of this year, Blade Magazine will be holding their Annual Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. So far, it looks pretty interesting. There are a number of seminars/demonstrations, most notably (for me anyway Razz) the World Championship Cutting Competition and the Japanese/Western sword Demonstrations. I'll be making my reservations sometime this week. Will any others here be attending? I haven't been here that long, but I'd love to meet some of you! Happy

Apologies in advance if this has been posted already, but I didn't see anything.

~Jon
View user's profile Send private message
Russ Ellis
Industry Professional




Joined: 20 Aug 2003
Reading list: 42 books

Posts: 2,607

PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll be there, I've been for the last 5 or 6 years so no reason to quit now. Happy More importantly some of the best swordsmiths will be there (at least I assume so they are every year) as well as some of the best sword manufacturers. It's a great show I heartily recommend it.
TRITONWORKS Custom Scabbards
View user's profile Send private message
Joe Fults




Location: Midwest
Joined: 02 Sep 2003

Posts: 3,440

PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good time if you've got the time to go. Tends to be one of the rare chances to put names and faces from the various forums together in my experience. Just don't hang out drinking after the show too late if your hotel is off site. Sitting in a parking garage at 3 AM waiting to get sober enough to drive really sucks.
"Our life is what our thoughts make it"
-Marcus Aurelius

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
-John F. Kennedy
View user's profile Send private message
William Goodwin




Location: Roanoke,Va
Joined: 17 Nov 2003
Likes: 1 page
Reading list: 20 books

Posts: 1,001

PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr, 2008 3:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Haven't been since 2004, but it is surely something to experience if one has the chance to attend.
Roanoke Sword Guilde

roanokeswordguilde@live.com
"I was born for this" - Joan of Arc
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Joey Marmorato




Location: Atlanta, GA
Joined: 28 Aug 2006

Posts: 28

PostPosted: Wed 02 Apr, 2008 12:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is always a fun experience. Considering I live only about 20 minutes from the event center, I'm definitely going, as usual. I'll probably be there all 3 days, or at least Saturday and Sunday, as well as some other local ARMA members.
ARMA Free Scholar
Study Group Coordinator
ARMA Atlanta
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Joey Marmorato




Location: Atlanta, GA
Joined: 28 Aug 2006

Posts: 28

PostPosted: Sun 25 May, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that it's right around the corner, anyone else planning on going?
ARMA Free Scholar
Study Group Coordinator
ARMA Atlanta
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
J.G. Grubbs




Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Joined: 23 Aug 2003
Reading list: 6 books

Posts: 184

PostPosted: Mon 26 May, 2008 6:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'l be there. Been a couple of years since I attended so I'm looking forward to it. Headed tot he Albion booth 'cash in hand' LOL!
"The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour."
Samurai Proverb




James Grubbs
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Joe Fults




Location: Midwest
Joined: 02 Sep 2003

Posts: 3,440

PostPosted: Mon 26 May, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Too darn expensive to travel right now but I sure could use the break from status quo if I could put it together. Looks like another year of maybe next year...been that way the last 3-5 years now (I think).
"Our life is what our thoughts make it"
-Marcus Aurelius

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
-John F. Kennedy
View user's profile Send private message
Johnathan F





Joined: 21 May 2008

Posts: 11

PostPosted: Wed 28 May, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i wish i could go i live in california and flying is expensive. For those of you that can be there in 20 minutes i hope you enjoy it you spoiled georgians.lol

If i could go though i would definently spend alot of time at the albion booth lol. Though i have no idea what they do or sell i love the swords they make Albion FTW.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Joe Fults




Location: Midwest
Joined: 02 Sep 2003

Posts: 3,440

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So did anybody go...and did anybody take any pictures?
"Our life is what our thoughts make it"
-Marcus Aurelius

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
-John F. Kennedy
View user's profile Send private message
J.G. Grubbs




Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Joined: 23 Aug 2003
Reading list: 6 books

Posts: 184

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I went but, like a true moron, forgot a camera! WTF?!
"The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour."
Samurai Proverb




James Grubbs
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Joey Marmorato




Location: Atlanta, GA
Joined: 28 Aug 2006

Posts: 28

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I got some pictures, but they're nothing special. I'll post them tomorrow after work when I have time. It was a lot of fun as always.
ARMA Free Scholar
Study Group Coordinator
ARMA Atlanta
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Russ Ellis
Industry Professional




Joined: 20 Aug 2003
Reading list: 42 books

Posts: 2,607

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think I only took three pictures this year, one of Mr. Jarvis's winning "sword." (It wasn't a sword nor should it have won in that category although it was a fine piece of craftsmanship.) One of a couple of William Lloyd's crazy complicated carvings and one of a guy with an incredible turned wooden hat. I didn't even bother photographing any of Mr. Evans pieces this year as I figured that would get taken care of as normally happens. He had a gorgeous viking sword and very impressive chinese saber both already long since sold of course. I'll see if I can post the wooden hat picture later... Wink Maybe some of the others as well. Happy I think I'll start another thread on musings...
TRITONWORKS Custom Scabbards
View user's profile Send private message
Joey Marmorato




Location: Atlanta, GA
Joined: 28 Aug 2006

Posts: 28

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alright, I've got some pictures to show. They're pretty low quality of course, but I was really focused on the experience rather than taking photographs of anything.

I'll post another reply after this reflecting on what I saw, experienced, etc.

I'm starting with CAS/Hanwei stuff, then Cold Steel, then Albion, then a Kevin Cashen piece, then a little something ridiculous.

First the CAS/Hanwei Tinker swords. The sharp is on the far left, the blunt second from left:


Here's a close-up of the hilts:


Hilt of the blunt:


two other swords. don't particularly recall the info on them:


A sweet little dagger. This felt very solid; I was impressed. Id consider buying it in steel furniture. Not sure if they have that or not:


Some of their Viking swords:


And a close up:


And another:


Alright, now for Cold Steel.

Two shots of some of their swords:




I didn't take much of their stuff because this is all they had (well there were katana there but I didn't get photos of them. Simply out of my area of interest. I apologize). I took two photos of their knives but it's nothing special.

ARMA Free Scholar
Study Group Coordinator
ARMA Atlanta
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Joey Marmorato




Location: Atlanta, GA
Joined: 28 Aug 2006

Posts: 28

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now for the Albion booth. These don't really need any kind of commentary, I don't think. Simply amazing.

















I really wish I'd had about $900 cash on me at the time, but being a college student doesn't really help with that. Some lucky chap bought a Kern while I was standing there. Very happy for him, but exceedingly envious.

ARMA Free Scholar
Study Group Coordinator
ARMA Atlanta
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Joey Marmorato




Location: Atlanta, GA
Joined: 28 Aug 2006

Posts: 28

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now for a gorgeous dagger by Kevin Cashen. Very very nice:






And finally .... I don't even know what to say about this except "no comment." Certainly picture-worthy!

ARMA Free Scholar
Study Group Coordinator
ARMA Atlanta
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Paul Watson




Location: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Joined: 08 Feb 2006

Posts: 390

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 10:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joey, in the first photo you have of the Albion booth there is a Knud & Valkyrja with what looks like a Beserkr next to them. Can anyone identify the sword next to the Beserkr though. It looks like a single hander with a slightly down turned flared guard.
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
View user's profile Send private message
Joey Marmorato




Location: Atlanta, GA
Joined: 28 Aug 2006

Posts: 28

PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 4:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Watson wrote:
Joey, in the first photo you have of the Albion booth there is a Knud & Valkyrja with what looks like a Beserkr next to them. Can anyone identify the sword next to the Beserkr though. It looks like a single hander with a slightly down turned flared guard.


I'm pretty sure that's the Yeoman.

ARMA Free Scholar
Study Group Coordinator
ARMA Atlanta
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Paul Watson




Location: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Joined: 08 Feb 2006

Posts: 390

PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Did you get to handle the Machiavelli? Mine is due any day, those photos of one on the bench are just upping my anxiousness to get my hands on it.
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > 2008 Atlanta Blade Show
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum