Random Knife-porn from the SMGCA gun show.

I don’t have a lot to say about my visit to the Smoky Mountain Gun Collectors Association gun and knife show today. It is late and the photos speak for themselves. I wrote about my visit last year, and this was a fairly similar experience. That said, Mike Crenshaw had some pretty special blades for me to ogle today.

I never had the opportunity to meet knifemaker Larry Harley, who passed away earlier this year. I did have the chance to handle a couple of his knives today for the first time. Both knives were from the early/mid 1980’s which is regarded as the period larry was doing his best work.

This Harley dagger wasn’t bad either…

The balance was incredible…


I also had a chance to see an incredible collection of Pat Crawford knives. In its totality, it could have funded one of my children’s school tuition for the year.

They felt as nice in the hand as they look to the eye.


Finally, this was primarily a gun show, with a bias towards historical pieces. One piece in particular jumped out at me – a Liberator pistol. For those unfamiliar with this gun, it was produced in WWII with design intent of it being an ambush weapon for partisans. A single shot .45 meant to help you acquire a more effective weapon. Read more from wikipedia

It was a neat experience to hold the Liberator, and so many fine knives as well.

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  1. Cadeyrn says:

    Absolutely incredible, thank you!

  2. J. Michael Crenshaw says:

    You never can tell what can be seen at the SMGCA show, but there will always be something exceptional. This time Ethan Becker and Walter Brend were side by side wit us.

  3. Matt Cook says:

    Beautiful Crawford knives. Do you recall whose collection it was?

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