Sunday morning of BLADE is always interesting as there are thousands of people who first-time one-day visitors, but there is a different energy and vibe from those who are on Day 3 (or more if you count travel and setup). People are saying their goodbyes one minute and switching back to “show-mode” the next. I guess you could say things have a somewhat schizophrenic feeling. Especially with the empty tables of those makers who have sold-out for the weekend.
I did go around and say goodbyes as well as meet some new small makers for the first time while browsing the tables. I bought a couple of knives, I had a really great booth visit with SOG, and I spoke with Dan Lawson of Microtech and AKTI.
Hey folks: I am going to need to make a hard break in my post right now. I spent an hour on the phone with Editor Emeritus Chris Dumm, and responded to an email from Rick Klug of SOG, with whom I had abovementioned “great visit” and it is 12:30am. I am going to be visiting the Elishewitz’s tomorrow for their annual “BLADE Show Recovery Party”, a multi-day gathering they host with out-of-town friends who came to the area for the show. I really need to get some sleep. But I won’t have time to write more until tomorrow night. So I will leave you some knife porn of my two purchases. I will write about them in more as well as the topics above in Part 2 of this post.