Posts Categorized: Shows

2015 Blade Show – New Knives, Swords & Canes!

Blade Show proved to be another huge success, with massive crowds of eager knife and sword fans all weekend long. Nowhere else in the world can you experience everything the blade community has to offer; from supplies for makers to the most sought after collections the Blade Show is a must to attend. If you were not there this time we hope to see you next year, and to all of our friends that visit each year we thank you and cannot wait to spend our time together again! 2015 marks CAS’s 30th Anniversary and we have asked Hanwei to produce a very limited number of special Musashi-themed swords. We received the first of these swords just before the show and they have truly outdone themselves! For the first time ever the Musashi katana is available with an exceptional Forge-Folded blade of ASSAB K120C. Many more pictures and information is available here. These swords should be available towards the end of summer.     Konstantin Kulikov of Kizlyar Supreme was on hand to show off the new Zedd and Zorg EDC Flippers and their all new steel Tactical Echelon Trainers. Several Prototypes were also on display (see prototype section below) including some throwing knives designed by a famous Russian knife throwing expert and new outdoor models with stabilized walnut scales and nice leather sheaths.   Dominique Eleure, the owner of Citadel Knives and Swords, was showing off his unique blend of old-world and… Read more »

2015 SHOT Show and ANME

This year at the SHOT and ANME shows we had on hand the full range of Kizlyar Supreme knives and debuted all of Citadel’s knives for the first time as well. As SHOT does not allow swords we had a good number of Hanwei Swords, Kaneie Katana, Legacy Arms Medieval Swords and our Palnatoke Cos-play/LARP Swords on hand at ANME. Citadel Knives SHOT debut Dominique Eleure, founder of Citadel Knives and Swords, was on hand at SHOT and ANME to show off the work produced at his workshop in Cambodia. Kizlyar Supreme Full range of Tactical, Outdoors and Folding Knives With the full range of Kizlyar Supreme knives on hand we gave everyone at the show a good look at what they have to offer in a superior Russian knife! Konstantin Kulakov (Kosta), a second generation knifemaker and director of Kizlyar Supreme, was on hand to answer any customer questions and show off their high performance knives. We also gave out a bunch of bags, hats, patches and stickers!

2014 Blade Show – The Largest Ever

Blade Show

By all accounts the 2014 Blade Show was the highest attended Blade Show ever!   We brought several all new items to the show and introduced an all new line of hand-made swords from Citadel Knives and Swords. Citadel Knives and Swords are hand-made in Cambodia, each piece is crafted by a small team of highly skilled artisans. Their katana feature hand-forged differentially hardened blades of imported European 1075 steel. The blades are stone polished in the traditional manner and are exceptionally well balanced. The fittings are hand cut and carved from pure iron. Citadel even processes the ray skin in the handle themselves from local fishermen so they can choose the highest quality skins. The handles are wrapped fully in the ray skin with the seam hidden (not panels as is the norm) for greater strength. The ito is imported silk from Japan and expertly wrapped. More pictures and information on the individual swords to come soon.     From Kizlyar Supreme we had on hand their all new Intruder Fighting Knife, Sensei Tactical Tanto, and Dream Lockback Folder. In addition the Amigo Neck knife attachment clip was very well received by the crowds.   From Viper we were able to show off the all new Magà knife designed by Krav Magà instructor Boris Manasherov, a unique design featuring Viper’s first bearing pivot system. This knife is super smooth and fits the hand well. The all new HEMA Gear from the… Read more »