We try to bring a few new items to every trade show we attend and this year's Blade Show was no exception!
Japanese Yasukuni Gunto
Our two all new Japanese Gunto (Military style sword) were a huge hit with their intricate fittings. These swords replicate the Gunto of a high-ranking Japanese army officer of the Pre-WWII and WWII era. These swords were made from 1933 onwards by a group of highly-skilled swordsmiths at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo and are known collectively as the Yasukuni swords.
This sword replicates a Dadao used by the Chinese military during the Japanese invasion of China in the pre-WWII era and celebrates a Chinese victory at the battle of the Great Wall, in which the Dadao and the Katana were actually pitted against each other.
Ron Lake Designed Interframe Folders
In stock now these two Ron Lake designed folders (KH2520 / KH2521) were well received by the Blade Show crowd. Hanwei's attention to detail on these knives is second to none in the production knife world.
James Williams of Bugei Trading and John Clements of ARMA gave sword demonstrations on Japanese Test Cutting / Nami Ryu and historical european swordsmanship, respectively. Both demos got a great reception from the always excellent Blade Show crowd.
Knives Illustrated / Rock Creek give away
Congratulations to Mark Lacilimoia! Mark was the winner of Knives Illustrated's Knife-a-day give away, fetching a nice Rock Creek Oryx survival knife. Enjoy Mark!