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Blade Show West This Weekend

David Kahn | Sep 19, 200305:58 PM

The Blade Show West is being held this weekend at the convention center in Ontario. I haven't been able to find a website that lists the sellers this year, but the last time I attended this show, there were a couple of traditional Japanese smiths selling beautiful, hand-forged and finished kitchen knives. In fact, there was one guy who was Canadian, I think, who had gone to Japan to study traditional Japanese blacksmithing, and had ended up staying and inheriting the local village smithy. He had some really gorgeous stuff, and, it wasn't outrageously expensive. I don't know if he, or other knife makers working in this style will be there this year, but if you're in the market for cutlery, it might be worth a look.

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