View Full Version : Going to the Knifemakers' Guild Show?


Steve
07-17-2006, 05:17 PM
Who's going to Orlando? What're you taking?

I'll be there, including the Gala on Thursday night, where I'll have a "40 Year Commemorative" fighter, narrow tang and fossil Walrus. Also, a New York Special, a couple of Drop Point Hunters, a 5" Utility, a little Caper, etc. That is if all goes well! Hope to see you there!

BTW: DOES ANYONE KOW MUCH ABOUT "DOWNTOWN DISNEY" THAT'S NEAR THE HOTEL? I KNOW THERE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A LOT OF SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS, BUT WHICH ARE GREAT, WHICH ARE SO, SO, ETC. ANY RECOMMENDATIONS? I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT MUCH.

SL Knives
07-18-2006, 10:08 AM
Well, since it's been half a day and no one has responded yet, I'll just say that I'll be there. I'll be delivering a couple of hunters and fighters, fossil ivory handled. No "40 year commemoratives" though! Congratulations Steve on 40 years in the knifemaking business- I didn't know you were that old!

I look forward to the new venue and seeing you there.

Schuyler

Steve
07-18-2006, 10:41 AM
Thanks, Schuyler. It'll be great to see you again. I think it'll be a great show in this new hotel.

Steve
07-20-2006, 12:54 PM
To partially answer my own question about "Downtown Disney," here's an informative link:

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/moreMagic/moreMagicLanding?id=DTDLandingPage&CMP=KNC-DTDGenYahoo&HBX_PK=downtown+disney+orlando&HBX_OU=51&bhcp=1

Brad Johnson
07-22-2006, 10:46 AM
Steve,
It's been a hectic year here in Louisiana, and I've haven't had as much time to knife-make as I had wished but I will be bringing 14-15 knives this year. I have posted some pics of three that will be there; simple, clean, fun to make.
Regards,

Brad Johnson
07-22-2006, 10:52 AM
Sorry I had to resize the last two to 320x300 to post, hope they are viewable
Regards,

Steve
07-22-2006, 04:50 PM
Thanks Brad. Only 14-15, huh? Better get to work!! Some lucky buyers await.
I really like the second hunter. Is it a Semi-skinner-type? What's the handle material?

Brad Johnson
07-22-2006, 06:28 PM
Steve,
Thanks for looking. The semi-skinner has a brown micarta handle. The other two have the "old" ivory micarta and stag. I have been concentrating on making simple clean knives of late.
Regards,

Steve
07-22-2006, 11:01 PM
Nice looking Micarta?, did you leave the darkened surface intact on the sides?

Brad Johnson
07-26-2006, 09:13 PM
Steve,
I'm sorry, I did not realize that you had asked another question. I think it is just the way the light makes the "old" Brown Linen Micarta look. Next week come by and give it a gander. Come early, it seems that the simple clean ones go quickly.
Regards,:rockon:

Steve
07-27-2006, 10:40 AM
Thanks, Brad. I suspected as much. I'll try to get over to your table in time.

Steve
07-27-2006, 08:40 PM
FYI: I will be posting a few that I'm taking to Orlando in a day or two.

dogman
07-29-2006, 11:00 PM
http://www.srjknives.com/sale/guild0601.jpg
This is a 5" Dirk with SS and Snakewood, love that wood!

http://www.srjknives.com/sale/guild0602.jpg
Here is a Loveless-style Drop with stabilized Box Elder
A Loveless-style 5" Utility with Mammoth and double mark
Another Drop Point with Stag

http://www.srjknives.com/sale/guild0603.jpg
A little Caper with SS and some of Mark Nelson's great brown micarta
Dont'cha love those clouds reflected in the blades? You know, "artistic license."

Thanks, Dogman, for posting these, and maybe he can post the Gala/40 Yr. Anniversary knife, though far from finished!

BernieP
07-30-2006, 09:36 PM
I'll be there can't wait to see you and the family

Steve
07-31-2006, 01:56 AM
Sorry to say that the family won't make it this year, just Dorothy and I. Nate's in the USAF in Enid OK, learning to fly T1's and everyone else is either too busy or too poor! But we're anxious to see everyone!

Charles Vestal
07-31-2006, 06:46 AM
Great looking line-up Steve. Wish I could get to Orlando to see them,but maybe next year.

Have a fun and safe trip.

Charles

Steve
07-31-2006, 08:19 AM
Sorry, too, Charles. Thanks, glad to know someone likes them! Hope you can make it in '07. Looking fwd. to a great show this yr.

BernieP
07-31-2006, 01:13 PM
Love to see Dorothy...oh yes and those are some great looking knives....

dogman
07-31-2006, 11:14 PM
http://www.srjknives.com/sale/guild0604.jpg

Charles Vestal
08-01-2006, 06:53 AM
Steve is that a new blueing technique you are are comming up with?

Looking foward to seeing it finished.

Take Care
Charles

Steve
08-01-2006, 04:18 PM
Yes, and new process by 3M?,. Can't say much about it yet. Oh, what the heck, it's called painter's masking tape, first introduced by R. Velarde. Wal-Mart, or any paint/hdwe store should have it. If not, let me know and I'll go uptown to Simmon's ACE Hdwe. and get you a roll.

Steve
08-02-2006, 10:28 AM
Glad you like them. Will have the 40 yr. Commem/Gala Knife done this morning. Then 5 more to sharpen is all and will ship them all by Fed EX this early p.m.
See ya tomorrow everyone!

Steve
08-09-2006, 05:16 PM
Great show! Many makers that I talked to did well, some, as is the norm, didn't do that well. I've had many shows that was the case. Take 'em as they come. Looking fwd. to next yr.

The Guild now has a new Board of Directors:
Gil Hibben, President
Wayne Hensley, Vice President
Warren Osborne, still serving as a Director
Edmund Davidson, Director
Gene Baskett, Director
Jack Davenport, Director
W. Lowell Bray, Jr., still Secy./Treas.
They will do a great job!

Thanks go out to Gene Shadley and Mel Pardue and Allen Elishewitz for their years of service to
the Guild and to Knifemaking!

BernieP
09-02-2006, 01:47 PM
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