A lot of people wonder why anyone would get excited by a knife show, which is understandable.
When those same people view the knives, made by some of the country’s top knife makers, they soon realise the dedication and attention to detail that has gone into each one. Even though they may not be outdoor people or Crocodile Dundees, they can appreciate their usefulness in every day life.
The knives on display are not just “bush wackers” or Ray Mears survival knives, they are small Every Day Carry knives that make our lives so much easier. They are the supersharp kitchen knives that help us prepare our favourite Sushi dish for our guests. Their usefulness is only limited by our perception of them as mere weapons.
Of course, the stories in the news remind us of how dangerous they can be but this is also true of cars and powertools.
At the show, you will find an open-minded crowd who are respectful of the makers and their products, and the atmosphere is one of fun and appreciation.