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California Custom Knife Show 10/15 PICS ARE UP!!

Discussion in 'Trade Shows & EDCF Gatherings' started by Belush2, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Belush2
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    Belush2 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    :frantic: It is that time of the year again...:eek:

    Time for the "California Custom Knife Show"
    Sponsored by Plaza Cutlery.

    When:
    Saturday October 12, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday October 13, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Where:
    Embassy Suites Hotel of Garden Grove/Anaheim South (near Disneyland)
    11767 Harbor Boulevard
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    The Show is in the Main Ballroom

    Admission is at the door, and is $15.00 per person or $25.00
    for a two day pass. Cash only, no credit cards or checks.

    There will be over 50 knife makers exhibitor booths there...
    Brous, Burke, Dawson, Emerson, George, Hinderer, Ralph, Tighe to name just a few...

    Jewelry makers like Starlingear and Steel Flame will be there also...

    Exhibitor booths from Semi-Production Knife makers also...
    Reeve, Pro-Tech, William Henry, are just a few of them.

    Last year there were quite a few EDCForum members that got to meet each
    other and had a great time at this event!!

    Please post here if you are planning to show up.
    Hopefully some/all of us can meet up and have a great time in all the fun!!!

    Hope to see you there!!!
     
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    I plan on going again!:)
     
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    I plan on going!
     
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    vegassprky Loaded Circuits

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    To far away!! :banghead:
     
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    @ misterS...I hope this year we could spend more than the 30 seconds we spent last year in passing :rofl:...really looking forward to seeing you again!!

    @ tattoo6.0...looking forward to meeting you also!!

    @ vegassprky...:censored: shame, you will be missed regardless what tower says!! But...
    I will be at Circus Circus 12-6 &12-7 for work holiday party...maybe we could get together sometime then??:smile_coffee:
     
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    List of people who plan to be there (a work in progress):

    Belush2
    misterS
    moosh
    tattoo6.0
    tower

    Hopefully more will post here...
     
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    Belush2 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    :Juggle:

    3 more weeks till showtime...
     
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    Belush2 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    :skip: 9 days and counting down...

    Anybody else going??
     
  9. Belush2
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    Belush2 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Counting down the hours...
    :p
    Less than 70 hours left...
     
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    misterS EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Yes, that was too brief seeing you and Moosh last year.
    I'm planning on going down on Saturday around 10....hope to see you there!
     
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    Belush2 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    :bounce:

    :Juggle:

    :dance:


    Hope to see you all there!! :smile_coffee:
     
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    Belush2 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Did someone say pictures or it didn't happen???
     
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    California Custom Knife Show Winners

    Best Knife in Show: Jim Sornberger
    If you do not know this gentleman...let me tell you ...He is so very nice and a pleasure to spend time with...and has a reputation of a true Master Knife Maker and Engraver extraordinaire!!
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    His Winning Knife with some of his other work...
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    Best Art Knife: D. E. Friedly
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    and his Winning piece...
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    Best Folder: William Tuch
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    Best Fixed Blade: Wm. R. “Bill” Herndon
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    Okay now the good stuff...


    It was a Great Weekend!!!

    I was able to meet with:

    Cornholio2188
    MisterS
    Moosh
    Tower and Camo
    Moosh and Tower both were Winners of Hinderer Lottery also!!

    Oh and by the way...I was a lucky winner of a Hinderer Lottery too!! :frantic:

    Purchases I made:

    (10) Chicago Screws from K & G Finishing Supplies $12.50
    (3) Flitz Microfiber Cloths from K & G Finishing Supplies $15.00
    (2) Snap Razor Knives from Hiroaki Ohta $40.00
    (1) Rick Hinderer Investigator Pen from Rick Hinderer $80.00
    (1) Takeda Hamono Whetstone from Shosui Takeda $40.00

    Did I already say that I also was lucky to be a Winner of:

    Lottery: To purchase a Rick Hinderer Knife 1 of 39 available

    Door Prize: Pro-Tech Titanium Tweezer

    [​IMG]
     
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    Tower, Rick Hinderer, Myself, Rob Orlando...[​IMG]
    Saturday's Hinderer Gold...21 pieces available in lottery that day...
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    Rick ...hamming it up a little...
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    Sunday's Hinderer Gold...another 18 pieces available...I see mine :D
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    There was a great turn out by the numbers...
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    Great deals to be found...

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    Great fun was had by all!!
    Looking forward to next years show!!
    Hope to see you there!!
     
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    Glad you guys had fun. Being from the Midwest, we don't get many, if any knife shows here. I'm always envious of what you folks get to see. Sigh....
     
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    Best Time of All...

    Was hanging out with Camo...

    This guy is a chick magnet!!:redface:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just a small list of some of the people that I enjoyed spending time with... some great Knifemakers you might recognize by name:

    Jason Brous from California
    Brian Tighe from Canada
    Les George from Texas
    Darrel Ralph from Texas
    Scott Sawby from Idaho
    Melvin Watanabe from Hawaii
    Steven Koster from California
    Scot Matsuoka from Hawaii
    Mike Mooney from Arizona
    Carson T.C. Jorgensen from Utah
    Brent Sandow from New Zealand
    Shosui Takeda from Japan
    John Young from Utah
    Eric Kramer from California
    William Tuch from Oregon
    D.E. Friedly form Wyoming
    Bill Herndon from California
    Jim Sornberger from California
    Hiroaki Ohta from Japan
    Wayne Watanabe from California
    Doug Ritter
     
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    Great seeing you again Belush.
    Congrats on the Hinderer!
    Maybe I'll get lucky next year...I've struck out two years in a row.
     
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