One of the unique trade events in Atlanta, the annual Blade Show is the biggest showcase of the cutlery industry. Featuring over one thousand exhibitors, the show attracts hundreds of knifemakers and knife enthusiasts to Cobb Galleria (2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta). It is the best place to see antique knives, check out manufacturer booths, and attend "Super Seminars." Blade Show that was created and sponsored by Blade magazine hosts the BLADE Magazine Awards and BladeSports World Championship Cutting Competition. It also features the American Bladesmith Society Annual Convention, a Knifemakers' Guild Section.
The Blade Show was held for the first time in 1982 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It got its present-day name and location in 1993. Every year, the Blade Show adds new people into the "Cutlery Hall of Fame" that includes knifemakers, collectors, and other people who contribute to the knife making industry.
Blade Magazine is the world's oldest and most profound knife magazine that has been published since 1973. It was initially called American Blade, with Walter “Blackie” Collins being both editor and publisher.