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Seattle Knife Show

Discussion in 'Get togethers, Tastings, Restaurant Openings, Etc' started by Bill Burke, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Bill Burke

    Bill Burke Founding Member

    2nd Annual Seattle International Knife Show.

    Friday April 24th - Prefunk @ Dragon Fly Forge, Seattle, WA.

    Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th, 2015
    Hilton Hotel, Bellevue, WA

    We are very excited to announce BladeGallery's second Seattle International Knife Show. Our 2014 show was a tremendous amount of fun! This juried show is scheduled for the last weekend in April at the three star Hilton Hotel in Bellevue, WA (just across Lake Washington from Seattle). We are committed to making this among the most prestigious boutique knife shows in the country. For our second show, we again anticipate having between 50 and 60 custom knifemakers from around the world and a select group of suppliers.

    Open to the public
    Friday April 24th -- Pre-funk at the Forge, 1pm - 6pm*
    Saturday April 25th -- noon - 6pm (VIP admission at 11am)
    Sunday April 26th -- 10am - 2pm

    * Pre-funk at the Forge is being hosted by Journeyman Smith David Lisch at his forge:

    Dragon Fly Forge
    3600 E Marginal Way South
    Studios #3 & #4
    Seattle WA 98134

    Friday's event is a rare opportunity to hang out and see a working bladesmith's/blacksmith's shop. David will have the forges going in Studio 4 Knifemaking School so makers can show their skills and collectors can try their hand or just watch if they like. There will be forging and knifemaking demos in Studio 3. This is a part of this event not to miss!

    Early entrance at 11am on Saturday
    for VIP ticket holders

    Hilton Hotel Info

    300 112th Avenue Southeast
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (425) 455-1300/ (800) 445-8667

    Be sure to request Knife Show discounted room rate if phoning.

    Please book your rooms before April 1st to get the discounted hotel rate of $139 (for a single or a double).

    How to Get Here

    Driving directions can be found here: http://www.bellevuehilton.com/our-location.html

    By Plane: SeaTac International Airport is just a 20 minutes’ drive south from downtown Bellevue.

    The hotel also has a shuttle from the airport. If you are going that route, call the hotel to request a shuttle. Group together with collectors and other makers to cut down on the cost of the shuttle.

    Parking at the Hilton: We have negotiated a specially discounted parking rate of $8/day for overnight and event attendees (normally $20/day).

    Getting Knives Back from the Show?

    To help get knives home effortlessly and safely, BladeGallery will help to organize shipping your purchases home from the show.


    If there's anything that we haven't addressed or if you've got questions, please don't hesitate to phone us at 425-889-5980 or e-mail at: knifeshow@bladegallery.com.

    Ticket Info

    Day Pass: $15 ($20 if purchased at the door)
    Weekend Pass: $20 ($30 if purchased at the door)
    VIP Pass: $25 ($40 if purchased at the door)
    (admission to both days and early admission)

    Children 12 & under admitted free with paying adult

    Get your tickets today: 425-889-5980
  2. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    Seemed pretty epic last year. Looking forward to a good one this year.
  3. Jeffery Hunter

    Jeffery Hunter Founding Member

    Think this is a great excuse for a jaunt to Seattle even for the day.
  4. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  5. mr drinky

    mr drinky Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I would love to make this show. Maybe I can talk the wife into it. A day at Woodenville and a day of knives. Can't beat that.

  6. Haburn

    Haburn Founding Member

  7. I will be there, it was a great show last year and I can't wait for this year.
  8. Bill Burke

    Bill Burke Founding Member

    If anyone here is planning on attending the show and would like to be my guest send me pm and I will get you VIP Passes.
  9. Come on guys who is coming? I am so excited for this. As a bonus if you show up you can hang out with some of the top kitchen knife makers in the U.S...........................and me.
  10. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  11. pleue

    pleue Founding Member

    Thanks very much bill, looking forward to the show
  12. Bill Burke

    Bill Burke Founding Member

    just returned home from one of the greatest shows I have attended. this is a small juried show with some of the top knife makers in the country. Attendance was great with a customer to knife maker ratio that was as good or better than any show I have ever attended. If you missed this show you really missed out.
  13. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    I wish I could have attended Bill , hopefully next year
  14. Bill Burke

    Bill Burke Founding Member

    no worries mate you'll make it one day

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