BLADE Show West, the largest Western knife event featuring the top names in custom and factory knives, will take place Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2022, at its new, expanded location in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah has a strong showing at BLADE Show West. BLADEHQ, the title sponsor, is a local Utah company, Black Rifle Coffee is hosting the Friday night awards party, and knifemakers and exhibitors from Utah will all be there.
Cost to attend is $20 for a single day ticket and $35 for a 2-day pass and tickets can be purchased in advance at www.bladeshowwest.com.
Moving the show to the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center from previous years’ venues (Long Beach, California and Portland, Oregon) was an easy decision given all the amenities that Utah’s most populous city has to offer. “We are excited to move our show to a city and state that celebrates the outdoors,” said BLADE Show Director, Alicia Newton. “We know Utah and the surrounding states are home to a significant population of knife and outdoor enthusiasts, so we can count on great attendance. Further, the Salt Lake Convention Center offers many conveniences that we look for in a host city in terms of proximity to the airport, hotel accommodations, restaurants and bars.”
In addition to seeing firsthand some of the industry’s finest custom and factory creations, attendees can participate in several free demos and seminars.
“BLADE Show West has always been known for its educational seminars and knife competitions, and we will continue that tradition in Salt Lake,” said BLADE Magazine Editor, Steve Shackleford. “The same goes for our custom and factory knife judging events, where some of the world’s top fixed blades and folders vie for the best-of-the-best honors in the most prominent knife categories.”
BLADE Show West is one of three major, annual knife events presented by BLADE Magazine, including BLADE Show Texas (March 18-19, 2022) and BLADE Show (Atlanta, June 3-5, 2022).