Blade Show 2016...my first year as an exhibitor

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  1. badger claw

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    This was my first year as an exhibitor at Blade...what a blast! I got to meet several of our BCUSA members which was great. Always a pleasure to put faces with screen names. I certainly learned a few lessons...the main one was next year ill be bringing 3 times as much inventory!

    Made some terrific connections this year. Definitely what i was hoping for to take my company to the next level.

    Spent a lot of time hanging with the ESEE crew...Patrick, James, Reuben...some of the absolute nicest guys I've had the pleasure to meet. Cant wait to do possibly do some collaborative work with them. Many thanks to Patrick who gifted me his personal knife!

    Fellow PNW native James Behring and his crew were there as always...not only a fantastic knife maker but runs a great company with a great bunch of guys.

    JB Knife and I hosted Ben Orford again this year...been working with him on projects since my first Hill Country Bushcraft Rendezvous 4 years ago and have become great friends. Not only a wonderful guy to be around but what a wealth of knowledge when it comes to woodworking and knife making. Next year i will be traveling to his side of the pond to attend the UK Bushcraft show. Cannot wait for that trip!

    Many thanks my best bud Jim who came with me...no way i could have pulled it off without him.

    I didn't take many pictures...but here are a few of my setup and a few toys that came home with me....

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    Good for you, bad for us as your name gets out there, you might get a 2 year or more waiting list as good as your work is.
     
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    Congrats BC on a good show...glad to hear it was productive and fun. Wish i could have made it.
     
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    Great show and glad I was able to meet you in person. Very nice setup and gear.
     
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    Awesome John !! Love your booth man.. I would love to make it to Blade someday.. :)
     
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    Was at your table 2 3 times but you was always gone
     
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    I truly enjoyed meeting you; very glad I picked up your "3C's" tin, and fire kit. My wife has been steered to your web page - now she'll know where to look for Christmas for me, our sons, her brothers, and our nephews. And the fellows to JB Tool= good kit items as well, and good dudes!
     
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    good to see you made some connections and had a good time.
     
  10. rwfred

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    Awesome!
    Love your table set up and the tourist photo has me cracking up. Why are they taking pictures of the backs of each others heads? :confused:
     
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    But, wait, where is John's fire pit? Never seen him not cooking.

    Great Job BC, great work as always.
     
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    I am glad you had a great show! It was my first time at Blade, and although I had a blast it was a little overwhelming. More to the point, I think I walked right by your booth and did not stop by to say "hi." It looks like you had an awesome display.
     
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    You have come far Pilgrim!
     
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    I like how you displayed your excellent products and a good time was had by all. Right on!
     
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    I looked at his stuff and is all high quality materials , leather , canvas , hardware all tough stuff build to last and be handed down to your kids
     
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    You simply must tell us more
     
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    Glad to hear things are taking off for you. Couldn't happen to a better person. Glad I got BadgerClaw pants for all my tools before the waiting list starts.
     
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    Yes, it was a great SHOW. Thanks for meeting me and bringing the stuff along! Looking forward to next year.
     
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    I was in the UK this year, but missed the knife show. It looked like a great event. I'm definitely going to make it next year. Reeeeeally want to buy a Jack Lore custom. But, I bought 6 knives, a saw, and an axe while I was there this year. So, couldn't come up with a valid reason to convince SWMBO to let me go and buy another. Next year, tho.... next year............ I'll be looking for you.
     
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    Nice setup , good to see you progressing well, everything I have got from you or have seen is first rate and the Geezer and me think you are first rate too!!


    Larry
     
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    That is a great set up! Glad it went so well for you!
     

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