2018 Arkansas Knife Show - Knife Photos and Awards!

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by SharpByCoop, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry

    Jan 10, 2007
    Those look great! Should be a good time.
  2. bbingenheimer


    Mar 4, 2010
    Will be flying out first thing tomorrow morning. Getting into LR late tomorrow . Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
    Thanks Coop for posting up the folder pic. ( if I could only figure out how to:confused: )

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  3. Ben Seward

    Ben Seward Full-time Bladesmith/Part-time Idiot

    Jun 28, 2012
    Plan to have this one there. IMG_20180214_132335_660.jpg
  4. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry

    Jan 10, 2007
    I have been watching this one come together. Definitely a cool piece!
  5. Karl B. Andersen

    Karl B. Andersen

    Jul 27, 2003
    I have another one to finish, but these are three I will be bringing:
    Cowboy Bowie, San-mai/ancient Bakelite and a Cocobolo Short Occasional Bowie - S.O.B.:

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  6. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    Kyle's one and only for the show, but it's a good one!

  7. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    Quick group shot of my stuff. See y'all tomorrow.

  8. canineforge

    canineforge Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Love how Kyle's turned out! That looks like some super Koa!

    Just WOW on your five!

    - Joe
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  9. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry

    Jan 10, 2007
    Good looking knives gentlemen!
  10. Karl B. Andersen

    Karl B. Andersen

    Jul 27, 2003
    One more - Santos Hunter.
    Santos Rosewood hunter in a fixed assembly. Mortised handle with "bullseye pins."
  11. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
  12. sheathmaker

    sheathmaker Custom Leather Sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 18, 2005
    IMG_4130.JPG.jpeg Just got my first email (iPhone) photo . It's really too small to read the writin', but it appears that John Horrigan received at least two awards.

    Edit: I finally figured out how to get it off my phone and enlarge it. Looks like he snagged "Best Performance Bowie", and "Best Fighter", and if that dagger laying there didn't win anything........there must have been some unbelievable knives in the contest. I also just noticed, they are both SOLD!

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  13. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2004

    Andrew Meers and J.R. Cook tied for "Best Dagger" and Andrew's dagger won "Best in Show".

    John's Bowie and Fighter were both phenomenal as expected.
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  14. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    [Arkansas Knife Show]
    "The news of my death has been grossly exaggerated."
    [Me gasping for breath] I agree!

    From the Cutting contest on Friday (in spite of imperfect weather), to the filled banquet Friday evening with incredible award submissions and winners, to the show itself on Saturday, which was standing room only, I will submit that from my viewpoint I have rarely seen a show packed with so much energy and enthusiasm.

    What a privilege to be engaged in this outstanding show; it was as good as I'd ever heard only better.

    Shout out to Logan Pearce who took the initiative and challenge to keep the show moving forward. He made a number of changes and hit an absolute home run. He's an unlikely hero but he is a hero in this regard. Hats off to Jerry Fisk for his guidance and counsel with Logan.

    The show was packed. I was working from Friday noon until closing on Saturday with projects; makers were happy to see me, happy to offer me work, and the overall Vibe was very positive.

    I'm pecking away at a phone and I will get home and have a gazillion edits and other challenges to take care of, so I won't have much to say for a while. But I will say it visually very soon.

    I'll let others recount their experiences. What a great opportunity to hang out with my friend buddy Thomason a couple of evenings and share stories over dinner. Thanks to everyone. We'll talk soon.
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  15. mwschilling


    Aug 29, 2012
    Sorry to have missed it, can't wait to read reports and see pics.
  16. John M Cohea

    John M Cohea

    Oct 24, 2007
    The show IMO was a Huge success!!Always happy to see old friends and make new ones, and thrilled to be chosen by my peers to tie with Kenny Rowe for the Best Sheath award!!
    You did a great job Logan and I commend you and all that assisted you in making this happen on a job well done!!
  17. RogerP


    Feb 28, 2002
    Lairson's camp knife; Newberry's spear; K Hanson's camp knife; Andersen's cowboy bowie - my wallet would be beyond empty in a heartbeat.
  18. parfums95

    parfums95 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Thanks a lot for the pics ,
  19. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    There were so many MS and JS there, every table was spectacular. It was really the Creme de la Creme. The venue was great, really nice hotels were all within a few blocks as were the restaurants. It was one of the best long weekends the wife and I have had in a long time. Made new friends and the fellowship was fantastic. We're already looking forward to next year.

    My scores.

    Karl Anderson's Cowboy Bowie


    Andrew Meers' first Nakiri and his hybrid Santuko. These knives melted in my hand. So light and fast.


    I was able to watch (My first time in person) a knife being forged by Lin Rhea. He has a coal forge set up outside the Historic Arkansas Museum. It was a real treat to not only watch but to pick up this one.


    I spotted this unique Fighter on Logan Pearce's table and grabbed it. It's a handful and his flamed Damascus really sets it off the charts. I need to get this one to Mr. Long for a cross draw sheath.

  20. NeverSummer

    NeverSummer Platinum Member

    Mar 23, 2016
    Sounds like you knocked it out of the park Logan. That’s what the knife world needed. Fabulous job. Alan

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