The Guild has members from all walks of life both here in Australia and overseas. The Guild membership includes makers from the newest enthusiast to professionals who are recognized around the world & associate members interested in collecting hand crafted knives.
After having to cancel at the last minute on going to Blade show 2009 I was really hanging out to getting clearance to fly after my leg operation and 2 weeks before Blade 2010 I was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief and make final arrangements.
Bad weather managed to delay one of my connecting flights from Dallas so after a combined 28hrs from Perth I was able to get horizontal in Atlanta. Set up for the show starts Thur so was able to gain entry and start sniffing out the few pieces of handle material I was particularly chasing, stag and walrus. Thank god my nose was working well after all the flying.
Fri thru Sunday were of course show days and although crowd numbers appeared up there, people were obviously being very careful with their money and this year I only sold 3 knives, however at least I sold some. My leg was not happy being on concrete all day and was blowing up like a balloon so had to park up pretty early most nights, although I did manage to help Shawn McIntyre and his partner Amanda celebrate her birthday along with Tommy Gann and his partner.