If you missed this year’s Adelaide knife show then you missed a very convivial event! The show came and went without drama or mishap, there was no negative publicity there was no fighting or fainting, even the weather was good! In fact the media’s response (because there always is one) was so quiet that I needed to check each day leading up to the show that the knife show ‘ads’ were in the local papers! I was a little nervous that no one was going to come along to this year’s show but how wrong I was. At 9am on the Saturday morning the crowd of waiting knife enthusiasts was unleashed and within about half an hour the venue was full and buzzing with an air of excitement that I haven’t seen for some time. It is right around this time of the morning that we announce the winners of the knife awards (it takes a while to tally the votes and decipher the calligraphy of knife makers). The award presentation obviously captures the attention of everyone present and provides due public recognition to the knifemakers deemed best by their peers in the various categories.
Well the show has come and gone for another year. Here are the facts and figures-