Update: 10-24-13 Door Prize update at bottom of the page
"California Custom Knife Show" sponsored by Plaza Cutlery
Thank you to all who attended!
The show was a lot of fun and seemed to be a success for everyone who attended!
Door Prizes will be posted in a few days with just last names. If you think you are one
of them, please email only to confirm and we will set up for you to pick up in the shop
or mail to you!
Thank you all again!
All of us at Plaza Cutlery!
Saturday October 12TH and Sunday October 13TH, 2013
Hours 10am to 4pm both days
We have a simple info website at: http://californiacustomknifeshow.com/
Embassy Suites of Garden Grove\Anaheim South
SHOW IS IN THE BALLROOM
11767 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, Ca. 92840
email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!
Admission is at the door, and is $15 per-person or $25 for a two day pass. Cash only, no credit cards or checks.
Day parking is FREE !!!!
The "California Custom Knife Show" sponsored by Plaza Cutlery. This was the first major show on the west coast, and has returned to the greater Anaheim\Disneyland area where our show was originally located making it more convenient for attendees from Orange County, as well as Los Angles County. The format will be the same as the first show in 1981. We will feature the best in custom knives, a few hand picked small production companies, as well as suppliers, and engravers. This has always been a fun show with a nice crowd!
The Embassy Suites is located in the row of hotels that run down Harbor Boulevard from Disneyland to just past the Anaheim Convention center. The show starting on Saturday morning makes it very easy to attend, and you can be there when the show opens as there should not be much traffic on the freeways Saturday morning. So if you are in San Diego to Santa Barbra you can drive down in the morning, and return home in the evening very easily. But spending $1?? for a room with breakfast included, why not spend the night and enjoy the weekend in this resort area?
One difference in this show compared to others, is that each knife maker will be asked to sign a pledge that they will not sell any knives till the show opens to the public and then wait 10 minutes so everyone has a chance to get to the knife maker they want to see and possibly buy from. Some knife makers such as John Young, Les George, Ernie Emerson, and Rick Hinderer will do drawings a later after opening. Each maker at 10:10 will then sell his knives and if more then one person wants the same knife they will do a drawing for that knife using a deck of cards. Each maker will have a deck of "Plaza Cutlery" playing cards which are available for $10. Hopefully each person gets what they want, if you are there when the show opens Saturday morning. We will also post the names of the makers below who make the pledge, and the one's we know will need to do a drawing below next to their names. (Will be updated in July) Dealers will also be asked to sign a pledge not to try, and buy before the show opens. This way the dealers will not buy everything up, me included! :) We want you at the show and to be able to get a knife!
This will not included knife makers who are delivering your knife at the show so they do not have to ship it.
The show will be held in the ball room, and you can enter from the ball room side of the front of the hotel, or from the back side. We will have signs posted, and it is a smaller hotel so very easy to get around.
Parking for both exhibitors, and attendees is free during the day!! If you are there over night it is $12.. There is no gate so you can park any where around the hotel, and there is a lot of parking in the back that hopefully the exhibitors will use so guest can park out front. In addition the "Embassy Suites" offers a full breakfast to the hotel guest, and they are extending it to the attendees for $10 per person. This included an omelet station and all the usual breakfast buffet options. I will post more as it gets closer.
Tables are available to knife makers, scrimshanders, engravers, Mid-tech manufacturers, dealers (hand made knives), and collectors when the waiting list is filled. No factory knives, or sharing of tables. The show will be a little bigger this year as we will use the full ballroom. So please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested. I will add a couple more dealers, but will be first come, first served as long as you are offering something new to the show.
If interested in a table please email me at email@example.com . At this time we do have a waiting list. 3/14/13
Going North on interest 5:
Take interstate 5 north. Exit Harbor boulevard and turn left on to Harbor. Drive about a mile and half past Disneyland, Anaheim Convention Center. The hotel sets back and is just before Chapman avenue. There is an Italian restaurant "Baca Di Beppo" in front of it, but there is a sign that direct you into the Embassy Suites. Easy to see from there.
Going South on interest 5:
Take interstate 5 south. Exit Harbor boulevard and turn right on to Harbor. Drive about a mile and half past Disneyland, Anaheim Convention Center. The hotel sets back and is just before Chapman avenue. There is an Italian restaurant "Baca Di Beppo" in front of it, but there is a sign that direct you into the Embassy Suites. Easy to see from there.
To win the above Darrel Ralph Knife!
Darrel Ralph has donated one of his "Gun Hammers" for this years show. This knife is assisted opening, 3D machined titanium with deep blue anodizing and has a "killer comb" inlay! The blade is S90v so is super special! This will be the knife featured in our show ads, and flyers! You can win it on Sunday of the show. If you have attend our show in the past, and receive the post card in the mail just bring it to the show, and turn it into the front desk with your show admission. We will have a special door prize drawing on Sunday just before the Hinderer lottery. If you have not received a post card for the last show or just attended last year you will be added for the 2012 show. If you have not attended, or did not fill out the slip, please send your name, and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the list. All you need to do is attend the show this year, and bring the post card with you , and deposit it the marked drawing box. If you can't make the show, sorry you will miss out! We will also have regular door prize drawings for new guest to be eligible for, and also past attendees in a separate drawing.
POST CARDS WILL GO OUT MID SEPTEMBER
Additional door prizes will be posted!
The Embassy Suites is sold out so they can not extend the block.
If they have rooms they will be from cancellations at regular price.
There is the Hilton Garden inn,
Hampton Inn that all use the same parking lot as Embassy.
The Residence Inn is also one hotel away.
If you wish to stay at the Embassy Suites a suite with a King is $ plus tax's or a double bedded suite is $plus tax's.
Also all rooms have an additional sofa bed, table and television in the front part of the suite separated by the bath room.
Each room that has 3 or more guest has an addition charge of $20.00. Check with the hotel for any questions. Breakfast for all guest in the room is also included as well as the "Managers reception form 5PM to 7PM which includes beer and wine.
For Hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites. 714-539-3300
Dan Delavan and crew!
We have put a hold on tables, if interested email me!!
Will add the Pledged in September as we will have all the paper work at that time. I am sure most all of the makers will!
These are the 2013 exhibitors! PLEDGE is being posted.
We had a miss understanding in the paper work, so are confirming with all before posting! Check back for updates and look on Face book under California Custom Knife Show for other updated info!
Don Andrade PLEDGE
Bill Ankrom PLEDGE
Paulo Balzano NEW PLEDGE
Max Berger PLEDGE
Joel Chamblin PLEDGE
Dave Ellis, MS PLEDGE
Ernie Emerson Drawing Lottery 1PM Saturday PLEDGE
Stan Fujisaka PLEDGE
Les George Lottery PLEDGE
Phil Hartsfield jr PLEDGE
Rick Hinderer Lottery 2PM Saturday & 2PM Sunday PLEDGE
Steve Hostetler PLEDGE
Mitch Jenkins PLEDGE
Eric Kramer NEW PLEDGE
Randy Lee PLEDGE
Kirby Lambert (Canada)
Kensei Matsuno (Japan)
Scot Matsuoka PLEDGE
Mike McClure PLEDGE
Mike Mooney PLEDGE
Jeff Morgan PLEDGE
Mel Nishiuchi PLEDGE
Hiroaki Ohta (Japan)
W. D. Pease
Tom Ploppert NEW PLEDGE
Peter Pruyn "Brothersville Custom Knives" NEW PLEDGE
Darrel Ralph PLEDGE
Bret Sandow (New Zealand) NEW
Scot Sawby NEW
Jim Sornberger PLEDGE
Johnny Stout NEW
Shosui Takeda (Japan)
John Taylor NEW
Leon Thompson PLEDGE
Brian Tighe (Canada)
William Tuch PLEDGE
Melvin Watanabe PLEDGE
Rodney Watts PLEDGE
Daniel Winkler "Winkler2" 2 tables PLEDGE
John Young Lottery 12 noon Saturday PLEDGE
Semi production knives invited and attending:
Chris Reeve Knives
Pro-Tech (note auto sales to law enforcement and Military only)
Red Blade Knives
William Henry Knives
Suppliers (limited to invited)
Abrasives Inc./ HOG
Adam Unlimited (Sting Ray Products) May have product delivery issues
Glendo Engraving Equipment Engraving demonstrations
Knife and gun Finishing Supply's 2 tables
Charles Turnage (Mammoth Ivory, Brain Coral)
TruGrit 2 tables
Dealers signed up
George Cummings 2 tables NEW
Roy Fazalare NEW
Knife Legends NEW PLEDGE
Rick Monsour NEW
Dan Delavan\Plaza Cutlery PLEDGE
Dave Nittinger PLEDGE
Knifeology, Mark Strauss
Olamic Cutlery NEW PLEDGE
Jeff Stover\Edge Dealer
Mr. Damascus NEW
Blue Line Gear NEW
Tom and Gwen Guinn
A few exhibitors can only attend every other year or just can not make this year:
Thad Buchanan Cancelled to next year, building home
Zach Buchanan Cancelled to next year, baby coming!
Matthew Lerch Cancelled for medical plans next year!
Bill Burk Cancelled for personal reasons, plans next year!
DOOR PRIZE WINNERS
Not everyone who donated a “door prize” gave a business card so some items, like the flashlights I am not sure who donated. Just last name is listed and then the city. If out of California I listed the state also. If you think you are one of the door prize winners, please email me only with read receipt at email@example.com and we will send the item to you or you can pick it up in the shop, but you must email me first. Out of state we will ship in the next week or two as we have time. We will also ship the items over the next few weeks if we do not hear from the person, but I know some people like to come to the shop. So am happy to give you that excuse if needed. If you know anyone on the list let them know please!
Thanks to all who attended and all who donated. If you didn’t attend, we hope you can next year!
Dan and crew!
Brothers Custom Knives 6ounce Flask Kemdrew (Los Angles)
TerraLux “LightStar Flashlight 80, Hill (Ontario) & Meyer (Riverside)
Winkler 2 Belt Knife Rubber Handle Vitale (Groton, NY)
D’Holder Custom Knife High jr (Tuson, Az)
Mel Nishiuchi Folding Knife Saundeis (Redondo Beach)
Ohta Folder in Carbon Fiber Marin (Ladera Ranch)
Bill Herndon Fixed Blade knife Yanez (Paramount)
Hinderer Modoular Kubaton Pen 4 Winners Stolz (Glendale), Quizon, K (Chino Hills), Yasutake (Camarillo), Estrada (Los Angles)
Mammoth Scales for a knives by Charles Turnage $80 value Ellis (Tehachapi)
Plaza Cutlery Gift Card $100 4 winners Mckone (Fallbrook), Lentine (Chandler, Az), Kogen (Rossmoor), Montienth, J (Rancho Santa Margarita)
Cold Steel Trainers K ushner (Pomna), Liptrap (Chalottesvill, Va), Cotlle (Buena Park), Moreno (Hasperia), Ellis, R (Tehachepi), Chau (Artesia)
K & G Knife Kit Ho (Pasadena)
Brous Folding Knife Fang (San Gabriel)
ProTech Runt 2903 Do (Fountain Valley)
Strider WP Fixed Blade Baucher (Fresno)
Knife Fighting Video Jayuette (Buena Park)
Steel Flame Skull Bead Harrison (Upland)
Spyderco Delica 2 Winners Stelyk (Los Angles), Shin (LA Mirada)
Benchmade Harley Knife Plaza Cutlery 2 Winners Johnson (Orange), Hintzman (Fremont)
Scheppman Knick Knife Chhiap (Pasadena)
Link to California Custom Knife Show 2011