"California Custom Knife Show" sponsored by Plaza Cutlery
Saturday October 12TH and Sunday October 13TH, 2013
Hours 10am to 4pm both days
Embassy Suites of Garden Grove\Anaheim South
SHOW IS IN THE BALLROOM
11767 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, Ca. 92840
email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com 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!
If you wish to stay at the Embassy Suites a suite with a King is $124 plus tax's or a double bedded suite is $144 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 ask for reservations.
Please note the rooms with the Large King sell out early!
Dan Delavan and crew!
A few tables are available, email to inquire!
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! (now updated!)
Don Andrade Paid
Bill Ankrom Paid
Max Berger Paid
Thad Buchanan Paid
Zach Buchanan Paid
Joel Chamblin Paid
Dawson Knives Paid
Dave Ellis, MS
Ernie Emerson Drawing Lottery 1PM Saturday Paid
Brian Forrest Paid
Dennis Friedly Paid
Stan Fujisaka Paid
Koji Hara Paid
Phil Hartsfield jr
Bill Herndon Paid
Rick Hinderer Pledged Lottery 2PM Saturday & 1PM Sunday
Randy Lee Paid
Kirby Lambert (Canada) Paid
Matthew Lerch Paid
Scot Matsuoka Paid
Kansei Matsuno (Japan)
Ken McFall Paid
Jeff Morgan Paid
Mel Nishiuchi Paid
Hiroaki Ohta (Japan) Paid
W. D. Pease Paid
Darrel Ralph Paid
Jim Sornberger Paid
Masao Takahashi (Japan)
Shosui Takeda (Japan) Paid
Kazutoshi Tanabe (Silver Spooon)
Leon Thompson Paid
Brian Tighe Paid
Henry Torres Paid
Mike Tyre Paid
Melvin Watanabe Paid
Wayne Watanabe Paid
Rodney Watts Paid
John Young Lottery 12 noon Saturday Pledged Paid
Semi production knives invited and attending:
Chris Reeve Knives
Pro-Tech (note auto sales to law enforcement and Military only) Paid
Red Blade Knives
William Henry Knives
Suppliers (limited to invited)
Abrasives Inc./ HOG
Adam Unlimited (Sting Ray)
Glendo Engraving Equipment Engraving demonstrations Paid
Knife and gun Finishing Supply's 2 tables Paid
Pearl Inc. "Steve Dinh"
Still Water Woods Gary Bolduc
Charles Turnage (Mammoth Ivory, Brain Coral)
TruGrit 2 tables Paid
Dealers signed up
Duane Weikum\EDC Knives
Jon Ukman\EbossHoss Paid
Rick Monsour Paid
Dan Delavan\Plaza Cutlery Paid
Dave Nittinger 2 tables Paid
Louis Chow Paid
Knifeology, Mark Strauss Paid
Jeff Stover\Edge Dealer Paid
Monkey Depot\Brady Miller
Tom and Gwen Guinn
A few exhibitors can only attend every other year or just can not make this year:
Link to California Custom Knife Show 2011