Saturday, February 16
Little Rock, AR
Congratulations to Logan Pearce for once again putting on a excellent custom knife show.
The custom knife makers ranged from newer ABS Apprentice Smith makers to World Class ABS Master Smiths.
Master Smith makers attending were Harvey Dean, Jerry Fisk, Jim Crowell, Steve Culver, Kyle Royer, John Horrigan, J.R. Cook, Lin Rhea, Bill Buxton and others.
Journeymen Smiths were well represented with Josh Fisher showing off his first Sub-Hilt Fighter. Shawn Ellis won the Best Hunter Award and Scott Gallagher won the Best Folder Award. Other talented JS makers in attendance were Allen Newberry, Karl Andersen and Larry Cox.
Allen Newberry brought some nice silver wire inlay handled knives. Karl Andersen offered a good selection of take down knives. Larry Cox had some very nice Damascus and Ivory fixed blades.
I had very informative conversations with Apprentice Smiths, Mitch Cargile and Mark Fleming. Both are doing clean work and attaining their JS Stamps will happen in the very near future.
The Arkansas show is second only to the Blade Show in both variety and quality of forged blades. This show not only offers knives from a wide variety of makers, it does so in a relaxed environment.
The show will be moving from February to March for 2020. I highly recommend fitting this into your knife show plans. You will not be disappointed.