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International Custom Cutlery Exposition

September 23 - 25, 2016

Kansas City, MO

featuring custom cutlery created by members of

The American Bladesmith Society, Inc. and The Knifemakers' Guild


The International Custom Cutlery Exposition will take place September 23-25, 2016, at the downtown Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, MO. The show will feature 80 tables for American Bladesmith Society bladesmiths and 80 tables for Knifemakers Guild makers. This will be an historic event featuring top knife makers from both organizations. 

The American Bladesmith Society will be presenting knifemaking seminars as part of their mission of education for the preservation and promotion of the ancient craft of the forged blade. ABS Educational Seminars are open to the public Friday from 9 am - 12 noon.


Please do not forget the new elephant ivory regulations that became effective on July 6, 2016.  Unless you are in full compliance with ALL the new provisions, you CANNOT do interstate sales of elephant ivory.


Hotel Information:
       Kansas City Marriott Downtown
        200 W 12th St
        Kansas City, Mo 64105
        877-303-0104 or 813-421-6800
        Ask for ICCE or International Custom Cutlery Exposition rates
        Rates:  $139 for single or $149 for double        


Presenter table reservations for the 2nd annual show are being taken now.  For table availability and waiting list:
American Bladesmith Society Members contact: Harvey Dean @ harveydeanknives@gmail.com
Knifemaker's Guild Members contact: Charlie Mathews @ twinblades@bulloch.net or (912) 682-8103.


Information for Exhibitor Ads in the 2016 ICCE Show Catalog

Due August 24th

If you are interested in placing an ad in the ICCE upcoming show catalog in Kansas City, MO, please contact Wayne G. Hensley (KMG VP) or his wife, Rebecca at rebwayhe@bellsouth.net or call 770-483-8938 and all the pertinent details and cost factor will be emailed directly to you.  Pricing is very reasonable for page sizes.

Pricing for the 2015 show catalog was: Quarter page/$100; half page/$200; full page/$350 and center/$500.