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International Custom Cutlery Exposition

September 22-24, 2017

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 22-24, 2017, 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 and Knifemakers' Guild will be presenting knifemaking seminars.   Part of mission of the ABS is education for the preservation and promotion of the ancient craft of the forged blade. These educational seminars are open to the public on the morning of Friday, September 22nd, from 9 am - 12 noon.  There is no charge for attendance.


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 816-421-6800
        Ask for ICCE or International Custom Cutlery Exposition rates
        Rates:  $149 for single or $159 for double           
        The link with the preferred hotel room rates is:   https://aws.passkey.com/go/ ICCE2017 
Show Dates are September 22-24, 2017


Presenter table reservations for the 3rd 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 2017 ICCE Show Catalog

Due July 2017

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 2016 show catalog was: Quarter page/$100; half page/$200; full page/$350 and center/$500.  (Check back for updates)