NOTE:  Hotel Reservation Deadline for the special rate is August 31, 2018

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International Custom Cutlery Exposition

September 28-30, 2018

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 28-30, 2018, at the downtown Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, MO. The show will feature American Bladesmith Society bladesmiths and  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 28th, 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
The reservation link is - 2018ICCE
        Rates:  $149 for single or $159 for double  
NOTE:  Hotel Reservation Deadline for the special rate is August 31, 2018       

Show Dates are September 28-30, 2018


Presenter table reservations for ICCE are being taken now.  
For table availability and waiting list:
American Bladesmith Society Members contact: Harvey Dean @
Knifemaker's Guild Members contact: Charlie Mathews @ or (912) 682-8103.


Exhibitor Ads for the 2018 ICCE Show Catalog

Due August 25, 2018

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 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 2018 show catalog was: Quarter page/$100; half page/$200; and full page/$350.