Ferris Wheels wrote:There are a significant number of custom makers that attend the OKCA show. I would say custom makers occupy about 25% of the tables at the show. As for other major knife makers who attend the show besides Spyderco, there are Al Mar and Great Eastern Cutlery from what I can recall. I have always been shocked in the 8 years or so that I have been attending that Kershaw/KAI, Benchmade, Gerber, CRKT, Leatherman and SOG don't have a presence at the show since they all are headquartered in the Portland Metro area except for SOG who is up in Lynnwood, WA. This to me speaks volumes about Spyderco and their appreciation for their customers. Thank you Spyderco for helping to make the OKCA show so great. In addition to attending Spyderco has donated items for the silent auction which helps to support the show and OKCA.
It's looking more and more like I should be able to attend this years show. It's nice to know what to expect as it helps me prepare. Apologies for yet another question, but would you mind elaborating on the silent auction. When does it take place, what typically is sold, how are the prices etc?
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