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Tips for knife (or gun) shows when they start back

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    https://spartanbladesusa.com/spartan-blades-blogknife-show-etiquette/?fbclid=IwAR1oRZhF-BtdphWBc15gm5uLzpGpampPNq8GMNVN47oy09VS0tM8Dqs84NQ

     
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    bikerdoc Moderator In Memoriam

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    Good advice
    My variation is " what beautiful work! Can I see it. "
     
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    I have always simply motioned towards the item I am interested in and ask " May I??"
     
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    It should go without saying that you don't pick items up without asking. This is basic etiquette at gun shows.
     
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    I break the ice by complimenting their leatherwork of the sheaths.

    I’m not much of a knife guy. I like them and use them but I am not an enthusiast.

    I like leatherwork though so I really enjoy the knife maker booths.
     
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  6. 460Shooter

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    Always ask first, at any type of "show".

    Also, if you see something truly unique, and you want to take a picture to show a buddy, to save an idea for a commissioned piece, or just because you think something is cool, ask before taking a picture also.
     
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    LOL

    I would venture a guess you have never worked a gunshow.

    It would amaze you how many people seemingly assume that if its on display they can pick it up and mesd with it without so much as a hello
     
  8. Old Dog

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    That is always a great intro.

    And if you ask good questions about the steel used, or technical questions about the maker's process, stay humble and don't pretend you know more than you do, you might end up getting a better price should you decide to buy ...

    BTW, I love Spartan blades. I bought one of the Harsey Defensas and was gonna keep it for myself, but gave it to my baby brother as a gift when he got his PhD.
     
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