International Custom Cutlery Exposition (ICCE) 2016

The American Bladesmith Society is proud to announce the first International Custom Cutlery Exposition on 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 our mission of education  for the preservation and promotion of the ancient craft of the forged blade. We are still in the early stages of planning and will provide more information later but mark the dates on your calendar now.




Award Categories Open to Table Holders

Best of Show

Best Art Knife

Best Fix Blade

Best Folder

Best Combat Knife

Best Hunter

Best Damascus

There will also be a separate category just for American Blade Society members.

Moran Memorial Damascus Award

This award will be judged on damascus pattern and your overall design.

There will also be a separate category just for American Blade Society members and will be judged only by ABS table holders.


Judging will take place at a reception hosted by the Knifemakers Guild on (TBD) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Knives  submitted for judging should be in the room by 6:00 p.m. Show participants, ABS board members and their spouses are invited to attend. All awards will be judged at this reception by the fellow makers. Location will be announced at a later date.

Hotel Information for ICCE (International Custom Cutlery Exposition)

 Kansas City Marriott Downtown
 200 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
 8716-421-6800 or
 Ask for ICCE or International Custom Cutlery Exposition rates
 Rates: $139 for single and $149.00 double

For more information please contact Harvey Dean at email