As onerous as it might be to imagine, September is right here – time is, as all the time, shifting too quick. However there’s some excellent news too: the 13th Annual USN Gathering begins tonight and can run over the Labor Day weekend.
The USN Gathering has all the time been a bit totally different than different knife exhibits. In reality, the distinction is correct there within the title; the Gathering has that homey, intimate vibe of a bunch of previous mates assembly up, hanging out, and speaking about their favourite interest. The pleasant drive continues even right down to the best way the present flooring is structured; in case you check out the ground plan you’ll see the cubicles arrange in quads; the thought behind these quads is that new makers get paired with a pair established firms and one well-known maker. This setup helps them community, in addition to doubtlessly deliver extra clients their means.
We have a tendency to consider the Gathering as a customized/collector-oriented present, however there’s all the time a fairly robust manufacturing presence there. This 12 months there’s a bevy of the large gamers: Spyderco, WE Knife Co., Boker. Then there’s the customized maker demographic, which is as numerous as the sphere itself. Jared Oeser, Mick Strider, Bob Terzuola, and Erich Ochs are on the checklist, and lots of extra in addition to. And all of that is on high of different firms and suppliers from the broader world of EDC pursuits.
We don’t know if any of those firms or makers might be exhibiting off model new fashions, however it’s a risk. One factor that is for certain, is that a lot of knives might be purchased, and much might be swapped on the Dealer’s Cove, a real-life model of the thread of the identical title on the USN discussion board itself (as a fast reminder, the USN present has its origins within the discussion board of the identical title).
The Dealer’s Cove opens tonight, and the primary day of the USN Gathering XIII present is tomorrow, Friday, September 2nd. It runs by way of Saturday, September third, and each present days are open from 10am – 6pm Mountain Time.
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