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In early 2014, we discovered that the Portland market did not have a really good custom knife event.
With many years of experience producing the Portland Antique & Collectible Shows at the Portland Expo Center and our shows in the Puget Sound area, among others, we felt that we could do a good job of bringing together customers and dealers for both custom and vintage knives and swords. After one year of research, we released contracts to 300 dealers in January 2015.
The Knife Show will be held as part of America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, a 34 year old event that has a built in audience. We believe that the category of custom and antique knives and swords is very compatible with the existing antique show buyers since many of our attendees are at the show looking for militaria, vintage weapons, Western Americana, vintage gambling, slot machines, swords and knives.
The Antique Show is in Halls D & E and the Portland Knife Show will be in Hall C, giving it its own separate hall. In addition to riding on the Antique Show’s extensive advertising campaign, which includes print, broadcast, digital, social media, email and direct mail, the Knife Show will have its own budget, enabling us to advertise in Blade Magazine and Tactical Knives, among other knife related publications. The Antique Show draws customers from about 20 states and having the Knife Show in Hall C has been well received by the Antique dealers and customers.
We’re looking forward to this exciting new opportunity. Our company’s mission statement is simply to ‘bring buyer and seller together’, so our entire goal is for you to enjoy a profitable event.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (503)282-0877. WE are available Monday through Friday from 9 to 4:30.
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