Knifemakers' Guild Annual Knife Show - Guild members exhibit the artistry of custom made knives from August 1-August 3, 2008 in Orlando, FL

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Meet World Class custom knifemakers who have created knives for U.S. Presidents, Governors, Senators and Movies including "Star Trek" and "Rambo" will be displaying and selling their latest designs at the annual Knifemakers' Guild Knife Show. By making room reservations at the Buena Vista Palace before July 1st room holders will be eligible to win $500.

The fine art of custom knifemaking has been elevated to a whole new realm of excellence of which must be seen and handled to really appreciate. After 39 years one might think that the art of knifemaking would have reached a plateau, but this is not so. Don't miss the Knifemakers' Guild Show and the opportunity to mingle with some of the world's famous custom knifemakers from the United States and 12 other countries, exhibiting and selling the artistry of their custom made knives.

Each year four knifemakers are selected to create special knives for the Knifemakers' Guild Show. This year Marvin Solomon created a drop point hunter with a nickel silver guard and intricately pinned ivory scale, Gayle Bradley designed a two blade trapper with double bolsters and oosic scale, Warren Osborne created a gentleman's lockback with Damascus blade an interframe construction. The scales are pearl, blacklip mother of pearl into white pearl. And Bill King designed a gentleman's folder with heat colored Damascus bolsters, file work and a mushroom shaped thumb stud inlaid with a ruby cabchon. The scales are ivory with colored scrimshaw. Any one attending the knife show will be eligible to win one of the four knives and winners do not have to be present at the drawing.

Custom made knives have been made for Presidents of the United States, Governors, Senators, movies, and celebrities including knife enthusiast from all walks of life. Gil Hibben, President of the Knifemakers' Guild is one of many custom knifemakers who has been involved in making knives for the movies. In 1987 Hibben was selected by Sylvester Stallone to create the knife for "Rambo III". After 20 years he was again called upon to create a knife for the 2008 "Rambo" movie. He is also the "Official Klingon Armorer" having created the Klingon knives and swords seen in the "Star Trek" movies.

The President's Gala will be held on Thursday July 31, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. for the Honorary Members, Guild Members and Associate Members. One new Honorary Member will be selected by random drawing to receive a FREE plane ticket and hotel accommodations for next's year's Guild show. Honorary Members receive the newsletter published four times a year. They pay no admission fee at the annual Knifemakers' Guild Show and are admitted one hour before the show opens to the public. For information regarding becoming an Honorary member, please visit .

Join knife enthusiasts eager to see and purchase the latest knife creations from the Knifemakers' Guild members. The doors will open to the general public Friday, August 1st 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 2nd 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 3rd 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seminars have been scheduled for Sunday morning between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. For fun and exciting time watch the Cutting Competitions beginning Sunday, August 3rd at 3 p.m.

Mark your calendar and reserve a room before July 1st at the Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL, be sure to mention the Knifemakers' Guild Show in order to receive the special room rate and to be eligible to win $500.

For additional information on the news in the subject of this release, contact Gil Hibben at 502-222-1397 or visit


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