It’s not a knife show. It’s not an industry trade show. It’s not a 9 to 5 stroll through a bunch of crowded aisles filled with tables and people that you don’t know. It’s a huge family reunion with family members who you’ve personally chosen to call your own. There will be no strangers at The Gathering. Just hundreds of your closest friends and chosen family.
Sure, there’s a show too, but no boring, confusing aisles to navigate. The Gathering is set up in intimate quads, where a novice and two established makers or suppliers will join a major maker. A circular traffic flow guarantees that you won’t miss anyone, and makes it easy to re-locate them as well.
There will be plenty of knives, gear, lights and toys, but first and foremost, they’re all friends who you already know and trust because you deal with them and see them on the USN pretty much every day.
Aside from the show itself, have you ever imagined Traders’ Cove coming to life? You’re going to see it happen at The Gathering each night in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It’s the ultimate show and tell, trade and barter, buy and sell; all with great atmosphere, food, drinks and the best of friends. You’re actually going to walk into a physical version of Traders’ Cove, and party all night.