January 15, 2019 by
Recently I had the privilege of attending the MK Shows Civil War show, in Franklin TN. While located at the spacious Williamson County Ag Expo Park I was surprised to see the building was jam-packed full of vendors. While most vendors were focused on the historical time period of the Civil War several other vendors were also present bringing in everything from as early as the crusades to as late as Vietnam.   This was a great educational opportunity for me. While having more modern day weapons experience I admittedly had lacked the historical knowledge in weaponry that has brought us to this point in modern history. Early on in my childhood, I was fortunate enough to have the experience of living at the top of a hill that just across the street was a field that once occupied a Civil War fort. I was always fascinated by a guy who came around regularly with a metal detector searching for treasure, which leads me to one of my first personal purchases as a child of a metal detector myself. I was regaled by the stories I had heard of treasures found literally within yards of my front doorstep and regularly tell people of the neighbor who once dug up a case full of cannon balls.   As time passed and I grew older I lost interest in history due to the way it was presented by teachers. History became that boring subject, with the boring teacher dribbling on about endless dates and names with zero enthusiasm. Adopting their lack of enthusiasm was easy. Unfortunately, this is the tragedy of public schools.   Later in high school, I was fortunate enough to have a couple of history teachers that broke the boring mold and would not simply recite endless names and dates but actually talked about military tactics and enacted scenes and prominent figures of the times. This made learning much more fun and more easily remembered. While I never did learn to appreciate history so much I did learn to appreciate tactical strategies such as the phalanx, the tactics of Vlad the Impaler, gorilla warfare, and Blitzkrieg.   Until the MK Show, I thought of military weapons from bygone eras as either rusty junk, reproductions or untouchable museum pieces. On the way to the show, I had no idea of really what to expect. WOW was I amazed to see so many authentic items that still looked virtually new. I was amazed to learn that as everyday citizens we too can own pieces that I once only thought available for viewing at museums.   Some of the great vendors I encountered were Tim Prince of College Hill Arsenal ( https://collegeHillArsenal.com ) who shared a wide range of items. A few things that captured my eye were his trench clubs. Tim’s knowledge of militaria history and weaponry is truly unsurpassed. Tim is highly respected author in the field of militaria and is one of the official appraisers for PBS’ Antiques Roadshow. As a historical resource Tim Prince truly tops the list. Another vendor that caught my eye was Advance Guard Militaria. ( https://www.advanceguardmilitaria.com )Their primary focus was on what is known as trench art. Trench art is basically any decorative item that is made by soldiers or prisoners during wartime. Most items were made from scraps scavenged from the battlefield. Another great vendor was Lost N Found Relics ( https://LostNFoundRelics.com ). The owner Robert Bushnell not only offered a gold mine of eclectic knowledge but a treasure trove of unique artifacts ranging from BC to the early 1900s including swords from the crusades, shaming masks and Native American Medicine Man sticks (one made with real human hair and partial scalping of bone). Another great experience at the show was their cannon firing exhibition. Every couple of hours they would pull a group of Civil War actors together to do a cannon firing presentation to give spectators an idea of what it would have sounded like on the battlefield. I can honestly say it is a truly jarring experience (in a good way) especially the first time around. While a couple of cannon volleys can never really get people to understand the chaos of noise that goes along with war it can at least give them an appreciation through an experience of what soldiers dealt with to help them better understand the sacrifices so many have made and continue to make.   Whether you are an avid collector of militaria, considering becoming a new collector and looking for a fine piece to start your collection or you simply have a child or grandchild you want to help gain an appreciation for and interest in history than going to a Mike Kent Civil War show is a truly amazing experience.   To see a show schedule listing you can check them out here: http://MKShows.com   To see more than 140 pics of the event check them out here: https://weaponseeker.com/advancedphoto/album/9/events/    

November 22, 2018 by
Having gone to numerous shows it is always interesting to observe and hear from vendors how successful shows are for them. Some seem to have wildly successful show experiences while others seem to have relatively no success. In gauging responses and comparing results of different vendors we have developed the following guide to help vendors find greater success from their show experience.   1.    Be excited about your product. Enthusiasm sells. While at shows as I walk the isles, I always run across the table that the attendant is doing everything but attending to the prospective buyers. Why? This ranges from being solely focused on their smartphones to reading books to napping. Prospects know when someone is excited about their products and they are eager to engage with those who are. When someone sees an attendant that is not excited, they immediately feel that there is nothing to be excited about and quickly pass by. No matter how great the product is if the attendant is not excited neither will be prospects.   2.    Have a story. Everyone likes a good story. If the product has made it to the show, then there is a story behind it. If you are the owner, it is critical you learn how to tell this story. If you are sending someone to represent your product it is critical that they know the story. When it comes to collectors, I have been personally told that it is often times the story that has more value than the product itself. Stories can be timeless, but a failing brand is quickly forgotten.   3.    Business Cards. I always find it intriguing when I go to a show and the vendor does not have a business card readily available. Just as bad as not having a business card readily available is making someone go through an interrogation in order to get one that is kept under a table. Why would you spend hundreds of dollars on a show, hundreds of dollars on transportation and lodging, etc. to deny people the easy opportunity of contacting you to do business? If having them contact you for business is really so inconvenient then why is so much money being spent to put yourself/product in front of the person in the first place? Simply hoping a prospect will by some miracle remember you from the hundreds of other dealers at a show who have made it convenient to be remembered is beyond naïve.   4.    Click Fishing. This is a little trick I learned from a seasoned showman during slow times at shows. What click fishing is, is basically engaging the product in such a way that it makes a sound. It is a subliminal sales call. Knife lovers love to hear the sound of an engaged blade, gunners love the sound of a racked firearm, hunters love the sound of a great call. Why not use this to your advantage? Doing so engages show-goers in a way that gets their attention and draws them to you. Engage your customers by engaging the sounds that capture their subconscious and they will flock to your table like fish in a feeding pond.   5.    Have a decent (better yet, a GREAT) website to promote your brand. Decent/GREAT does not have to be big, fancy or complicated. Every brand and the goals of the owner(s) requires a unique and different approach. What the Yellowpages used to be, websites are today to the global community. A website is by far the most cost-effective way a company can effectively advertise its products and grow awareness to their brand. In fact, website development often will cost less than the expenses incurred at a single show. Yet a website can literally be a show to the entire world 24/7/365. Many entrepreneurs are intimidated by technology and website development to the point they neglect it all together. In fact, some are so intimidated they do not even take the first step to inquire about the development of a website as they feel it is way out of their league. While we cannot help you with the 4 steps above, we can with this one. At WeaponSeeker help is literally one click away. Every great brand at some point MUST have a website. It is time for you to decide whether your brand is a truly great one or not. Are you selling yourself short with a bad, outdated or no website presence at all? Contact us and we will be happy to provide a free consult on how you can be up and going in no time pain-free and cost-effectively.   Contact Us Here!

October 26, 2018 by
Are you a gun dealer looking for an alternative to Shopify? Maybe you are a knife store and you see the writing on the wall and would like a viable alternative to your current Shopify e-commerce platform?   As many retailers in the weapons-related industry have found out Shopify has followed the lead of Facebook, Youtube and other tech giants in their left-leaning censorship and suppression efforts. Recently Shopify announced it is now removing gun related products from their platform and has given a time frame of only a few months for owners to remove their stores from the platform before being shut down completely.   Shopify’s CEO Tobi Lutke has stated “Solely deferring to the law, in this age of political gridlock is too idealistic and functionally unworkable”, “we had to accept that neutrality is not a possibility.”   Additionally, Lutke has inferred other weapons-related products and services such as knives, accessories and even direct services are currently also under consideration. “we may further refine our policies as needed."   A look at their new terms is quite enlightening and helps give understanding to the direction Shopify and other tech-related companies are now moving.   Regulated products and services ( source: https://www.shopify.ca/legal/terms-payments-us ): Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses; alcohol or alcoholic beverages; sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or accessories including e-juice or e-liquid; online pharmacies or pharmacy referral services; age-restricted goods or services; weapons and munitions; gunpowder and other explosives; fireworks and related goods; toxic, flammable, and radioactive materials; products and services with varying legal status on a state-by-state basis.   Given that Shopify has decided to abandon good business principles and instead is now focusing on a liberal political agenda this should give all gun and knife related businesses on their platform reason for concern.   Because you are here reading this article this shows you have had the foresight to at least begin searching for a viable alternative that will support your business efforts.   While there are options at WeaponSeeker we think it is important not just to weigh the benefits of various platforms but also their associated risks. At WeaponSeeker we feel the wisest choice given the current political environment and the mass exodus of current tech providers from serving the industry is to fully own the platform you eventually choose. Without ownership you may very well be stuck in the same trap Shopify has put so many gun and knife store owners recently.   At WeaponSeeker we believe in one’s right to protect their life, their loved ones, and their business. We are a pro 2nd Amendment organization focused on all things weapons, survival and outdoors.   If you either currently need an e-commerce solution and agree it is a good time to begin the switch to a company that not only will but is eager to support your brand feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help. Whether it be through simple consultation on your options all the way up to developing a robust full-scale e-commerce solution that you, in fact, will own, we can help.   The clock is ticking so don’t be caught off guard. The life of your business may very well depend on you taking action sooner rather than later.   Need help with advertising? Yep, we can help there too. At WeaponSeeker we provide a robust full-service social platform where you can additionally provide laser-focused advertising for your brand, products, and services. We additionally provide an option of including your inventory feed in our shopper service to allow the community to better shop your product line giving you even greater exposure.

October 11, 2018 by
Shopify joins other tech and retail giants and wades into the realm of politics, political correctness and social justice while trying to maintain the false appearance that it has nothing to do with politics or censorship and that they are not political. Again the loud left whines loud enough to coerce action to be taken against free speech, capitalism and the 2nd Amendment, and Shopify bows to their pressure by amending their terms and conditions in ways they understand will cause great hardship and will in fact be the death nail to many small mom and pop retailers who take part in the legal sale of firearms and firearm related merchandise. That is right, once again guns are targeted. Guns, not criminals, are blamed for criminal activity and guns, gun owners and businesses are shut down seemingly without a voice or say in the matter.   Are guns really the only things being targeted though? Here we will discuss the policies of Shopify and let you decide if you think they will stop with your gun or if the gun is just the foot in the door and the excuse to start the process of taking action against other legitimate individual and business interests.   When asked by the Associated Press, Tobi Lutke, Shopify’s CEO states: “Solely deferring to the law, in this age of political gridlock is too idealistic and functionally unworkable”, “we had to accept that neutrality is not a possibility.” So what does this mean? This means if you sell ANY weapon related items, services or accessories such as stun guns, knives, self-defense classes, or even simple paper targets you are in fact in the crosshairs of the left and their tech cronies.   While knives have not yet been mentioned we take these further statements by Shopify to mean that in fact they also are under serious consideration. “We have recently amended our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to restrict the sale of certain firearms and parts on our platform," and “we may further refine our policies as needed."   So while many knife retailers and brands are breathing a sigh of relief thinking the new rules surrounding guns does not affect them, at WeaponSeeker we would caution such thinking as being naive. To validate this point let’s look at what Shopify’s AUP actually states. If you are a knife related company (or any weapon related business) then we highly encourage you to evaluate your position based on the facts and prepare yourself for what we see as an inevitability.   Regulated products and services ( source: https://www.shopify.ca/legal/terms-payments-us ) Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses; alcohol or alcoholic beverages; sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or accessories including e-juice or e-liquid; online pharmacies or pharmacy referral services; age restricted goods or services; weapons and munitions; gunpowder and other explosives; fireworks and related goods; toxic, flammable, and radioactive materials; products and services with varying legal status on a state-by-state basis.   The naïve knife guy/gal will say “but (my) knives are not weapons they are tools”. REALLY? Can’t the same thing be said about a gun? Just for jollies though I will play the game. Okay, does your “tool” face different legal status in different states? Think not? Then this goes beyond naïve and you seriously need to research your business further. So you have no excuses, here is a great resource to help understand the peril you and your business in fact face: https://kniferights.org/about/accomplishments/   Still in denial? Let’s take this one step further. Stripe is the official payment processor for Shopify. Since a business is not much of a business without the ability to accept payments, let’s look at their “Prohibited Businesses” ( https://stripe.com/us/prohibited-businesses )   Regulated or illegal products or services Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses; sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and e-liquid; online pharmacies; age restricted goods or services; weapons and munitions; gunpowder and other explosives; fireworks and related goods; toxic, flammable, and radioactive materials; products and services with varying legal status on a state-by-state basis; goods or services, the sale of which is illegal under applicable law in the jurisdictions to which your business is targeted or directed.   Notice the similarity? Now let’s dig a little deeper into actual knife dealers’ experiences. True Talon writes on Shopify’s discussion forum about Stripe “My website was disqualified by Stripe because we sell knives.” Another post on their forum by Charles Morris “Funny. Knives aren't weapons. They are tools! Nonetheless, how nice is it for shopify to not allow us to use their credit card gateway b/c we sell "weapons", then charge US an additional 1%, because we aren't using their gateway.”   So Shopify (currently) overlooks the weapons classification for knives but says you cannot use our payment processor because they are “weapons”. Is that typical lib-speak or what? To us this sounds like a double headed coin. So the question then becomes do you really think it wise to gamble your business?   However, for the convenience of oversight (Shopify) currently is still going to charge a gateway fee. REALLY!   And for the knife businesses (and other weapon related businesses and services) out there that think they are safe and still are not able to connect the obvious dots the questions becomes, when do you think the convenience of collecting the extra unearned 1% will be not worth the inconvenience of dealing with the crybaby snowflake crowd when their sights turn to knives/etc.? How many more terrorist stabbings will need to take place? Remember, in their minds it is NOT the criminal but the “tool” that is at fault instead.   Ironically, Shopify also stated that their gun policy change affected "a small number of merchants," but would not give a specific number. Reading between the lines and understanding the impact this has on so many means that what they are really saying is in the grand scheme of things this will not have much effect on their business and that they have little concern that they are literally destroying the lives of so many others who have worked so hard to grow and develop their own small businesses.   At WeaponSeeker we find it incredibly ironic that out of one side of their mouth the leftists spew ideas of hate against what they consider corporate abuse, but when it instead suits their own agenda of subjugation and intolerance they laud the praises of the same corporate entities they claim to hate. I guess in their minds it only makes sense for them to Twitter gather using their iphones on Wallstreet mocking the very capitalist system that gave them Twitter and iPhone in the first place. What is even more ironic is that more companies continue to bow to the pressure thinking this somehow takes them out of the crosshair of lunacy.   If you are reading this you are guilty. You know you have probably said it hundreds of times on the fascist Facebook platform that someone needs to come up with an alternative. At WeaponSeeker we have done just that and more.   WeaponSeeker is a complete ecosystem ranging from full scale social network services to ecommerce. The purpose of WeaponSeeker is to serve the entire weapons, survival and outdoors community. If you are a business it’s time to consider a switch to an online social and e-commerce platform that not only will never abandon you, but actually supports your interests. It you are an individual it’s time to consider a switch to an organization that supports your God given rights to self-preservation and the protection of the ones you love.   At WeaponSeeker we like to say we are like Facebook minus the trash. Not only is this a funny statement but one that is also very true. On WeaponSeeker you will not be bogged down with fake news and misleading ads nor will your voice be drowned out by liberal tears. Setting up an account is free and for businesses additional free upgrades provide even more access to great services, including advertising, that can help you run your weapons, survival or outdoor related business without fear of political censorship.   The time to join WeaponSeeker is now. Through unity it’s time to make our voices heard. Together we too have a voice we can use. The time is now to fight fire with fire and stop letting the insane have their way and continually change the rules to suit their needs.   Martin Niemoller: Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.                    

June 11, 2018 by
Another year is in the books and once again BladeShow was a resounding success. Held in Atlanta, Georgia each year BladeShow is the world’s largest retail knife event. Over the years BladeShow has gained acclaim for being the go-to destination for those seeking to learn what new blades and accessories are on and coming to the market. Since its inception in 1982 BladeShow has matured well. The professionalism given in the structure and planning is recognizable upon entry and throughout the event. Each year BladeShow averages around 800 vendors that come from around the world to bring their best and show their wares to the knife and blade loving community. BladeShow exhibits all levels of makers ranging from those that only make a few highly customized pieces a year to companies that operate at a true commercial retail level in production. With a turnout of around 20,000 BladeShow has a significant impact on the local Atlanta community bringing in several million dollars to the economy in terms of event revenue, accommodations, food, transportation and entertainment. As a note of caution when reserving a hotel stay, make sure to do your research. After booking a room through Travelocity in what appeared to be a fairly nice place to stay (InTown Suites - 3000 Highlands Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA 30082) based on their images we soon came to realize how easily things are distorted and how some businesses stay in business by ripping people off. Upon arrival, we were given a room that had a stench so bad it took your breath away. We soon realized all the furniture was broken down, the cabinets were in disarray and missing pieces, the bathroom had holes in the walls, there was old urine in the toilet, there appeared to be blood in the bathtub a dried brown liquid substance all over the walls. Quickly realizing the place was uninhabitable we returned the key to the night manager since the office was closed and told him we were unable to stay under such conditions. He simply remarked “it happens sometimes” he then said it would be no problem to cancel, he would return the key to management and that we would receive a refund. No such refund happened and in fact, we were charged for 2 nights instead. In speaking with Travelocity the evening of the canceled reservation they said they would handle everything. They did not and have since shuffled us through numerous agents and have said they cannot help in the situation any longer as they were restricted by the hotel's policies. In explaining to Travelocity they are responsible for the vendors they allow to use their service and sending them pictures of the room in its disheveled and filthy state they simply referred me again and have since not followed up. Now back to the fun times. Immediately upon entry to the actual show one will start to experience sensory overload. For the blade lover and enthusiast, it is easy to lose track of one’s priorities as you are quickly sucked into a vortex or beauty and craftsmanship. Row after row, table after table, booth after booth you will soon find your brain is fuzzy with the myriad of options, styles, makers and details of all the pieces you have seen. I quickly learned after seeing a knife I thought I would later come by and purchase that if you want it you better get it right away as it likely will not be there upon return. In fact our very first interview on Friday with Michael Anderson Custom Knives we soon came to realize he was already bought out. It was immediately obvious that high-quality makers are highly prized and sought after. Fortunately, some of his buyers were kind enough to allow him to keep and show the merchandise until the show ended. This experience helped us to understand how important it is to have a plan of attack in place well in advance of attendance. Before the show, we encourage you to download an event map and mark the location of your highest priority visits. Once you arrive, make sure to stick to your plan and hit the priority vendors right away. You will be easily distracted but stay focused and get your primary business taken care of first. While at the show, as if the tons of vendors were not enough to keep one fully entertained, BladeShow also offers several training sessions (Blade University), competitions, entertainment, honor award events and tons of comradery. Having attended several other types of events what I immediately noticed is the attitude of the crowd. Everyone was happy, everyone was excited and everyone was friendly. It was easy to feel like you were part of a large family where everyone was eager to discuss and share their love of everything blades. Once the interviews started it was an amazing experience. Each maker was excited to tell us their story, show us their products and treated us as if were their lifetime friends. In the end, several friendships were made that I look forward to growing as we continue to watch each maker continues to cultivate their craft. Some interviews we conducted that we would like to we would like to bring special attention to the makers include: Michael Andersson Custom Knives Adv Tactical Marsh Custom Knives Simeon Custom Knives Joel Chamblin Jim Coffee Custom Handmade Knives Tidal Ridge Knives & Leatherwork Javier VOght Lin Rhea Aperion Bladeworks KM Designs Kee Made Knives Ed Cope Designs Mace Vitale Huse Knives Hofshommer Forge Tansu Knives Cultro Tech A full list of vendors included: Name (TRM) Three Rivers Mfg 2Birds Metalworks-Mike Jeffries A.B. Hudson Knives A.G. Barnes A.G. Russell A2 Knives AA Forge Custom Knives Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment Abrams & Co Abrasives, Inc./ Hog Brand Adam Unlimited Stingray Adams, Bill Adams, Les Adkins Wood & Knife, LLC Admiral Steel/Terry Summers Adv Tactical Affinity Tool Work African Custom Knives AIK - Adams International Knifeworks Akeron Akio AKU Strike Al Mar Knives Alabama Damascus Steel Alaskan Fossil Ivory/ Jerry Kochheiser Alaska's Finest Ivory Alexey Konygin Alfa Knife Allen Elishewitz Alpha Knife Supply (AKS) Alphahunter Tactical Design American Bladesmith Society American Buffalo Knife and Tool American Knife & Tool Institute AMK, LLC Andersen Forge Ankrom Exotics Anso, Jens Anthony Griggs Antigua Fragua Antique Switchblade Collectors Antonini Knives Italy Anyang USA Power Hammers and Presses Apeiron Bladeworks Apogee Culinary Designs, LLC Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths Arcform+Flytanium Arduous Enterprises LLC Arizona Custom Knives Arizona Ironwood LLC Armory Plastics LLC Armour, Dave Arno Bernard Knives Artisan Cutlery At The Helm Armory Attleboro Knives Attn2Detail Mercantile Auctioneer-J. Bruce Voyles Bad Dog Tools Bader, Stephen Badger Blades Badger Claw Leatherworks Bagley, Keith Ball Custom Knives Barnes, Britt Barnett Custom Knives Bartlow, John Baskett Custom Knives Bastinelli Knives Bastion LLC Batten's Exotic Knife Handle Supplies BattlBox Battle Horse Knives Bawidamann Blades Bear & Son Cutlery Beauchamp Knives Behring Made Knives Ben Hulsey Pocket Knives Ben Seward Knives Benchmade Knife Co. BergBlades Best Russian Knives BESTAR Steel Group Bestech Knives Company BG Blades Biegler Bladeworks Big Blu Hammer Big Chris Custom Knives Big City Custom Knives Big Den's Knives Big Hammer Forge-Aaron "Hyena" Schwartz Bill Behnke Knives Bill Buxton Knives Bill Kennedy, Jr. Knives Bill Ruple Black Earth Knives, LLC Black Widow Knifeworks Blade HQ, LLC BladeArt BladeGallery Bladepoint BladeSports Int, Inc Knifemakers Blue Grass Cutlery, Inc. Blue Line Gear Blue Ridge Knives Bobby Hale Boker USA Booth, Philip Borras Kustom Designs Bose Knives Bouchonville, Claude Bouvier & Conkey Boye Knives Brad Mock Knives Bradford Knives Bradley, Dennis Brainard, Dick Breda, Ben Breed Custom Knives Brend Handmade Knives Brennan Knives Brian Efros Knives Brian Tighe Group Brian Tighe Group Brnoborn Knives Inc Broadwell, David Brookshear, Chris Brous Blades Browning BrrKnives.com BRS Bruce "Bing" Bingenheimer Memorial Buchanan Knives & Ochs Worx Buckeye Engraving-Steel Stamps BucknBear Knives Buddy Thomas Burchtree Bladeworks Burke Knives/ Marsh Custom Knives Burke, Bill Burn Knives Burnley Knives Burr King Mfg Co Burtscher, Bob Buy Brown Ind. Buyknives.com - Granville Sales Byington Blades C. Luis Pina Caffrey, Ed, "The Montana Bladesmith" Camerer Knives Captain Chris Stanaback Carl Colson Knives carlMichael Handmade Knives Carothers Performance Knives Carter Cutlery CAS Brothers CAS Iberia Cashen, Kevin R. Cathy's Knives Cavedonart by Carlo Cavedon Centofante Knives CF Knives Chad Weatherford Chamblin, Joel Chang Chun-Wei Chaves Knives Cheek, John E. Chin, Jimmy Chinnock, Dan Chris Reeve Knives Christensen Knifeworks Chuck Cook Knives Chuck Richards Knives LLC Chuck Ward Photography Clark, Jason Clinton Knives Clyde Challenor Knives Coal Ironworks Cold Steel, Inc. Collectibles Insurance Services Colonial Knife Corp Combat Abrasives Condor Tool & Knife Cook, J.R. Copper Shed Knife Works Corrie Schoeman Custom Knives Couteaux Michel Delanghe Cox Custom Knives-Mayfly Forge Crawford, Wes Cromulent Knives Cross, Kevin Crouch Custom Knives Crusader Forge Crushing Force Blades-Brandt Noel Culpepper & Company Cultro Tech Cunningham, Roger Current Composites Custom Knife Collectors Association Cut Throat Custom Knives Cutco Cutlery Cutlery Specialties-Renaissance Wax/Polish D.B. Webb Inc Daddy Barlow Knives Daggerr D'Alton Holder Damascus Depot Damasteel AB Damselfly Forge Dan Peters Custom Knives Daniel Stephan-Blue Planet Ordnance Daniels Family Knives Dan's Whetstone Company, Inc Dark Timber Custom Knives Darrin Thomas David Patrick David Sharp/ Sharpwerks Davis, John Davis, Steve Dawson Knives DB Customs DDR Custom Knives De Santis, Lou Dead Crow Customs Dean, Harvey Deibert, Michael Demberger's Knives Demko Knives Inc Demongivert Knives Denis Mura Denny Furey Denton, John Derr Knives DesRosiers Knives Deveraux, Butch Custom Knives Diez Knives Dilluvio, Mike Dirk Loots Diskin USA DLT Trading Doberman Forge Doc Shiffer Knives Dogwood Custom Knives Double Star Doyle Knives Dozier Knives DPx Gear, Inc. Dragon Claw Dragon Tech Design Knives Dragon's Breath Forge Draper Knives Driver Defense Dry Creek Forge Dunlap Custom Knives Durand, Raphael Durio, Fred E. Fritz Knives EBossHoss.com Ed Cope Designs EDC Knives Eddie J. Baca, LLC Effenberk Custom Knives Eggerling Damascus EKA Elmer Roush Blacksmith Elsmore's Custom Knives Emerson Knives, Inc. Empire of Knives Engravers Network Entrek USA EOS Knives ESEE Knives Esnyx Knives Eutsler Custom Knives Evans, Vince Evenheat Kiln, Inc. Exotac EZ Designs EZE-LAP Diamond Products Famin Knives Fanatic Edge Knives Fayetteville Arms Room Feldman Custom Knives Fellhoelter Knives Fenix Flashlights Ferrum Technology Fiddleback Forge Knives Fiddleback Outpost Fields Ancient Ivory Fields Made Fifty-Fifty Production LLC Fine Turnage Productions First Edge Knives & Tools Fisk Knives Fleming Knives Fletcher Knives LLC Flitz International, Ltd Folts Knives Ford Hardware Cutlery Forrest Case Company Foster, Tony Fowler Blades Fowler, Ed Fox Hanx Fox Knives Franco Custom Knives Free Hill Blades Freeman Outdoor Gear Friedly, Dennis Frost Cutlery Full Throttle Tools Gahagan Knives Gallery Hardwoods-Larry Davis Gary House Mastersmith Gary Martindale Custom Knives Gary Wheeler Knives Gaston Glock Style, LP Gavko Knives GD Skulls USA Gedraitis, Chuck Georgia Custom Knifemaker's Guild Gerber Gear Gerstner & Sons GiantMouse Knives Gillian's Knives Glenn Waters Japan Gloria Chopra Glory Blades Goat n Hammer Gobles Knife Exchange Golden Sun Imports Gonzalez, Pedro L.-Tactical Folders Goode, Brian Gordon Romeis Gottschalk Knives GPKnives.com Graham Knives/ JII Knives Great Eastern Cutlery Green Valley Custom Knives Green, Arthur Greg Bachley Fine Knives Greg Dash Customs Greulich Knives Grissom Knife and Tool Gritomatic Groves Custom Knives GRS Tools/ Glendo LLC Grumpy's EDC GTC Knives GTI/ Gingrich Tactical Innovations Guardian Tactical Gudy van Poppel Guinea Hog Forge Gunner Products Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery Habilis Bush Tools LLC Hafner Worldwide Inc. Hammer Down Forge Han Tang Forge Hanko Machine Works Hanson III, Don/Sunfish Forge Hardcore Hammer Hardcore Hardware Australia Harrison, Mitchell Hawk Designs Hawkins Custom Knives Hawkins Knifemaking Supplies HDP Custom Knives HEAdesigns Heard, Tom Heibel Knives Helacious Blades Hell-Bent Holsters Helle Knives Helm Enterprises Hendrickson Knives Hendrix Handmade Knives Henry Torres Custom Knives Hensley, Wayne G. Heretic Knives Herucus Blomerus Knives Hibben Knives Hill, Tobin Hoffman Blacksmithing Hoffman Haus Knives Hofsommer Forge Hogstrom, Anders Hogue Knives Holbrook, H.L. Holstersmith.com Holt Bladeworks Holtan Knives Horne, Grace Hornet Custom Knives Horrigan, John Hoss Knives Hossom Knives Hovey's Knives of China Huse Knives-James Huse II Hutchinson, Alan Hydrick Stewart Igor Potapov Illiknives Imel, Billy Mace Index Fasteners, Inc Infinity Edge Sharpening Systems Inspirs Design Irie, Mike Iron Creek Forge Iron Man Steel J. Hue Customs J. Oeser Knives J.C. Provost Knives J.W. 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April 27, 2018 by
General Manager - Tanner   About: Phone Skope makes custom-molded, precisely engineered smartphone digiscoping adapters. That is a fancy way of saying we help you connect your phone to your optics. PhoneSkope is a simple two-part system that is completely interchangeable and works with most smartphone and optics combinations, including binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, and telescopes. This system consists of a cell phone case with an eyepiece adapter, either custom molded or universal. So why is this such a great product? That is easy. Ever wanted to take a video of that perfect hunting shot, maybe you would like to take a picture of wildlife from a non-intrusive distance or maybe you find the micro-world around us super cool and you would like to take pics or video of microscopic things. Or just the opposite you find the universe to be fascinating and want to easily share your experiences with other. Well then the PhoneSkope is for you. From the avid hunter, to the budding astronomer, to the professional photographer, to the conservationist all can find value in adding this tool to their optic solutions.   Check out this video to see it in action: https://youtu.be/Vu0l1outBzo   To learn more about PhoneSkope and how they can help you check them out here: https://www.phoneskope.com   Opportunities: Capturing nature close up with an easy solution that everyone from the youngest to the oldest can appreciate.   Biggest Hurdles: Brand awareness and market penetration By: DL Austin

April 26, 2018 by
CEO: Chris Byers   About: Born from the dreams of two students in high school ION Productions combines 2 unique and seemingly unrelated skillsets of entertainment software and innovative devices and has mashed the two together in their eloquent flagship product the XM42. What is the XM42? The XM42 is a flamethrower. A flamethrower? YEAHHHH. Some people would ask why would anyone want a flamethrower. My questions is why would someone not want one. From the cool factor alone it is certainly worth adding to one collection of other fine artifacts. OK, so beyond cool what value does it have? Easy. For firefighters this could be an indispensable tool. Ever heard of fighting fire with fire? In many cases that is exactly what firefighters do with a technique known as a back burn. Problem with current conventional methods is they often use drip systems that puts firefighters at greater risk do to close proximity of the fire they are fighting. A few feet can mean the difference between life and death, literally. The     VS.   Other practical uses include: melting snow and ice, clearing unwanted foliage, insect control, racing drag strip preparation and just plain fun.   Opportunities: Educating the public on the utility and practical applications.   Biggest Hurdles: Matching development capacity with market demand. Hysteria driven regulations that do not understand the product or value and utility it brings to the market.   If you have to have a flamethrower and you want one that is built on a high quality platform then the XM42-M is the one for you. To learn more check them out here: http://xm42.com   By: DL Austin

April 26, 2018 by
Brand Manager: Andrew Fontes   About: Eyewear specifically designed using the highest-grade material available - 7075 Billet Aircraft Aluminum – Gatorz Eyewear provides the sharpest, clearest vision possible, Gatorz are a MUST for riders, racers, outdoorsmen, or extreme sports enthusiasts who demand the best.   Opportunities: Using technology and events to expand brand awareness   Biggest Hurdles: Market penetration of the brand     If you need a great set of eyewear with a fantastic lifetime warranty check out Gatorz Eyewear here: https://www.gatorz.com/   By: DL Austin

April 26, 2018 by
Firearms Instructor: Adam Ratigan About: Matis is a technology driven firearms training system to help improve one’s shooting performance. By keeping track of each shot’s details this allows the user to see where habits have been developed causing one to be less accurate. Because each shot is tracked in real time this also helps the shooter to make real time adjustments before bad habits do develop. With the added component of an online interface this also allows a shooter to share shot data with their instructor further aiding in the training process.   To see a nice video of the Mantis in action check this out: https://youtu.be/GD581peV75I     Opportunities: Expanding the use of technology and new innovation in the shooting industry   Biggest Hurdles: Community engagement with new innovations   To learn more about Mantis and how you can improve your shooting accuracy check Mantis out here: https://mantisx.com   By: DL Austin
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