Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Show, April 11-13

Once again, Dragonfly Forge will be attending the annual OKCA show in Eugene, Oregon. More information on the show can be found here.

Michael Bell will be giving a one hour presentation at 1 PM on Saturday of the show. It is entitled “The Japanese Sword: A Social and Technological History”.

One the Monday and Tuesday to follow the show, April 14-15, we will be hosting an open house here at Dragonfly Forge. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

4 Replies to “Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Show, April 11-13”

  1. Hello, I am a newcommer to the collecting/practicing game and I live in Colorado. I would like to buy my first real sword but I wish to support a smaller forge in the US or Japan or anywhere really but China. Can you make a recomendation or two? If not do you know who I can contact for this info. I am looking for a more econimical first buy, I just don’t want to prop up major Chinese industry for personal reasons. Thanks for your time and keep the art alive.

  2. Without knowing how much you wish to spend on a sword, I don’t know if I can make a good recommendation.

    Of course, we first of all would recommend ourselves at Dragonfly Forge, Michael and Gabriel Bell. We do take orders. Michael also has other students (namely, Ron Macy) that could be possibilities.

    If you would like to contact us directly with more specifics please call or email us.

  3. Please I need help. I have been collecting for about 15 yrs and I have so many knives, I would like to know the value of my large collection, and possibly sell it because I cant pack them around any more due to my health. There are bayonets and dress knives , knives still in there boxes, lots of mini knives and hunting and collectable knives like gill hibbons ect ect. I need a apraiser and possible buyer. Please can you help me?

    1. You should contact Bernard Levine, a foremost expert on knives, appraiser for Smithsonian, and author of 10 book on knives. Most importantly he is an honest man and highly recommended by us.

      His website, knife-expert.com, has more information on him, as well as his contact information.

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