Shows like this are not all about selling knives, they are also about making a reputation. Bladeshows starts to show interest in kitchen knives as well, and this is great news for kitchen knife makers. The knife Daniel bought from Bill was sold out at once, long before it was on his website. All I can find now is this:
I am however still amazed about you blacksmiths not taking more control over your selling and buying. If I was a smith in US I would have met up with the good ones and made a common website with info and a webstore as well. Maybe hired a person to do marketing and branding as well as communicate with the press.
Product placement in different magazines and stuff like that. Its a win-win for everybody. The selling through KFF must be a minimum, after what I can tell...