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Welcome to the
Lost Pines Knife Show!

This page will be your one-stop shop for all things show related!


What time can we begin setting up?
Setup on Friday, September 27 from 2:00pm-7:00pm
You must be set up and ready to go on Saturday by 8:30am

Do we need to bring our own table?
We will provide (1) 8ft table and (2) chairs
If you have reserved an outdoor space, you may want to bring a 10x10 pop-up tent for shade and cover in the case of rain.

Will there be overnight security?
There will be security on-site beginning Friday evening through the entirety of the event.

Where is the party on Saturday night after the show?
Join us for dinner after the show on Saturday evening at Stem and Stone, directly across the street from the Convention Center!  Join us for some time to relax and visit with old friends and get to know new ones as we eat a delicious dinner and listen to some local live music! 
See menu here
Purchase tickets here
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Where should I stay?See the discounted room rates below!
If booking by phone, ask for the Lost Pines Knife Show rate

Comfort Suites

505 Agnes St

Bastrop, TX 78602


Best Western Bastrop Pines Inn

107 Hunters Crossing Blvd

Bastrop, TX 78602


Hampton Inn & Suites Bastrop

240 S Hasler Blvd

Bastrop, TX 78602


Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd

Cedar Creek, TX 78612


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Knife Judging & Awards

Judging: Friday, September 27th 5pm-6pm
(Knife Drop Off 2pm-5pm FIRM)
Awards Announced Friday at 7pm
          BEST ART KNIFE    BEST UTILITY                    BEST CULINARY
          BEST FIGHTER       BEST BOWIE                     BEST DAGGER
          BEST FOLDER        BEST TINY KNIFE              BEST OF SHOW
Entry Rules:

Entries of knife judging may only be submitted by Knifemaker Table Holders who are the primary maker of the knife. Blade and handle shaping and finishing at minimum should have been done by the maker submitting the knife.

A knife may only be entered in one category, however a knifemaker may enter as many categories as they wish. A maker may enter one knife per category.

Knifemakers MUST have their knives submitted at the Judging area by 5pm on Friday, September 27.

Table holders are invited to vote during the judging for all of the categories except BEST OF SHOW, which will be chosen by a select group.

Category Guidelines:  **If submitted knives do not meet the below criteria, those knives will be removed from judging**

BEST OF SHOW This category is chosen from the winners of all categories.

BEST ART KNIFE No blade length requirements. Fancy and sharp.

BEST BOWIE 9” minimum blade length.

BEST CULINARY All knives entered into this category must be traditionally used in the Culinary Arts. There are different shapes from around the world, but it needs to be a Culinary Specific knife for any culture.

BEST DAGGER Maximum Blade Length 12” from front to scales or guard, a sharp pointed knife with two sharp edges featuring symmetrical geometry suitable for thrusting and stabbing.

BEST FIGHTER A fighter is any blade shape the maker chooses with a defined guard regardless of material and construction. Blade length under 9” (tip to guard).

BEST FOLDER This category includes all folding knives, including Balisongs.

BEST HUNTER A knife used to care for harvested game such as skinning and cutting meat.

BEST TACTICAL No blade length limit. No specific shape or construction. Blade must not be a high polish or shiny. Matte gray is acceptable. Folders are permitted in this category so long as the blade isn’t a high polished blade.

BEST TOMAHAWK Must have at least one sharpened edge and be able to wield single handed. The rear portion is left up to the discretion of the maker - could include a spike, bludgeon type hammer, etc.

BEST UTILITY A knife suitable for everyday use no longer than 8” overall, from pommel to tip.

BEST TINY KNIFE: Any fixed blade, maximum overall length 3”

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