The gunshow was bustling yesterday - the parking lots were crowded and there was even a line to pay for admittance. We met up with our friend Heath (and his fu-stache. It's so spectacular, it really deserves its own mention) and made our way through the aisles. I appreciated Heath being there because it gives Mike a chance to discuss rifles and other assorted gun geekery with someone who doesn't look at him like a deer in headlights. I usually wander off by myself to check out knives, admire antique guns and hunt down the ever elusive beef jerky. I also really love the people at gunshows - the dealers like to chat, the crowd is really diverse (yes, really) and everyone is unfailingly friendly.
I try to wear something bright to gunshows so that I can be easily found in the sea of denim and khaki - I'm small and people tend to lose me. Heath mentioned that it would be helpful if I wore a bike flag. I laughed and suggested, "Just look for the Breda-sized gap in the crowd."
There was lots to see - things that made me say"oooh" and things that just made me laugh, like this...
I also was able to find two little fixed blade knives that I liked, a Smith & Wesson caping knife and a Ka-Bar TDI LDK. The caping knife is going to need a new holster (is it "holster", when speaking of knives?) either leather or kydex, because the nylon one it came with is just not working for me. But the Ka-Bar is a little gem - it's smaller than a credit card and almost as thin. I could wear it on a cord around my neck, under my shirt, and no one would ever know. Sneaky and stabby, small and sharp. Perfect.