The 2023 Solvang Custom Knife Show will take place from 10am to 5pm on Friday, April 28th and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, April 29th in Solvang, California.
One-day and two-day passes will be available for purchase at the door on the days of the event. One-day passes will be $20 and two-day passes will be $35
Continuing in the tradition started in 1985 by Nordic Knives, we are proud to announce the continuation of this highly prestigious custom knife show. You will get an opportunity to meet the artists and discuss with them the process and history of their work. Artist from various parts of the world will come together to display some of the finest and most collectible knives ever created. If you are a seasoned collector wishing to add a one of a kind piece to your existing collection or a new knife enthusiast wanting to collect and educate yourself, then this specialized art show is a must for you.
Grand Rapids, MN.
Claremore, OK. Castleton, NY.
Williams, AZ. Hopkins, MO.
New Braunfels, TX. Ephraim, UT.
Tumacacori, AZ. Plummer, ID.
Broadview, MT. Georgia, USA
Clever, MO. Cody, WY.
Burnet, TX. Wichita Falls, TX.
St. Johns, AZ. Defuniak Spgs FL
Robert Appleby ZaZa Revishvilli
Pennsylvania Madison, WI.
Oristano, Italy Somerset, TX.
Carmichael, CA Pleasant, TX
Pine, AZ. Middleton, IN.
Bakersville, NC. South Africa
Taos, NM. Finland
Melvin Watanabe Michael West
Kailua, HI Denmark
Hutington beach, CA Italy
Jean-Baptiste Leveque Koji Hara
Frank Edwards Shawn & Sharla Hansen
Nampa, ID Bluffdale, UT.
Kelly Vermeer Vella Mike Shindel
USA Los Angeles, Blade & Hammer
Arkansas, USA Payton, UT
Winona Lake, IN
Click on the makers' names to see some of their past work and to show them some support.
Do you have questions or comments about the event? Do you need special accommodations? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Photo courtesy of City of Solvang
DRIVING OR FLYING RECOMMENDATIONS The town of Solvang is located approximately 130 miles north of Los Angeles along the 101 freeway, on the central coast in Santa Inez County. If you are planning on driving it will take you approximately 2.5 hours (if you are lucky) from the Los Angeles airport.
The two alternative regional airports are Santa Barbara (SBA) which is 35 miles from Solvang and a very easy drive north along the Pacific Ocean and through beautiful vineyards covering the hillsides. You can also fly into San Luis Obispo (SLO) regional airport and simply drive south approximately 60 miles on the 101 freeway along the Pacific Ocean, again a very easy drive.