As we’ve mentioned several times in the past few weeks, Smoky Mountain Knife Works has a huge event coming up October 21-23, so this weekly update is going to be a little different than our normal update. This week’s update will focus completely on our annual Vendor Rep Weekend.
What is Vendor Rep Weekend?
Every year, SMKW celebrates the brands we carry by hosting Vendor Rep Weekend at our retail showroom in Sevierville, Tennessee. This year more than 50 brands will send representation to this event to meet and talk with our showroom guests. The celebration, which runs from Friday, October 21 – Sunday, October 23 (9am-9pm daily), includes some great prices, incredible door prizes and giveaways all day, every day (must be present to win), and the opportunity to meet some really special guests. This is the one event that you do not want to miss!
Who are the special guests?
Dave Canterbury of Pathfinder School ( and star of the original Dual Survival) will be hosting Bushcraft & Survival Skills Weekend from a field beside our lower parking lot on Saturday & Sunday. There is no cost for this event, and Dave and his Pathfinder team will be teaching some amazing skills any survivalist needs to know. You can download a printable PDF of his schedule by clicking here: Bushcraft and Survival Skills Weekend Schedule.
Ka-bar is bringing renowned designers, Ethan Becker and Jesse Jarosz to man the Ka-Bar counter and talk knives with our showroom guests.
What else is happening?
Among the bigger giveaways that will happen all day, every day, Tru-spec is giving away a Glock. Yes, you heard that right. They’re giving away a Glock to one lucky winner. Come in and find out what you need to do to get entered to win.
What brands will have representatives available?
At the time of this update, 56 brands will have representation available during the event. Here’s who’s coming (in alphabetical order):
American Digger Magazine
Bear and Sons
Coast Cutlery And Flashlights
Columbia River Knife & Tool
Condor Tool and Knife
Crimson Trace Lasers
Great Eastern Knives
Smith & Wesson
Weatherford Knife Co
White River Knife And Tool
Woody Handmade Knives
W.R. Case And Sons
Where exactly is the event being held?
Located at the gateway of the Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Knife Works is the “World’s largest knife showplace.” More than 1.5 million guests visit our 108,000 square foot knife showroom in Sevierville, TN, and millions more receive a monthly print catalog and shop at smkw.com. Our current showroom hours are 9am – 9pm daily and we are located at 2320 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37876.
Here’s a handy google map for you.
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