Winter Show Invite

Here is your personal invitation to the Online Baobab Winter Custom Knife Show!

Come and join our knife show on the following show dates:
Friday 26 June
Saturday 27 June
Sunday 28 June
Monday 29 June (the After Party if there is interest!)

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What must I do to participate in the show?

 

For the Winter Show, we are planning all the same stuff as we did for the Easter Show, for freeAnd we are introducing a “Do It For Me Package”, where for a fee (R1000 once-off) we will do additional marketing work for people who choose that option.

Step 1: Choose a Plan

Our free option has already closed. You can still exhibit at the show but only on the paid marketing plan.

Step 2: Choose a Category.

Select which one of the below categories you want to participate in. You can choose one or more then one. 

Step 3: Follow Our Best Practice Guide.

From the Easter Show, we can absolutely prove that the knifemakers who did the most promotion of their own work, also are the ones that got the most sales. We have put together a guide to help you get the best out of the show for this year.

Step 4: Submit Application.

Submit the following documents: Biography, knives you want on the show, knives you have made in the past, so we can show many good examples of your work, contact details and links to your online presence.

Choose one of the following options

Choose Categories: 

You can attend in one or more than one of these category.

Knife Makers

Knifemakers from all across south Africa

Leatherwork

Supply for knife leatherwork.

Knife Photographers

Are you a professional product photographer. Join our show and grow your portfolio.

Choose Categories: 

You can attend in one or more than one of these category.

Suppliers to knife makers

Tool makers for knife makers.

Cutting boards and biltong cutters

For any professional boards.

Engravers

Custom engraving suppliers for knife makers.

Other

Select ‘other’ on your application if you do not see your category here.

Knifemaking courses

Learn how to become a knifemaker.

How to Market Yourself for the Winter Show 

The promotion of your own work (marketing) is something that should happen all the time. If you are only doing marketing the weekend of the show, it does not have much impact. If you start your marketing now, and you work on it a little bit every single day, then by the time of the show you are already known by the potential buyers. 

Build your page on the website

The sooner you build your page on the website, the better. If you wait till the last minute, you will be in a line of people. If you get your stuff together for your page today, then your page will be built very fast. And once it is built you can start using it in your promotions.

Create new Marketing content every single day

The people that visit knife shows, the people in our knife groups… These people love knives like a fat boy loves cake!
They look at every single photo you put on Facebook. They look at every single video you post. They read every word of your description of how you are building knives. 

Some great marketing opportunities

Facebook banner - When you change your banner, Facebook will show that change to more than the normal 5% of people.
Set up an Instagram account. Link it to your Facebook account. Then, when you post to Instagram, it automatically also post to Facebook for you.

Promote to people you already know

Facebook friends, people you have bought from in the past, Places on the internet where you are listed or mentioned, 

Submit these documents so that we can build your webpage.

You can attend in one or more than one of these category.

Knives you want on the show:

  • The best pictures and video of your knives. The better your pictures the better your chance to get a sale.
  • Top, bottom, left side, the right side of each knife.
  • Note: please do not add any text on your photos. Also do not make a collage. Send your photos individually without any text on.
  • The price you want in Rands and in US Dollars.
  • Description of each knife: see example here.

We cannot change these prices at the last minute. Make sure your price compensates for the exchange rate. 

Links to your online presence

  • Facebook link (personal page, business page, group).
  • Instagram link.
  • Website link
  • YouTube link
    Other links to places where you are on the internet, or where you are mentioned on the internet

Example of knife descriptions:

  • Make sure that you submit the fol
    lowing description details for each knife:

    Blade length - 84mm
    Steel - Lohmann Lo-R4528 stainless steel
    Overall length - 190mm
    Liners - 6AL4V titanium grade 5 and anodized in the colour of your choice
    Pocket Clip - 6AL4V titanium grade 5 and anodized in the colour of your choice
    Handles - Black G10; a fibreglass based composite which is very tough and durable.
    The knife runs on phosphor-bronze washers
    Price: R3 800. Courier costs must be added.

Knives you have made in the past

 

  • We want to showcase many good examples of your work to prospective buyers.

Biography

  • The best pictures and video of your knives. The better your pictures the better your chance to get a sale.
  • Submit your knife making history in no more than 150 words
  • Prizes you won.
  • Membership of guilds, etc.

Contact Detail

  • Email.
  • Phone Number.
  • WhatsApp (If the number is not the same as your cellphone number)
    T
    he more contact details you give, the easier for prospective buyers to contact you.

Application Form