The Best Sword Show: See you March 16 in Timonium, MD!

swordSame time, same place. Every year in mid-March, the Maryland Arms & Armor Collectors Association puts on a monumental sales show.

Hope I’ll see you there on Saturday!

The only time I’ve missed going to this show in the past 20 years was last year, when I was in Houston, teaching at Fechtschule America. This year, I had to cancel my classes in Texas due to “pre-existing conditions”—and will once again be able to join the crowds pushing through the Timonium Fairgrounds’ Cow Palace in search of a bargain.

The show is a moveable Mecca for sword and antique firearm enthusiasts. There are over 800 dealers, with 1,000 tables full of everything you may dream of… rapiers and bayonets, daggers and military dress swords, Japanese katanas, Native American war clubs…

I’m planning to be there Saturday, 3/16 at around noon. Any sword nut planning to go, let’s meet up at 12:00 at the cannon right next to the door to the show room. (Maybe a beer afterwards at the Still?) Let me know if you’ll come!

The show takes place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, located at 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093 from March 16-17, 2013.

Times: Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Admission: $10.00

 

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