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     On March 15, 1982, approximately 15 people met in the basement of the recreation center in Forest Park, Georgia, in an effort to form a club for knife collectors, dealers and enthusiasts on the south side of Atlanta. There were no knife clubs on the south side of metropolitan Atlanta. Calling themselves the Flint River Knife Club, the group set out to fill that void. Three organizational meetings later, they started the club with 56 charter members.

The purpose of the club, as stated in its by-laws, is "to enhance and develop the art of knife making, collection, use, and exhibiting of knives.To assist the development and dissemination of technical information regarding every aspect of knives, knife makers, collectors and exhibitors. To encourage, coordinate and sponsor trade shows and meetings."

Any person that makes knives, collects knives or wants to learn to make knives, how to collect, or buys and sells knives is welcome.  Flint River Knife Club meets quarterly and features an informative lecture concerning knives. The exceptions are those months when the club has an outing of some kind, which is usually a technical demonstration at a knife maker's shop. In December the club has a Christmas dinner at one of the local restaurants.

The present location of the quarterly meeting in January, May and November is:

Alpha/Omega House
127 College Street
Jonesboro, Georgia
(7 pm)

January Meeting:
January 3, 2018
Regular club meeting at the Alpha Omega House on College Street, Jonesboro, GA. This will be our business meeting to start off the year and to give out our new 2017 club knives.
January Meeting:
January 28, 2018
Quarterly meeting to be held at Mark Hopper's Shop-Goat'n'Hammer in Atlanta, GA
April Meeting:
April 8, 2018
Quarterly meeting at the home of Aaron & Marsha Brewer in Griffin, GA. There will be a Friday evening social for those that can attend.
May Meeting:
May 2, 2018
Meeting at the Alpha Omega House in Jonesboro, GA to discuss the upcoming Blade Show.
June Show:
June 2-4, 2018
Blade Show at the Cobb Galleria.
July Meeting:
July 15, 2018
Quarterly meeting at the shop of Jerry Costin in Lithonia, GA.
October Meeting:
October 7-8, 2018
Makers Faire Festival-location to be announced later.
October Meeting:
October 14, 2018
Quarterly meeting at the cabin home/shop of Craig & Karen Schneeberger, Ellijay, GA.

From the time of its inception, the Flint River Knife Club has had an annual "Club Knife" that may be purchased by any member who is current with their club dues. In the past, these club knives have been Case, Hen and Rooster, Boker, custom and others.

2016 FRKC Club Benefit Knife
Drawing held at November Club Meeting

Bob Loveless Style Fixed Blade
(Knife by Allen Surls, Sheath by David Smith)

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Congratulations to Tom Goble
Tom is the winner of the 2016 FRKC Benefit Knife.

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