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BladeSports National Finals Cutting Competition

Several world records have been broken in past competitions at the Ozark Folk Center. Come watch this intense sport to see if the trend continues.

May 11, 2014

Bladesmiths, adrenaline junkies and knife enthusiasts alike will want to join in the fun Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. during BladeSports National Finals Cutting Competition at the Ozark Folk Center.

This exciting sport starts with the competitor chopping a two-by-four in half, then swiftly traveling to cut hanging ropes, rolling ping pong balls, full bottles of water, cans, tennis balls, drinking straws and then finishing the course by chopping the other end off the two-by-four. The event is timed and the excitement level for spectators is intense.

All competitors in this event have qualified through a series of competitions around the United States. They travel from both coasts and as far away as Alaska to compete. These guys are the best of the best.


The BladeSports National Finals Cutting Competition begins with a course test and a safety meeting for competitors at 10:00 a.m. in the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village. The first round of cutting starts at 10:30 in the yard behind the Administration Building. Depending on the number of cutters,
this round will last about an hour. Points will be announced at the end of the


The second round of competition begins at 2:30 p.m. There
will be an award ceremony after points are totaled at the end of the

The Ozark Folk Center Craft Village is home to world-class knife makers, gunsmiths and blacksmiths. Between competition rounds, make sure you take the time to visit these workshops. The Smokehouse Snack Bar in the Village offers great hamburgers and sandwiches, or the Skillet Restaurant is a nice place for a good old-fashioned southern dinner. For more information call 870-269-3851.