Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards

The BLADE Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards are barometers of the most successful companies in the knife industry, and as such are production cutlery’s benchmark honors. Qualified BLADE Show exhibitors display their entries at their booths and in the center display area of the show hall. The winners are voted on by their fellow exhibiting peers, and the winners are announced at the BLADE Magazine Awards Banquet (tickets required) the Saturday night of the show.

BLADE MAGAZINE 2012 AMERICAN-MADE KNIFE OF THE YEAR®

The late great purveyor J.W. Denton said the best-looking knives were shaped like sports cars, and the Microtech Socom Delta—the Blade Magazine 2012 American-Made Knife Of The Year®—is one J.W. would have loved to take around the block for a cut or two. MICROTECH SOCOM DELTA •Pattern: Single-action folder •Blade steel: Powdered CPM S35VN...

BLADE MAGAZINE 2012 OVERALL KNIFE OF THE YEAR®

Knife: ZERO TOLERANCE 0888 Pattern: Premium folder Blade steel: Composite blade S110V edge, 14C28N spine Heat treat: 59-61 HRC Blade length: 3.75” Blade pattern: Drop point Blade thickness: .156” Blade grind: Flat Blade finish: Satin and bead blasted Handle: Smooth, contoured titanium Feature comforts: Stainless steel lockbar insert w/integral over-travel stop; built-in clip slides...

Kai USA Lands Four Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards!

Kai USA returned home from the Blade Show with four Blade Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® awards. Considered the Oscars of the knife industry, BLADE’s Knife-Of-The-Year Awards are the most sought-after honors in the industry, with winning knives and accessories chosen and voted upon by industry peers with booths at the Blade Show. Winners are judged on a range...

AKTI Wins a Blade Magazine 2012 Industry Achievement Award®

The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) won a Blade Magazine 2012 Industry Achievement Award® for stellar work in the area of pro-knife legislation at the recent BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com) in Atlanta.     Another organization receiving a Blade Magazine 2012 Industry Achievement Award was Knife Rights, also for its efforts in protecting Americans’ right...

Knife Rights Wins a Blade Magazine 2012 Industry Achievement Award

Knife Rights, one of America’s premier organizations defending the right to own and use knives and edged tools, was presented with one of two Blade Magazine 2012 Industry Achievement Awards® at the annual Blade Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year Awards Banquet at the BLADE Show in Atlanta, Georgia.     Also receiving a Blade Magazine 2012 Industry Achievement...

2012 BLADE Show Custom Knife Winners

  The best custom knives by some of the world’s best custom makers were celebrated this past weekend at the world’s largest knife show, the BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com), at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.   Michael Ruth Jr. won both the Hugh Bartrug Best Of Show and Best Sword for his elegant...

BLADE Magazine 2012 Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards

  Named at this past weekend’s 2012 BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com) at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, the Blade Magazine 2012 Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards went to the finest production knives the world has to offer.   KAI USA and its knife divisions of Kershaw, Zero Tolerance and Shun dominated the awards, taking home four...