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.

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...

2012 BLADE Show Custom Knife Judging Rules

  Rodney Watts won Best New Maker at the 2011 BLADE Show for his fancy fighter (above).       The 31st annual BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com) will be June 8-10 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. One of the most important events is the custom knife judging. Below are the rules:   NOTE! These...

1 Week To The BLADE Show: Knives Of The Year®

With it only seven days until the world’s most important knife event—the 31st Annual BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com) June 8-10 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta—that means the Blade Magazine 2012 Knives Of The Year® are on the cusp of being named.     The Blade Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards are barometers of the most successful...

12 Days To The BLADE Show: Custom Knife Awards

With the 31st BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com) but 12 days hence at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, don’t miss your chance to see the work of such award-winning makers as Brazil’s Rodrigo Sfreddo. Sfreddo’s “Magnifique” (above) won Best Fixed Blade at last year’s show, and this year’s custom winners promise to be among the...

2011 Knife of the Year Award Winners

The Blade Magazine 2011 Knife Of The Year® Awards recognized the industry’s finest factory knives and are as follows: •Overall Knife Of The Year®: Zero Tolerance 0777; •American Made Knife Of The Year®: Spyderco Native 5 Fluted Ti; •Imported Knife Of The Year®: Spyderco Vallotton Subhilt: •Most Innovative American Design: Microtech Select Fire; •Most...