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BLADE Show Recap BLADE Out NOW!

Tim, Anne and Chris.

(From left) Tim, Anne and Chris Reeve basked in the limelight after Chris was inducted into the Cutlery Hall Of Fame© during the BLADE Show. (Piotr Makuch image)

Emerson Mutant debuted at the BLADE Show.

The Mutant from Emerson Knives, Inc., was one of many factory knives that debuted at the BLADE Show.

BLADE Show has record crowds.

Record numbers of knife enthusiasts turned the BLADE Show into a feeding frenzy of cut.

Hunters by Timberline, White River Knife & Tool, Steel Will and Boker Arbolito.

Gracing the new BLADE are new fall hunters, from left: two Timberline/Russ Kommer models, the Jerry Fisk Sendero repro by White River Knife & Tool, the Steel Will Druid 220 and the Boker Arbolito Sendero

The BLADE Magazine 2015 Knives Of The Year®, the 2015 BLADE Show recap, new BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© inductee Chris Reeve and much more highlight the November BLADE®, on newsstands now!

The world’s finest knives descended on Atlanta for the 34th Annual BLADE Show, and the best of the best blades were on display for record crowds to drool over in the Cobb Galleria. Among the knives were the winners of the Knife-Of-The-Year Awards for the factory knife industry. See which knives won—one of the winners is this issue’s cover knife, the Desert Fox by Fox Knives—and also the best in the show’s custom knives and much more in respective stories on pages 12 and 46.

Few modern knives have had the impact of the Sebenza by Chris Reeve Knives, and the man who serves as the company’s namesake took his place among the industry’s elite when he was inducted into the Cutlery Hall Of Fame the Saturday night of the BLADE Show. Chris’s good friend, custom knifemaker/designer Bill Harsey, gave the speech inducting Chris, and it was one of the more popular inductions in recent memory. Get the details on page 22.

Rick Hinderer has been one of the knife industry’s great success stories. He has worked hard over the years and catapulted from a relatively unknown maker of art knives to being one of the industry’s leading makers of tactical folders—and one of the lottery movement’s biggest successes in the process. He has opened a new 14,000-square foot facility to bring more of his knives to his many fans. Learn more on page 28.

Also this issue: what’s hot in custom tactical fixed blades of the stock removal variety; a test of the Johnson Adventure Blades SEEK 3.5 and Battle Horse Knives Large Workhorse; a field test of four of the latest hunters by Timberline (a Russ Kommer design), White River Knife & Tool (a Jerry Fisk design), Steel Will and Boker Arbolito; a plethora of factory knives that debuted at the BLADE Show; a test of four new bushcraft models—the Condor Tool & Knife Final Frontier, CRKT Saker, ESEE Camp Lore RB3 and TOPS Scandi Woodsman; and much more.

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