Blade Show 2013 Factory & Custom Knives Winners

Blade Show 2013 Factory & Custom Knives Winners

Posted by Drake on Jan 29th 2013

The 2013 Blade show in Atlanta is the biggest knife show on the planet and it happens every summer. It is one of my favorite events to look forward to. I am like a kid in a candy store that weekend to say the least. The worlds most recognized and up and coming knife makers show off their new products. This year another sleuth of knives were the talk of the show but it was CRKT and Ken Onion who ran away with a majority of the honors. Here is a rundown of the factory and custom knives winners this year.

Factory Knife Winners

  • Overall Knife Of The Year® -  Zero Tolerance 0454 (see above)
  • American-Made Knife Of The Year® -  Hogue Elishewitz EX-04; (see below)
  • Imported Knife Of The Year® - Fox Knives Modras;
  • Most Innovative American Design - Microtech D.O.C. Kill Switch; (see below)
  • Most Innovative Imported Design - CRKT Ken Onion Swindle; (see below)
  • Best Buy Of The Year - CRKT Endorser;
  • Kitchen Knife Of The Year® - Ken Onion Chef Works;
  • Investor/Collector Knife Of The Year® -  Pro-Tech Newport; (see below)
  • Knife Collaboration Of The Year® - Microtech Mick Strider;
  • Manufacturing Quality Award -  Chris Reeve Knives;
  • Accessory Of The Year -  CRKT Onion Survival Para-saw;

Custom Knife Winners

  • Best Tactical Folder: Sniper Bladeworks
  • Best Fixed Blade: David Lisch;
  • Yvon Vachon Best Miniature Award: Yoshio Sakauchi;
  • Best Sword: David Mirabile;
  • Best Damascus: John White;
  • Best Art Knife: Steve Rapp;
  • Best Collaboration: Bob Terzuola and Brian Fellhoelter;
  • Best New Maker: David Sharp;
  • Best Folder: Scott Sawby;
  • Best Bowie: John White;
  • Best Handle Design: E. Scott McGhee;
  • Best Fighter: E. Scott McGhee;
  • Best of the Rest: Steve Culver;
  • Most Innovative Design: Grant and Gavin Hawk;
  • Best Utility Hunter: Alan Hutchinson;
  • Hugh Bartrug Best of Show Award: John White.