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New Knives: Host Of Current Factory And Custom Blades

Folder or fixed blade, EDC or kitchen and more, one of these will fill the bill.

In the wake of BLADE Show 2024 there is a slew of new knives hitting the custom and factory markets. We scoured both to bring you some of the latest and greatest handmade and production gems. Keep your eyes peeled for these fantastic options hitting dealers’ shelves soon.


Triple C Knives Model #3

Triple C Knives Model #3

Knife pattern: Fixed-blade hunter
Blade length: 4”
Blade material: Damascus of 5160 carbon and 15N20 nickel-alloy steels
Blade grind: Hollow
Handle: Mammoth ivory
Bolster: Stainless steel
Overall length: 7.75”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $1,000
Maker: Triple C Knives (SharpByCoop image)


Bubba Crouch Trapper

Bubba Crouch Trapper

Knife type: Slipjoint
Blade length: 3 7/8”
Blade steel: Damascus forged by ABS master smith Rick Dunkerley
Blade grind: Hollow
Handle material: African goat horn
Handle frame: 416 stainless steel in an integral construction
Bolster: 416 stainless
Knife to know: The CPM 154 stainless backspring features filework; the arrowhead shield is damascus
Closed length: 4”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $2,500
Maker: Bubba Crouch (SharpByCoop image)


Erik Fritz Petty Chef’s Knife

Erik Fritz Petty Chef’s Knife

Blade length: 6.5”
Blade material: Triple-quenched 52100 carbon steel
Blade grind: Flat w/convex edge
Handle: Buckeye burl
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Overall length: 11”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $400
Knife to know: Erik Fritz is an ABS journeyman smith
Maker: Erik Fritz (Jocelyn Frasier image edit)


Ben Akin Bowie

Ben Akin Bowie

Blade length: 83/8”
Blade material: W2 tool steel w/hamon
Blade grind: Flat
Handle: Box elder burl w/carbon fiber and red G-10 spacers and a mosaic pin
Guard: Wrought iron
Overall length: 135/8”
Knife to know: Ben Akin is an ABS apprentice smith
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $800
Maker: Ben Akin (Jocelyn Frasier image edit)


Egginton Presentation George Wostenholm I*XL barlow

Egginton Presentation George Wostenholm I*XL barlow

Knife type: Slipjoint
Blade length: 2.16”
Blade steel: 420S45 stainless
Blade pattern: Clip point
Blade finish: Crocus polished
Scales: Stabilized birch burl in Cutlers Company green
Bolster: Nickel silver marked w/400-year anniversary emblem
Knife to know: Commemorates the 400th year of The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, UK; The Company of Cutlers was formed by an act of Parliament in 1624 to “protect and promote the cutler and steel products made” in Sheffield, England; made in a limited edition of 2024 in recognition of the company’s 400th anniversary year; each knife is serial numbered
Weight: 2.18 ozs.
Closed length: 3.16”
Country of origin: United Kingdom
MSRP: $185 at press-time exchange rate
Company: Egginton


Boker Plus Gust Copper

Boker Plus Gust Copper

Knife type: Manual one-hand folder
Designer: Serge Panchenko
Blade length: 2.87”
Blade material: D2 tool steel
Blade @ thickest: .14”
Blade pattern: Drop point
Blade finish: Stonewashed
Blade opener: Thumb hole
Handle material: Copper w/hole for a lanyard
Lock: Framelock
Pocket clip: Tip up, right-handed
Weight: 4.44 ozs.
Closed length: 3.7”
Carry: Nylon pouch
Country of origin: China
MSRP: $119.95
Company: Boker Plus


Valhalla Blades Surtr

Valhalla Blades Surtr

Pattern: Bowie
Blade length: 11”
Blade material: 1084 carbon steel
Blade grind: Flat
Handle material: Dyed, stabilized maple burl
Guard: Brass
Overall length: 16”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $250 at press-time exchange rate
Maker: Valhalla Blades (Rod Hoare image)


TOPS Knives Shadow Hunter

TOPS Knives Shadow Hunter

Knife type: Fixed blade
Blade length: 4.5”
Blade material: 1095 carbon steel
Rockwell hardness: 56-58 HRC
Blade @ thickest: .19”
Blade finish: Tungsten Cerakote®
Handle material: Black canvas and tan canvas Micarta®
Weight: 10.1 ozs.
Overall length: 9.25”
Sheath: Tan Kydex
Weight w/sheath: 12.8 ozs.
Knife to know: While the original was a favorite of company founder Mike Fuller, the new iteration is fine-tuned for enhanced performance, including a more ergonomic handle, slightly extended blade and modernized finishes
Country of origin: USA
MSRP: $250
Company: TOPS Knives


Montana Knife Co. MKC Whitetail

Montana Knife Co. MKC Whitetail

Pattern: Hunting knife
Blade length: 4”
Blade @ thickest: .135”
Blade steel: MagnaCut stainless
Blade pattern: Drop point
Handle material: G-10
Construction: Full tang
Overall weight: 4.3 ozs.
Overall length: 8 5/8”
Sheath: Kydex, open carry, reversible quick-attachment belt clip, vertical handle down or horizontal carry, built-in retention screw to customize blade tension
Knife to know: Also available in buck skin, black, green and black, tan and black, and grey handle colors; integral guard; gimping on blade spine
Country of origin: USA
MSRP: $315
Company: Montana Knife Co.


The Australian Cutlery Fixed-Blade Hunter

The Australian Cutlery Fixed-Blade Hunter

Blade length: 4”
Blade steel: CPM S35VN stainless
Blade grind: Hollow sabre
Blade thickness @ ricasso: 1/8”
Blade @ widest: 1”
Blade finish: Bead blast
Handle material: Hunter orange G-10 w/bead blast finish and custom Australian cutler mosaic pin
Overall length: 8.5”
Sheath: Matching hunter orange Kydex model made by Adam Grosskopf
Maker’s price for a similar knife and sheath: $230 at press-time exchange rate
Maker: The Australian Cutlery (Rod Hoare image)


Spyderco Manix 2 MagnaCut Lightweight Salt Knife Yellow Polymer

Spyderco Manix 2 MagnaCut Lightweight Salt Knife Yellow Polymer

Knife type: Manual one-hand folder
Blade length: 3.375”
Blade steel: MagnaCut stainless
Blade grind: Flat
Blade @ thickest: .13”
Blade pattern: Drop point
Blade finish: Satin
Blade opener: Thumb hole
Handle material: Yellow polymer over stainless steel liners
Lock: Ball-bearing lock
Pocket clip: Reversible, tip up
Weight: 3 ozs.
Closed length: 4.625”
Country of origin: USA
MSRP: $232.99
Company: Spyderco


Cold Steel Espada XL

Cold Steel Espada XL

Knife type: Folder
Blade length: 7.5”
Blade steel: AUS-10A stainless
Blade @ thickest: .137”
Blade grind: Hollow
Blade pattern: Clip point
Blade finish: Black PVD
Handle material: Ruby red G-10
Lock: Tri-Ad Lock
Pocket clip: Blade tip up
Weight: 14.8 ozs.
Closed length: 9.25”
Knife to know: The knife is inspired by the classic Spanish navaja folder and is a collaboration between Lynn Thompson and custom knifemaker Andrew Demko
Country of origin: Taiwan
MSRP: $299.99
Company: Cold Steel


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BLADE SHOW 2024 CUSTOM KNIFE AWARD WINNERS

See Who Took Home The Hardware From The 2024 Custom Knife Awards At BLADE Show.

Once again, the Custom Knife Of The Year® Awards at the June 7-9 BLADE Show at the Cobb County Gallery showcased some of the finest bladesmithing in the knife world. The challenge was determining which knives would rise to the top.

In a fiercely competitive field, a panel of expert judges selected the top knives in various categories, highlighting the best of the best. Below are the winners, including the prestigious Hugh Bartrug Best In Show award.

Best of Show & Best Folder: Evan Nicolaides

Winner Folder and Best of Show - Evan Nicolaides
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best of Show Contender: Jean Louis

Winner Best of Show Contendor - Jean Louis
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Art Knife: Fabio Barros

Winner Art Knife - Barros
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Kitchen Knife: Jordan LaMothe

Winner Kitchen - Jordan LaMothe
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Bowie: Samuel Lurquin

Winner Bowie - Samuel Lurquin
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Collaboration: Javi Garcia, Enrique Pena, Jared Oeser

Winner Collab - Javi Garcia, Enrique Pena, Jared Oeser
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Damascus: Ronmell Fernandes

Winner Damascus - Ronmell
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Fighter: Seth Lopez

Winner Fighter - Seth Lopez
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Fighter Contender: Samuel Lurquin

Winner Fighter Contendor - Samuel Lurquin
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Fixed Blade: Harvey Dean

Winner Fixed Blade - Harvey Dean
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best M.A.C.K.: Sergey Shirogorov

Winner MACK - Sergey Shirogorov
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Folder Contender: Vogt Knives

Winner Folder Contendor - Vogt
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Handle Design: Vogt Knives

Winner Handle Design - Vogt
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best New Maker: Bobby House

Winner New Maker - Bobby House
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Sword: Vince Evans

Winner Sword - Vince Evans
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Tactical Folder: Dmitry Sinkevich

Winner Tactical - Dmitry Sinkevich
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Utility Hunter: Dionatam Franco

Winner Utility Hunter - Franco
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Most Innovative Design: Carlos Queiros

Winner Innovative - Queiros
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Miniature: Rhidian Gatrill

Winner Miniature - Rhidian Gatrill
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Slip Joint: Rhidian Gatrill

Winner Custom Slipjoint - Rhidian Gatrill
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

See Past 2023 Factory Knife Of The Year® Awards Winners:

  • 2023 Custom Knife Award Winners From BLADE Show
  • 2022 Factory Knife Of The Year Award Winners
  • 2021 BLADE Show Knife-Of-The-Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners
  • 2019 Knife of the Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners
  • 2018 Knife of the Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners

2024 Knife Of The Year® Award Winners

See who took home the hardware from the 2024 BLADE Show.

The BLADE Show held from June 7-9 at the Cobb County Gallery saw one of the most intense Knife Of The Year® Awards competitions in recent memory.

A diverse array of makers entered the contest, filling the display cases outside the main hall to capacity. The sheer number of entries wasn’t the only impressive factor—quality, innovation, and craftsmanship were all at their peak, from knife accessories to the blades vying for the top award.

With such high standards, the 10 judges, including industry experts, knife writers, makers, and Cutlery Hall Of Famers, had a challenging task. Below are the knives that met their rigorous criteria, winning honors in 10 categories and the overall Knife Of The Year award for 2024.

Overall Knife Of The Year®: Spartan Blades Harsey Clandestina

Spartan Blades Harsey Clandestina
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

American-Made Fixed Blade Of The Year®: McNees Knives Ridge Runner

McNees Knives Ridge Runner
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

American-Made Folding Knife Of The Year®: Pro-Tech TR-3 Integrity Manual Flipper

Pro-Tech
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Para Military 2 Salt

SpyderCo
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Imported Fixed Blade Of The Year®: Giant Mouse GMF1

Giant Mouse GMF1
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Imported Folding Knife Of The Year®: Lionsteel Skinny

Lionsteel Skinny
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Most Innovative Imported Design: CRKT Fial

CRKT Fial
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Best Buy Of The Year®: CIVIVI Yonder

CIVIVI Yonder
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Kitchen Knife Of The Year®: QSP Kiritsuke

QSP Kiritsuke
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Knife Collaboration Of The Year: Ketuo-Ken Onion Buck Horn

Ketuo-Ken Onion
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Manufacturing Quality Award: Lionsteel

Lion Steel
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Investor/Collector Knife Of The Year®: Pro-Tech Ultimate Custom

Pro-Tech
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

Knife Accessory Of The Year

Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife & Tool Sharpener MK.2
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

PVK Automatic Knife Of The Year: Kershaw Livewire

Kershaw Livewire
Photo: Jocelyn Frasier

See Past 2023 Factory Knife Of The Year® Awards Winners:

  • 2024Knife Of The Year Award Winners
  • 2022 Factory Knife Of The Year Award Winners
  • 2021 BLADE Show Knife-Of-The-Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners
  • 2019 Knife of the Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners
  • 2018 Knife of the Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners

Cool Customs: Blount’s War Club Dusts Off Mohican Memories

Josh Blount reproduces Chingachgook’s gunstock war club.

ABS apprentice smith Josh Blount recently rewatched the 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans, and the gunstock war club of the character of Chingachgook in the film inspired him to make his own stunning version.

Josh patterned his reproduction after the movie piece* but with his own spin, including a low-layer-twist damascus blade and curly maple stock decorated with silver wire inlay in assorted mountain images: a daytime scene with hawks circling the sun, a nighthawk nighttime scene amid moon and stars, etc. “My background is wildlife biology, so I live birds and chasing wildlife,” he noted. “So, I put a little bit of that in there.”

Josh and son Elliott
Josh and son Elliott appear here (inset) after beginning to forge a Scottish dirk for Elliott’s 10th birthday.

Josh’s mentors include the late Ron Claiborne and Larry Harley, and, of course, ABS master smith Daniel Winkler, who made some of the knives and tomahawks for Mohicans (February 1993 BLADE®). In fact, Josh visited the Winkler shop just over 20 years ago. Josh was bladesmithing then too, but life happened and he went to college. Now he’s back to hammering hot steel in Franklin, West Virginia, and hopes to test for ABS journeyman smith in the near future.

Gunstock War Club Specs
Maker: Josh Blount
Blade length: 6.5”
Blade material: 80CrV2 carbon and 15N20 nickel-alloy steels
Handle/stock: Curly maple from Dunlap Woodcraft, w/pewter pins and deerskin wrap from Crazy Crow Trading Post
Overall length: 40”
Maker’s price for a similar piece: $800

*The gunstock war club in The Last of the Mohicans was made by the movie’s prop department.

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Knife Drop: Real Avid RAV Series

The gun maintenance equipment company tackles knives.

Any of you who tinker around with guns should be familiar with the name Real Avid. The company offers up some fairly innovative gun maintenance gear at a pretty decent price. But now the Minnesota concern is dipping its toe into the knife world with the release of what it calls its RAV series.

In all, the line folders comprise seven knives—all of them well falling into the budget end of the market. The offerings range from $29.99 to $49.99, making them ready for rough use and if need be worry-free replacement if your chores prove too taxing. Nearly across the board Real Avid 8Cr13MoV for the blade steel, except for the RAV-1—the most budget-conscious model—which has a 4cr14 blade. Overall, the steels sharpen well, but you’ll likely have to hone their edges plenty as retention in these stainless steels is marginal.

Real Avid RAV 7
Real Avid RAV 7 with the bullseye pattern in it’s G-10 handle.

Almost every one of the RAVs has a drop or clip point of some style, except the 6, which stands as the lone tanto in the bunch. As for the handles, nylon, aluminum and stainless steel are pretty much the order of the day. However, the tonier RAV-7 does boast a G-10 handle with some nice texturing and a bullseye pattern in the middle. All of them are flippers, though a few models have been outfitted with thumbholes to offer multiple deployment options.

For the most part, these knives fit into Real Avid’s MO as a gun accessories company. Certainly, the blades aren’t going to knock the socks off your blade-aficionado friends. But for something to carry in a range bag, pry out stuck cartridges, unseal a can of ammo, or any other such thing, they’re right in line.

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New Knives: Custom Options From All Categories And Continents

Hot haves by custom makers from around the globe.

With BLADE Show 2024 just around the corner, many new knives are hitting the custom and factory markets. We scoured the former end—hitting all points of the compass along the way—to bring you some of the latest and greatest handmade gems. If you’re heading to Atlanta, be on the lookout for these and other great custom creations.


Camille Sennegon Fighter

Camille Sennegon Fighter

Blade length: 8”
Blade material: 80CrV2 carbon steel
Blade grind: Flat, w/a small convex grind on the edge
Blade finish: 800-grit satin
Blade pattern: Harpoon w/recurve edge
Handle: Ironwood
Bolster: 304 stainless steel
Overall length: 13”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $800 at press time rate of exchange
Maker’s remark: “I made this knife based on a design drawn and given to me by my friend, ABS master smith Samuel Lurquin.” (Jocelyn Frasier image)


Francesco Piccinin Northern Style Utility

Francesco Piccinin Northern Style Utility

Blade length: 4”
Blade steel: 14C28N stainless
Blade grind: Flat
Handle: White G-10 w/black G-10 frame and spacers w/hole for a lanyard
Bolster: Ash burl
Overall length: 9”
Sheath: Leather w/belt loop and leather tiedown w/bead
Maker’s price for a similar knife and sheath: $600 at press time rate of exchange (Jocelyn Frasier image)


Steven Ramos Pisces

Steven Ramos Pisces

Knife pattern: Hunting/utility
Blade length: 7”
Blade steel: CPM 154 stainless
Blade grind: Hollow
Blade finish: Bead blast
Handle: Micarta® w/G-10 liners
Overall length: 10.625”
Sheath: Kydex over aluminum frame; made by Steven Ramos
Maker’s price for a similar knife and sheath: $825 (Jocelyn Frasier image)


David Lisch Singing Crusader

David Lisch Singing Crusader

Knife type: Fixed blade
Blade length: 5.25”
Blade material: Damascus of 1080 carbon and 15N20 nickel alloy steels
Blade grind: Convex
Construction: Damascus integral
Handle: Forged pipe handle holds ball bearings that make the knife “sing” when shaken
Knife to know: The bear head pommel is hand forged; the maker is an ABS master smith
Overall length: 10.5”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $1,500, though this one being a one-of-a-kind, the pipe handle and carved pommel would be somewhat different, as would the damascus pattern
davidlisch.com (Jocelyn Frasier image)


Jason Fry Border Bowie

Jason Fry Border Bowie

Blade length: 8”
Blade material: Explosion/twist/border-wall damascus
D-guard/bolster: 1880s wrought iron artifacts
Handle material: Mesquite
Frame: 1848 and 2023 half dollars
Overall length: 13”
Knife to know: Border-wall stand included
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $4,200
frycustomknives.com (SharpByCoop image)


David Brodziak Hunter

David Brodziak Hunter

Blade length: 4”
Blade material: Stainless damascus w/VG-10 stainless core
Blade grind: Flat
Blade thickness @ ricasso: .126”
Guard: 416 stainless steel
Handle material: Banksia nut w/gold fleck inlay
Overall length: 8.27”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $320 plus postage
brodziakcustomknives.com (Rod Hoare image)


Mardi Meshejian Razor-Style Linerlock

Mardi Meshejian Razor-Style Linerlock

Blade length: 3”
Blade material: Damascus of 1080 carbon and 15N20 nickel-alloy steels
Blade grind: Hollow
Handle: Mammoth ivory
Bolster: Damascus
Liners: Titanium
Closed length: 6”
mardimeshejianbladesmith.com (SharpByCoop image)


Adam Fromholtz Steampunk Assassin Injector

Adam Fromholtz Steampunk Assassin Injector

Blade length: 5.9”
Blade material: Damascus of 1075 carbon and 15N20 nickel-alloy steels
Blade grind: Flat
Handle: Tasmanian blackwood
Frame: Brass, copper, steel, clock parts, nickel silver
Guard: Bronze
Knife to know: The knife includes parts from clocks, a piano, cordless drill, gas valves, cigarette lighter and a gas bottle; the maker is a member of the Australian Knifemakers Guild and is an ABS apprentice smith
Overall length: 12.2”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $4,700 at press time rate of exchange (Rod Hoare image)


Gabriel Turner Fixed Blade

Gabriel Turner Fixed Blade

Blade length: 6.25”
Blade material: Damascus of 1084 carbon and 15N20 nickel-alloy steels
Blade grind: Full flat
Guard: Cable damascus
Handle material: Bog oak
Overall length: 11.25”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $1,050 (SharpByCoop image)


Julian Roche Nakiri Chef’s Knife

Julian Roche Nakiri Chef’s Knife

Blade length: 8.27”
Blade material: 1084 carbon steel
Blade grind: “S” grind
Blade thickness @ ricasso: .196”
Blade at widest: 1.77”
Knife to know: Forged from one piece of 1084; rust-blue finish and brassed
Overall length: 12.6”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $450-$475 at press time rate of exchange (Rod Hoare image)


Jeremy Wheaton Leon

Jeremy Wheaton Leon

Knife type: Lockback folder
Blade length: 3.19”
Blade steel: CPM 154 stainless
Blade thickness @ ricasso: .12”
Blade @widest: 1.2”
Blade grind: Flat
Handle: Crazy lace agate seed inlays; a local miner sourced the agate
Frame: 410 stainless steel
Closed length: 5.27”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $445 at press time rate of exchange
Maker’s remark: “The photo is a testament to Rod Hoare, who has worked very hard to bring his work up to an international standard. All of us Australian knifemakers are very grateful that we now have an artist of his caliber servicing our industry.”
wheatonartsandcrafts.com (Rod Hoare image)


Mike Tyre Beavertail

Mike Tyre Beavertail

Knife type: Double-action automatic/manual folder
Blade length: 3.5”
Blade material: Damascus of O1 and L6 tool steels
Blade grind: Flat
Blade pattern: Wharncliffe
Blade opener: Thumb stud
Handle: Gold-lip mother-of-pearl
Frame: Titanium
Lock: Linerlock
Closed length: 4.5”
Knife to know: Engraving w/gold inlay by Joe Mason; heat-colored filework
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $4,200
miketyrecustomknives.com (SharpByCoop image)


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Knives Making Their Debut At BLADE Show 2024

Companies from every corner of the globe will unveil their new knives at the BLADE Show.

Knife companies know how their bread is buttered—by blue-collar and other like-minded knife enthusiasts who buy factory knives by the wagonload. And there’s no better place to tap that wealth of grassroots knife enthusiasts than the BLADE Show.

More companies from more countries than ever before will introduce their latest cutters in Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre June 7-9. Scrutinize this and the following pages for just one knife each applicable company will debut. There will be many more, including those of exhibiting companies that were unable to participate in the story for one reason or another.

All the featured knives are either available for sale now or will be in June.


W.R. Case & Sons Ruple Axe Handle

W.R. Case & Sons Ruple Axe Handle

Designer: BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame® member Bill Ruple
Knife type: Folder
Blade length: 3.5” 
Blade steel: 154CM stainless
Blade grind: Flat taper
Handle material: Natural birdseye maple
Lock: Lockback
Special features: Axe-handle-shaped handle 
Weight: 4.2 ozs.
Closed length: 4.4”
Carry: Taco-shaped suede leather pouch a la the ones that came with past Case/Tony Bose collaborations
Knife to know: The knife marks the first of what promises to a series of collaborations between Case and Ruple as Bill officially succeeds the late Cutlery Hall-Of-Famer Tony Bose as Case’s go-to custom knifemaker designer
Country of origin:  USA
MSRP: To be determined


Halfbreed Blades CQC-02S

Halfbreed Blades CQC-02S

Designers: Halfbreed in collaboration w/Jared Wihongi
Description: Karambit
Knife type: Fixed blade
Blade length: 3.54”
Blade material: K340 carbon steel
Rockwell hardness: 59-60 HRC
Edge: Polished, partially serrated
Blade finish: PVD coated black
Blade pattern: Talon point
Blade @ thickest: .23”
Handle material: G-10
Knife weight: 7.65 ozs.
Overall length: 7.48”
Sheath: Molded Kydex
Mounting: IWB and belt (DOTS design)
Color options: Black, dark earth, Ranger green
Country of origin: Comprises Australian and Taiwanese make
MSRP: $220


Bear OPS 4.5” Double Clutch IV

Bear OPS 4.5” Double Clutch IV

Knife type: EDC
Blade length: 2.5”
Blade material: D2 tool steel
Blade grind: Taper
Handle material: Aircraft aluminum w/grip ridges, hole for a lanyard
Opening mechanism: Automatic
Pocket clip: Robust steel model
Weight: 3.3 ozs.
Closed length: 4.5”
Country of origin: USA
MSRP: $289.99


Kansept Link

Knife type: EDC
Blade length: 3.55”
Blade steel: CPM 20CV stainless
Blade grind: Flat
Handle material: Titanium+Gecko camo carbon fiber
Lock: Framelock
Pocket clip: Milled titanium
Weight: 3.85 ozs.
Closed length: 3.61”
Country of origin: China
MSRP: $284


CobraTec Surgeon

CobraTec Surgeon

Knife type: Necker
Blade length: 1.75”
Blade steel: M390 stainless
Blade grind: Flat
Handle material: M390 stainless
Construction: Full tang 
Weight: 1.2 ozs.
Sheath: Kydex w/necklace bead chain
Country of origin: China
MSRP: $99.99


A.G. Russell Knives

A.G. Russell Knives

Knife type: EDC
Designer: BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-of-Fame® member A.G. Russell
Blade length: 3.25”
Blade Material: D2 tool steel
Rockwell Hardness: 60-61 HRC
Blade grind: Flat saber
Handle material: Green G-10 (also available in blue)
Blade opener: Thumb stud
Blade finish: Hand rubbed
Lock: Cutlery Hall-of-Famer Blackie Collins-inspired design
Pocket clip: Deep pocket, ambidextrous, blade tip up
Weight: 3.7 ozs.
Closed length: 4.25”
Country of origin: China
MSRP: $135


Fox Cutlery Anzu

Fox Cutlery Anzu

Designer: Les George
Knife type: EDC
Blade length: 3.15”
Blade steel: CPM MagnaCut stainless
Blade finish: Black PVD
Blade grind: Flat 
Handle material: 3K carbon fiber
Lock: Verso Lock 
Pocket clip: Black PVD-coated 420 stainless steel, reversible
Weight: 3.7 ozs.
Closed length: 4.13”
Country of origin: Italy
MSRP: $225 at press-time exchange rate


Ocaso Duo Desk Knife

Ocaso Duo Desk Knife

Model type: Desk knife
Blade length: 2.75”
Blade steel: 420J2 stainless
Blade grind: Chisel
Handle material: 420J2
Special features: Dual knives w/neodymium magnets
Weight: 3 ozs.
Overall length: 5.5”
Knife to know: Includes walnut and stainless steel stand
Country of origin: Taiwan
MSRP: $149.99


Condor Tool & Knife Narrowsaur

Condor Tool & Knife Narrowsaur

Knife type: Survival
Blade length: 4.2”
Blade material: 1095 carbon steel
Blade grind: Scandi
Handle: Walnut
Weight: 4.9 ozs.
Overall length: 8.66”
Sheath: Handcrafted leather
Country of origin: El Salvador
MSRP: $89.98


Bradford USA Gatsby Steak Knife

Bradford USA Gatsby Steak Knife

Knife type: Culinary
Blade length: 4.5”
Blade steel: N690 stainless
Blade grind: Full-height flat
Handle options: Maroon, wheat or ivory canvas Micarta®, and carbon fiber
MAKER’S REMARK: As Nicole Bradford noted, “It makes your steak taste better!”
Weight: 2.7 ozs.
Overall length: 8.5”
Sheath: 4-pack leather roll and/or individual Kydex
Country of origin: USA Proud
MSRP: $199 each


QSP Knife Turtle Punk

QSP Knife Turtle Punk

Designer: Keanu Alfaro
Model type: Pocketknife
Blade length: 3.5”
Blade steel: Sandvik 14C28N stainless
Blade grind: Flat
Handle material: Black-and-white-pattern G-10
Lock: Linerlock
Pivot: Ceramic ball bearings
Pocket clip: Blade tip up, stainless steel, deep carry, ambidextrous
Weight: 4.6 ozs.
Closed length: 4.5”
Overall length: 8”
Country of origin: China
MSRP: To be determined


Reate GTR

Reate GTR

Knife type: EDC
Blade length: 3.6”
Blade steel: M390 stainless
Blade finish: Hand satin
Blade openers: Flipper tab, blade hole and thumb stud
Blade pattern: Harpoon
Handle: Titanium in a selection of finishes, color anodizations, Zircuti inlays and more
Weight: 5.5 ozs.
Closed length: 5”
Country of origin: China
MSRPs: $687 (w/Zircuti inlays) and $450 (titanium version)  


Smoky Mountain Knife Works Rough Ryder Reserve Hawkeye

Smoky Mountain Knife Works Rough Ryder Reserve Hawkeye

Knife pattern: Gentleman’s hawkbill
Designer: Brian Wilhoite
Blade length: 25/8”
Blade material: D2 tool steel
Handle material: Brown jigged bone
Action: Slipjoint w/half stop
Weight: 3.2 ozs.
Closed length: 3.5”
Special features: Brass liners and lanyard tube, nickel silver bomb shield and pins
Country of origin: China
MSRP: $44.95


SOG Tech Bowie Stonewashed

SOG Tech Bowie Stonewashed

Knife type: Tactical/utility
Blade length: 6.4”
Blade steel: AUS-8 stainless
Blade grind: Saber hollow
Handle material: Kraton
Weight: 11.2 ozs.
Sheath: Hard-molded nylon
Country of origin: Taiwan
MSRP: $199.95


Cold Steel AD-10 Ti Limited Edition

Cold Steel

Designer: Andrew Demko
Knife type: EDC
Blade length: 3.5”
Blade material: CPM 3V carbon steel
Blade pattern: Drop point
Handle material: Titanium
Lock: Tri-Ad
Pocket clip: Blade tip up
Special features: Full titanium; limited run of 1,000; presentation box
Weight: 9 ozs.
Closed length: 5.25”
Country of origin: Taiwan
MSRP: $279.99


Spartan Blades Spartan-Harsey Clandestina

Spartan Blades Spartan-Harsey Clandestina

Designer: William W. “Bill” Harsey Jr.
Knife type: Fixed blade, combat/utility 
Blade length: 5.5”
Blade steel: CPM MagnaCut stainless
Rockwell hardness: 61-63 HRC
Blade grind: Flat/saber
Blade @ thickest: 3/16”
Handle material: CE canvas Micarta®, black or camo (shown)
Weight: 7.6 ozs.
Overall length: 10 3/16”
Knife to know: Flat ground main bevel with tapered top edge
Sheath: MOLLE and Kydex options
Country of origin: USA
MSRP: $360


Benchmade 99 Necron

Benchmade 99 Necron

Knife type: Balisong
Blade length: 4.59”
Blade steel: CPM S30V stainless
Blade grind: Scimitar
Handle material: G-10 
Lock: Latchless balisong
Special features: Interchangeable backspacers and an interchangeable tungsten weight system beneath the G-10 scales tune the flipping dynamics; comes in ivory and ruby red (99BK-1) versions
Weight: 4.21 ozs. 
Closed length: 5.08”; 5.92” w/extensions
Carry: Nylon sleeve
Country of origin: USA
MSRPs: $500 ivory version, $550 ruby red version


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