2023 BLADE Show Texas Factory And Custom Award Winners

2023 BLADE Show Texas Factory And Custom Award Winners
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See who took top honors in the BLADE Show Texas Factory and Custom Knife Awards.

As expected in Texas, everything is bigger and that includes knife competitions. BLADE Show Texas’ second year in the Forth Convention Center March 17-18, 2022 certainly drew a Lone-Star-State-sized field of some of the world’s most accomplished knifemakers. Between factor and custom competitions, there were some 150 entrants vying for top honors in a total of 14 categories (4 in factory, 10 in custom). Each segment was judged by a panel of top knifemakers from across the industry, who evaluated each for superior utility, design, creativity, materials, aesthetics, and feel, among other traits.

BLADE Show Texas Custom Knife Awards

Best Custom Slip Joint and Best In Show: Evan S Nicolaides

Blade Show Texas Best Slipjoint and Best in Show
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Best Custom Art Knife: T.R. Overeynder

Blade Show Texas Best Art
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Best Custom Folder: David Longworth

Blade Show Texas Best Custom Folder
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Best Custom Hunter: Karis Fisher

Blade Show Texas Best Custom Hunter
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Best Custom EDC: Dmitry Streltsov

Blade Show Texas Best Custom EDC
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Best M.A.C.K (Machine Assisted Custom Knife): Keanison Knives

Blade Show Texas Best MACK
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Best Custom Fighter: Karis Fisher

Blade Show Texas Best Custom Fighter
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Best Custom Kitchen: Erik McCright

Blade Show Texas Best Kitchen
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Best Custom Bowie: Josh Fisher

Blade Show Texas Best Custom Bowie
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Best Custom Damascus: John Horrigan

Blade Show Texas Best Custom Damascus
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BLADE Show Texas Factory Knife Winners

Best Folder and Best in Show factory: WE KNIFE Ziffius

Blade Show Texas Best Factory Folder
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Best Factory Fixed Blade: QSP Bison V2

Blade Show Texas Best Factory Fixed
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Best EDC: Tactile Knife Co. “Maverick”

Blade Show Texas Best Factory EDC
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Best Tactical Factory: We Knife “Diatomic 470”

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