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
Best Custom Art Knife: T.R. Overeynder
Best Custom Folder: David Longworth
Best Custom Hunter: Karis Fisher
Best Custom EDC: Dmitry Streltsov
Best M.A.C.K (Machine Assisted Custom Knife): Keanison Knives
Best Custom Fighter: Karis Fisher
Best Custom Kitchen: Erik McCright
Best Custom Bowie: Josh Fisher
Best Custom Damascus: John Horrigan
BLADE Show Texas Factory Knife Winners
Best Folder and Best in Show factory: WE KNIFE Ziffius
Best Factory Fixed Blade: QSP Bison V2
Best EDC: Tactile Knife Co. “Maverick”
Best Tactical Factory: We Knife “Diatomic 470”
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