2024 Knife Of The Year® Award Winners

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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 Buckhorn

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

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