Announced earlier in the day, the custom knife winners were, by category:
•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.
Also during the banquet, ABS master smith Wayne Goddard became the 50th inductee into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©. Celebrating 50 years of making knives, Goddard parlayed the knowledge he’s gained in his knifemaking business into a second career writing about the process, including almost a quarter century as a columnist (Question & Answer, The $50 Knife Shop, Steels and more) for BLADE Magazine and as an author of several knife books, including The Wonder of Knifemaking.
Knife Guide Issue features the newest knives and sharpeners, plus knife and axe reviews, knife sheaths, kit knives and a Knife Industry Directory.
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