BLADE Show West 2018, taking place Oct. 5 to 7 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, recognized achievement in knifemaking with custom and factory awards. Entrants all exhibited at BLADE Show West also. A secret panel of judges determined the winners based on a variety of factors.

Below are photos of the winning entries. Congratulations!

Custom Knives

Best in Show & Best Fixed Blade

Aaron Wilburn, Wilburn Forge

Best in Show

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Best Folding Knife

PH Jacob Custom Knives

Best Folding Knife BLADE Show West 2018

Best EDC Knife

PH Jacob Custom Knives

Best EDC Knife BLADE Show West

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Best EDC Non-Knife

Olamic Cutlery

Best EDC Non-Knife

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Best “Weird” Knife

Ooak Forge

 

Custom pizza cutter

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Factory Knives

Best in Show & Best Folding Knife

WE Knife 704DS

 

Best in Show BLADE Show West 2018

Best Fixed Blade Knife

Bradford Guardian 4.5

Bradford Guardian 4.5

Best EDC Knife

WESN Microblade

Best EDC Knife BLADE Show West 2018

Best EDC Non-Knife

CRKT Williams Tactical Key

 

Best EDC Non-Knife BLADE Show West

Best “Weird” Knife

Zombie Tools Hurley

Best Weird Knife BLADE Show West 2018

 

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