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BLADE Show West 2018 Award Winners List

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 Folding Knife

PH Jacob Custom Knives

Best EDC Knife

PH Jacob Custom Knives

Best EDC Non-Knife

Olamic Cutlery


Best “Weird” Knife

Ooak Forge


Factory Knives

Best in Show & Best Folding Knife

WE Knife 704DS


Best Fixed Blade Knife

Bradford Guardian 4.5

Best EDC Knife

WESN Microblade

Best EDC Non-Knife

CRKT Williams Tactical Key


Best “Weird” Knife

Zombie Tools Hurley


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