The 2021 Overall Knife of the Year® is the Fox Saturn. The 40th BLADE Show took place June 4-6, 2021, at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is the largest knife show on Earth, with attendees and exhibitors from around the world.
This prestige is what makes the awards at BLADE Show so vital to the knife industry. Below are the factory and custom award winners.
2021 BLADE Show Knife-Of-The-Year® Award Winners
Representatives from BLADE (www.blademag.com) distributed BLADE Magazine Knife of the Year® awards in 11 categories, plus awards for individuals’ career achievements. All entrants in the Knife of the Year® competition were evaluated by a super panel of undisclosed judges on a number of factors, including utility, design, creativity, materials, aesthetics, feel and other traits.
Overall Knife of the Year®: Fox Knives Saturn
Imported Knife Of The Year®: Fox Knives Saturn
American-Made Knife Of The Year®: Case Marilla
Most Innovative American Design: V Nives Metal-Tech
Most Innovative Imported Design: Maserin D-Dut
Best Buy: WE Knife Civivi Elementum
Collaboration Of The Year: Maserin/Solar
Manufacturing Quality Award: Heretic Knives
Investor/Collector Knife Of The Year®: Pro Tech Malibu Titanium Ultimate Custom
Accessory Of The Year: Ulticlip Ultimate Carry Solutions
Kitchen Knife Of The Year®: Benchmade Meatcrafter Model 1550-1
Publisher’s Award: J. Bruce Voyles
Industry Achievement Award: Willey Knives
BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame Inductees: Jay Hendrickson, and Billy and Beverly Mace Imel
2021 BLADE Show Custom Knife Winners
Hugh Bartrug Best Of Show: Jordan Lamothe
Best Fighter: Josh Fisher
Best Bowie: Steven Rapp
Best Folder: Javier Vogt
Best New Maker: Princeton Wong
Best Collaboration: (No Winner)
Best Art Knife: M. Daletzky
Most Innovative Design: David R. Davis
Best Damascus: Shayne Carter
Best Sword: Alekseyev Ilya
Yvon Vachon Best Miniature: (No Winner)
Best Fixed Blade: Jordan Lamothe
Best Tactical Folder: Brian Brown
Tony Bose Best Slip Joint: Luke Swenson (New Award)
Best Of The Rest: Chuck Gedraitis
Best Utility Hunter: Eric McCright
Best Kitchen Knife: Bill Burke
Best Handle Design: (No Winner)
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