See Who Took Home Awards For the Best Custom Knives At Blade Show In Atlanta.
An expert panel of judges determined the winner in 17 categories of custom knives that were as diverse as Best Miniature to Best Bowie. Best In Show went to Dionatam Franco.
The largest knife show in the world featured exhibitors and attendees from around the globe showing off the best in all things knives.
Below are this year’s custom knife award winners from this excellent event.
Hugh Bartrug Best In Show & Best Art Knife: Dionatam Franco
Yvon Vachon Best Miniature: Grace Horne
Best Tactical Folder: Dmitry Sinkevich
Most Innovative Design: Walt Halucha
Most Innovative Design: Walt Halucha for this unique locking mechanism on this folding blade.
Best Slip Joint: Luke Swenson
Best Handle Design: Fabio Barros
Best Utility Hunter: Ben Pittman
Best Fighter: Henning Wilkinson
Best Sword: Vince Evans
Best Bowie: Tommy Gann
Best Fixed Blade: Vince Evans
Best Collaboration: Seth Lopez & Leah Aripotch
Best Folder: Javier Vogt
Best Damascus: Mike Quesenberry
Best New Maker: Fabio Barros
Best Kitchen Knife: Will Stelter
Best Of The Rest: Dmitry Sinkevich
Editor’s Note: This article was written by Mike Ableson.
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