See who took home the hardware from the 2023 Custom Knife Awards at BLADE Show.
As usual, the Custom Knife Of The Year® Awards at the June 2-4 BLADE Show at the Cobb County Gallery gather together some of the best examples of bladesmithing in the knife world. The difficulty was choosing which would rise to the top.
In a highly competitive field, a panel of expert judges sorted out the top knives in XX categories for the best of the best. Below are the winners, including the coveted Hugh Bartrug Best In Show.
Hugh Bartrug Best In Show & Fixed Blade: Vince Evans
Best Fighter: Samuel Lurquin
Best Kitchen Knife: Lucas Gumbiner
Best Folder: Owen Wood
Best Tactical Folder: Thomas Gony (Grind Tactical Knives)
Best Handle: Fabio Barros
Best Utility Hunter: Oliver Goldschmidt
Best Slipjoint: Luke Swenson
Best Damascus: CAS Knives (Sobral Brothers)
Best M.A.C.K.: Shirogorov Knives
Best Collaboration: Raul Sartorial Filho (Engraver) & Fabio Barros (Bladesmith)
Best Art Knife: Mauricio Daletzky
Best Bowie: Dionatam Franco
Best Sword: Vince Evans
Best Miniature: Chuck Gedraitis
Most Innovative: GTC Knives
Best of The Rest: Will Stelter
Best New Maker: Zane Dvorak
See Past 2023 Factory Knife Of The Year® Awards Winners:
- 2022 Factory Knife Of The Year Award Winners
- 2021 BLADE Show Knife-Of-The-Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners
- 2019 Knife of the Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners
- 2018 Knife of the Year® Award Winners & Custom Knife Award Winners
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