Winners List: BLADE Show West 2019 Factory & Custom Knife Awards

Spyderco Murray Carter
The Spyderco Bunka Bocho took home the Best in Show award at BLADE Show West 2019 for factory knives. (Spyderco image)

The 2nd annual BLADE Show West 2019 factory and custom knife awards were bestowed on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Judges reviewed knives submitted by exhibitors for consideration. Winning criteria included design, craftsmanship, innovation and more.

Factory Knife Awards

Best in Show & Best Kitchen Knife: Spyderco Bunka Bocho (Murray Carter collaboration, pictured above)


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Best “Weird” Knife: UP Knife Utility Purpose Knife



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Best Fixed Blade Knife: SOG Seal FX

Best Folding Knife: Quiet Carry IQ

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Best EDC Non-Knife: Rike Knives PT-B

BLADE Show West 2019 factory knife awards
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Best EDC Knife: Quiet Carry Drift

Custom Knife Awards

Best in Show & Best Fixed Blade Knife: David Lisch

Best EDC Knife: CAS Sobral


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Best Chef’s Knife: Ian Rogers

Best Folding Knife: Javier Vogt

Best “Weird” Knife: David Lisch

Best Non-Knife EDC: Big John Blades USA

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