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)
Best “Weird” Knife: UP Knife Utility Purpose Knife
Best Fixed Blade Knife: SOG Seal FX
Best Folding Knife: Quiet Carry IQ
Best EDC Non-Knife: Rike Knives PT-B
Best EDC Knife: Quiet Carry Drift
Custom Knife Awards
Best in Show & Best Fixed Blade Knife: David Lisch
Best EDC Knife: CAS Sobral
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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