Everything is bigger in Texas. That includes knife competitions. BLADE Show Texas’ first year in the Fort Worth Convention Center March 18-19, 2022, the BLADE Show Texas Awards turned out a host of excellent entrants in 11 factory and custom knife categories. The knives were judged by a panel of top knifemakers from across the industry, who evaluated each for superior utility, design, creativity, materials, aesthetics, and feel, among other traits.
BLADE Show Texas Custom Knife Winners
Best Art Knife and Best in Show: Jean-louis Regel
Best EDC: J.R. Cook
Best Slip Joint: Luke Swenson
Best Kitchen Knife: Steven Koster
Best Bowie: Jean-louis Regel
Best Fighter: Veronique Laurent
Best Hunter: Tommy Gann
Best Folder: Veronique Laurent
Best Damascus: Ben Pittman
Best of the West Metalsmith: Wilson Capron
Best of the West Leathersmith: Joe Schussler
BLADE Show Texas Factory Knife Winners
Best Fixed Blade and Best in Show: Microtech Bastinelli
Best EDC: Heretic Medusa Auto
Best Folder: Pro-Tech Terzuola
Knife Guide Issue features the newest knives and sharpeners, plus knife and axe reviews, knife sheaths, kit knives and a Knife Industry Directory.
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