See Who Took Top Honors In Salt Lake City For The 2023 BLADE Show West Custom Knife Awards.
BLADE Show West took place Oct.13-14, 2023, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was the show’s second year in Utah and drew custom makers, manufacturers and collectors from around the county and world.
It also drew an impressive cadre of entrants for the BLADE Show West Factory and Custom Knife Awards. For Factory Knives, awards were given in six categories, while the Custom Knives awarded nine categories.
The Custom section was evaluated by a panel of undisclosed industry experts who judged the blades on a number of factors, including utility, design, creativity, materials and other traits.
BLADE Show West Custom Knife Awards
Best In Show & Best Slip Joint: ESNYX Knives
Best Folder: Rhidian Knives
Best Damascus: Apple Valley Forge
Best Kitchen Knife: Apple Valley Forge
Best Fixed Blade: Shane Atwood
Best Hunter: Ramm Bladesmithing
Best M.A.C.K.: Heretic Pariah
Best Of The Rest: Jared Williams
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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