2022 Blade Show Custom Knife Award Winners

See Who Took Home Awards For the Best Custom Knives At Blade Show In Atlanta.

An expert panel of judges determined the winner in 17 categories of custom knives that were as diverse as Best Miniature to Best Bowie. Best In Show went to Dionatam Franco.

The largest knife show in the world featured exhibitors and attendees from around the globe showing off the best in all things knives.

Below are this year’s custom knife award winners from this excellent event.

Hugh Bartrug Best In Show & Best Art Knife: Dionatam Franco

Best Art Knife: Dionatam Franco
Best Art Knife: Dionatam Franco. Franco created this intricate dagger accompanied with a handmade stingray sheath. 

Yvon Vachon Best Miniature: Grace Horne

Best Miniature: Yvon Vachon
Best Miniature went to Grace Horne for these full-functioning scissors. They were handmade by her with watchmaker tools underneath a microscope.

Best Tactical Folder: Dmitry Sinkevich

Best Tactical Folder: Dmitry Sinkevich
Best Tactical Folder: Dmitry Sinkevich

Most Innovative Design: Walt Halucha

Most Innovative Design: Walt Halucha for this unique locking mechanism on this folding blade. 

Best Slip Joint: Luke Swenson

Best Slip Joint: Luke Swenson

Best Handle Design: Fabio Barros

Best Handle Design & Best New Maker: Fabio Barros

Best Utility Hunter: Ben Pittman

Best Utility Hunter: Ben Pittman

Best Fighter: Henning Wilkinson

Best Fighter: Henning Wilkinson
Best Fighter: Henning Wilkinson

Best Sword: Vince Evans

Best Sword: Vince Evans
Best Sword: Vince Evans

Best Bowie: Tommy Gann

Best Bowie: Tommy Gann
Best Bowie: Tommy Gann

Best Fixed Blade: Vince Evans

Best Fixed Blade: Vince Evans
Best Fixed Blade: Vince Evans

Best Collaboration: Seth Lopez & Leah Aripotch

Best Collaboration: Seth Lopez & Leah Aripotch
Best Collaboration: Seth Lopez & Leah Aripotch. Lopez forged the knife while Aripotch created the stand.

Best Folder: Javier Vogt


Best Damascus: Mike Quesenberry

Best Damascus: Mike Quesenberry
Best Damascus: Mike Quesenberry

Best New Maker: Fabio Barros

Best New Maker: Fabio Barros

Best Kitchen Knife: Will Stelter

Best Kitchen Knife: Will Stelter

Best Of The Rest: Dmitry Sinkevich

Best Of The Rest: Dmitry Sinkevich. Sinkevich said that the design was inspired by a combination of the ulu knife and watch rotor. 

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