Posted June 1, 2009 by Howard
A great show by all accounts. Well, some of the folks selling thought the number of shoppersd was light, but, as an observer, it was outstanding.
Here are the Blade Show Award Winners:
Hall of Fame inductee: AlMar
Accessory of the year: Wicked Edge Precision Knife Sharpener
Investor/Collector: William Henry “Anthem” Best Buy: Lone Wolf Blackfoot
Innovative Import Knife: Columbia River Knife & Tool Flux
Innovative American Knife: Fox Knives USA Rescue II
Manufacturing Award: Chris Reeve Knives
Collaboration: Spyderco/Bob Terzuola Slip-it
Kitchen Knife of the year: Chris Reeve Knives Sikayo Series
Imported Knife of the year: Benchmade Nagara
American Knife of the year: Kershaw Speedform
Overall Knife of the year: Lone Wolf Defender
Kershaw has some great new offerings coming out this year. Among them is the ” Speedform” which won American made knife of the year. It has a 3-3/4″ composite steel blade, titanium frame lock handle with g10 inlay. Also the VOLT which also has a composite blade and integrated titanium and G10 handle. This one is an RJ Martin design with a flipper.
There will be an OCC 10th Anniversary knife with composite blade, G10 handle and locking liner. You can see a page with some early images at www.knifecenter.com
Much more Blade Show Knives Coming VERY soon!