Bladeshow 2009 More News!

Quick takes on some Bladeshow 2009 NEWS!
Boker will offer the Batman folder that was designed by a S. African
designer. Blade is like civilian except has the inside of the batwing.
It folds really narrowly so the fit in the pocket is good. It will be
a while for production. Spyderco has some great items as usual. The Mannix 2 will be here soon. This is a heavy medium size folder with the ball lock and $120 retail – all made
in the US. 154CM hollow saber ground with jumping all around 4 way
clip. The framelock titanium handle Military, framelock sage – and
then we will see a bolt lock model- like Gerber used on the parabelum.
Creative energy may be slowing down with the economy. If you want
innovative products everyone needs to support it – buy more knives!
Crucible steel may have filed for chapter 11 protection so we may be
losing a great knife steel company.
Darryl Ralph is designing an OTF auto. We will have cuda max type opener. soon.

Blade Show 2009

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
New Kershaw Knives
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!