Rat Worx’s MRX Chief mimics the lines of a 1938 Indian 4. You can see the knife, which is up for the Knife of the Year award and a model of the motorcycle that inspired it at booth #429.
If you have the stomach to deface their flawless finish fresh out of the forge, the knives at the Dark Timber table (#25M) look ready to hack and chop.
Jason Guthrie, who manufactures custom folding knives out of South Africa as JG Custom Knives, brought his finely made and uniquely ergonomic designs to Blade Show this year. The full-size “Ranger” and smaller “Scout” both feature a reversed thumb ramp, designed to lock in your grip without flared guards between the handle and blade.
TOPS Knives and Max Venom designer Colin Despins’ collaboration, the new TAC-TOPS Karambit, is up for “Most Innovative American Design.” The oversized karambit is both impressive and intimidating and should have any reasonable opponent fleeing for safety.
With all the collaborations and new products he’s launching, Reate’s David Deng should be exhausted. But, he had enough gas left in the tank to make a custom Moku-Ti version of the new Wave. If you like your knives a little more subdued, the brand new Epoch is also available at Booth #837.
With a name like Macho Blades, you pretty much have to go big or go home, and Eddie Diaz Jr. has done just that. His wares at Blade this year include a nasty looking cleaver and some big folders. One thing’s for sure – you’ve never seen a friction folder like this before
White River Knife and Tool is camped out at Booth #32. They brought a brand new product line with them called the Firecraft line. We’re going to go out on a limb and say these are for fire prep; the big, broad blades should make those chores a breeze.