In May, Benchmade released a CAD drawing of their Warren Osborne Tribute 171 Chopper and they’ve unveiled the real thing at Blade. The Chopper features Osborne’s signature boomerang logo in gold. The auction for this 1 of 1 piece is on now. All proceeds are going to Blade Sports International, which Osborne co-founded. The Blade Sports World Championships start at 4pm EST in the Cobb Galleria parking lot.
Brad Zinker’s Carbon Fiber Urban Trapper design is up for Imported Knife of the Year. He designed that knife for Boker, but he has plenty of custom blades on display. Be forewarned – they have a ‘You drool on it, you buy it,’ policy at Table #15L.
Microtech’s latest OTF sports the insignia of a certain Mandalorian mercenary. With a battle-worn appearance and a fully serrated blade it is sure to be an essential part of any bounty hunter’s EDC. Track one down at Booth #418.
The post-apocalyptic, battle-ready blades at Zombie Tools are big, bad, and over the top. The living dead should steer clear of Booth #219.
Sinkevich has been collecting feathers in his cap with his production designs and this year’s limited edition collaboration with Zero Tolerance. Today, he’s auctioning off two of his own custom knives at table 19K, a wicked “Coordinal” flipper that has been milled through with a lace-like pattern, and a clean, minimalist “GT” flipper.
Habilis Bush Tools is expanding their lineup of outdoor blades with the Companion. The modified Wharncliffe blades shape is an interesting choice for bushcraft. Come see the Companion, and the rest of the Habilis lineup, over at Booth #532.
If you need something new to wrap paracord around, let KA-BAR introduce you to their two new skeleton knives at Booth #700. The BK23 has that classic Ethan Becker look, and the Rambler, designed by Jesse Jarosz, has a style all its own.