Blade Show Knife of the Year Goes to LionSteel Again

Lionsteel Wins

LionSteel just learned it would be taking home its third consecutive Blade Show Overall Knife of the Year Award, this time for the SR-11. The knife, a flipper variation of their SR-1 folding knife, made its debut at SHOT Show earlier this year. The Maniago, Italy maker also added its second Manufacturing Quality Award which LionSteel previously won in 2014, interrupting Chris Reeve Knives’ 10 year streak.

Here are the 2017 Blade Show Award winners, many of whom will be celebrating in Atlanta this evening:

Production Knives

Overall Knife Of The Year: LionSteel SR-11

American-Made Knife Of The Year: Spartan Blades Kranos

Imported Knife Of The Year: CRKT Crossbones

Most Innovative American Design: Brian Tighe and Friends Tighe Breaker Integral Auto

Most Innovative Imported Design: SOG Baton Q2

Best Buy Of The Year: Kershaw Dividend

Kitchen Knife Of The Year: KAI-USA Shun Ayu

Investor/Collector Knife Of The Year: Pro-Tech Cambria

Knife Collaboration Of The Year: Fox and Doug Marcaida MK Ultra Kukri Series

Manufacturing Quality Award: LionSteel

Accessory Of The Year: Wicked Edge

Industry Achievement Award: BladeSports International

Publisher’s Award: Phil Lobred (posthumous)

Custom

Best in Show: Cas and Sam Lurquin

Best New Maker: Phil Jacob

Most Innovative Design: Grace Horne

Best Fixed Blade: CAS

Best Damascus: Mike Deibert

Best Bowie: Jean-Louis Regel

Best Folder: Glenn Waters

Best Fighter: Josh Fisher

Best Handle Design: Ben Seward

Best Miniature: Glenn Waters

Best of the Rest: Lloyd Studios

Best Utility Hunter: Wess Barnhill

Best Tactical Folder: Brian Nadeau

Best Sword: Ron Chen

Best Collaboration: Cas and Sam Lurquin

Best Art Knife: David Broadwell

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