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SHOT Show is so huge that even after 3 days on the floor, we still have more to see. If the volume of creativity on display at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas this week is any indication, 2017 is going to be an exciting year for knife people.
Steel Will SHOT Show 2017 Knives
Steel Will Knives already enjoys a cult following, but their new for 2017 lineup betrays the company’s ambition to take its products into the mainstream. If you include all the models, colors, and material options, there will be hundreds of new EDC options to choose from.
The models are distinctive, modern, innovative and cover a wide range of price points. Trying out the new linerless Ant-Lock was the highlight of the day. It feels and functions differently from the AXIS Lock, is fast and intuitive, and reminds us just how much steel liners contribute to the weight of a knife. It will be tough to wait for this new lock to hit the market.
Kizer SHOT Show 2017 Knives
Visiting the Kizer booth was an opportunity to see first hand some of the new models we reported on in December and earlier in the month The new lineup, while continuing Kizer’s practice of collaborating with custom designers, offers more variety than we’ve ever seen from the company.
Leatherman SHOT Show 2017 Multitools
Leatherman’s new line extensions try to address a longstanding quandary facing Leatherman owners who value having tools on hand but wish they were easier to carry. EDC is 2017’s growth plan for the pliers based multitool maker.
CRKT SHOT Show 2017 Knives
The great part about visiting CRKT’s booth is encountering all the big name designers they collaborate with. We got to see Ken Onion, Liong Mah, and Jens Anso and check out their latest CRKT implementations. The biggest news at the booth was the reissuing of the Snap Lock, the knife with an innovative opening method and wishbone handle. With original versions of the knife fetching upwards of $300 on eBay, expect the first batch to hit the market to disappear quickly.
Knife featured in image: Steel Will Knives F12