Announcing the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017

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KnifeNews is pleased to announce that starting tomorrow we’ll be counting down the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017. In 2015, we published the Top 25 Knife Brands and last year the Top 25 Indispensable Pocket Knives. Given the popularity of the daily countdowns, we wanted to keep the annual July/August tradition rolling. But this time, rather than survey knife enthusiasts, we turned to our friends at KnifeCenter.com to find out what blades are best sellers in 2017.

It’s not unusual for an industry’s leading publication to report best seller lists. The challenge for KnifeNews was how to gain access to data that would provide a valid representation of the industry’s sales. So we were thrilled that KnifeCenter.com decided to collaborate on the countdown. The Virginia-based dealer stocks the largest catalog of cutlery in the world. From budget blades to high-end customs and everything in between, you’ll be hard pressed to find a knife that they don’t sell. They also have the most diverse customer base, which includes knife enthusiasts, sportsmen, first responders, military personnel and collectors and users of all stripes.

The Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017 will encompass a variety of non-kitchen cutlery including balisongs, fixed blades, multitools, and folding knives at price points that range from $20 into the hundreds. The ranking is based on the rate of dollar sales per day in 2017, also known as dollar sales velocity.

To arrive at a more representative list, we chose to remove knives that only KnifeCenter.com offers. KnifeCenter.com exclusives that would have otherwise made the list include the HAP40 Spyderco Delica in Mahogany Pakkawood, the HAP40 Spyderco Endura in Mahogany Pakkawood, the s35vn Orange Southard Positron, the s35vn Tanto Andre De Villiers Beast Flipper, and their Svord Peasant Knife Exclusives.

It’s worth mentioning that certain knives available for pre-order, namely the ZT 0055, Benchmade 87, and DPx HEST/F Urban were also purposefully excluded even though KnifeCenter.com tells us that based on the number of pre-orders they will surely be among the year’s most popular.

Like in previous years, coincident with the countdown we also have an amazing giveaway planned. Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which knife is #25 on our list of the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017.

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