Heretic Knives at booth #318 is a mandatory stop this year. They brought a bunch of vicious-looking fixed blades, but the star is their first integral folding knife, the Wraith. Oh, and if you need to unwind after a long day of knife ogling, why not pick up a Heretic Knives spinning top?

Heretic at Blade

Heretic Wraith


Over at the Microtech Booth #418, they’ve enlisted the skills of award-winning tattoo artist Derrick Allen to give devoted Microtech fans a chance to prove it. This guy is getting a Marfione dagger logo emblazoned on his forearm. Sessions are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

Marfione Tattoo

Marfione Tat2

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Al Mar Knives has quite the spread behind the glass at Booth #7. When you’re talking about knives as beautiful as Al Mar blades are, it’s hard to pick a standout, but the first production S.E.R.T. is SERTainly something special (sorry).

al mar

Medford Knife and Tool isn’t really known for its light touch. But this new bali spotted over at booth #320 looks surprisingly graceful. Just save the prying for your Praetorian, okay?

Medford Bali

Earlier this year we got a chance to talk to Tashi Bharucha about his upcoming collaboration with Reate, called the Future. At the time all we had was a 3D rendering of the knife. The Future is here at Blade Show 2016.

Reate Future

If you haven’t stopped by Booth #99, be sure to pay a visit and check out the soon-to-be-released Kershaw Induction. This knife uses the Hawk Lock, first used on the Kershaw R.A.W. back in 2008. Similar to the Axis Lock, Ball Bearing Lock, or Bolt Action Lock, to unlock the blade, just pull the slider back toward the knife.

Kershaw Induction

Kershaw Induction at Blade Show 2016

Mike Perrin was holding his cards close to his chest when he told us that ESEE didn’t have anything special planned for Blade Show – check out this crazy take on the classic Izula! With a sharpened top swedge and push dagger-like pistol grip, this Izula is clearly designed for tactical applications. It’s called the “Tertiary,” as in the self-defense knife that backs up your backup.

ESEE at Blade Show 2016