Blade Show 2024 Production Awards Recap

Last Saturday, the Blade Show awards were given out to both production and custom knives, highlighting some of the best and brightest on both sides of the knife world. Here’s a recap of the Production Awards; the Custom Awards recap will follow tomorrow.

One note: the production knife award categories were changed this year. The “American Made Knife of the Year” and “Imported Knife of the Year” categories were removed, replaced by Folding and Fixed Blade of the Year awards for both American Made and Imported designations. Furthermore, an Automatic Knife of the Year category has been added. That means there’s a net gain of three more categories, and that means there’s even more stuff to add to the ol’ wishlist.

Production Awards

Overall Knife of the Year: Spartan Blades Harsey Clandestina

American-Made Fixed Blade of the Year: McNees Knives Ridge Runner

American-Made Folding Knife of the Year: Protech TR-3

Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Para Military 2 Salt

Imported Fixed Blade of the Year: GiantMouse GMF1

Imported Folding Knife of the Year: LionSteel Skinny

Most Innovative Imported Design: CRKT Fial

Best Buy of the Year: Civivi Yonder

Kitchen Knife of the Year: QSP Kiritsuke

Knife Collaboration of the Year: Ketuo Knife/Ken Onion Buckhorn

Manufacturing Quality: LionSteel

Investor/Collector Knife of the Year: Pro-Tech Oligarch

PVK Automatic Knife of the Year: Kershaw Livewire

Knife in Featured Image: CRKT Fial

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