We pop in to visit the Chris Reeve Knives display and see Anne and Tim Reeve in the process of working out a deal with a keen buyer.

So we take the liberty of snapping a pic of some blades on the counter that includes a Large Inkosi sporting CRK’s newest inlay material – natural canvas Micarta.

KA-BAR only brought one new knife with them to Las Vegas but it’s a lot of knife. A chopper with a 10-inch, 1095 Cro-Van drop point, the Choppa is the latest in a series of collaborations with custom knife maker Jesse Jarosz. Update: you can already pick-up the Choppa at KnifeCenter.com.

So we go from a bladeless Boker to KA-BAR’s booth and we’re in the process of shooting some video of their latest Jesse Jarosz collaboration.

That didn’t take long. Boker didn’t bring any new models with them to SHOT Show this year. It’s easy to forgive since they introduce about two knives a month all year long.

Made it to Boker’s booth. Stand by for close-up videos.
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On the way to Boker we pass the Victorinox mega-booth which is framed by a wooden structure with stairs leading to a 2nd level meeting room. With hundreds of SAKs on display we can’t help but make a quick pit stop to find out what the world’s leading producer of pocket knives has planned in 2017.

We learn that a new partnership with the National Park Foundation has resulted in new scale options on popular models like the Classic SD and the Spartan.


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We end our time at the Ontario booth with the OKC Hunt Plus, a skeleton tang fixed blade available in a 5.5-inch drop point or bulkier clip point meant for big game butchering. The knives feature 420HC steel, rubberized grips, and wide, hand-filling handles.

Next up? Boker!