Atlanta Blade Show 2015 Awards With Categories

The Atlanta Blade Show is held annually at Cobb Galleria. This year’s award results, were presented on Saturday 6 June 2015.


Knife of the Year Competition Results

·         Overall Knife Of The Year®: LionSteel T.R.E. (Three Rapid Exchange)

·          American-Made Knife Of The Year®: Zero Tolerance 0999

·          Imported Knife Of The Year®: Spyderco Nirvana

·          Most Innovative American Design: Koenig Zenaida

·         Most Innovative Imported Design: Fox Knives Desert Fox

·         Best Buy Of The Year: Spyderco Byrd Knife Cara Cara 2

·         Kitchen Knife Of The Year®: KAI USA Shun Limited Edition Chef’s Knife

·         Investor/Collector Knife Of The Year®: Pro-Tech Warenski Ultimate Godfather

·          Knife Collaboration Of The Year®: RMJ Tactical/Bawidamann Blades Tomahawk

·          Manufacturing Quality Award: Chris Reeve Knives

·         Accessory Of The Year: Wicked Edge Generation 3 Pro

·         People’s Choice Knife Of The Year®: Taylor Brands Schrade SCHF36 Frontier Knife

·         Industry Achievement Award: Shepherd Hills Cutlery

·         Publisher’s Award: Elephant Protection Association

·         BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© Inductee: Chris Reeve

Custom Knife Awards

·         Yvon Vachon Best Miniature Award: Shigeru Tozaki

·         Best New Maker: Raphael Durand

·         Best Bowie: David Lisch

·         Most Innovative Design: Gustavo Cecchini

·         Best Knife Collaboration: Ladysmith Dagger by Audra Draper, Haley DesRosiers, Dellana, Julie Warenski-Erickson, Grace Horne

·         Best Sword: William Lloyd

·         Best Damascus: David Lisch

·         Best Art Knife: William Tuch

·         Best Fixed Blade: Steven Rapp

·         Best Utility Hunter: Mike Quesenberry

·         Best Folder: Bill Ruple

·         Best Tactical Folder: Brian Nadeau

·         Best Fighter: Neil Schutte

·         Best Handle Design: Sam Lurquin

·         Best of the Rest: Grace Horne Hugh Bartrug

·         Best of Show: Bill Ruple

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