Several members of the American Knife & Tool Institute were recipients of BLADE Show Knife of the Year Awards® at the recent event in Atlanta, Georgia. Saturday evening, June 1st, at the Cobb Galleria, awards were presented in thirteen different categories. All entries were judged on a number of factors such as utility, design creativity, materials aesthetics, feel, etc.
AKTI members being honored included (Photos by BLADE and CRKT):
2018 Overall Knife of the Year® – SURU by FOX Knives
2018 American Made Knife of the Year® – Impinda by Chris Reeve Knives
2018 Imported Knife of the Year® – Paysan by Spyderco
2018 Best Buy of the Year® – Caligo by CRKT
2018 Accessory of the Year® – KMT by CRKT
2018 Knife Collaboration of the Year – MKM by Bob Terzuola and Lucas Burnley for FOX, Lionsteel and Viper
For a complete list and photos of all winners, check out BLADE magazine’s report.