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Blade Show 2012 Awards

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Socom Elite, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Socom Elite

    Socom Elite

    Aug 25, 2008
    Does anyone know who won what at the blade show this year?
  2. PropThePolecat


    Jan 31, 2009
    This is what ive heard so far:

    • Best import - DPX HEST T3
    • Overall Best knife - Zero Tolerance 0888
    • Best collaboration - Zero Tolerance RJ 0600
    • Best Buy - Kershaw Cryo
    • Best Kitchen Knife - Kershaw Shun
  3. Socom Elite

    Socom Elite

    Aug 25, 2008
    Best overall knife was the 0888? Yuck

    The 0600 is awesome looking, but i'm not a fan of the 0888 look.

    Did CRK win anything?
    What about the custom awards?
  4. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
  5. Allen R.

    Allen R.

    Nov 1, 2011
    Zt is the company to beat this year, glad they won what they did...
  6. Socom Elite

    Socom Elite

    Aug 25, 2008
    Yea, they (KAI) are quickly becoming my favorite production knife company.

    Really disappointed that Benchmade (my old favorite production company) didn't debut a single knife for the blade show this year.
  7. 5.56


    Sep 27, 2008
    Looks like Spyderco won atleast one for an American made auto.
  8. drwbck3


    Jan 25, 2012
    Benchmade sucks lol i need a cryo anyone pick one up when will they be available. For public?
  9. Socom Elite

    Socom Elite

    Aug 25, 2008
    Wow, it's surprising that spyderco put out another auto. They had people jump through hoops to be able to buy them in the past.
  10. Socom Elite

    Socom Elite

    Aug 25, 2008
    Far from saying they suck. They make an awesome knife and some of my favorite production knives of all time. Still very disapointed in their showing
  11. 5.56


    Sep 27, 2008
    It's a Coast Guard model from what I've seen.
  12. PropThePolecat


    Jan 31, 2009
    Benchmade launched all their new knives at the 2012 SHOT show. Amongst those was the limited edition Gold Class 940, 810 Contego, Bone Collector 15050, 916 Triage and the 275/375 Adamas.
  13. Socom Elite

    Socom Elite

    Aug 25, 2008
    the 940 is nothing special, just a different version. The 810 looks ok. I like the blade steel, but wish they had a satin finish one. The BC 15050 and the triage don't appeal to me at all. The Adamas does though.
  14. TheGame


    Sep 24, 2008
    Here is what I have seen/heard: (off a facebook page)

    2012 Industry Achievement: Knife Rights & AKTI

    2012 Accessory of the Year: Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener Road Edge 2 (?)

    2012 Kitchen Knife of the Year: Shun Tayo Kitchen Knife

    2012 Investor Collector Knife of the Year: William Henry B12 Freedom

    2012 Collaboration of the Year: Zero Tolerance & RJ Martin 0600

    2012 Best Buy of the Year: Kershaw Cryo

    2012 Manufacturing Quality Award : Chris Reeve Knives

    2012 Hall of Fame Inductee: Harold Kit Carson

    2012 Most Innovative Imported Design: Lionsteel DPX Gear Hest 2.0

    2012 Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Autonomy

    2012 Imported Knife of the Year: CRKT Ken Onion Foresight

    2012 American Made Knife of the Year: Microtech Socom Delta

    2012 Overall Knife of the Year: Zero Tolerance 0888
  15. Socom Elite

    Socom Elite

    Aug 25, 2008
    thanks for the info

    The MT Socom Delta is a Bad MoFo
    I'm Glad they are making a tip up framelock again

    I couldn't find any pics of the Spyderco auto though
  16. 2k3gti18t


    Sep 11, 2006
    Wow looks like ZT/Kershaw really cleaned up. Good for them. Now get back to work and put out some more 0561's!
  17. cburris72


    May 23, 2010
    Dude, benchmades don't suck. I have a lot of benchmades as well as spydercos, kershaws, zt's, busse, etc. Many fans on here for benchmades, so please refrain from using generalities. If you want to say you dont like a certain knife benchmade produces, that's legit but It's just not cool to say a knife company sucks and not back it up with squat. It really makes you look ignorant bro.
  18. PropThePolecat


    Jan 31, 2009
    A Google search for the Spyderco Autonomy didn't turn up much...I'm intrigued, has anyone seen it?
  19. viper89

    viper89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Good job ZT/Kershaw/Shun. I might have to pick up a few of these. Maybe even the Spyderco if I have any money leftover :)
  20. Dr Rez

    Dr Rez Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    Wow kabar didnt do very well with its new stuff I guess :(

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