LionSteel just learned it would be taking home its third consecutive Blade Show Overall Knife of the Year Award, this time for the SR-11. The knife, a flipper variation of their SR-1 folding knife, made its debut at SHOT Show earlier this year. The Maniago, Italy maker also added its second Manufacturing Quality Award which LionSteel previously won in 2014, interrupting Chris Reeve Knives’ 10 year streak.

Here are the 2017 Blade Show Award winners, many of whom will be celebrating in Atlanta this evening:

Production Knives

Overall Knife Of The Year: LionSteel SR-11

American-Made Knife Of The Year: Spartan Blades Kranos

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Imported Knife Of The Year: CRKT Crossbones

Most Innovative American Design: Brian Tighe and Friends Tighe Breaker Integral Auto

Most Innovative Imported Design: SOG Baton Q2

Best Buy Of The Year: Kershaw Dividend


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