Awards will be presented for the following categories, at the first annual International Custom Cutlery Exposition:
Best of Show
Best Art Knife
Best Fixed Blade Knife
Best Folding Knife
Best Combat Knife
Best Hunting Knife
There will also be a separate category just for American Bladesmith Society members:
The Moran Memorial Damascus Award
This award will be judged on damascus pattern and overall design.
Judging will take place at a reception hosted by The Knifemakers Guild, on Thursday, September 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All show participants, ABS board members and their spouses are invited to attend. All awards will be judged at this reception by their fellow makers. Location will be announced at a later date.