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Knife Madness 2023 Bracket Challenge

Join the madness on our Instagram page! Cast your votes and help determine the winners for your giveaway prize!

With all this talk of brackets, comparisons, and overall champions, we thought it would be fun to add knives to the madness! We’ve created seven brackets: handle materials, steels, opening mechanisms, lock types, blade shapes, blade finishes, and knife types. Sales data determined contestants, but you get to choose the winners!

The games will take place on our Instagram stories, and ONLY on our Instagram stories. starting on March 11th! Vote for your favorites, and the winners will advance! Check back here to see up-to-date bracket standings.

At the end of the tournament, we will select multiple knives that include the winning features of each bracket and give them to a handful of lucky winners! To enter the giveaway, click here or the image below!

The Competition

Handle Material

  • G-10
  • Aluminum
  • FRN
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Ultem
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • Micarta

Lock Type

  • Frame Lock
  • Shark Lock
  • Slip Joint
  • Back Lock
  • Button Lock
  • Liner Lock
  • Compression Lock
  • Bar Lock


  • Flipper
  • Nail Nick
  • Thumb Stud
  • Thumb Disc
  • Push Button
  • OTF Thumb Slide
  • Thumb Hole
  • Front Flipper

Blade Steel

  • S35VN
  • Damascus
  • MagnaCut
  • D2
  • M390
  • S90V
  • M4

Blade Finishes

  • Satin
  • Cerakote
  • Mirror
  • Acid Wash
  • Stonewash
  • Bead Blast
  • Patina

Blade Shape

  • Drop Point
  • Hawkbill
  • Dagger
  • Tanto
  • Reverse Tanto
  • Wharncliffe
  • Clip Point
  • Cleaver

Knife Type

  • Fixed
  • Balisong
  • OTF
  • Spring Assisted
  • Folding – Auto
  • Axe/Machete
  • Folding – Manual
  • Multi-Tool