UPKnife was honored with an award for Best Factory "Weird" Knife at Blade Show West for having an Outstanding and Unique Design. Note I entered the competition in the category of Best Every Day Carry. In hind sight this was my first show and I made the mistake to file my application as a "factory" knife. I would have been wiser to file as Semi-Custom. I design and grind these knives myself and use every bit of the knowledge and technology I have at my disposal to create these.