The winners were as follows:
The Editors' Choice award goes to the Benchmade Mini-Barrage 585. It is reported by Gear Review Editor Jediah Porter as, "A technical piece of equipment with features and dimensions that all kinds of users can appreciate. It is a decent size yet still compact and our testers loved the support its ergonomic design and provided and appreciated its easy to open blade."
Top Pick award goes to the Victorinox Classic SD Swiss Army Knife. This award goes to the product that excells at a specific application. According to Gear Editor Porter, "The Classic SD is a well made portable knife best for small tasks. Though it was the smallest in our review it has the most features. It comes in handy as a solution to every day little issues that might pop up and is a great addition to any keychain."
The Kershaw Leek is the Best Buy award winner. This award goes to the best product available for a reasonable price. Porter reports, "The Leek balances durability, usefulness and quality construction in a product that is reasonably priced. It was very inspiring to our testers due to its incredibly aesthetically pleasing shape and form. The blade proved to perform nearly as well as other products tested that were twice the price."
Also provided is a helpful accompanying Buying Advice article that discusses some important key tips for consumers to keep in mind when shopping for the right product for their intended uses.
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