TFB Profiles Bladesports World Champion James Clifton

James Clifton

Bladesports continues to grow in popularity as it gains exposure. What’s not to love? There is competition, camaraderie, excitement, and most importantly, the knife world equivalent of a high-performance sports car – the competition blades themselves.

David has done a great job covering the Bladesports beat for the blog. He has gone as far as calling out a significant issue for Bladesports as it tries to reach a greater audience and attract more participants.

That said, I figured I would do my part to boost Bladesports’ exposure by sharing the recent The Firearms Blog profile of this year’s World Champion from the men’s division – James Clifton.

Apropos of nothing at all, James has participated in our “5 from the Grinder” series. In case you missed it.

From The Firearms Blog:

 “BladeSports International, Inc., is a Texas non-profit corporation formed to promote knife safety, provide workshops and cutting events for its members, and to inform and educate the public with regard to the safe use of a knife as a tool.” What I have found most fascinating in watching these competition videos is the quality of knives presented and indeed I’m told many competitors actually make their own knives.

That appears to be the case with 2017 World Champion and top-standings-holder James Clifton. Mr. Clifton is the proprietor of Rooster Fish Fabrication (aka Rooster Fish Knives) in Gallatin, TN, and his own model CPMM4 is shown in the competition video above.

TFB is the second largest firearms blog (after the Mothership) if I have my facts straight. This exposure can only help Bladesports as it tries to reach a broader audience. Congrats to James as well, both for his championship itself, but also on the accolades that follow.


  1. Sam L. says:

    As was said before, to make it bigger would take a “Factory Knife” category, which newbies could purchase and practice with.

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TFB Profiles Bladesports World Champion James Clifton

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