To compete in the electrifying, sexually charged world of BladeSports, you must first become certified by an official BladeSports instructor or a "BladeSports recognized cutting school," which can be found in suburban strip malls across the land. Your weapon must also satisfy a long list of specifications to protect the beautiful sport from devolving into an assembly of fat guys swinging their homemade Buster Swords.
Top competitors are usually sponsored by knife makers, although some, like the Jedi, construct their own weapons. A competitive knife must be able to split a two by four and then filet a straw, so they can cost upwards of $900. Competitions usually award nothing more than a belt buckle, at least until their ESPN deal kicks in. Here's what champion Dwayne Unger took home from the 2018 BLADE Show, the most prestigious event of the knifing season: