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Two new knives from a collaboration in Montana give the hunters an American touch.
It’s always exciting to see what two brands can do when they put their heads together. And this collaboration between FORLOH and the Montana Knife Company is no exception. Both brands are committed to putting quality gear in the hands of hunters, and a new pair of knives from the collaboration is available now.
FORLOH is a newer face on the hunting gear scene, and it makes all of its hunting gear states. Based in Whitefish, Mont., The company focuses on cutting-edge, high-tech equipment. And the product range is growing rapidly.
Working with Montana Knife Company brings custom and local knife manufacturing to the FORLOH collection. Master Blade Master Josh Smith owns and operates MKC and gives his expertise to every knife that goes out of business.
2 newest knives in the hunting scene
The Speedgoat knife
The Black Foot Blade ($ 300) calls itself an all-purpose backcountry knife The Speedgoat blade ($ 225) is an even lighter alternative for high mountain sheep and goat hunters.
Both knives are made of sturdy and durable 52100 blade steel with a high carbon content. With this type of steel, which was originally developed for use in bearings, the focus is on long-term edge retention.
The full tang construction ensures long-lasting workmanship, and a Parkerized black finish on each knife prevents glare and corrosiveness. And a fully flat-ground, straight-tipped blade keeps the utility of the knife general and flexible.
The Black Foot Blade
Where the knives differ is in the handle construction. The Blackfoot (pictured above) is a more classic hunting knife. G10 scales offer more grip when the handle is wet, but add weight.
The Speedgoat counteracts the additional weight of a handle with a handle wrapped with 550 paracord. Paracord reduces hand fatigue and comes in handy in an emergency.
“A reliable knife is an essential part of any hunter’s equipment. We wanted to offer our customers a bespoke handcrafted blade that validates our values of 100% USA manufacturing and excellence,” said Andy Techmanski, CEO of FORLOH.
“We’ve found the perfect partnership with Josh at the Montana Knife Company here in Montana and we’re excited to offer two custom FORLOH blades that showcase true American craftsmanship.”