WHITEFISH, Mont. (Feb. 1, 2021) — FORLOH, the first brand to manufacture high-end technical hunting apparel that is 100 percent made in the USA, has launched a new line of 100 percent USA-made hunting knives. Proudly built in Frenchtown, Montana, by world-renowned master bladesmith Josh Smith of Montana Knife Company, the two new offerings, the Speedgoat and the Blackfoot, are emblazoned with special-edition FORLOH logos and are available now at FORLOH.com.
“A reliable knife is an essential part of any hunter’s equipment, and we wanted to bring a custom hand-built blade to our customers that uphold our values of 100 percent USA-made and performance in the field,” said FORLOH CEO Andy Techmanski. “We found the perfect collaboration here in Montana with Josh at Montana Knife Company, and are excited to offer two custom FORLOH blades that highlight true American craftsmanship.”
Built in collaboration with the Montana Knife Company, both the Blackfoot and Speedgoat hunting blades are 100 percent USA-made with 52100 high carbon blade steel. Full-tang construction and premium steel selection steel offer robust reliability and an ideal blend of toughness and edge retention allowing for in-field maintenance and sharpening. Both blades are Parkerized with a black finish to prevent corrosion and eliminate glare; then laser etched with FORLOH and MKC logos. Each Blackfoot and Speedgoat comes with a 100 percent USA-made Kydex sheath that is versatile, modular, customizable, and built for external vertical or horizontal carry and quick access. Both the Blackfoot and Speedgoat are available now at FORLOH.com.
The Blackfoot is named after the Blackfoot River valley in Lincoln, Montana, on the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wilderness edge. This do-it-all hunting blade is a versatile and robust straight-point style fixed-blade with a full flat-ground blade and full-tang construction ready to tackle any task in the field. Equipped G10 scales offer superior purchase in wet conditions and will not retain water or blood. The Blackfoot is available in two colors, light green and black-green, at FORLOH.com. MSRP $300
- Blade Steel: USA-made 52100 high-carbon
- Scales Material: G10
- Finish: Black Parkerization
- Blade Length: 3.5 in
- Total Length: 7.75 in
- Knife Weight: 2.9 oz
The Speedgoat is named after the light and fast antelope native to Montana. The slim, lightweight knife is light enough to pack on an alpine goat hunt but durable and large enough to completely field-dress an elk. This full-tang, full flat ground straight-point blade offers precision control and easy sharpening in a slim, ultralight package. The handle is wrapped in a USA-made 550 paracord that reduces the hand fatigue found in similar ultralight blades and serves as useful cordage in an emergency. The Speedgoat is available now in three colors, blaze orange, coyote tan, and black at FORLOH.com. MSRP $225