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Blade Runner

Montana Knife Company Working Knives for Working People

Since the young age of eleven, Montana local Josh Smith has worked hard at following his dream of becoming a Master Bladesmith. At just twelve years old, he joined the American Bladesmith Society, and three years later he became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Journeyman's test. At nineteen years old, he earned the title of Master Smith. Again, the youngest to ever pass this next step. Years of hard work and dedication not only allowed Josh to achieve his dream, but also helped him start his own successful small business, The Montana Knife Company (MKC). Over the last few years this small business has exploded with growth, while keeping its American values at the forefront of their business.

Their 100% U.S.A. made high-quality products that come with a multi-generational guarantee are so in demand that they sell out in minutes. The Blackfoot Fixed Blades are not only popular (just check out the hundreds of 5 star reviews) but also hold a special title as the launching knife for the company. This knife is named after the Blackfoot River Valley, where Smith grew up. He titled and designed the knife with the idea that anything needed in that valley could be done with this tool. Each knife they offer can be used for many different purposes, explains Smith, whose knowledgeable display and love of his craft is infectious. While Stonewall Skinner, named after a mountain near the Bob Marshall Wilderness, is more specific to usage for backcountry hunters.

With an ever-growing presence and fanbase of over 200,000 followers on Instagram, they prove to other local businesses that with hard work and quality products, they too can thrive in the state. A true Montana made company, they create tools they love, and use them to do the things they love, in our beautiful last best place and beyond.