MKC BISON SKULL TEE - USA MADE
The Signature Montana Knife Company Bison Skull Tee!
- Dyed, Cut, and Sewn in the USA
- Screen Printed in the USA
- Fitted Cut
- Extra Large Back Print
- Small Chest Logo
100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 32 single 4.2 oz. (Ash - 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% poly; Ath. Heather - 90% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% poly; Heather colors - 52% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% poly)
THE STORY BEHIND THE BISON SKULL DESIGN:
We have never really taken the time to explain the bison skull with the knife stuck in it and what it means to our brand. It’s more than you would think.
Most would assume that the bison skulls and Montana just go together. There are a lot of Montana brands that rep the bison skull. That makes complete sense.
But there are layers to this onion…
First, we choose the bison because the bison is the greatest comeback story ever. Just like American manufacturing and our promise to only create America Made knives and bring back jobs to this country.
Take it one step further… You will notice that it is not just any bison skull and that the horns are missing. It is actually a petrified Bison skull from the previous ice age here in Montana. The skull that we used is the bison skull that hangs in Brandon’s family cabin outside of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The skull was found when they were digging up the foundation of the old hunting cabin in the early 1940s. We are not sure how old the bison skull really is.
Now, what does the knife mean??? This to me is the best part and it more than just looks cool. If you have ever read the book by @stevenrinella American Bison: In Search for a Lost Icon, you will hear a story about a petrified bison skull from the previous ice age that they found with tool scratches and marks on it. That doesn’t sound too surprising today… But when they found that skull in the early 1900s that skull ended up not only pushing the timeline of people living in the United States by a couple of thousand years but people existing in general and using tools by a couple of thousand years. Yes making and using tools right here in the USA.
So, in short, the MKC Bison Skull is a symbol of the great American Manufacturing comeback and honors the past knife makers who live in North America before anyone ever knew this place existed.
Perfect fit, awesome design.
I'm someone that aligns with the idea of supporting an American brand, made by American hands, for the sole purpose of holding your ground and standing for your tribe in what you believe. As someone who is a huge fan and also an amateur knife maker as well, I wanted to show my support for MKC in any way I can, even if I haven't been able to pin an MKC knife down to buy. I was extremely impressed by the feel, the fit, and especially the design of the shirt. It happens to now be one of my favorite shirts to wear. I get people here in Colorado that ask me about it all the time, as well as up in Wyoming, and many have heard the name. Definitely won't be the last product I get from MKC and Josh Smith, in fact one of many more to come.
Quality shirt and the design is amazing. Material has a good feel to it, even for working out in.
Great shirt! Super soft, looks great, and fits well too.