LEAD BLADE FIRST.
The Blackfoot blades are made from 52100 high carbon ball bearing steel. The cryogenically heat-treated blades provide a perfect balance of toughness and edge retention. Once the razor edge has been lost it can be easily sharpened with a small stone. Unlike other knives, the Blackfoot’s edge can be maintained by even novice knife owners. Additionally, the blades have been parkerized to a black finish which will help minimize rust and glare. 52100 is not stainless. After use clean the blade and occasionally apply a little wax or oil.
The Blackfoot Hunter was designed as the do it all knife. It is light enough to pack on a goat hunt but durable and large enough to completely field dress and elk. The thin knife blade not only makes the knife light but also makes resharpening easy. With G-10 or a micarta handle this knife will not absorb blood and will also still provide some grip when wet. This isn’t just another knife but instead its a part of your essential gear.
The Blackfoot got its name from the region that our founder Josh Smith grew up in. The Blackfoot river valley in Lincoln Montana is on the edge of the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wilderness’. Josh grew up hunting and fishing in this area and felt it was fitting to name this blade after this incredible place.
The Blackfoot blades have two hollows cut into the handle to decrease weight and provide a place for the epoxy to bond the steel and handle material. Screws and high strength epoxy hold the handle scales in place permanently.
Customizable Kydex Sheath
Each Blackfoot comes with a Kydex sheath with a quick attach belt look. This belt loop can be put on your belt without removing or unclasping the belt. The knife can also be carried horizontally or vertically by simply removing two screws, adjusting the look, and reapplying the screws. If you prefer, a tech lock can be purchased to give you even more attachment options.