There are plenty of hunting knives on offer with varying price points and quality, into the mix is the Montana Knife Company Speedgoat Fixed Blade, a knife that promises rugged durability with an overall lightweight design. As with any product, it’s essential to gauge its key features and overall performance. With that in mind, lets check out what this knife has to offer.
- Blade Steel: 52100 Ball Bearing Steel
- Full Tang Construction
- Overall Length: 7 3/4”
- Blade Length: 3 3/4”
- Ultrathin .095 Blade Thickness
- Ultralight 1.7 Ounces
- Black Parkerized Finish – Minimize Glare & Rust
- Handle Material: USA Paracord
- 7+ Feet Of Cord For Emergency Use
- 100% Made in the USA
- Hand Finished in Montana
Montana Knife Company Speedgoat
These knives are designed and made in the USA by the relatively new Montana Knife Company. One of the standout features of The Speedgoat is its sleek and ergonomic design. I first came across the Montana Knife Company from admiring their knives on Instagram.
Straight out of the box, the knife doesn’t need any sharpening or tuning. The Speedgoat’s full size handle length contours allow for a natural grip, which reduces fatigue for prolonged use. There’s 7 feet of 550 paracord wrapped around the handle. Its minimalist look, without any unnecessary frills, shows the true art form of knife making that is both practical and visually appealing.
Montana Knife Company state that and The Speedgoat is built tough and it doesn’t stray from this. Made from 52100 carbon ball-bearing steel, the 0.095 ultra thin blade offers an ideal blend of toughness and sharpness. The blade is also parkerised to a matte black finish which minimises rust and glare. It comes shipped with a Kydex sheath that locks the knife into place, ensuring the blade is protected.
In terms of performance, The Speedgoat doesn’t disappoint. Spending a lot of time outdoors and needing a sharp knife for hunting trips this knife delivers. Its sharpness is evident from the first cut, gliding with ease and staying sharp.
Moreover, the blade is versatile. From skinning game to chopping vegetables it’s a multipurpose tool that stands up to various challenges without compromising on performance. From some recent hard use my only gripe is that washing the handle is made a little more difficult being paracord, but its nice the have the cord for emergency use.
Size and Portability
Weighing in at 1.7oz/48g, The Speedgoat is a great example of portability without sacrificing functionality. It’s compact enough to be carried easily, whether on a belt or in a pack, yet large enough to handle demanding tasks.
For the quality and craftsmanship, the Montana Knife Company Speedgoat provides excellent value for money. While it might be priced slightly higher than some mainstream cheaper options, the longevity, performance, and durability of this knife make it a worthy investment for casual users and professionals.
Maintenance isn’t a hassle, with the blade’s resistance to corrosion and its ability to retain sharpness mean that only minimal upkeep is required. A simple cleaning after use and occasional sharpening are all it takes to keep this knife in optimal condition. In addition Montana Knife Company offer free lifelong cleaning, sharpening, repair, and even a reshape of the blade when necessary, as well as re wrapping handles free of charge.
Overall the Speedgoat by Montana Knife Company is a standout knife for the back country hunter. It balances design, functionality, and quality into a knife that is both easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. It holds its sharp edge and is extremely lightweight.
To the serious knife collectors and professional hunters who value craftsmanship and performance, this knife is a great example of what happens when passion meets expertise. Whether you’re a back country hunter or someone who simply appreciates a good knife, the Speedgoat is a worthy addition to your collection.
In a world where the market is flooded with mass-produced options, it’s refreshing to see a company dedicated to the art of knife-making. Montana Knife Company’s Speedgoat Fixed Blade is not just a knife. A statement of quality, durability, and a commitment to their customers. I highly recommended this knife for anyone in search of a reliable, high-quality blade.
For those chasing something a little more compact, MKC also offer the Speedgoat in a smaller version.