Montie Gear Introduces Ultralight Knife
(Morrisville, N.C.) Montie Design, an innovative concept-to-marketplace product design and development firm, has added to its ever-expanding line of popular Montie Gear outdoor and camping equipment with a new ultralight knife. Available online at www.montiegear.com, the Montie Gear Knife features a distinctive aluminum sheath, unique release mechanism and available paracord handle wrap. “We’re getting good feedback so far from test and evaluation samplers in addition to early adopters,” Montie Roland, president of Montie Gear, said, adding, “Some in the Special Forces who we’ve shown the knife to handle it with a distinct level of respect for its weight and design.”
Like all of the products in the Montie Gear line, the Montie Gear Knife is made in the USA.
According to Roland, the knife was developed in part due to feedback from existing Montie Gear customers as well as the desire for preparedness-oriented outdoor products as expressed by members of the nationwide preppers movement. “The growing prepper movement is absolutely not a fringe group, instead the are everyday folks who want to have the capability of having a level in self sufficiency in an emergency. Lets face it, as Americans we've gotten used to being able to get food, gas or prescription drugs 24/7 within a few miles of our house. As we have saw after Hurricane Sandy, many people weren't even in a position to provide for themselves and their families for just a few days after the storm passed. They had no water, no food and no way to cope with the cold temperatures when the power and utilities went out. The prepper movement is made up of average, ordinary folks who want to have at least a minimum of self sufficiency and skills to survive when the storms arrive,” says Roland. “In a way preppers are people who appreciate modern conveniences but refuse to take them for granted.”
The Montie Gear Knife’s distinctive aluminum sheath offers a one-handed release of the locking mechanism for very quick access, even with gloves on. It is easily removed from its aluminum holster by pushing on the stainless steel release with the thumb, making for a versatile knife that is at home anywhere from the shoulder strap of a backpack to a purse.
The knife blade is designed to be easy-to-sharpen and replaceable. If a blade is somehow broken, Montie Gear offers a paid replacement service, critical in an ultra lightweight blade. Each blade is hand sharpened and ready for use; a post-purchase sharpening service is also available upon request.
A paracord handle wrap is available, with choices of 550 paracord in several colors: digital desert camo, ACU woodland camo, black or pink.
The Montie Gear Knife comes on the heels of release of the high-tech Montie Gear Slingshot, featuring a sturdy aluminum frame for unrivaled strength, a tapered flat band and leather pouch assembly.
“Our slingshot has been selling quite well; we even had an order from a Hollywood actor, noting that they seem to ship a surprising number of slingshots to Manhattan,” Roland said.
The slingshot and knife join other products in the Montie Gear outdoor catalog including a multi-purpose tree hook archery rest for sturdy support of a bow, crossbow, or rifle with a sling; a camp rack designed to hold pots, lids, serving bowls and utensils off the ground to dry after cleaning; and the popular X-Rest and AR-Rest shooting supports for hunters and recreational shooters.
All equipment in the Montie Gear line is heirloom quality, Troublesome Gap tough. Located near the peak of Hap Mountain overlooking Spring Creek, North Carolina, Troublesome Gap is a rugged mountain area where Montie Gear prototypes are tested and evaluated.
For more information or to order a Montie Gear knife and to view a video demonstrating its use, visit www.montiegear.com.
About Montie Gear
Our philosophy for Montie Gear products is pretty straight forward. We provide Heirloom Quality Products That are Troublesome Gap Tough. Many products in today’s world are meant to have a limited life time. A good example is that cell phone that you need to replace every two years. It works great, but over time technology changes and the fragile electronics have a limited lifetime. We want to design and sell products that have a very long lifetime and may actually get passed along to your kids or grandchildren. Many rifles get passed along from parent to children, sometimes marking a rite of passage. Granted a shooting rest isn’t as special as your Grandfather’s rifle; however, we work to design and sell products that are simple, elegant and high enough quality that you will want to pass them along to your kids or grandchildren. For more information, visit www.montiegear.com.
About Montie Design
Montie Design is an innovative concept-to-marketplace product design and development firm with core competencies in mechanical engineering and industrial design. Implementing a collaborative approach to partnering with clients, Montie Design balances vision with usability in realizing products that are economical to manufacture, elegant and robust. The firm operates out of the Southeast’s innovation hub, the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, with its wealth of industry-leading technology, resources and customers. For more information, visit www.montie.com.