If you’re unfamiliar with Ferrum Forge, it’s about time you got acquainted. The LA-based company is the project of knifemaking brothers Elliot and Chris Williamson. The Williamson brothers design some of the most unique blade shapes in EDC knives (including a handy pocket cleaver). This week the brand announced a new line of knives called the Pro-Line, and the first knife to be included in that collection, the Fortis 2.0. While many of Ferrum Forge’s custom blades were made in the US, the Pro-Line blades are designed in California and made by WE Knife Co. in China (another brand to pay close attention to).
“The Pro-Line opens up a bunch more freedom in terms of what we can do with folding knives,” Elliot Williamson told KnifeNews. This will be the first time that the Fortis returns to the Ferrum Forge lineup since 2015, but the Pro-Line version is far from a remake of the original. “I took the original and changed all the things I wanted to since the first release,” says Williamson. Things like changing the shape of the Spyderco-esque flipper hole in the blade. The blade shape itself has also changed since the original Fortis. It comes in at the same length (3.5-inches), but features a new hybrid of a drop point and spear point. Like Ferrum Forge’s other blades, and the previous version of the Fortis, the new Pro-Line knives are gorgeous and worthy of even the most discerning pocket knife aficionado’s EDC.
Blade Length: 3.5-inches
Overall Length: 8.23-inches
Handle: Full 6Al-4V titanium handle scales
Pocket Clip: Milled titanium ambidextrous
Opening Mechanism: Ceramic detent and bearings
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