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Fred Fuller
April 30, 2009, 02:26 PM
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Bear & Son Cutlery® has introduced the perfect pocket-carry companion with its new Yellow Delrin 3” Little Trapper™ folding, double-bladed pocket knife (model # C354 1/2). Collectors and users alike will appreciate this new all-purpose addition to Bear & Son Cutlery’s popular 4th Generation line of knives made of 1095 highcarbon steel, famed for being easy to sharpen and for holding an edge longer than other steels.


While small and compact, this ultra-sharp pocket knife offers unique functionality with two full-length,
hollow-ground polished blades. A sharp-pointed clip blade is perfect for detailed work, while a rounded-point spey blade avoids poking through a surface by accident, making the blade well-suited for skinning or any task requiring sweeping knife strokes.


The compact Bear & Son Cutlery Yellow Delrin 3” Little Trapper is equally at home in the pockets of jeans or dress pants. It features a nostalgic frame design with brass liners and nickel silver bolsters. This beautifully crafted knife has traditional, distinctive yellow Delrin handles with an inlaid 4th Generation shield, giving it instant collector appeal, but anyone who appreciates a sharp edge, high performance and versatility will value it for years to come.


Like all Bear & Son Cutlery products, the Little Trapper is proudly made in the U.S.A. in Bear & Son Cutlery’s fully self-contained factory. Unlike knife-makers who assemble knives from parts bought from various suppliers, Bear & Son Cutlery does everything in-house, from building blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, and hand-finishing of products. This allows Bear & Son Cutlery to maintain high standards of quality while offering affordable products.

C354 1/2 MSRP $40.99

We Build ‘em Tough.

We Build ‘em Right.

We Build ‘em Here.

Take out a Bear!

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CWL
April 30, 2009, 02:45 PM
Thanks for posting this. I did not realize made in USA slippies were still affordable for EDC.

Will need to get both a delrin & a stagbone slippie now.

sm
April 30, 2009, 04:21 PM
That there is a real knife with real steel and everything!
Its...a Trapper pattern too!

It will be legal not only in the USA for restricted workplaces, also in the UK.

Restrictions such as no locking knives, no one hand opening, no assist opening, blade length, total length of closed knife...etc.


I volunteer to test one of these out if someone sends me one.

All in the name of southern hospitality and science and all that stuff you understand.


* Hot Dang! Pass the RC and Moonpie! Them 'Bama Boys done good! *

bikerdoc
April 30, 2009, 04:55 PM
webb site please

Valkman
April 30, 2009, 06:47 PM
http://www.bearandsoncutlery.com/index.php?src=directory&srctype=display&id=343&submenu=Products&view=Products_detail

Stainz
April 30, 2009, 08:58 PM
My favorite Bear MGC is my 597D, a stag handled Damascus bladed Buck 110 size lockback. It is so much nicer than the oak handled SS bladed version, the 297, that I hand picked on closeout at an Academy Sports store. The Damascus blade knife was from an evil-bay win from a store with no reserve. I got it delivered for <$50 (It lists for $150.). They make their own Damascus - even Kershaw uses it - and they are just up the road in Jacksonville, AL. They make a tough, if not super detailed, knife. Hard to beat a Buck 301 Stockman in that price range for US made.

Stainz

PS The best value I have found in Trappers, Copperheads, Stockman, etc, has been the excellent carbon steel bladed German-made Boker Tree Brand classics - generally listing for $70, too.

sm
April 30, 2009, 09:16 PM
PS The best value I have found in Trappers, Copperheads, Stockman, etc, has been the excellent carbon steel bladed German-made Boker Tree Brand classics - generally listing for $70, too.

I too am an old long time user and believer in Tree Brand Boker Carbon Steel knives as well.

This new offering from Bear, is akin to what Case finally came out with, just I have not bothered to see if Case offers theirs in CV or not.
Case is Case and seems to have chosen to cater to the collector market, which is their business and I can understand staying in business.
Too many old companies are gone now, such as Camillus and Shrade.

This new offering from Bear, intrigues me, as it is very similar to the Peanut pattern, due to size.
Peanut is typically 2 7/8" with a main clip blade and smaller pen blade. Now I happen to believe in the pen blade. It simply works "best" for some tasks.

Boker does some carbon steel knives along these lines.
Boker 240 is one, and 822i is another.

I just happen to like these in Rosewood.

JTW Jr.
May 1, 2009, 07:38 PM
I was interested up until they laid down some serious BS:

Unlike knife-makers who assemble knives from parts bought from various suppliers, Bear & Son Cutlery does everything in-house, from building blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, and hand-finishing of products.

Perhaps they should have phrased it as " other knife manufacturing companies " instead of knife makers.

Knife does look promising though.

ArfinGreebly
May 4, 2009, 02:04 AM
Reminds me of something made by Queen Cutlery.

Interesting.

conw
May 4, 2009, 11:36 PM
I was interested up until they laid down some serious BS:

Quote:
Unlike knife-makers who assemble knives from parts bought from various suppliers, Bear & Son Cutlery does everything in-house, from building blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, and hand-finishing of products.
Perhaps they should have phrased it as " other knife manufacturing companies " instead of knife makers.

Knife does look promising though.

They didn't refer to "all other knife makers," they just said they're unlike knife makers who assemble knives from parts manufactured elsewhere. If there had been a comma, like this...

"Unlike other knife makers, who..."

Then they might be referring to all knife makers. But not in this case.

Deltaboy
May 8, 2009, 10:49 PM
Thanks they have a Barlow I am going to get!

Finding a good looking Barlow under $100 have been a real pain till tonight.

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