For those who appreciate quick and easy access to their knife blade, there now are two new assisted opening models that meet all the requirements from Bear OPS, the tactical knives division of Bear & Son Cutlery.

With a choice of two sizes, the new Bear Swipe assisted openers share primary features and benefits. They have satin-finish  modified drop-point blades made of Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel for maximum hardness (Rc 58-60) and edge stability, as well as rust- and corrosion-resistance.

Handles are high-quality aircraft aluminum, and they have a metal pocket clip for tip-down convenient carry. Blade options are plain edge or partially serrated.  The Model A-100-ALBK-S Bear Swipe has a 2-1/2” blade, is 4” closed and weighs 2 oz. With either edge, the retail price is $130. The larger Model A-200-ALBK-S Bear Swipe II  has a broader      2-3/4” blade, is 4-1/4” closed and weighs 2.6 oz. Retail price, $137.50, for either edge.

All are made in the USA, as are all Bear & Son knives, and they are backed by Bear’s respected Lifetime Warranty. For more about the full line of Bear & Son and Bear OPS knives, visit their web site,

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