Russ Kommer is a bright young custom knifemaker who was based in Anchorage, Alaska, for many years. Conditions there are rugged, either from the climate or the work folks are doing. He thought a knife that was easy to grip and hard to lose would be a big hit, and since he made the first Bear Claw™, he hasn't been able to meet the demand. His original concept was a self-defense knife for women that would be lightweight, easy to access and control. But it seems that every parachutist, bush pilot and commercial fisherman who sees one, wants one.
As a result, Russ and CRKT teamed up to make the production Bear Claw, a cutting machine that, thanks to the generous size finger hole, acts just like an extension of your hand. It is the perfect emergency cutting tool for anyone who needs to quickly cut rope, webbing or netting, especially if their life is going to depend on it.
The Bear Claw 2510features a Triple-Point™ Serrated blade with tear drop tip for fast cutting without danger of point penetrationideal for law enforcement and emergency rescue personnel. Blades are full-tang, taper-ground AUS 4 stainless steel with a fine bead-blast finish. Friction grooves are placed on the blade spine, choil and near the tip for maximum blade control and safety. The contoured glass filled nylon handle fills the hand neatly. The Bear Claw weighs in at a lightweight but stout 3.4 oz.
We developed one of our CRKT trademark high-tech sheaths for the Bear Claw that's only 1.1 oz. of tough, durable, injection-molded glass filled nylon. It allows efficient quick release of the knifejust thumb push against the sheath to release smoothly and quietlyor give a sharp pull.
It features molded-in threaded fittings for attachment of the wide black stainless steel pocket clip at either end, using the Torx® tool and screws provided. The sheath also has a total of seven lanyard holes and belting slots to permit a variety of carry positions, and a lanyard is provided.
I bought this out of total curiousity....it looks cool, has good reviews, I figured what the hell?
I received this a week ago, and I have found negatives but, this knife still gets a total 10 and a half in my book The weight is awesome, it fits directly in your hand (almost like its a part of your hand), and it looks really awesome to boot My other knife, which I love, is probably going to be left in my top drawer....
negatives? The case...ugh. I do not have a place to clip it on, being that I wear a Tyvex suit, with shorts and a Tshirt underneath. I've been putting knife with case right in my pocket. Hopefully it doesn't fall out.
The other would be the blunt tip...not sure why i decided on it but, the sharp tip would've benefitted my needs more
Oh well...I am still very happy
2013-03-24 Carmel, IN
I bought the blunt tip Bear Claw as a safety knife to wear on my PFD when canoeing or kayaking. This is the perfect tool for freeing oneself from an entanglement after a capsize. It is small enough that you won't mind wearing it, but big enough to do the job. The aggressive serrations will make short work of rope, cord, netting or webbing. The blunt tip protects you from injury as you slice through whatever may have you entangled. Although there is a spot to attach a lanyard, the finger hole design makes it very unlikely that you will drop the knife inadvertently. The materials and construction are high quality. The sheath retention is so good that I plan to mount mine in a tip up position over my left chest. Like a seat belt when driving, I will wear this knife when paddling.