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 2500 has a Razor-Sharp edge and sharp tip. 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 3.2 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've only had my Bear Claw for a couple of weeks but I like it. I have a smallish hand but the Bear Claw fits easily in my hand and is very secure with my index finger through the finger hole. On the neck chain it is comfortable and easily accessible under my loose fitting summer light-weight shirt. I only wish CRKT offered a left handed sheath as I would like to be able to carry and draw the knife with my off hand, leaving my strong hand free to deploy my firearm if necessary. I would recommend this knife highly. I am considering ordering a second one for me (especially if they'd offer a left handed sheath).
Thanks, Cliff, Pacayune, MS
2013-05-11 Cameron Park, CA
I really like this knife
2013-02-10 Irvine, CA
This is my favorite knife. I just received about one month ago and so far its awesome. The case is well made
2013-01-03 O Fallon, MO
I received the plain edge,sharp point,Bear Claw today. I agree with other reviews. The knife and sheath were everything I wanted. The knife fit the sheath tightly and will not bounce out. The sheath clip, however, was a BIG let down. The clip could be installed open end up or open end down down. I installed it open end up so when the knife was drawn, the sheath wouldn't come with it. The clip fit over my 1.75" wide "bullhidebelts" dress belt, but would not fit over my 2" wide "bullhidebelts" carry belt at all. To me, the clip needs to be attached at the top and the bottom of the sheath so it will NOT come off the belt, drawing or re-holstering. The clip's belt opening should be 2" to handle any sized belt.
2012-11-06 Hurst, TX
Love the knife but would like to see a left-handed carry sheath offered
2012-09-20 Santa Fe, NM
This knife is great, small and compact. Easy to carry and conceal. The knife fits tight in the sheath.
2012-07-20 Burlington, VT
I should start by saying this is one of the better design's I've used. Not only is it intimidating to riff-raff it fits the wife's hand too What a great little deterrent when you cant have your sidearm I promise I'll own 3-4 before the end of the year