There is more to building a complete kit – especially one meant for self-defense and/or survival – than just guns and ammo. Finding the right knife or more accurately, knives, is an important part of having everything you need (and not just for the proverbial SHTF situation but for the everyday stuff as well). If you’ve ever tried to find the perfect knife you know just how hard it is, though. For that matter, I imagine I am not the only person with a rather large crate of unwanted knives taking up a corner of their gun room. Now there’s a new option from Bear OPS: the Bear Swipe III.
The Bear OPS Bear Swipe III is an assisted-opening knife designed as the newest addition to the company’s tactical line. It features a 2 3/4″ modified drop-point blade made with 14C28N steel. According to the company the steel is made to hold an edge and is also resistant to corrosion. The blade has a Rockwell hardness of 58-60. The new knife’s handle is 4 1/4″ long and is described by Bear OPS as being made of Genuine India Stag Bone. The total length of the knife when fully opened is 7″ and it weighs 2.6 ounces. It comes with a metal pocket clip placed for tip-down carry.
Just like all the company’s knives the new Bear Swipe III is made in the United States at the Bear OPS factory in Jacksonville, Alabama. This knife is backed by a lifetime warranty.
MSRP $119.99. Take a look at the company’s full line of knives at http://www.bearandsoncutlery.com/