Columbia River Bear Claw Fixed Blade Knife w/ Triple Serrated, Pointed Tip

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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 is available in three blade styles: Razor-Sharp and full Triple-Point™ Serrated with pointed tip, plus Triple-Point™ Serrated with tear drop tip for fast cutting without danger of point penetration—ideal 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 Zytel handle fills the hand neatly. The Bear Claw weighs in at a lightweight but stout 3.2 oz. (The tear-drop-tip model is a bit heavier.)

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 Zytel. It allows efficient quick release of the knife—just thumb push against the sheath to release smoothly and quietly—or give a sharp pull.

It features molded-in threaded fittings for attachment of the wide black stainless steel Teflon-plated 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.

• 2515: Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge with Pointed Tip

• Weight: 3.2 oz. (91 g)

• Blade: Length: 2.375" (6.0 cm)

• Thickness: 0.13" (0.33 cm)

• Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

• Knife: Overall length: 5.75" (14.6 cm)

• Bear Claw sheath (included with knife)

• Material: Black Zytel

• Overall length: 4.25" (10.8 cm)

• Width: 1.81" (4.6 cm)

• Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g)

Model Number: 2515
Catalog Number: 15303
Blade Length 2 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (AUS6M)
Sheath Material Zytel
Blade Edge Serrated
Point Hawkbill
Handle Material Zytel
Total Length 5.63 inches
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Sheath Included Yes
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 3.2 ounces
Handle Color Black

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.

CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built—without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers’ high expectations.

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Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK— all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it’s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.

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CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives

with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.

CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, we’ll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.

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Customer Reviews

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By Ed H. from Wantage, UK
March 31, 2008

I use this as my personal rescue knife on my arborist climbing harness. I am yet to use it in a rescue situation(hopefully never will) however it also happens to make a useful tool for removing small epicormic shoots on the tree. It is securely held and it has yet to be dislodged from the sheath despite being rubbed against rough bark and squeezed between tight branch forks. As the previous reviewer states the best attachment is zip tied. Mine is placed on the rear of the harness by my left hip.

By Enzo C. from Miami, FL
September 22, 2006

It is a very good product and as expected.

By Karen E. from Boulder, CO
August 16, 2006

This is a great river rescue knife. It cuts through Spectra like butter(1 sawing pass in 1-2seconds.) It also cuts through webbing immediately. It cuts through a spray skirt very quickly, even through a bungee cord edge or Kevlar reinforcement. For this last application, the pointed tip is better than the blunt tip. The best way to attach it to the knife patch on your PFD is with zip ties.

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