AllOutdoor Staff 01.26.24
In the ever-evolving world of cutting-edge utilities, CRKT is once again pushing the envelope with their newly unveiled line of Bear Claw™ fixed blade knives for 2024. Known to be a favorite among whitewater rafters, water sports enthusiasts, and emergency response personnel, the Bear Claw™ knife has now been meticulously modified to offer more versatility and robust functionality.
The new Bear Claw™ series consists of three exciting models, each tailor-designed to serve a specific purpose. Two of the models carry forward the acclaimed tradition of the Bear Claw™ with their blunt-tipped design, making them a safe carry option in sensitive environments such as around rafts and inflatables. Built with corrosion-resistant steel, these knives also flaunt the signature Veff Serrations™ on their blades, designed to easily sever ropes and straps.
Adding to the lineup is the third model, which while retaining the design features of its counterparts, presents a needle-sharp tip exclusively crafted for piercing tasks. This lethal addition to the Bear Claw™ family not only makes it a cherished companion on day-to-day outdoor ventures but also doubles up as a reliable personal safety tool.
The whitewater rafting community has long relied on the Bear Claw™ for its compact size, easy gripping, and high durability. The knife bears a textured handle with a finger retention hole that ensures a firm grip even in damp conditions. Moreover, the sheath accompanying these knives stipulates various mounting possibilities for rapid access in emergency scenarios.
Despite the advanced features, the new Bear Claw™ models remain reasonably priced at an MSRP of $90. This range extension from CRKT® maintains its timeless essence of usability and simplicity while integrating a dash of innovation, thus positioning the Bear Claw™ as an apt tool to keep at arm’s length in the wild.
The recent introduction of the Bear Claw™ fixed blade knives follows a trend of impressive releases from other renowned knife manufacturers. As previous releases show, such as the Ball and Buck X Winkler Fixed Blade Knife and the Razor Tek lineup by Cold Steel, high-quality blade craftsmanship backed by ingenious design has been a common thread. The Bear Claw™, with its unique features and affordability, adds a new chapter to this exceptional chronicle of blade innovation.
While new introductions such as the Benchmade 430BK and 430SBK Redoubt EDC knives cater to a broad range of purposes from hunting to home utility, the Bear Claw™ continues to uphold its reputation as a trusted reliable knife in water-related activities and emergency situations. With its latest variants, CRKT has successfully built on the Bear Claw™ legacy, presenting a true masterpiece of a tool that is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream.