For those who appreciate quick and easy access to their knife blade, there now are two new assisted opening models that meet all the requirements from Bear OPS®, the tactical knives division of Bear & Son Cutlery.

With a choice of two sizes, the new Bear Swipe assisted openers share primary features and benefits. They have satin-finish modified drop-point blades made of Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel for maximum hardness (Rc 58-60) and edge stability, as well as rust- and corrosion-resistance.

The larger Model A-200-ALBK-S Bear Swipe II
The larger Model A-200-ALBK-S Bear Swipe II

Handles are high-quality aircraft aluminum, and they have a metal pocket clip for tip-down convenient carry. Blade options are plain edge or partially serrated.

The Model A-100-ALBK-S Bear Swipe has a 2-1/2” blade, is 4” closed and weighs 2 oz. With either edge, the retail price is $130. The larger Model A-200-ALBK-S Bear Swipe II has a broader 2-3/4” blade, is 4-1/4” closed and weighs 2.6 oz. Retail price, $137.50, for either edge.

All are made in the USA, as are all Bear & Son knives, and they are backed by Bear’s respected Lifetime Warranty. For more about the full line of Bear & Son and Bear OPS knives, visit their web site,

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