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Columbia River Kommer Bear Claw 2.375" Plain Blade, Sharp Tip, Zytel Handle - 2500

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Part Number: CR2500
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2500: Bear Claw
Columbia River

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 Zytel 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 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.

  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length 5.75 inches
    • Weight 3.2 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 2.375 inches
    • Thickness: 0.13 inches
    • Material: AUS 4
    • Blade-HRC: 55-57
    • Finish: Bead-Blast
    • Grind: Flat
    • Style: Hawksbill
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material Zytel
  • Carry
    • Carry System Zytel Sheath w/2 Position Clip
    • Weight 1.1 ounces
  • Features
    • Lanyard/Neck Chain: Yes
  • Made in Taiwan
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.077 (13 reviews)
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John S
Rowlett, Tx
Sep 26, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
I've always been pleased with the quality and sharpness of CRKT products. Imagine my surprise when I pulled this knife from the sheath and found that it HAD NO EDGE AT ALL. How in the hell did this make it through quality control? This is so unlike most CRKT products but it sure has soured me on this company. Will stick with Cold Steel in the future.
5 out of 5
May 20, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great little knife
Love the way it feels in the hand. Well-proportioned handle feels comfortable in any position. The figure hole gives a secure grip as well. Sharp; well made; nice sheath. An all-around good investment.
2 out of 5
Aug 20, 2012
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Finish, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Materials
Bearclaw Satisfactory
I use is knife as a self defense knife. I would not suggest this knife for anyone. While it is a great shape and size, it began to rust within days of me receiving it. Having had it only a week or so, I am disappointed that the rust looks as if it is years old. Luckily, it is basic surface rust tat can be remedied, but this is nowhere near as good of a knife as it ought to have been. I wear the holster on the inside of my jeans below the belt and it is awkward to withdraw. It is a great knife to put in the pocket, but do not buy this if you plan to conceal it on the top hem of your pants. I would suggest paying a little more money for a knife that doesn't rust and is easier to use. It is amazingly balanced,. though, which redeems it a lot.
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