Bear OPS B-500-LD Bear Song IV Butterfly Knife 3.875" Damascus Blade, Silver Aluminum Handles

$163.95

MSRP* : $266.00 | You Save* : $102.05 (38%)
Part #: BCB500LD | Bear OPS
Description
BCB500LD: B-500-LD Bear Song IV
Bear Ops
 
This Bear OPS butterfly knife has a High Definition Damascus steel blade. The blade is single edged, but double grinded and a skeletonized center. The handles are drilled out T6 aluminum with a titanium finish. It has a smooth locking latch and is put together entirely with Torx screws.

Bear & Son Cutlery is a family owned company started in 1991 with the mission of manufacturing the "best knives made in the USA" at their fully contained 41,000 sq ft facility in Jacksonville, Alabama. Because Bear & Son takes their obligation of duty and to our country very seriously, their goal is to manufacturer the best tactical knives available for those who serve. Bear OPS knives are made with (OPS) Operational Precision for Superior Tactical Knives that can be relied on for any situation.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.875"
  • Closed Length: 5.375"
  • Overall Length: 9.875"
  • Blade Material: High Definition Damascus
  • Blade Thickness: 0.10"
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Finish: Acid Etch
  • Handle Material: T6 Aircraft Aluminum
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Locking Mechanism: Latch
  • Sheath Material: Pouch
  • Weight: 4.4 oz.
  • Made in the USA
Damascus Steel
Damascus Steel A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Bear OPS B-500-LD Bear Song IV Butterfly Knife 3.875" Damascus Blade, Silver Aluminum Handlesrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Bear OPS B-500-LD Bear Song IV Butterfly Knife 3.875" Damascus Blade, Silver Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jason
Hawaii
Nov 24, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Sheath
I love it!
I don't understand why Bear OPS doesn't have a higher rating. Maybe I lucked out... it is my first pricey butterfly as well, so perhaps I just don't know what good quality is then. But coming from someone who's grown up mostly playing with balisongs that were handmade from the Philippines in the 1980s and Chinese made from the '90s, this thing blows them out the water. I don't believe these come with a sheath, which would've been nice to have... but it does come with a fancy box, and the fact that it's American made fills me with pride and joy. The damascus is MUCH nicer quality than the photos I've seen (including on here). So again, maybe mine is a fluke then, as this is the only Bear OPS / Bear & Son knife I have experience with, but I absolutely recommend it if this is what they have to offer at the price I picked it up at ($160). The grooves in the steel are much finer, the satin silver finish gives it a very gorgeous, professional look and provides a complimentary color contrast to the unusual blade. My only real complaint with this knife is the safety latch - it slips out of place very easily and mostly just gets in the way. I'm tempted to remove it, as the torx screws are already as tight as can be and it still swings freely most of the time. Also, there are three very tiny chips that came with my blade that I've not been able to smoothen out, but it's not significant. (It may be an issue for someone who just wants to collect and keep them on display or something, but I like to at least use mine for simple tasks like box cutting and opening packages). Other than that, I'm very happy with it. It's a little odd that for the style of blade, that they didn't sharpen both sides, which I had expected it to be at first, although that may be because it can be a lot more difficult to flip a double edged bali.
Bear OPS B-500-LD Bear Song IV Butterfly Knife 3.875" Damascus Blade, Silver Aluminum Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Liam
woodinville
Jan 15, 2017
Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
nice knife, but fell short of it's price
Came out of the box plenty sharp, but not quite ready to flip. The safe side of the blade was very rough as it was not polished after being eched (it being damascus steel, the blade has been dipped in an acid to bring out definition, this partially deformed the form unless polished). The rough side eventually cut through my skin. I was late sanded smooth. The latch stoped working on day two. I found that the tang pins were too small and the latch lost tension. I happened to have some spares laying around and fixed it.In all the knife is as beautiful as pictured and glides like a champ. The handles have a nice grip and add to the overall look. Considering the price tag and the two problems, I would only recomend the knife if your willing to do a little work on it yourself.

 

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