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Cold Steel Black Bear Classic

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Retail Price: $549.99
Our Price: $396.99
Item Number: CS14BBCJ
Manufacturer: Cold Steel
Manufacturer Part No: 14BBCJ

Cold Steel Black Bear Classic - CS14BBCJ

This classic sub-hilt design fighter was first developed by Bob Loveless, one of the founding members of the knifemaker's guild. It's perhaps the quintessential combat knife. Its 8" blade offers excellent reach and incredible penetration with very little physical effort. The sub hilt practically eliminates the possibility of the hand being dislodged or coming into contact with the blade. Plus, the sub hilt facilitates rapid and effortless withdrawal after insertion. Versions of this design are offered by hundreds of custom knife makers at premium prices. Therefore Cold Steel thought it was about time to offer premium sub-hilt performance at a more reasonable price, so they designed the Black Bear Classic.

Cold Steel uses the same VG-1 San Mai III® blade that is found in their famous Tanto series. The blades are perfectly heat treated and a double grind is expertly applied. Then the surface of the blade is polished to a beautiful satin finish, and the edges are honed and buffed to hair shaving sharpness! The black linen Micarta scales are fastened to the blade tang by 6 stainless pins and expertly hand shaped and contoured. Then the handle, including the 300 series stainless guard and sub hilt is buffed to a lustrous shine that will rival the finest custom knives! The Black Bear comes complete with a Secure-Ex® sheath.


Item Number: 14BBCJ
Name: Black Bear Classic
Blade Length: 8 1/2"
Overall Length: 13 1/4"
Steel: VG-1 San Mai III®
Weight: 12.7 oz
Handle: 5 1/4" Long Black Linen Micarta
Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
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