Bear & Son Cutlery

Bear & Son Cutlery is an American company.  They engineer, design, build and finish their knives in Jacksonville, Alabama with American craftsmen.  They have recently started a new line of knives called Bear OPS to manufacture tactical knives.

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Bear OPS Knives

This is a American Made Bear OPS Model AC-100-B4-T.  CPM-S30V Blade, Rockwell 58-60,  lenght closed 4 1/8", 3" edge, 7 1/8" overall.  

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Bear MGC?

Started by Chase McNiss. Last reply by Leopold Lacrimosa Feb 11, 2013. 6 Replies

Is Bear MGC the same company as Bear and Sons?  I am interested in the history of both if anybody out there knows. ThanksCContinue

bear & son's knife company& remington knive's

Started by stephen tungate. Last reply by Gary Nelson May 6, 2012. 1 Reply

does any one know about bear & son's making the remington i hear they are of great quality. i have not at the moment got one but hear a lot of good things about them.who can tell us more about…Continue

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Comment by Steve Hanner on November 22, 2013 at 19:23

yes that charming pic is none other than NKCA President Lisa and Matt Griffey  @ Bear Cutlery Co Community Appreciation Weekend!

Comment by Steve Hanner on November 22, 2013 at 19:22

Comment by Tobias Gibson on February 11, 2013 at 15:48

Gary, they, may have changed their policy.  The complaints concerning their balisongs were from 2003. My  run it was from last August.

As I received a knife that in my opinion was flawed, they should've at least said send it back, we'll take a look at it.  Instead the blew me off, and blamed Camillus for having having antiquated manufacturing processes and told me to just keep opening and closing it, eventually it'll open smoothly. That's not customer service in my opinion.  Case is much more responsive.  Mater fact, SMKW is much more responsive when one of their made in China knives isn't up to snuff.

Comment by Gary Nelson on February 11, 2013 at 15:16

I can see nothing in the Bear catalog that excludes any knife from the warranty. 


Comment by Tobias Gibson on February 11, 2013 at 10:55

I hada problem with thier scout knife. My email from Mr Griffey was different: 


this is the old camullius tooling and it's a more wear in knife than a bear

we use progresive tooling and they used pancake tooling so the blade will have to wear in just put oil on the spring joint and work back and forth.

they use to make 25,000 boy scout a year with that tooling

On 8/28/12 1:33 PM, Tobias Gibson wrote:

    Name : Tobias Gibson
    Daytime Phone : 773.XXX-XXXX
    E-Mail :
    Company Name :
    Message : I recently purchased a Pattern 7445 scout camp knife via  While i like the knife I have discovered that the main blade has a significant amount of drag or rubbing  at the pivot point.  (Where the blade tang is attached to the knife handle)   You can feel this drag when the blade opens and closes.  I have several other Bear knives and none experience this.  While i haven't carried the knife much, I have oiled the joints assuming the problem might have been from sitting in storage. Is there a way for me to remedy the problem.  Can I send it to you for repair?  Is there a charge for this, If the problem is due to manufacturing and not use?
    First Name : Tobias
    Last Name : Gibson


    August 28, 2012 - 1:33 pm


I collect Camillus and I collect Scout knives.  I can tell you that I have never had this kind of pivot grind on any scout knife, let alone my Camillus knives.  It is now February  2013.  After working the blades almost weekly and continuous oiling of the joints, I can honestly say their is no real change in the pivot grinding.  I want it to better but it isn't.  I find it disturbing thay Mr Griffey or his rep threw the Camillus name under the bus as an excuse for their poor quality control.  Unless I can inspect a Bear knife beforehand I won't buy it. I've had too many problems with their folders.  It is also my understanding that their limited life time warranty doesn't apply to their balisongs.

Comment by Leopold Lacrimosa on February 11, 2013 at 9:02

That's an automatic model, isn't it?

Comment by Tobias Gibson on January 24, 2013 at 6:33

Steve, the so-called gunstock whittler is actually a cigar or equal end whittler. I guess by caramel gunstock, they are referring to a jigging pattern. (Checkered)  See the catalog at <  >  Caramel is on page 21.  The also have a red bone with 1095 on page 4  Of their folders, I'm looking at Wood grain Delrin Hawkbill (page 13);   the stag bone butterfly (page 23); and maybe the stag bone barlow (page 17).

Comment by Steve Hanner on January 23, 2013 at 21:55

They do make some nice knives, I think it was last year they had a  Whittler that came in a caramel gunstock bone. I am still wondering how they did on that whittler?

Comment by Gary Nelson on September 25, 2012 at 12:57

Don't have any of the Farmhand folders.   Case makes a Hawkbill Pruner.

Comment by Steve Hanner on September 24, 2012 at 20:21

I have seen those Gary and they seem nice. Do you have any of the farmhand folders and what is your opinion? Case made something similar didn't they?


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