First Impressions: Bear Swipe IV Folding Knife

This American-made assisted-opening blade deserves a regular spot in your pocket.

posted on August 19, 2023
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One of the most important things that an outdoors enthusiast should have in his or her pocket is a good knife. You just never know when you might need to strike a spark, open a package ... or cut your ponytail off when it gets caught in the belay device. That's why we're excited about this all-new assisted-open tactical pocketknife from Bear OPS. Made in America with premium, high-carbon stainless steel, the Bear Swipe IV can be opened one-handed for just about any eventuality.

Don't let the "tactical" part of the name fool you into thinking that this knife won't do you just as well in the backwoods as it does in an everyday carry (EDC) rig. This is a purely utilitarian design. The ergonomic black and green G10 handle resists daily wear and provides a secure and comfortable grip for optimal control even in the most demanding situations and. Minimum snag points, Torx screws, and a stainless-steel insert along with a robust pocket clip are among the additional features offered. 

The Bear Swipe IV boasts a modified drop-point blade forged from 14C28N Sandvik steel—a premium, high-carbon stainless steel that exhibits remarkable durability and exceptional edge retention. So, whether you're navigating the great outdoors or tackling everyday tasks, this knife will get the hard jobs done. The assisted opening mechanism and thumb studs provide swift and easy access to the blade, and the framelock mechanism guarantees the blade remains locked open with every deployment. Like all Bear OPS knives, the Bear Swipe IV is meticulously crafted in the heart of Alabama, where generations of skilled artisans apply their skills to every work piece. All this for only $99.99;






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