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CRKT Bear Claw Knife

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$45.00

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The CRKT Bear Claw Knife is an extension of your hand that cuts rope and webbing like a razor. The blunt tip prevents point penetration in emergency situations.
  • The curve In the Triple-Point serrated blade concentrates the cutting motion for quick, easy severing of the material.
  • Blade control comes easy with the generous size finger hole and friction grooves on the blade spine, underside and near the tip.
  • The knife is held firmly in its sheath but releases smoothly with a jerk or thumb push.
  • Columbia River Knife & Tool makes the handle and sheath of super tough Zytel®, an injection molded composite that wears like metal.
  • The clip slips on a lashtab for handy access. The holes and slots in the sheath serve for additional security anchoring of the sheath to your PFD.
  • The clip is removable and can be moved to open toward the handle or tip end of the sheath. When mounted on the lash tab, the knife is oriented for a right-hand draw.
  • The shank of the blade runs the full length of the handle for superior strength.
  • The blade is made of taper ground AUS 4 stainless steel for excellent edge holding and corrosion resistance.

Product Reviews

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Blade Material: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC stainless steel
Handle Material: Zytel
Sheath Material: Zytel
Total Length: 5.75"
Blade Length: 2.375"
Weight: 3.2 oz
Blade Edge: Smooth and serrated
Blade Tip: Blunt
Features:
  • Clip that attaches to sheath
  • Lanyard holes

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  • CRKT Bear Claw Knife

    Q:

    How well does this sheath work with the "lash tabs" on an Astral Norge PFD?
    Asked on 7/5/2013 by Bob Frapples

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have the Green Jacket, which has the same attachments as your Norge PFD.
      I found the sheath to be a bit flimsy in how it connects to the lash tabs.
      It does work, however, but it isn't a tight fit. I went ahead and
      super-glued the clip closed after I got it on and it seemed to solve the
      problem. Other knives have a more elegant and functional sheath
      attachment, but I really like this knife and it seems to work fine now.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bob, the Bear Claw sheath will fit fine on the Norge lash tab. The sheath clip can be reversed if needed. There are also slots in the sheath that facilitate extra tiedown options. Take a look at the More Views & Larger Images link to see these features.

      Answered on 7/6/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • CRKT Bear Claw Knife

    Q:

    Is the sheath available in a configuration convenient for left handed customers?

    If not, I request NRS to either get them from the maker, or, if CRKT doesn't offer them, request that they start doing so.

    FYI, about 10% of people are left handed. Please stock handedness specific products for lefties as well as righties. If you think it isn't worth the trouble to stock products for left handed customers, think about how you stock male and female centered products and multiple sizes, even sizes such as XXS, XS or XXL. Surely those sizes are suitable for 10% or fewer of your customers.
    Asked on 2/13/2013 by Philtopia from Pasadena, CA

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think it would depend on the type of attachments on your PFD. If you
      used the clip on the back of the holder it would only work for a right
      handed configuration. But if you could strap it on securely you could
      easily flip it over and it would work for a lefty.

      Answered on 2/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Bear Claw only comes with the one orientation sheath. Though it's not ideal, you can mount it upside down, using the slots and holes in the sheath to secure it. Almost all the other knives we carry are either-hand accessible or have a reversible clip. I'll pass your concern along to our purchasers. You can also comment on the CRKT Bear Claw product page; I see that other lefties have done so.

      Answered on 2/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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CRKT Bear Claw Knife
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Comfortable grip (6)
  • Compact (6)
  • Good weight (4)
  • Sharp blade (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Fell from sheath

    By Kayak Instructor

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Canoeing

      Comments about CRKT Bear Claw Knife:

      I bought this knife because I thought it would be easiest to use in an emergency. The knife fell out sometime during a trip. I will replace it with a knife that clips in.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Highly recommended

      By OarBit

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CRKT Bear Claw Knife:

          I bought 2 of these knives after doing a lot of research online. The video really helped me decide to purchase them. We use ours for whitewater rafting and have them strapped to our PFDs. There is a belt clip that comes along with it that would be OK for attaching to a belt. We used straps threaded through the attachment slots built into the scabbard. We have been through some pretty rough water and the setup stayed very secure!

          The knife sits firmly in its scabbard yet is easy to extract with one hand. My husband is left handed and so we were concerned about his ability to use his effectively. Along with that, his hands are large and less then nimble. With the handle pointing down, he is able to put his thumb in the handle hole to take the knife out of the scabbard while maintaining a good grip on the knife.

          We like the fact that the knife tip is not pointed, nor is there a outer blade edge that we might accidentally cut ourselves with - someone we are attempting to assist.

          Our only suggestion for improvement is that it would be great if a left-handed scabbard was available.

          Service and delivery comments:

          This is our first order with NRS and we will now have their website on our favorites bar! Fast service and everything arrived in great condition.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Cuts through most everything!

          By Nils Eivind

          from Red Cross SAR Team Grimstad, Norway

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Grip
          • Compact
          • Cuts most everything
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Weight
          • Great functional design
          • Replaces rescue scissors
          • Sharp Blade
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Hard keeping sharp

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry Camping
          • Campgrounds
          • Day Trips
          • Land rescue
          • Patient clothing removal
          • Rescue
          • River Trips
          • Road Trips
          • Surface rescue
          • Survival

          Comments about CRKT Bear Claw Knife:

          This is a really, really great tool - I had high expectations, but have straight away discovered even more areas for using it, eg.: -patien clothing removal, it even cut through my safety boots , just like a hot knife through butter - it now replaces my rescue scissors!

          I have already reccommended it to alln my SAR-collegues.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sea kayaker's knife

          By Tarheel paddler

          from NC

          Pros

          • Comfortable Grip
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CRKT Bear Claw Knife:

              This knife lives on my PFD, up high on my left shoulder. It takes up little room but is there for me to grab in case of entanglement. I like the bright orange grip, the finger hole for secure handling, and the tight fit in the sheath. It has never slipped out, though I wear it handle-down. You should know that the stainless steel WILL rust after exposure to salt water. I rinse my knife in fresh water to prevent that. I love this knife. It could only be improved if it were titanium.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tool Steel Courage

              By Zurn

              from Grants Pass, OR

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Grip
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Weight
              • Sharp Blade

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • River Trips
                • Whitewater Rescue

                Comments about CRKT Bear Claw Knife:

                I've had one of these on my PFD for several years now and purchased another one for my wife's jacket. Finger hole makes for superior grip when wearing gloves. I have put many river miles toting this knife while kayaking and rafting - never had it self-eject from its sheath. A river knife meant to get you out of sticky situations doesn't come better designed than this.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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