Russ Kommer is a bright young custom knifemaker who was based in
Anchorage, Alaska, for many years. Conditions there are rugged, either
from the climate or the work folks are doing. He thought a knife that
was easy to grip and hard to lose would be a big hit, and since he made
the first Bear Claw, he hasn't been able to meet the demand. His
original concept was a self-defense knife for women that would be
lightweight, easy to access and control. But it seems that every
parachutist, bush pilot and commercial fisherman who sees one, wants one.
As a result, Russ and CRKT teamed up to make the production Bear Claw, a
cutting machine that, thanks to the generous size finger hole, acts just
like an extension of your hand. It is the perfect emergency cutting tool
for anyone who needs to quickly cut rope, webbing or netting, especially
if their life is going to depend on it.
The Bear Claw 2510ER is a professional model which has a blunt tip and
serrated edge, making it perfect for seat belt removal during emergency
rescues and extrication from lines or nets in the water. The blade is
full-tang, taper-ground AUS 4 stainless steel with a polished finish to
resist corrosion. Friction grooves are placed on the blade spine, choil
and near the tip for maximum blade control and safety. The contoured
high visibility orange Zytel handle fills the hand neatly. The Bear Claw
weighs in at a lightweight but stout 3.4 oz.
We developed one of our CRKT trademark high-tech sheaths for the Bear
Claw that's only 1.1 oz. of tough, durable, injection-molded Zytel. It
allows efficient quick release of the knife—just thumb push against the
sheath to release smoothly and quietly—or give a sharp pull.
It features molded-in threaded fittings for attachment of the wide black
stainless steel Teflon-plated pocket clip at either end, using the Torx
tool and screws provided. The sheath also has a total of seven lanyard
holes and belting slots to permit a variety of carry positions, and a
lanyard is provided.
Open Overall Length: 5.75 inches
Weight: 3.4 ounces
Length: 2.375 inches
Thickness: 0.13 inches
Material: AUS 4
Finish: Mirror Polished
Edge: Blunt Tip/Full Triple-Point Serrations
Carry System: Zytel Sheath w/2 Position Clip
Weight: 1.1 ounces
Lanyard/Neck Chain: Yes
Made in Taiwan