Review: Bear & Son Cutlery Boot Knife
Pat Cascio 07.23.16
The Bear Boot Knife weighs in at a mere 4.8 ounces, so you don’t even realize you are carrying it on your belt. The handle scales are tough, textured G10–super strong stuff, to be sure. And there is “enough” handle to hold onto the knife; many boot knives have short, skinny handles that are too small. Not so with the Bear & Son Boot Knife. The handle is long enough and thick enough for a sure grip.
I carried and used the sample boot knife for more than a month and a half and put it through its paces. I even used it as a throwing knife. The edge didn’t feel all that sharp when I received it, but it was a lot sharper than I thought; I could easily slice typing paper with it. The knife was used around the kitchen, too, even though it wasn’t designed for kitchen chores.
I don’t consider the Bear & Son Cutlery Boot Knife to be a survival or hunting knife, either. It just comes up short for many tasks around the camp or for dressing game. But in its intended role as a last-ditch self-defense blade, it shines and sure beats throwing stones or a stick.