A nice design with the finger hole for use with cold hands, and the curved blade seems ideal for cutting through ropes. That's the good.
The bad is the holder. I've stopped using this knife because we had a few of them fall out.
Name: Evan Stafford Review Date: 4/16/2012 7:08 am Rating:
Great knife for your PFD. The finge grip will come in handy if you really need to use it to cut yourself free from a rope or other entanglement.
Name: kurt Review Date: 3/15/2012 7:40 pm Rating:
i have this knife and think it has some great attributes. The blade is plenty sharp. I have had no issue with it staying in the sheath. Actually, it takes a pretty good tug to get it out. the combination of the curved shape and where it attaches to my PFD (Stohlquist Rocker} it stays nicely out of the way. the screws are rusting, disappointing, but that doesn't impact the performance of the knife. i reccomend it.
Name: Derek Review Date: 8/12/2011 7:46 am Rating:
Pretty cool design but the screws are showing some rust. Can't comment on it staying secure or not as I keep it in the pocket of my pfd. Go with the bright orange, sure the black looks cool, but are you buying it for safety or for looks?
Name: Peter Noden Review Date: 3/7/2011 11:01 pm Rating:
Love the design by far but hate the holder. The problem is that it fell out while rolling and never saw it again. I would suggest a quick release buckle through it to make sure it stays in the holder unless you want it to come out.
Name: Joe K Review Date: 3/6/2011 9:11 pm Rating:
Fantastic knife! Stays sharp and provides for a great grip even when wet via the index finger loop. I've used it for years and highly recommend it!
Name: David Conrad Review Date: 4/18/2012 1:22 am Rating:
After mounting the sheath to my Greenjacket, I did notice how much the knife flopped around and was concerned that effect would be the reason for loosing the knife (plus it was annoying). So, I got a spare ring (for my rescue harness) and strapped it onto the end of the handle, made sure to mount the sheath just so, and slipped the ring into the pocket of the Greenjacket. The velco that closes pocket traps the ring and helps holds the knife firm..no flopping. The knife hasn't come off in two beatdowns (I get that alot).
CRKT's Bear Claw Knife has a unique curved design that has proven to be very efficient and safe in rescue situations. The blunt tip prevents point penetration in emergency situations and the blade shape cuts ropes and webbing quickly.
CKRT's Bear Claw Knife Features:
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 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
Material: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC stainless steel blade, Zytel handle and sheath
Length: 5.75" total, 2.375" blade
Weight: 3.2 oz.
Blade Edge: Serrated
Blade Tip: Blunt
Clip with 4 screws and screwdriver to attach to sheath