USA -(Ammoland.com)- I write about and test a lot of cool, expensive and elite knives but I don’t care who you are or how many cool knives that you own, you need a good bang around knife for everyday use don’t you? I know that I do.
I don’t know if I have an exact set of specs or characteristics that I look for. When I pick one out to carry, it’s more what feels right. You know what I mean?
I was about to head to Texas for a series of seminars and hunts and the knife that I ended up throwing in my pocket was the Bear & Son Cutlery’s 4-inch Cushion Grip Lockback that comes with a ballistic sheath. You can pick one up for under $40.00, so if TSA ends up with it while traveling it wasn’t going to break the bank.
Of course, I just started using it so I don’t have a lot of history on it but it feels like a stout enough knife. If you like a full handle, this one will fit the bill. It fills out your hand. It has finger grips on the bottom side which stabilizes it while in use. The handle has a soft feel and is somewhat cushiony so it is comfortable to use.
Like I said above, I was headed to Texas for two weeks. While there I had to (or maybe I should say wanted to) run by our old place and do a little crow and coyote hunting. We don’t have cattle on it anymore but lease it out to another rancher. But you always end up needing a knife for a few projects.
Turns up my brother Eddy and I went striper fishing yesterday on Lake Texoma with Striper Express. Even though it was cold and windy we boated a hair over 40 fish, so it was a great day.
About midafternoon Eddy whipped out a roll of sausage, cheese, crackers and sweet pickles. Like I said, it was cold and windy and we’d been fishing hard and were hungry.
I whipped out my Cushion Grip knife and sliced us up a lunch. That’s what I mean. You always need a pocket knife through-out the day don’t you?
I’ve always threatened to but someday I’m going to carry a counter and actually count how many times/day I do use my pocket knife. I know I use it a lot but I think the number will still surprise me. I don’t carry my lock blades in a sheath very frequently but when backpacking or on the water I do. I know then I’ll be using it regularly and want it handy.
So, if you just lost or broke your old sidekick bang around knife, you may just want to check out the Bear & Son Cutlery Cushion Grip Lockback knife. And if you like carrying your lock blade in a sheath, the sheath that it comes with seems stout enough to hold up for years to come.
Here’s some of the specs:
- CATEGORY: Bear & Son Lockbacks:
- Blade Material: 440 Stainless Steel
- Handle Material: Black Kraton
- Open Length: 7-1/8″
- Closed Length: 4″
- Blade Length: 3″
- Weight: 2.4 oz.
- Extras: Hollow Ground Blade & Positive Lock
- Includes: Ballistic Sheath
About Tom Claycomb:
Tom Claycomb has been an avid hunter/fisherman throughout his life as well as an outdoors writer with outdoor columns in the magazine Hunt Alaska, Bass Pro Shops, Bowhunter.net and freelances for numerous magazines and newspapers.
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