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Columbia River Bear Claw 2.375" Serrated Blade, Sharp Tip, Zytel Handle - 2515

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Part Number: CR2515
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2515: Bear Claw
Columbia River

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 2515 features a blade that is full Triple-Point Serrated with a pointed tip. Blades are full-tang, taper-ground AUS 4 stainless steel with a fine bead-blast finish. Friction grooves are placed on the blade spine, choil and near the tip for maximum blade control and safety. The contoured Zytel handle fills the hand neatly. The Bear Claw weighs in at a lightweight but stout 3.2 oz. (The tear-drop-tip model is a bit heavier.)

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.

  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length 5.75 inches
    • Weight 3.2 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length 2.375 inches
    • Thickness 0.13 inches
    • Material AUS 4
    • Blade-HRC 55-57
    • Finish Bead-Blast
    • Grind Flat
    • Style Hawksbill
    • Edge Full Triple-Point Serrations
  • Handle
    • Material Zytel
  • Carry
    • Carry System Zytel Sheath w/2 Position Clip
    • Weight 1.1 ounces
  • Features
    • Lanyard/Neck Chain Yes
  • Made in Taiwan
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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4 out of 5
Feb 05, 2014
Good knife
Knife is very nice, very sharp. I felt it was a bit too heavy, so I removed the handle off the sides. It feels much better without the weight. Blade is nice and sharp and tang fits the hand well. Very happy with it.
5 out of 5
Su Smart
Chicago, IL
Nov 28, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Saw the video on this knife, that it was made for women, and believe me, it is. I didn't want a traditional knife- I dislike the concept of stabbing someone- but if you're coming at me, i have no problem with downward/diagonal slashing. Which you can do with your hands up in a defensive position, protecting your head. Wonderful shape, excellent weight, quality blade. It just feels right. The *only* drawback, (minor) was it too hard to get out of the plastic sheath, so I'm trying to modify it. (I have arthritis in both hands.) Liked it so much I demonstrated it's use in my women's self-defense class. And I am getting another one for my car.
5 out of 5
Aug 21, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great knife!
This knife is a beast! It will cut through anything, thick rope, canvas, etc with one swipe. The bear claw design is great for cutting, and the finger hole gives you instant retention as you pop off the sheath with your thumb. Great for fisherman, sportsmen, anyone who needs to cut something QUICK and not fumble around. Some might not like the beefy handle, but I find it very comfortable. Very pleased with this knife.
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