Bear & Son Cutlery Unveils new A08 Series of Autos

Knives Illustrated has learned that Bear & Son Cutlery, the Alabama-based knife manufacturer, has introduced its new A08 series of automatic knives that combine the look of a traditional lockback knife design with the fast on-demand opening action.

These Bear & Son Knives Are Budget Friendly

The  A08 series are new automatic opening lockbacks that fit the budget and lifestyle of the American work force. They will range in price from $158.75 to $174.99.

Three Models of the A08 Available

 They will be available in three different handle materials: Rosewood, Genuine India Stag Bone and Black G10. Each of these A08 series knives will feature a 440 stainless steel blade, 2 ¾ inches long that opens swiftly with a firm push of a polished, recessed button. The EDM Precision locking mechanism ensures safe and reliable operation under the most strenuous tasks, yet an easy press allows the knife to fold closed.

Each A08 series knife will weigh 2.9 ounces and measure 3 7/8 inches closed, so it will fit comfortably in any pocket, but will be secure in the hand. It’s a great choice for those seeking a new everyday carry pocket knife. The A08 also includes a hearty, polished pocket clip as well as a lanyard hole.

Bear & Son Cutlery: Complete Knife Makers

Each new A08 knife will be made in Bear & Son Cutlery's Alabama plant.

Each new A08 knife will be made in Bear & Son Cutlery’s Alabama plant.

Bear & Son Cutlery has a rich family tradition in knife making and employs a skilled and experienced work force that is capable of performing many of the extra hand operations that go into the making of their products.

Their factory is fully self-contained. While some companies only assemble parts brought from various suppliers and put their names on the product, Bear & Son Cutlery does everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, and hand finishing products.

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The Specs

Model: Bear & Son Cutlery A08 Series

Blade Material: 440 Stainless Steel

Handle Material: Black G10 (Model GA08), Genuine India Stag Bone (Model 5A08) or Rosewood (Model 2A08R)

Open Length: 6 5/8 inches

Closed Length: 3 7/8 inches

Blade Length: 2 ¾ inches

Weight: 2.9 ounces

Extras:  Pocket Clip; EDM precision locking mechanism

MSRP: $158.75 – $174.99