First Look: Bear Edge 61128 Folder

posted on September 4, 2019

Bear Edge Knives, a Bear & Son Cutlery brand, is rolling out the new Bear Edge 61128. With stainless steel in both the blade and the handle for outstanding strength and light weight, this new pocket knife is ready to tackle the toughest of tasks.

The knife comes from the factory with a dark-gray finish on the razor-sharp modified drop point 440 stainless-steel blade, which allows it to hold an edge well as well as resist rust. The American-made Bear Edge 61128 has a super-smooth action, thanks to the ball bearing washers in the blade pivot, which makes it easy to quickly deploy the blade with a push of one of the ambidextrous thumb studs.

The 61128 was designed from the start to withstand hard use, so a framelock was incorporated to make sure the blade stays firmly in place under intense loads while still allowing the blade to close easily. On top of all of this, the jimping on the top of the blade and handle helps you control the blade while in use.

Added durability and strength comes from the stainless-steel handles. These feature round edges and a smooth finish for minimal snag points and a comfortable carry. With its strong pocket clip, the Bear Edge 61128 can sit deep and securely in the pocket. A lanyard hole provides additional carry options.

Weighing 3 ounces and measuring a closed length of 3.75 inches and with an open length of 6.5 inches, the 2.5-inch blade length of the Bear Edge 61128 makes it a great choice for everyday carry in almost any situation.

Bear Edge 61128 Specifications

  • Blade Material: 440 Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Open Length: 6.5 inches
  • Closed Length: 3.75 inches
  • Blade Length: 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 3 ounces
  • Extras: Pocket clip, Framelock, Ball Bearings

The MSRP on the Bear Edge 61128 is $46.99, and more information is available at


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