First Look: Bear OPS 4 ½-inch Double Clutch IV Knife

A front-opening automatic knife that's built for durability.

posted on March 11, 2024
Bear OPS 4 ½-inch Double Clutch IV

Bear OPS is a tactical knife brand that specializes in military and law enforcement gear and is now releasing the 4½-inch Double Clutch IV. This new knife is an out-the-front automatic design that is engineered to meet the demands of EDC enthusiasts and stands as a testament to craftsmanship, innovation that Bear Ops is known for.

The Bear OPS Double Clutch IV features a 2.5-inch D2 tool-steel blade that is available in either tanto or drop-point configurations. This type of steel is renowned for its exceptional edge retention and corrosion resistance and ensures long-lasting sharpness and durability. Deploying and retracting the blade is easily done thanks to its automatic mechanism. With a push of the thumb slide, the blade rapidly springs into action. Its smooth operation and reliable function inspire confidence in every deployment and promises swift and precise action when it matters most.

The new automatic pocketknife exudes a sense of strength and durability with its aluminum milled handles. Enhancing the knife's toughness and contributing to its ergonomic design, while the tough, easy-to-clean handles offer a comfortable and secure grip, even with gloves. The Bear OPS Double Clutch IV is very concealable, seamlessly integrating into your everyday carry apparel. A robust pocket clip is also included to the knife deep in a pocket, duty belt or plate carrier.

With its D2 tool-steel blade, effortless deployment, solid construction, aluminum milled handles, and concealable design, the Double Clutch IV is prepared to defend and to protect at a moment's notice.

Bear OPS 4½-inch Auto Bold Action XIV Incognito II Specifications

  • Blade Configurations: Tanto or drop-point
  • Blade Material: D2 tool steel
  • Handle Material: Aircraft aluminum w/grip ridges
  • Rockwell: 59-61 hardness
  • Closed Length: 4.5 inches
  • Edge: 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 3.3 ounces
  • Extra Features: Automatic opening, pocket clip for tip-down carry, lanyard hole

MSRP for the Bear OPS 4½-inch Auto Bold Action XIV Incognito II is $289.99. To learn more about other products from Bear & Son Cutlery and Bear OPS knives, please visit


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