First Look: Bear OPS Swipe IV Knife

Built for use in the field, it has a drop point blade for versatility.

posted on September 12, 2023
Bear OPS Swipe IV Knife

Bear OPS has just launched its new assisted opening tactical knife, their Bear Swipe IV model. The soul of the Bear OPS Swipe IV is its modified drop point blade made from 14C28N Sandvik steel, a premium high carbon stainless steel material that can hold an edge and is very durable. Since drop point blade profiles are some of the most utilitarian and universal blade profiles in the knife world, the Bear OPS Swipe IV can handle a large variety of cutting tasks, in or out of the field or at home. The knife uses a frame lock mechanism to secure the S blade in place and its handle panels are made from texturized and weatherproof black and green G10, a durable polymer that was originally used in electronics and circuit boards. The material can be layered and laminated with different colored pieces to provide an attractive wood-laminate quality. Because of G10’s ruggedness, it has also made its way into hard use outdoor tools, showing up on the grips of modern knives as well as the grip panels of defensive handguns. The Bear Swipe IV is available in two configurations: One with a black blade and one with a bead blasted blade.

Bear OPS Bear Swipe IV Specifications:

  • Blade Material: 14C28N Sandvik Steel
  • Handle Material: Black and Green G10
  • Rockwell: 58-60 HRC
  • Closed Length: 4 ¼ inches
  • Open Length: 7 ½ inches
  • Edge Length: 3 ¼ inches
  • Weight: 3.7 ounces
  • Extras: assisted opening, pocket clip, stainless steel inserts, Lifetime Warranty

MSRP for the black version is $97.00, while the bead blasted version retails for $99.99. Like all the knives in the Bear and Sons Cutlery lineup, the Bear OPS Swipe IV model is made in Alabama, right here in the USA. To learn more about this knife or other product from Bear and Son, please visit


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