First Look: Bear & Son CB10N Slide Lock Knife

A 4 ¼ inch blade, cocobolo grips and a fast opening slide lock make for a nice little knife.

posted on March 21, 2023
Bear And Son CB10 knife

Bear and Son Cutlery, hailing from Jacksonville, AL, is now adding a new slide locking pocket knife, the Model CB10N, to its pocket knife product line. This classically styled pocket knife features attractive cocobolo wood panels with Torx grips screws and symmetrical metal bolsters. The business end of this pocket knife is a 4 ¼ inch D2 Tool Steel drop point blade. Black G10 panels are also available for this knife in substitution of the Cocobolo wood.

The slide locking mechanism found on the CB10N pocket knife is slightly different than the liner lock or frame lock found on the majority of folding pocket knives on the market. The slide lock has a spring-loaded stud that moves back and forth with approximately a little over a ¼ inch of travel and allows the blade to swing out into an open or closed position depending on which recess of the blade the stud is interacting with. It is somewhat visually similar to the sear of a 1911 pistol. With daily practice, opening a slide lock pocket knife becomes quite easy. Besides this swift locking mechanism, the CB10N pocket knife is designed with both stainless-steel frame liners and polished stainless steel bolsters on either end. These contribute to making the entire knife stronger and more robust.

Bear & Son CB10N Slide Lock Pocket Knife Specifications:

  • Locking Mechanism: Slide Lock
  • Overall Length: 7 inches
  • Closed Length: 4 1/8 inches
  • Blade Length: 4 ¼ inches
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Profile: Drop Point Blade with symmetrical thumb slot near spine for opening assistance
  • Handle Material: Cocobolo Wood or Black G10 grip inserts,
  • Bolster Material: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Made in the USA
  • MSRP: $108 to $117

For additional information on the new Bear & Sons CB10N Slide Lock pocket knife or any other cutlery products they manufacture, please visit their website at


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