SIZE "XS" / Extra Small
BLADE: 60 mm - 2.36"
OVERALL: 150 mm - 5.91”
CLOSED: 90 mm - 3.54”
PESO: 27 g - 0.95 oz
"Old Bear ®" is our new and exclusive folding knife line featuring simple and ergonomic lines. It marks and celebrates the 90th anniversary of our company (1925-2015), and intentionally involves a production process engaging high levels of manual production, skilled and experienced manufacture.
We have already been working for a couple of years with Fabio Allara —a professional Italian cook, born in 1981 and living in Borgiallo near Turin— true expert in wood carving art, who talks about his passion and his second work as follows: “For about two years I have been approaching and practicing wood-carving using knife tip techniques, in particular on the wood knife handle surfaces. It is a technique that requires a lot of manual dexterity, creativity and patience. Each single carved and engraved knife is a unique masterpiece as its wood handle comes to life while I am working on it. I usually start from selecting the knife with natural and untreated wood handle. Then I draw directly on the handle and then go on with the wood-carving entirely by hand using a special knife. When the handle carving is finished, I use a special wax or paint on it and the knife is ready.”
The handle knife is in oil-treated American walnut wood, while its blade is in Aisi 420 stainless steel and is stone sharpened by skilled and qualified craftsman’ hands.
The "Old Bear ®" knife comes without no-return spring meaning its blade locking system features a solid safety ring (covered by patent n.1187282 deposited in year 1985 by Todesco company from Maniago which is active partner of this project) that fixes the handle in open and closed position.
The knife blade comes with our salt-etched "Old Bear ®" logo and into a single fashionable and personalized paper box and, upon request, with an “old-style” cardboard box display with 12 little boxes plus 1 open demonstration knife.
BLADE: Hardened Aisi 420 steel - HRC 54/56
FINISHING: Satin stainless steel
HANDLE: American walnut wood
SAFETY RING: Brass with locking (patent n.1187282)
This product has been manufactured by submitting all the used raw materials to manual treatments and processes that make every single knife unique, original and not standardized. Any irregularities on the knife surface are additional guarantees of its uniqueness and manual processes and they do not affect the knife functionalities.