Bear & Son Cutlery is adding another new line of autos to their catalog this year. The A08 models blend the look and feel of early modern folders with the action of an automatic knife.
From an aesthetic perspective, Bear and Son drew on classic folder tropes for the A08. It visually hearkens back to the early days of modern knives, when the lines of traditional slipjoints were being adapted into larger, locking formats. It’s a style of knife that has remained a staple of Bear & Son’s lineup for years. The A08 in particular is an EDC-sized take on the format, with a 2.75-inch drop point blade for snappy resolution of day-to-day chores.
I wrote about these in the Knife News (not to be confused with “KnifeNews.com”) in this month’s print issue.View Linked Article