The Papa Bear was created by U.S.M.C. Veteran John D. Luthy and refined by the expert knife makers here at SCAR Blades.
John is a CQB expert and tactical instructor at D.O.A. Tactical, with mulitple tours in Iraq.
The idea behind the Papa Bear knife is the ultimate survival knife/tool that can be used for hunting, cleaning, building shelters, starting fires, self-defense, and looking bad-ass of course.
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Blade Length: 6.0″
Blade Width: 2.39″
Steel Type: 1095 High Carbon Differentially Heat treated for a sharp edge and flexible spine. Other Features: Lanyard hole, Secure Kydex sheath
Full tang, differentially heat treated 1095 high carbon steel throughout. ‘ Unique double edged point for chopping and slashing while retaining all-around usefulness and control.
Full Micarta grip with finger grooves and massive front bolster for grip and control. Multi-Grip capability to realize a range of uses for hard chopping to delicate cutting.
Unique elongated lanyard hole in the handle for in hand retention when fingers are occupied- can also serve as a lanyard hole.
Colossal size and weight with exceptional balance for survival, self-defense, hunting or any other duty.
Exceptionally wide blade can make an efficient digging tool and pry bar for lifting rocks or other heavy objects.
Kydex sheath with magnesium fire starter and paracord holes.
The Papa Bear was created by U.S.M.C. Veteran John D. Luthy and refined by the expert knife makers here at SCAR Blades. John is a CQB expert and tactical instructor at D.O.A. Tactical, with multiple tours in Iraq.The idea behind the Papa Bear knife is the ultimate survival knife/tool that can be used for hunting, cleaning, building shelters, starting fires, self-defense, and looking bad-ass of course.
When you pick up the Papa Bear, you can instantly feel you are holding the most unique and versatile survival/defense instruments available today. Its weight, heft and balance, gives the Papa Bear Ax like chopping power and Machete like slashing power in a much more compact and usable design. Its balance assures maximum cutting ability with minimum fatigue whether lobbing off a branch or an all day chopping chore.
At the rear of the Papa Bear you will notice the elongated lanyard hole surrounded by a large rear bolster which provides a usable crushing surface while protecting the rear of the hand. Moving up you find the generous full size Micarta handle with finger grooves for a secure grip in all environments. Then, there is an integral front index finger bolster to enclose and protect the hand. [Note that in front of this bolster there is a finger groove to allow choking up on the grip for finer and more delicate tasks] Topside, there is a generous grooved thumb rest which accommodates choking- up for fine cutting or choking~down for extra chopping power. This grip configuration allows a minimum of four different grips giving the user maximum versatility.
Finally, you will notice the massive intimidating blade — truly large and lethal! The Primary edge is generous 6 V2 inches giving you extreme cutting power. In addition, the primary edge has an enormous belly which, while enhancing cutting power, gives the Papa Bear finesse and delicacy when used in a choked up hand position. Delicate chores like skinning or scraping are a breeze using the knife in this fashion – tasks virtually impossible with other similarly sized or even larger knives. The upper swedge is also sharpened and serrated. This secondary edge can be used for any chore but will be particularly useful for cutting metal or wire, saving your primary edge for cutting wood or other materials. It has the added advantage of making a fearsome stabbing point! The spine is ‘A inch thick and the flattened surface can be used either for moderate smashing/hammering or as a grip for Ulu knife like cutting, skinning and trimming. (The Ulu is the Eskimo knife noted for its versatility and deftness).We believe that no knife anywhere offers the tremendous cutting and chopping capacity yet still retaining the relatively compact design and portability of the Papa Bear. As a defensive weapon, it is unequaled in intimidation and lethality – even a glancing blow from the Papa Bear would create a devastating wound! It is the ultimate survival knife.