Transition Series – Congress, 4-Blade – Stag Horn (3 1/2″) PocketKnife – SlipJoint Folder
Bear & Son Transition Congress (GS452T) 4-Blade PocketKnife
The Transition Series is a Limited Edition Set of 12 pocket knives of 250 numbered pieces per pattern with Genuine India Stag Horn handle material. Originally issued in 2010 and no longer in production.
This Pattern was designed in 2009 and first produced in 2010. Bear & Son thought what better way to finish off this set of 12 knives then with this great pattern. This is the first year of production the blades with the 2009 tang were blanked in November 2009. This will be a great collector’s piece it has everything going for it. This is the first year it has been produced, this is the 25th year of knives being crafted in Jacksonville, Ala., and this is such a limited run. This pattern is known as a Congress or Tobacco knife for its use in the southern tobacco fields in the Colonial days of America. This pattern can be made in a 4 blade and a 2 blade version shown here is the more collectible 4 blade version. All 4 bolsters will be pinched.
The Transition Series celebrates the change of Bear & Son tang stamp from 2009 to 2010. The new 2010 tang stamp shows 10 stars instead of the dots used in the last decade. The stars are a salute to our American made Tradition. This Series contains some great patterns made in the 24 years of knife making tradition in Jacksonville, Alabama. What makes this transition series special is these knives will be produced in the 25th year of knife making tradition by craftsman & women in Jacksonville. Some of these patterns date back to patterns that were made in 1986. Only 250 of each knife were produced. This makes this an extremely limited series that will see its collector’s value rise quickly. Each knife will come with a certificate of authenticity with some history of that pattern and the changing of the tang stamps. These will have short nail pulls, Genuine India Stag Horn handles, high polished blades, Bear & Son Shield, Polished Backs, blade etched Transition Series 2009-2010, Serial numbered and Pinched Front Bolsters on patterns that apply.
- Blade Length: 1 7/8″
- Overall Length: 5 3/4″
- Closed Length: 3 ½”
- Blade Material: 440C SS – 2 Sheepsfoot blades – 2 Pen blades
- Handle Material: Genuine India Stag Horn
- Bolster Material : 440C with serial number of 250 total
- Origin: USA – Bear & Son Cutlery – Jacksonville, AL
Bear & Son Cutlery
The Bear & Son Cutlery factory is unique. It is 100% self-contained. While some companies only assemble parts brought in from various suppliers and put their names on the product, they do everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, as well as hand finishing their products.
Their ongoing commitment: To make them in America, and make them affordable.