Bear & Son Transition 4-Blade Congress (GS458T) 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 2003 and first produced in 2004. This pattern has always been produced on high collectible projects by Bear & Son. This pattern is known as a Congress or Tobacco knife for its use in the southern tobacco fields in the Colonial days of America. Many in the south refer to it as a Bacca knife. 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, & Pinched Front Bolsters on patterns that apply.
Blade Length: 2 3/8″ – Overall Length: 6 3/4″ – Closed Length: 4 1/8″
Blade Material: 440C SS – 2 Sheepsfoot blades … 2 pen blades
Handle Material: Genuine India Stag Horn
Bolster Material: Pinched – with serial number of 250 total made
Origin: USA – Bear & Son Cutlery, Inc. – Jacksonville, AL