Transition Series Set of 12 PocketKnives (all with #148) in a Walnut Display Case …
Limited Edition 2010 Transition Series … No longer in production … all 12 PocketKnives have matching Serial Numbers (#148) …
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 25 year of knife making tradition by craftsman & women in Jacksonville. Some of these patterns date back to patterns that where made in 1986. There are a total of 12 patterns to be shipped in 4 increments. Only 250 of each knife will be 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.
GS46T“ 3 Mini Razor Sway Jack
This Pattern was designed in 1988 and first produced in 1989. The 2 blade version that you see here is one of the hardest to find pattern to find and was used for just a few years. After its introduction in 1989 this pattern was only in the regular line for 3 years from 1991 to 1993. This pattern has been used since then in special SFO (Special Factory Order) projects.
GS281T“ 3 ½ Barlow
This Pattern was designed in 2004 and first produced in 2005. This is one of the oldest and familiar jack knives. Show here is the clip blade version and most popular blade configuration. This had a great history as a user knife and in the last 10 years it has become a great collector’s pattern, and some collectors have even start to make their collection of nothing but Barlow knives. *The front bolsters are pinched on this pattern.
GS458T“ 4 1/8 Congress
This Pattern was designed in 2003 and first produced in 2004. This pattern has always been produced on high collectable 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 of us 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 collectable 4 blade version. *All 4 bolsters will be pinched.
GS054T“ 4 1/8 Trapper
This Pattern was designed in 1987 and first produced in 1988. This is flagship pattern of knife collecting. Show here is the short front bolster version; this new bolster was designed in late 2007 and first used in 2008. The Trapper pattern with full spey blade dates back to the early American Traders & Trappers from the Great Fur Trade. *The front bolsters are pinched on this pattern.
GS07T“ 3 ½ Trapper
This Pattern was designed in 1987 and first produced in 1988. This knife was first used in a Ducks Unlimited Program. The Trapper pattern with full spey blade dates back to the early American Traders & Trappers from the Great Fur Trade. *The front bolsters are pinched on this pattern.
GS0247T“ 3 7/8 Muskrat
This Pattern was designed in the early 1930 by Camillus Cutlery. This is a pattern that Bear & Son has been producing since 2008 after the purchase of the tooling from the Camillus Bankruptcy. The Muskrat Pattern was designed to meet the need of the early American Varmint Trapper’s need for 2 identical blades in an easy to carry frame. *The front bolsters are pinched on this pattern.
GS54T ½“ 3 Trapper
This Pattern was designed in 2007 and first produced in 2008. This pattern was designed form Bear & Son’s attention to the request of its customers. Many people wanted a tradition trapper that was smaller then a 3 ½, but they wanted something larger then the Miniature trappers made by other manufacturers. Bear & Son Tested many sizes and found that the 3 size gave the best collector look and was the perfect pocket size for the user. *The front bolsters will be pinched.
GS50T“ 4 Sway Razor Trapper
This Pattern was designed in 1987 and first produced in 1988. This is the big brother to the 46 pattern another very unique pattern for Bear & Son. No other knife companies produce a pattern similar to this Pattern. This has a great look to some of the old home made black powder patch knives in American History.
GS249T“ 3 5/8 Copperhead
This Pattern was designed in 2008 as a modification from Camillus Cutlery tooling, first produced in 2009. This is a German style Copperhead Pattern, this pattern was designed for those people that wanted to carry a Jack or Trapper Pattern, but wanted a very rounded comfortable carry knife. Bear & Son viewing the Copperhead as more of a trapper Pattern gave is an American twist with a full spey blade in honor of early American History.
GS23T“ 4 1/2 Jumbo Trapper
This Pattern was designed in 2005 and first produced in 2006. This pattern dates back to the 1920’s designed by a gun company to supply the hunter with the great blades designs that trappers has used for years on smaller game. This is another great pattern of American knife making heritage. *The front bolsters will be pinched.
GS20T“ 2 7/8 Peanut
This Pattern was designed in 1987 and first produced in 1988.
GS452T“ 3 1/2 Congress
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.
Origin: USA … Bear & Son Cutlery … Jacksonville, AL