The vast forests of Finland are home to an estimated 1,500 brown bears — creatures that can go from docile and majestic to fierce and intimidating in a moments notice.

Cold Steel combines elements of the popular Finnish puukko knife with the spirit of the bear in the Finn Bear.

If you’ve never carried a fixed blade as your everyday carry, this is the perfect knife to get you started. It all begins with the 4-inch blade made of German 4116 stainless steel, which is known for its corrosion resistance and ability to be resharpened easily. The hollow grind edge coupled with the blade’s shape makes this a practical knife that people have been using in some iteration for centuries.

This knife is robust enough to skin a moose and delicate enough to slice an apple, making it a master of the outdoors.

The straight handle is ribbed for a reliable grip in all types of conditions, whether there’s blood on your hands while dressing a deer or your palms are sweaty from the humid air of the southeast. Unlike other materials, polypropylene will not expand, shrink, or crack when the environment gets too tough.

To finish off the knife, the Finn Bear comes with a deep pouch style Cor-Ex sheath that can be worn around the waist, slung over the neck, or securely tossed in a backpack.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Cold Steel Finn Bear.


Tim

Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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