Bear OPS Rancor II CPM-S30V Liner Lock Knife
Bear OPS Rancor II CPM-S30V Liner Lock Knife
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Bear OPS’ latest tactical design is the Rancor II, an update to the popular Rancor, now with a skeletonized stainless steel handle and a blade made from impressive CPM-S30V stainless steel. This versatile folding knife is lightweight and durable, making it suitable for everyday carry and tough jobs when camping, hiking, and much more Read More

Dec 5, 2019 That is a link to LTK's review. He was not terribly impressed. If you don't watch the video, he noted that the knife was very scratched up OOTB. He said that he was going to send it away for an HRC, but if he did, that datum was not added to the video. The reviews on Amazon are all over the place which says to me that this company's QC leaves a lot to be desired.
Dec 5, 2019
I was able to pick up this exact blade on Amazon like at the end october for $38 prime. G-10 scales S30v blade black coating. I don't think this is a great deal. I can say it's decent quality the action isn't quite as good as some of my $80 - $120 ones but hell it was $38 and I have nothing bad to say about the blade it's self.
Dec 5, 2019
I'm just impressed that they actually have photos showing both sides, including the back spacer, of the knife. Now let's see if this trend will finally continue.
Dec 4, 2019
Is this the same company as Bear & Son ? I've noticed these in s30 at questionable prices before and seen videos claiming them great , but had peers (who in all honesty know a guy , or know a guy who knows a guy) and give a solid "no" , not really owning one themselves . So I guess to get to the point are these the guys who make cheap butterfly knives rebranding for a different angle on the market, and are they worth a damn in either case ?
Dec 6, 2019
yes, it is. For what it's worth they do OEM work for some other brands, like Bradley. But they've been selling a Bear OPS line of more 'tactical' looking knives for a little while now. If you search on the company it's pretty clear they've done search optimization to the point that the first few pages of searching are filled with comprehensive ad copy about the company. Putting it another way, it's a lot easier to find 'neutral' reviews of Spyderco and Benchmade and the like via Google than it is for the Bear OPS lines of knives, which is usually a bit of a red flag in my experience. It's not a smoking gun per se, but companies who aren't getting bad reviews online don't usually spring for comprehensive SEO to the point where someone's got to click through multiple pages to break through it. That costs money. Most 'Made in the USA' brands are able to rustle up more 'neutral but positive' results to help 'em out in this sort of situation, because it's a label that motivates Americans to 'get on the team' so to speak. As an analyst, this isn't what you hope to see when checking out a new brand. Once you get to the actual reviews they're somewhat spotty for this knife and indeed for Bear and Sons in general. The Blade Forum people weren't very kind at all to 'em, and they usually only get uptight about foreign knives. Everyone says quality varies a lot. Sometimes that means a QC problem, sometimes it means it's produced by more than one shift at the factory and one of the shifts doesn't do as good of work. Some people clearly seemed to expect that because it has super steel it'd be as well made as the typical knife that has super steel, and were miffed to discover otherwise. Me, I always wonder the opposite -- when someone's selling a USA made super steel knife under $50, I wonder how cheap the rest of the materials must be for the knife to possibly be profitable to manufacture in the US. I have one knife manufactured by Bear OPS -- the Kimura, by the aforementioned Bradley, which Bear OPS manufactures for them as Bradley no longer owns a manufacturing base. It's a $100 Balisong with 154CM. I'm not unhappy with the purchase but you wouldn't mistake it for a Benchmade and after a few months of occasional flipping it's got some play in the action. Not enough that I'm furious, but enough that I'm reluctant to splash out on more of the Bear OPS line just yet.
Dec 6, 2019
Sh*t man, nice reply. It's not every day that I'm accosted on the internet by an intellectual of your caliber.. really stings.
Dec 4, 2019
it says "lightweight", but doesn't list its weight in the specs...
I believe you are referring to the Ti handle version of this knife(6oz). I have samples of both here and the one we are selling is 3.5oz.
Dec 9, 2019
That's very different and downright reasonable!
Dec 4, 2019
Never really looked into this brand, but I am seeing this knife online more expensive in some place, same price in other places, and $46.95 in a few places so this isn't really a deal.
Dec 9, 2019
I guess that would be the reason for no weight spec. Couldn’t see any mention what the pivot rides on washers or bearings. Maybe they have a new intern writing ad copy.
Dec 9, 2019
It rides on ball bearings and weighs around 4.5 oz according to Amazon.