The Brown Bear Combination Hunting KnivesDenison, TX
Designed and built in Texas, field tested in Alaska: Introducing the Brown Bear Skinner/Cleaver and Cub Bear Caping Knife.
Big game hunters know that two knives are often needed for field dressing and general utility. The Brown Bear Combination Set delivers heavy duty utility and precision capability in one beautiful pair.
The Brown Bear Skinner/Cleaver is part skinner, part cleaver, and even part small axe. It was developed by Denison, Texas, resident Charles Allen, founder of Knives of Alaska. When he’s not at home in Texas, Allen spends the rest of his year in the Alaskan wilderness as an outfitter and bush pilot. He determined professional outfitters and big game hunters needed a tool that was a little bit different, a little more substantial to manage game like the Alaskan moose and brown bear.
The Brown Bear Skinner/Cleaver is up to the task. The high carbon (D2) steel blade is 6.5” long, distinguished by a rounded Alaskan Ulu point. This allows you to achieve even more skinning radius than with a standard blade edge. A large forefinger ring and grips on the spine help you control the knife for precise movements.
There simply is no other knife available like the Brown Bear, and that’s reflected in its accolades. It was named one of the “20 Best Knives Ever Made” by Field and Stream magazine, and additionally won “Most Innovative American Made Design” by Blade Magazine.
Contrasting with the heavy Brown Bear with its blunt point is the lightweight Cub Bear Caping Knife, with an extremely sharp, extremely fine point. It’s excellent for fine caping and other detailed carving that’s impossible with larger knives. Double finger choils provide outstanding control. Together with the Brown Bear, the Cub Bear equips you with everything you need for field dressing big game.
Both the Brown Bear Cleaver/Skinner and the Cub Bear Caping Knife are hand fit and polished, and feature beautiful American Elk or Axis Deer stag handles. Blades are matte, to reduce reflection and glare.
You can purchase the two knives as a Combination Set, or individually. Either option includes a high quality sheath made from American split grain cowhide that’s been vegetable tanned and oiled.
Proudly made in Texas, your Brown Bear and Cub Bear knives are packed in raw Texas cotton, and ship to you from No. 4 St. James headquarters in Austin.
- Weight, Combination Set with Sheath: 26.5 oz.
Brown Bear Skinner/Cleaver
Knife Length: 10.25”
Blade Length: 6.5”
Weight: 18.5 oz.
Cub Bear Caping Knife
Knife Length: 6.5”
Blade Length: 2.75”
Weight: 2.4 oz.
To find out who made the best outdoorsman’s knives in Texas, we polled the professionals with the best perspective: knife sharpeners.
Consistently, the best knives made in Texas, they said, are by Knives of Alaska.
A Texas company, named Knives of Alaska?
Sure enough, the best knife company in Texas is named for the only state that’s bigger than Texas.
And with good reason.
Knives of Alaska founder Charles Allen is a seasoned Alaskan outfitter and bush pilot. He spends part of his time at home in Denison, Texas, where Knives of Alaska is headquartered, and the rest of his time in Alaska. He developed the Brown Bear Skinner/Cleaver and Cub Bear Caping Knife to meet the needs of professional outfitters and big game hunters, as he’s experienced himself first hand in the Alaskan wilderness.