Old Bear, Large / Walnut
Antonini’s Old Bear folding knife line feature simple and ergonomic lines representing a compelling interpretation of the classic utility pocketknife. These knives have oil-treated American walnut handles that support a traditional locking mechanism. A rotating ring inserted into the brass collar secures the blade in the deployed as well as closed position.
To celebrate their 90th anniversary (1925-2015), Antonini Coltellerie introduced this line that intentionally involves a production process engaging high levels of manual production of skilled and experienced manufacture. The handle has been expertly crafted and polished, while its blade is in stainless steel and is stone sharpened by skilled and qualified craftsman’s hands.
The Old Bear knives do not have an internal spring like traditional pocketknives, however, the blade locks open and closed by means of locking system that utilizes a solid safety ring. As the active partner for this project, Todesco (Maniago, Italy) had already patented (Italian patent n.1187282) this mechanism in 1985 as a pocketknife lock. The straight forward handling and classic look of this traditional pocketknife, in combination with the affordable price, make the Old Bear an attractive purchase.