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Bear Forest Knives Simple 1/16 Restock Now Available

Bear Forest Knives has been hard at work and is happy to announce the restocking of their ever-so-popular bushcraft knife, The Simple (1/16”). It doesn’t get much simpler than a 4-inch handle and a 4-inch long blade. This Simple bares the same size proportions as its two siblings, with an overall length of 8 inches but with a slimmer blade stock.

Outdoorsmen and women will appreciate the ultralight 3-ounce knife (5.5 oz with KYDEX® sheath) if gear weight is an issue, especially on a tiresome hike. The slim design has a few distinct advantages, especially in the slicing category, which is inherently noticeable with the first slice of crisp carrots, potatoes, and that sirloin roast for dutch oven camp pot roast. 

The true zero Scandi is a woodcarver’s delight. Whether removing large amounts of material with a power cut or taking thin, controlled slivers of wood off a hand-carved gnome—the true zero Scandi delivers! Trade-off?

Toughness has less to do with thickness and more to do with heat treatment and steel. Bear Forest Knives uses 52100 high carbon steel for edge-holding capabilities and ease of sharpening, with a Rockwell hardness of 58 to 59. The slimmer Simple has the Bear Forest Knives signature rock tumbled acid wash providing a rustic, one-of-a-kind blade finish. The comfortable handle is available in attractive natural and green micarta. 

The Simple (1/16”) is ready to be a constant companion on the next hike, overnighter, or marshmallow and hotdog roast in the backyard. 


  • Overall Length: 8″
  • Blade Length: 4″
  • Thickness: .06” (1/16”)
  • Steel: 52100 High Carbon Steel
  • 90-Degree Spine
  • Grind: True Zero Scandi
  • Finish: Rock Tumbled Acid Wash
  • Handle Scales: Natural/Green Canvas Micarta
  • Sheath: KYDEX® black (.080) 
  • U.S.A. Made  
  • MSRP: $119.99+

About Bear Forest Knives:

Bear Forest Knives shares an abiding love for the great outdoors, the freedom and fresh air, and the chance to connect with nature in all its glorious forms. Bear Forest Knives was created to enhance all adventures and interactions in the wild, standing at the ready for whatever the day or night, climate, or conditions may bring. Bear Forest Knives are purpose-built for these moments and the daily life that happens in between.

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