The Bear Edge 61109 Small Aluminum Sideliner is a USA built folding knife designed for comfortable everyday carry. It features a 440 stainless steel blade with thumb studs and a flipper for easy one-handed deployment on ball bearing washers. Textured aluminum scales provide a lightweight body and a grip-enhancing surface for secure daily use. Comes equipped with a reversible tip-up pocket clip.
This knife presents a lot of value at this price point considering it uses 440C. The blade came sharp & flipping action worked fine on the three copies I received. Yes, I bought one & Momma liked it so much I had to buy a few more for my girls. Clean lines & a non-tacticool look, almost seems like a different kind of Cold Steel Code 4. That is if your aim is to find a sort of gentleman's folder that's slim & light weight. The handle is actually much more comfortable & was especially so for smaller hands (the ladies that held it). The texturing in the aluminum handle was a plus as well. This knife is light enough that you'll forget you have it on you. Great build, great price, good steel & made in the U.S.A. I say give one of these a try & you may be pleasantly surprised. The larger version is great too & is more suitable for large size hands.