Bear OPS Introduces New Mini Rancor IX Flipper Knife
November 20, 2023

Jacksonville, Alabama – Bear OPS, an Alabama manufacturer of premium knives, proudly presents the Bear OPS Mini Rancor IX Slide Lock Flipper Knife. Designed for those who demand precision, performance, and affordability, this tactical pocketknife sets a new standard for performance-to-price ratio.

The Bear OPS’ Mini Rancor IX showcases exceptional craftsmanship with its attention to detail and quality materials. The knife boasts a 2.30-inch drop point blade precision engineered from D2 steel to providing outstanding durability, and edge retention. The blade features a sleek black finish, delivering both functionality and aesthetics for the discerning user.

One of the standout features of the Mini Rancor IX is its tan Zytel handle, not only designed for efficiency and comfort, but also for enhanced grip control. The addition of heavy jimping along the back further promotes precise handling and a secure grip in challenging conditions.

Ease of use is paramount with this knife, as it offers multiple deployment options. Whether it's the flipper or ambidextrous thumb studs, the Mini Rancor IX smoothly deploys into action, making it a reliable companion for everyday tasks and tactical applications.

The Mini Rancor IX takes user safety into account with its innovative slide lock mechanism. This robust lock ensures the blade stays securely in place during use and enhances overall confidence when handling the knife. Weighing in at just 1.60 oz., this new lightweight pocketknife is designed for everyday carry without adding unnecessary bulk.

Bear OPS’ dedication to producing top-tier American-made knives while keeping them affordable is exemplified by the Mini Rancor IX. Bear Ops is committed to making the best knives possible right here in the United States in support of quality craftsmen, job creation, and the local community. The company firmly believes that everyone should have access to quality tools they can be proud to carry and confident to use.

Bear OPS Mini Rancor IX Specifications:

  • Model Number: MC-900-DS7-B
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Handle Material: Tan Zytel
  • Rockwell: 58-60
  • Closed Length: 3.62 inches
  • Locking Type: Slide Lock
  • Open Length: 6 inches
  • Edge Length: 2.30 inches
  • Weight: 1.60 ounces
  • Extras: Thumb Studs, pocket clip, stainless steel inserts, Lifetime Warranty
  • Origin: Jacksonville, Alabama
  • MSRP: $90.99

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About Bear OPS:

Bear OPS is a division of Bear & Son Cutlery with the goal to manufacture the best tactical knives. Every knife is made with (OPS) Operational Precision for Superior use and can be relied on for any situation. Bear OPS only uses USA manufactured parts, materials and a dedicated workforce that’s proud to build knives for our nation’s first responders and military members.

About Bear & Son Cutlery:

Bear & Son Cutlery is equipped with a rich family tradition in knife making and employs a skilled and experienced workforce that is capable of performing many of the extra hand operations that go into the making of their products. The Bear & Son Cutlery factory is unique. It is fully self-contained. While some companies only assemble parts brought from various suppliers and put their names on the product, Bear & Son Cutlery does everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, and hand finishing products. These steps ensure that Bear & Son Cutlery is of excellent quality and a real value for both the dealer and consumer. Their ongoing commitment is to make them in Jacksonville, Alabama and make them affordable.

Bear & Son Cutlery // 1111 Bear Blvd. S.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 // 256-435-2227// //


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