Bear Forest Knives Simple 1/16 Restock Now Available

Bear Forest Knives have been hard at work and are pleased to announce the restocking of their popular bushcraft knife, The Simple (1/16”). There is nothing simpler than a 4-inch handle and a 4-inch long blade. This Simple has the same size proportions as its two brothers, with an overall length of 8 inches but with a thinner blade.

Outdoorsmen and women alike will appreciate the ultra-light 3 oz. (5.5 oz. with KYDEX® sheath) knife if gear weight is an issue, especially on a strenuous hike. The thin design has some distinctive advantages, especially in the slicing category, which is inherently noticeable with the first slice of crispy carrots, potatoes, and that roasted sirloin steak for the Dutch oven pot roast.

The true Scandi zero is a woodcarver’s delight. Whether removing large amounts of material with a power outage or extracting controlled thin wood chips from a hand carved gnome, the real zero Scandi delivers! Compensation?

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 power and ease of sharpening, with a Rockwell hardness of 58 to 59. The thinnest Simple has Bear Forest Knives’ signature acid wash which provides a rustic appearance only. nice leaf finish. The comfortable handle is available in attractive natural and green micarta.

The Simple (1/16”) is ready to be a constant companion on your next hike, sleepover, or roasting marshmallows and hot dogs 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: Micarta Canvas Natural/Green
  • Sheath: Black KYDEX® (.080)
  • Made in the USA
  • MSRP: $119.99+

About Bear Forest Knives:

Bear Forest Knives shares an abiding love of the outdoors, freedom and fresh air, and the opportunity to connect with nature in all its glorious forms. Bear Forest Knives were created to enhance all adventures and interactions in the wild, being ready for whatever the day or night, weather or conditions bring. Bear Forest knives are specifically designed for these moments and the daily life that happens in between.

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