Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

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Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby DougC-3 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:34 pm

Does anybody recognize this knife? Looks like a hole in the blade, so I was wondering if it was a Spyderco, but they say it has a 2 inch blade, and, with the empty space behind the blade, I thought it must be a flipper. And I'm not very familiar with flippers. Blown up, it looks like large jimps in the scales behind the blade, a little cheap looking.

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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby OldHoosier62 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:14 pm

Goddard possibly???? Hard to tell from that angle.

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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby bearrowland » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:40 pm

Phenomenal just the same!
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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby James Y » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:30 am

There was a thread on this on BF, and the knife was revealed to be a Buck Kingsman:

https://youtu.be/eQGe2sEmaaY

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Postby DougC-3 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:21 am

Aha! Thanks for solving the mystery for those of us who didn't catch it on the BF, James Y. I had thought that the coarse scale jimping would have had to be added by the owner if it were a Spyderco. Also the hole didn't look exactly right, also the angle where the blade meets the handle. Well, he made the best use of what he had :D
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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby Bloke » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:45 am

Incredible tale of survival and a lucky man by the sounds.

Wonder now how many people have armed themselves against bear attack with a Buck Kingsman? :rolleyes:

SEF would have been all over this thread if he was here I reckon ... “James, and others ... an Endura with a reinforced tip, or not?” :)
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Postby The Meat man » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:37 am

That's amazing! Thank you for sharing that Doug.
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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby Frozenspyder » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:52 pm

That's impressive. I sure wouldn't want to try to fight off a bear of any kind with any knife. Very lucky man. After that, I'm sure Buck has a lifelong customer.

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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby flasharry » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:09 pm

Yeah.. I'd not want to try that with a griz.... seen them at a distance a few times out here in the mountains.. emphasis on distance...
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Postby Doc Dan » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:48 pm

If that bear had really wanted him it would have turned out differently. Although, Davy Crockett killed at least 3 bears with his long knife, one of which was attacking him. But that knife was very long and able to pierce the hearts.
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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby knivesandbooks » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:41 pm

This man must have been had some grace on his side. That is incredible. The mental image if being picked up by the abdomen and carried is just awful. Also, his ability to ride 4+ miles to help after that is awesome.
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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby JD Spydo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:52 am

Where I used to work in a wetlands area in North Missouri we have Mountain Lions back in the region. I saw first evidence of them all the way back to 1999. One of the neighbors seen one on the same road our lodge was at 2:00 am one night on her way home from work back around 2005. Since then I've heard reports of a mother and two cubs in one sighting in that same area about 2 years ago. So I do know for a fact that we have a thriving population of Mountain Lions here in North Missouri ( if not the rest of the state too).

Personally I would fear an attack from one of them before I would fear a bear attack. I do think a Mountain Lion would be far more likely than a bear attack a human from all the information I've gathered.

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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby Frozenspyder » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:53 pm

Oddly enough, a guy in Colorado just fought off a mountain lion with his pocket knife about a week ago. It's been on the news lately.

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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 pm

Because of all the idiots we have today, these animals are fast losing their fear of us and attacks are on the increase.
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Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

Postby Cambertree » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:46 am

Wow, what a story!

Reminds me a bit of this thread a few years back, where a member of this forum had to use their Caly 3.5 to end a mountain lion attack.

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