At first glance the Bear Jaws tool appears to simply be a copy of the Leatherman PST. But the Bear has one important advantage, that being it's outside opening blades. This blade arrangement is relatively common today, but it was revolutionary when first introduced back in 1996. So much so that Swiss Army Knife giant Victorinox reportedly bought Bear MGC in order to obtain the patent. The company is now back in the hands of an original owner, but the Vic SwissTool and Spirit owe their legacy to the Bear Jaws 155.
BEAR JAWS is stamped into both handles. One side of the tool is stamped with an inch scale, the other side in metric.
Finish is a high polish stainless all over.
- Clip point knife blade, with plain edge. Measures 2-1/2" long (65mm)
- Large flathead screwdriver
- Lanyard ring
- Medium flathead screwdriver
- Three-sided file blade, featuring single cut and double cut serrations
- Sheepsfoot knife blade, fully serrated. Measures 2-1/2" long (65mm)
- Heavy cast phillips screwdriver
- Can opener
Note that blade arrangement varied. See Variations.
Later models featured a leather backing with cross loops that allowed for both vertical and horizontal carry.
- Length open = 6-1/4" (159mm)
- Length closed = 4" (100mm)
- Width closed = 1-1/4" (32mm)
- Thickness = 5/8" (16mm)
- Weight = 6.8 oz (194g)
Please see Bear Jaws 155 Variations for more details.
Bear Jaws Electrician 155EL is based on the same frame and handles.
- Bear Jaws owner's manual
- Crescent ToolZall Pro review - at Multitool.org
- Lets look at Bear and Son Cutlery. - in the Multitool.org forums
- Bear and Son Cutlery website.
- Original Bear MGC multitool patent