This is a collage of the Aitor Oso Blanco, with photos and description of this knife.
- Overall: 12.09 in (30.7 cm)
- Weight: 1.3 lbs
- Blade Length: 7.09 in (18.0 cm)
- Thickness: 5.0 mm
- Material: CrMoV Stainless Steel
- Blade HRC: 55-58
- Finish: Satin-polished
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Original Spanish Army
- Edge: Curved Plain with Double-Line Saw Tooth on Spine
HANDLE AND SHEATH:
- Material: Rigid Polycarbonate and Fiberglass
The smaller sibling to the El Montero, this Aitor Oso Blanco model from Spain was given to me in 1993 by a security guard of the hostel where I used to live. He would come to my room every night to talk about knives and weapons of all sorts. He was eventually given the sack. No prizes for guessing why.
But thank you Raymond, for the friendship all those years!
The Aitor Oso Blanco follows the original Spanish Army Survival blade design, is of adequate weight and balance, and feels good in the hands.
Aitor Knives from Spain was founded in 1939 and makes great quality knives. The Oso Blanco, which has been around for close to 30 years, sells for about US$100.00 (£60.00 approx.) as at early 2015.
Aitor exports 50% of its production to more than 50 countries around the world, which includes Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Brasil and the USA.
Aitor also supplies to official organizations such as the UNESCO and the ONU. For the military market, Aitor has been an established supplier to the Spanish, German and Dutch Armies, as well as to Asian Armies of Indonesia and of my country, Malaysia.