Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. We will look at this knife to if it is worthy of the names “Gerber” and “Bear Grylls”, as well as suitable for survival at an “ultimate professional” level. other than that, the shape and contours are not bad. Of course, the functionality was also an added factor. This is a high quality, full-tang survival knife. Have you seen the hawaii volcano mockery of him on youtube ? The first version was a best seller, but was also plagued with issues of product failure, and thus stemmed controversy. One last interesting feature is that, on the back of the sheath itself, where the belt loop is, there’s actually a mini survival guide. While he is also physically gifted and knowledgable, his television show was merely a how–to-get-killed in the Outdoors extravaganza. i guess i was just born a few centuries too late. My 5' 7" tall daughter thinks it's a little heavy and awkward for her, but she likes the construction of the knife. Great review! It’s premium grade stainless steel construction means you’ll never see rust or corrosion as you pull it from its sheath. I also carry a smaller version of it from Smith & Wesson called the Search & Rescue but it is not near as hefty. No fancy free e-book or shiny product bribe incentive offered here! And it does an acceptable job on getting nails in far enough to attach a line to. – Sticks or fronds – For shelter and other construction, splints and firewood. Bestseller No. Another feature of this knife, included on the lanyard, is a bright orange whistle, rust-proof as it’s made fully of plastic. To be honest, this is a great choice of steel for this class of knife – it has decent edge-holding ability, is pretty tough, and has top notch corrosion resistance. Item Description. – Cutting cord – This is often necessary during construction of shelter, fishing, sewing and making snares and traps, as well as other times. Gerber Bear Grylls Scout Knife, Serrated Edge,... $37.99. The blade will also keep its edge longer between sharpening. In most circles this knife has four strikes against it before it has a chance to prove itself. I personally like my lmf ifantry. Buy on Amazon. Merely a strip of 1″ webbing, sewn to the sheath. – Drilling a hole (for a fire drill) was pretty easy. Exactly what we need. All that to say, you won’t be disappointed with the provided firesteel on this knife; it works damn well. Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Gary W. Graley, Sep 2, 2016. 23 Best Survival Knife Brands You Can Trust – survivalgear. There was a problem completing your request. All in all this is a great water-proof all weather blade that holds a fantastic edge, and feels great in the hand without any hot spots. There are scores of reviews of this knife on YouTube, so I won't bore you with a lengthy review. I'm not sorry I spent $70 for this knife and readily recommend it for anyone who wants a good-quality camping/survival utility knife. Can I look at your cell phone or your watch to see where it’s made ? Just taking a look at the sheer number of products that Gerber and Bear Grylls have teamed up to produce, and how well they’ve sold on websites like Amazon, it’s pretty easy to see why this knife makes for an interesting case study. Maybe in the future if I see one for sale at a garage sale or something I’ll be able to determine which version it is. As the most commonly available to survivalists, I tried fish line and paracord, as well as 3/8″ Manila and 3/4″ Sisal, just because fish line and paracord would seem to be trivial for any knife worth having. All you have to do is pull the orange tab and out falls a mini, incredibly informative, survival reference guide that features some basic information about fire-making, signaling for rescue, how tos for knots and traps, and a number of other things. As expected with a 3/16 inch thick blade, batoning is absolutely trivial. An Emergency Candle That Noah Would Be Proud Of, 82 Uses for Paracord That Will Surprise You, A SHTF Plan For Your Pets | Bugging Out With Man’s Best Friend. The knife required some sawing to get through Manila and Sisal; I consider the knife adequate at this task. Excuse my English (google translate). 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The Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife comes with a steel buttplate that is actually a part of the knife – the blade and the hammer section are actually one and the same. A built-in fire starter rod sits snug in a watertight holder. As mentioned in the general fixed blade knife articles, a knife called a “survival” knife is sometimes a really bad choice for a survival knife. Thank you very much. Great thing about this knife is it requires little to no maintenence. I think it’s about time this knife gets some positive attention. Thanks Geoff, Ka-Bar make some great knives and in the future we will be sure to review some of their products. I always prefer full flat ground blades, but after testing, I was sufficiently impressed by the toughness of this hollow grind. The knife appears to be pretty indestructible, at least based on my experience. With the exception of the sheath, it does seem to be designed by a survival expert for survival usage. That one allegedly does not have a full tang, so could not honestly be called a “survival” knife, and with … There is an area of the spine which is quite sharp and without coating, specifically made for use with the Ferro rod. I would say that the ultimate pro offers more flexibility. Thanks for dropping by Carl! I gotta admit I think its a perfect truck knife/back up survival knife and I don’t see myself ever selling mine! If you’re in a survival situation, your adrenaline may be surging and you may be desperate for food or shelter, so this guide will help you focus on what needs to be done and help get you back to thinking clearly about your survival. Gerber’s Ultimate Fixed Blade Survival Knife is more than just a gimmic. I have seen vids of the previous (non-Pro, non-full tang) version being broken, but it was cold, and the tester was batoning with another steel object, the back of an axe. Pingback: 23 Best Survival Knife Brands You Can Trust - Survive! The built in fire steel throws off some sparks and I like that you can use the back of the knife to create them. It’s actually quite a decent piece to have on you in the wilderness, whether you’re just starting out in survival or have been building up your survival and bushcraft skills all your life. Great review. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Knife, Fine Edge [31-001901], Full-tang, premium 9CR19MoV stainless steel construction for durability, Military-grade, mildew-resistant nylon sheath with pull-through carbide sharpener, ford sharpness, Includes Bear Grylls' "Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide, Blade length: 4.8 Inches, Overall length: 10 Inches. We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. First, the original Ultimate Survival knife had a few issues but still a decent knife. Browse MTJS posts by me here & other blogs of mine here. Helle Mandra Les Stroud Small Bushcraft Knife Review, Helle Temagami Les Stroud Survival Knife Review, Gerber Gator Machete Saw Back Outdoor Knife Review, Condor Bushlore Fixed Blade Bushcraft Knife Review, L.T. The Gerber Ultimate Fixed Blade Survival Knife is comfortable in pretty much all grips although I would note that its clear it was designed around the class saber grip. Special Features:  Non-reflective coating on blade, Whistle on lanyard, Hammer pommel, Ferro rod, carbide sharpener and survival pamphlet in sheath. If you throw your knife, you may not get it back, or it can be damaged, particularly if it is made of stainless steel which is a bit brittle. The grind is a pretty lean hollow taking into account that this is a reasonably heavy duty survival blade. The sideways grip is hard to evaluate; with the stock lanyard it is a bit uncomfortable and seems like it might slip; with the lanyard removed or moved from the back corner, it is decent. Note that there is an earlier Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife, with a fairly moderate price; don’t get it confused with this “Pro” model. And actually, the only thing “wrong” with the sheath is the pathetic belt loop. 7 review(s) SKU: GERB071842. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Survival Knife was created in response to demand from consumers and knife enthusiasts, who were fond of the original Ultimate Knife, but longed for an upgraded version. The Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Fixed Blade combines Gerber’s decades of knife making experience with Bear Grylls’ survival skills to create a survival knife that’s everything you need and nothing more.

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