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Preppers, Bush Tucker, Post Apocalypse Survival => Equipment Reviews => Topic started by: outdare on December 08, 2017, 10:51:42 pm

Title: Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate PRO Fixed Blade Survival Knife
Post by: outdare on December 08, 2017, 10:51:42 pm
My dear sweet innocent sister gave me one of these as a gift over a year ago. The only thing she knew about survival was that "Bear Grylls is awesome and he's a prepper just like you" (picture me banging my head against a wall and mumbling "lord help me")

So to make her happy I wore my knife on my hip even though looking down at the big "BG" logo on the handle made me feel dirty (not the good dirty)

It's been a year and I have treated it with the contempt I thought it deserved. It has survived a full year of abuse doing things I would not normally do to a knife. I have to eat some humble pie and admit . . . gulp . . .  It's actually a good knife

I really wanted to hate this knife but I can't fault it.

So if you're thinking of buying one and you can get over the embarrassing branding you might be surprised. It's reasonably priced, hard wearing, keeps a good edge and can take A LOT of abuse
Title: Re: Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate PRO Fixed Blade Survival Knife
Post by: doomsdayprepper4570 on December 09, 2017, 06:50:56 am
Got a couple of BG larger bush knives myself. Gator junior is one as I like the lightness of it.
May have to chuck it in the property hilux for 12 months and see how it handles use and
abuse.
Title: Re: Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate PRO Fixed Blade Survival Knife
Post by: OzHippy on December 09, 2017, 08:18:52 pm
People don't like BG due to his TV is very much a Hollywood kind of production.  In the real world BG has extreme skills and experience.
There are a lot of knife snobs out there in the world.  The BG final knife has had a few reviews and I think they have come up with a winning formula.

Personally I have given up with thick blades and big knives like the ESEE.  The idea of a one tools for survival is a bit ridiculous - it is only due to the reality TV programs where contestants are limited to very few items.
I prefer a multi tool, a small thin bladed skinning knife and a large machete or axe.  Never baton wood with a knife etc..
Title: Re: Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate PRO Fixed Blade Survival Knife
Post by: doomsdayprepper4570 on December 09, 2017, 09:46:26 pm
22 with a can and some ammo.
I can make servicable stone knives.