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This knife is well rated at Amazon with 4.5 out of 5 stars overall based on over 1,500 reviews.

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Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife w/ Serrated Edge + Fire Starter & Nylon Sheath [thatdailydeal.com] $29.74 + Free shipping w/ coupon code GBG0205

This is $49.90 at Amazon [amazon.com] with great reviews (4.5 stars based on over 1,500 customer reviews)!


Product Features
  • ½ Serrated High Carbon Stainless Steel Drop Point Blade - Ideal for edge retention and cutting rope
  • Ergonomic Textured Rubber Grip - Maximizes comfort and reduces slippage
  • Stainless Steel Pommel - At base of handle for hammering
  • Fire Starter - Ferrocerium rod locks into sheath, striker notch incorporated into back of knife blade
  • Nylon Sheath - Lightweight, military-grade, mildew resistant
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I have this knife. It's a lot better than many people give it credit for. The sheath, fire steel and whistle are really well designed. The integral diamond stone is a little too coarse for anything other than emergency field sharpening, and I find the outer pocket for the BG survival guide with those emergency hand signals to be a little goofy.

Gerber fixed the infamous pummel breakage issue six years ago now, but thanks to that vast echo chamber we call the Internet, that knock against this knife lives on.

The blade is quite serviceable, but I'd say the steel itself is the weakest aspect. Along the straight edge portion of the blade, it's fine. Perhaps in needing of sharpening a bit more often than I'd like, but only under really use. Like batoning, which I've decided is almost completely unnecessary except as filler in Youtube product review videos.

But the serrated portion of the knife edge is just a bit too fragile. Those unsupported peaks are susceptible to chipping/rolling over. And the troughs are a PIA to keep sharp. I'm slowing making the serrations shallower and shallower after repeated sharpenings, and I look forward to the day when they disappear altogether. I really wish I got the non-serrated version. Unless you're cutting a lot of cordage, partially serrated blades are over-rated (just my humble opinion, of course).

Both models seem to show up here on SD every six months or so. If you don't need this right away, I recommend holding out for a good deal on the non-serrated version.
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Not all knives are made equal. Even knives from the same factory can be treated differently. I have some crap knives from Chinese factories and that's just what they are. A good solid knife is a tool worth investing in. There are good inexpensive knives. I own quite a few mora knives and love them.

Can't comment on this knife as I've never seen it used one. Just wanted to set the record straight on cheap knives.
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How does this compare wth the Mora Bushcraft
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You really want the bear grylls ultimate pro knife- much better and amazing quality.
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I've been using the Scout Knife version of this for years as my everyday carry and I love it, I would expect this to be a good knife as well.

They're not super fancy, made from the best materials, etc but they are quality, solid knives that work well especially for the price.
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9cr19mov blade. High carbon, stainless steel blade... decent. But it'll rust if not properly taken care of and tended to.
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Why not just buy a chinese knife equivalent for 1/3rd the price and likely made by the same factory?
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Why not just buy a chinese knife equivalent for 1/3rd the price and likely made by the same factory?
Not all knives are made equal. Even knives from the same factory can be treated differently. I have some crap knives from Chinese factories and that's just what they are. A good solid knife is a tool worth investing in. There are good inexpensive knives. I own quite a few mora knives and love them.

Can't comment on this knife as I've never seen it used one. Just wanted to set the record straight on cheap knives.
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Wish this was the ultimate pro version (better steel, no serrations, better sharpener).

I wonder if this one is real or a knock off....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Gerb...SwLjxaYkFp


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I have this knife. It's a lot better than many people give it credit for. The sheath, fire steel and whistle are really well designed. The integral diamond stone is a little too coarse for anything other than emergency field sharpening, and I find the outer pocket for the BG survival guide with those emergency hand signals to be a little goofy.

Gerber fixed the infamous pummel breakage issue six years ago now, but thanks to that vast echo chamber we call the Internet, that knock against this knife lives on.

The blade is quite serviceable, but I'd say the steel itself is the weakest aspect. Along the straight edge portion of the blade, it's fine. Perhaps in needing of sharpening a bit more often than I'd like, but only under really use. Like batoning, which I've decided is almost completely unnecessary except as filler in Youtube product review videos.

But the serrated portion of the knife edge is just a bit too fragile. Those unsupported peaks are susceptible to chipping/rolling over. And the troughs are a PIA to keep sharp. I'm slowing making the serrations shallower and shallower after repeated sharpenings, and I look forward to the day when they disappear altogether. I really wish I got the non-serrated version. Unless you're cutting a lot of cordage, partially serrated blades are over-rated (just my humble opinion, of course).

Both models seem to show up here on SD every six months or so. If you don't need this right away, I recommend holding out for a good deal on the non-serrated version.
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Got gramps one and he loves it!!
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Why not just buy a chinese knife equivalent for 1/3rd the price and likely made by the same factory?
I have the same question… also why should I go outside instead of staying at a holiday inn (as BG did)
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Is this Girthber a good brand?
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I'm holding out for the tactical version.

Americans need to quit watching so many Rambo movies.
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I've had this knife for about 3 years now. I think I paid around $20 at Walmart on clearance. The fire starter will not stay in it's holder, but can be jammed into the sheath and kept there. The knife itself is a decent camp knife- good enough to whittle and make kindling. Overall it's probably worth the $30 but it's not a spectacular buy at that price. I use mine regularly and keep it in my jeep 24/7 but I wouldn't want it as my only knife in a bugout scenario. Hope this helps.
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