User Review: Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife
Price Paid: $38 (black friday walmart)
This is an ALL PURPOSE SURVIVAL KNIFE and as such has its ups and downs.
To begin with, a survival knife should always be used sparingly, it may be the only sharp edge you have. If you don't have to use it and something else will do, use whatever else is available. Be smart with it, it's not a screwdriver. My co-worker busted the tip of his trying to use it for just that reason.
Being a multipurpose survival knife you will notice the serrated edge. As a regular use knife this really gets in the way for me. As a survival knife I wouldn't want anything else.
The handle has great gripping surface, BUT, you won't want to get it near a fire as it could melt easily. Notice the two holes at the top of the handle close to the blade? Those are holes you can run a string through and tie your knife onto a stick and turn it into a spear. The whistle works good.
- The knife sharpener on the backside of the case is EXTREMELY coarse! I would only use it as a last ditch effort as it will tear down my blade quickly.
- A waistband clip would have been nice in case I don't have a belt on.
If purchasing I highly recommend not using the flint stick unless you are truly trying to survive. It has limited use for its size. An extra flint stick for this knife is available from Gerber for $5. I use a magnesium flint striker and save this one.