The Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Fixed Blade Survival Knife is a good looking knife with many features and a sturdy build. In This review of the Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Knife, I will look at some of the distinguishing and versatile features of this great hunting knife.
The knife features a 4.8 inch full tang fine edge blade made from premium steel. Full tang means that the blade runs through the full length of the knife, from the butt to the tip. This construction is regarded as the strongest, most durable type of knife, so you know this knife will last a long time, even with heavy use. The blade is black, and the contrast with the bright orange accents make this knife stand out, in a good way.
The grip is made from rubber, so there’s no chance of dropping it at crucial moments, making it a great knife to carry while hunting or camping.
The knife is also equipped with features that can come in handy in camping or survival situations. The sheath is equipped with a built in sharpener and the knife itself has a built-in fire starter rod, that sits snugly in a watertight holder, which you use with a cutout edge on the blade to start fires. The knife also comes with a lanyard cord with a loud emergency whistle.
This knife is built to take a beating. It hold’s the edge really well and isn’t too hard to keep sharp anyway, since the sheath has the built-in sharpener. The steel in the knife is quite hard. It can be knocked on rocks a few times without any damage, which is good to know, since using it in the field means banging it against rocks and ground quite often.
In conclusion, this knife is more expensive than many other knives, but it packs quite a lot of features into a small, sturdy knife. Of course you’re paying for the BG brand name, but for this knife, $60-70 is quite reasonable.