The Longer Answer: Holy shit… this is one hell of an amazeballs survival/camping/everyday/scare-the-crap-out-of-a-carjacker-or-intruder knife!!!
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Fine Edge Knife ($62) was obviously designed by a man who’s made a name for himself as a real outdoorsman and survivalist. To be fair, we’ve all seen things in the past that were supposed to be designed by the best, yet fell horribly short of the standard. This knife… is not that example. The team at Gerber Legendary Blades and the Ultimate survivor, Bear Grylls, clearly put their experienced noggins together and designed a blade that any one of them would be stoked to have if they were ever in a life-or-death situation. Dudes, I can seriously ramble on for ages about how siiiick this knife is… so instead, we took it out into the wilderness and gave it a true WGUB test. let me show you what makes it the last survival knife you’ll ever need to buy.
Full Fine Edge High Carbon Stainless Steel Drop Point Blade – Ideal for edge retention
In my words it’s a badass hunk of sharpened steel that took anything and everything I could toss at it… laughed at it… and handed it back sliced to perfection. Twigs and branches for fire kindling, whittling tiny kitten figurines, cutting/gutting fish for dinner and every other damn thing I could think of. Sliced and Diced my friends!!! Sliced and Diced. and without dulling one bit.
The Grip: Ergonomic Rubber grip, said on the Gerber site to maximize comfort and reduce slippage… and they don’t lie. Get you mitts on this knife and the only way it’s coming out of your hand is when they pry it from your cold lifeless body. It’s your knife dammit… and this grip will make sure you keep it. Plus, it comes with the signature BG mark to show people it’s all yours.
Oh, did I forget to mention that in In 2011 the Ultimate BG was the best-selling knife in world? Yeah… with features like this amazing grip that’s kind of an “uh… DUH!” statement. Word!
“So… now what” you ask. There’s the blade… and the handle, what else could we possibly talk about with regards to a knife. My friend… this is the proverbial icing on the already bomski’s cake!
Whoah-whoah… Hammer time: Need to pitch a tent and the ground is too hard for your spikes? Trying to crack open a bag of walnuts and you forgot the walnut-cracker-open-thingy? BG Knife features the Stainless Steel Pommel located conveniently at the base of the knife. … Hammer time!
Oh No… I’ve been out in the wild for 3-4 days now and because I’m using this amazing knife for everything from catching my food to fighting off grizzlies, it’s starting to get a little dull. Boom… INCLUDED SHARPENER!!!! Diamond Sharpener – Integrated into sheath for on-the-go sharpening.
It’s cold, you are out of matches… and as badass as you think your sushi rolling skills are, raw fish is no bueno. Boom… Fire Starter – Ferrocerium rod locks into sheath, striker notch incorporated into back of knife blade!!!
It’s been a week now, and while you’ve been surviving like a champ… you’re famished, have no energy and your throat is dry. When you hear Ranger Smith, you can’t yell out for help. Once more… BOOM, Emergency Whistle – Integrated into lanyard cord
Toss in a lightweight, mildew-resistant, military grade nylon sheath… land-to-air rescue instructions… and “Priorities of Survival” – a pocket guide containing Bear’s survival essentials, and you absolutely, unequivocally, most definitely have the truly most badass and amazing survival knife you will ever, ever, ever, ever need. Gerber and Grylls pulled together a tremendous amount of life experience with this knife and created their Magnum Opus.
One more time for the cheap seats: Best. Damn. Survival. Knife. EVER!!!