New Gerber Bear Grylls Signature Survival Knife

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  1. AKC

    AKC XDTalk 5K Member

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    $50.00 at my local Academy. It comes with a ferro rod, and a diamond sharpening stone built into the sheath. As well as a guide on how to build shelter, water purification, etc. Besides it being a Bear Grylls signature series knife it looks like a good deal. I like my Gerber EDC Tanto blade. It has served me well for almost a year. There is a video in the link. I also talked to a guy who uses one for hunting. He told me it works really good and had just skinned a deer with it on his last hunt. He also said the ferro rod works very well. So, would it be totally gay to buy this? Ha ha!

    I've been wanting another knife more gear towards SHTF and the price is right. Right now I have a SOG Revolver Hunter.

    Gerber Knives Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife MFG# 31-000751 - RockyNational.com

     
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    Ajcrash XDTalk 2K Member Founding Member

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    Looks like an updated LMF, but I like the addition of the ferro rod. I might pick one up if I was in need of a good pack knife. Though at present it'd be cheaper for me to just pick up some ferro rods.
     
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    texan_eagle_scout XDTalk 5K Member

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    It seems ok to me. As long as the striker rod doesn't pull out in brush or under heavy use I like the unit.

    I wonder about the blade though, specifically whether the blade itself is any good.
     
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    AKC XDTalk 5K Member

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    The ferro rod seems to snap into place pretty hard. And if the blade holds up like any other Gerber it should be good to go. I was wanting the LMF II but it's twice the price and the BG blade has more to it. I may pick this up today at lunch.

    You guys watch the video?
     
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    bashman XDTalk 1K Member

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    Is the knife real, or a fake, too? :twisted:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UpSlpvb1is[/ame]
     
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    Haha! That's flippin awesome. Hey Bashman. I was waiting for a Bear Grylls bashing response. That's why I asked if it would be totally gay if I bought the knife. We all know Bear Grylls methods of running and jumping around like a monkey on crack over mountains and through jungles is totally absurd.

    Besides how we all feel about Bear. That's no secret here. How about the knife? Pretend it doesn't have BG on it.
     
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    That looks like a good knife at a really good price. For some reason, some companies are charging as much as $150 for the knife.
     
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    AKC XDTalk 5K Member

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    For this knife? MSRP is only $75?
     
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    Ajcrash XDTalk 2K Member Founding Member

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    Yeah, I watched the video. I'll stick to my AF survival knife. I take out the sharpening stone and put a magnesium fire stater in that pouch.
     
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    AKC XDTalk 5K Member

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    Good review. As I suspected. It's a total cheese dick knife. Glad I didn't blow my money. Everything seemed fine until he tried to cut a limb by batoning the blade through and the shock caused the tang to go flying.
     
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    Beat me to it. :lol:

    .....and now we have our answer. ;) :D
     
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    Yup, I'm either going to stick with a SOG or I may get the LMF II. The BG knife is in the gay category.
     
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    From what I've heard, that's not even the knife that Bear uses.

    I'm sure he prefers some $600+ blade.
     
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    Oh yea. It's a total endorsement deal and marketing gimmick. It would have been nice to see Gerber actually make a good product with these features though. Like just add the ferro rod to the LMF II or something.

     

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