Loaded with innovations and backed by Bear, this knife has everything. The knife features a half serrated, drop point blade, a textured rubber grip, a steel pommel, and an emergency whistle. The durable sheath has a sharpener and a firestarter.
The Ultimate Knife is the pinnacle of Gerber’s Bear Grylls Survival Series. Intricately designed by Gerber and Bear, it’s loaded with innovations that won’t be found in any other fixed blade knife. Like everything in the Survival Series, it also includes Bear’s Priorities of Survival pocket guide.
I've have no problems with my knife it is the best knife ever but i have to say the fire starter broke will i was starting a fire and the sharpener is not that good.
Very disappointed with this "survival" knife, first with a minimum contact with beach send start rusting, after I was cutting a piece of wood (small) and with a minimum pressure the blade bend. At this stage I will never bay a Gerber survival knife again!!
Terrible Knife. After minimal use around my farm, the tip of the blade snapped off with very little force. Also the "hammer" butt of the knife broke and tore the grip revealing the hammer part isn't forged into the apparent full tang of the knife. Very disappointed as I've known Gerber to be a good brand. Could have just been factory errors in my particular knife, but I expect a survival knife to be quite durable. This is not.
Amazing knife and sheath but the fire steal grip hurts after gripping it for awhile so I hope that they will make a more comfortable one soon
The issue I have with this knife is that for a outdoor survival knife it rusts , pits and chips entirely to easy. as for ergonomics and functionality its really good. But the steel quality, not so much. I did not put this through hard use but the edge stained , chipped and rusted way to much for a "survival" knife...in the field a person doesnt have the gear or time to oiling the knife constantly.
OK, I get it, but for most of these reviews, 90% of them DO NOT understand or know how to use a knife ...period. You know what percent you fall in to.
Now for the serious stuff.
I agree with the one review about the price point. You do pay for the name on some products, that said, my only advice is DON'T buy it if it's out of your price range.
I have a dozen Gerber products, and I've never been disappointed in any of them. I got this knife on closeout at an outdoor company. And I'll tell you that I payed $40.00 for it. I've used this knife for the things it's intended to be used for and I've not had one problem. Having said that, I would ascertain that most people do not know how to use a knife, and that you should learn how before investing your hard earned money into something you don't understand.
This knife is NOT a hammer, it is not for throwing, it's functions are declared in the packaging, read it, it might help.
This may seem like a rude review about reviewers, and you'd be correct, so stop blaming knife. If it breaks, send it back, it has a full life guarantee. Use it the way it was designed, and you'll have it a long time.
Thanks Gerber for another GREAT product.
I bought this knife a few years back and never got any use out of it. It final came in use when hurricane Matthew hit NC. I was unprepared, but with this knife I was able to split enough fire wood to cook and boil water while I was without power for 6 days.
I've owned the UN for four years now, and was disappointed with the first one I owned because the bad was made out of a bad batch of steel. It was replaced, free of charge, and I had a brand new one of another batch. I have very much enjoyed this knife! I live in Alaska and there are opportunities to use this knife with each day. Camping trips, just a hike, or fiddling around all have opportunities for this knife to perform. It has great options, multi features are grand and that's why I carry it in my flight bag incase of I ever go down in this territory. I do feel the knife and this line of products are a bit inflated with the name of Bear, but I know they mean well, and Bear is great. Thanks Gerber.
haven't used it yet but from a superficial standpoint it looks very nice. Ive seen alot of bad reviews but Im assuming most people who made those reviews probably did not treat the knife with as much respect as you should treat a knife. It is not the most desirable option to use a knife as a spear point, most knives this one included are designed for being used as a cutting tool. However the metal block on the butt end of the knife is designed for hammering, I really doubt that the designers were expecting you to expose it to pressures greater than can be given by hand, obviously it has a hammer, but that is just an extra tool (a Swiss army knife is still called a knife) obviously if you are going to use it for something that requires hard continously force you should not expose your knife to this abuse. in the wild a knife is a valuable tool, but tools have certain functions that they are intended for, in other words, don't try to use your nose to hear it will only fail you.
This knife is a piece of sh---! Great blade, NOT full tang. The waffle grip hammer head is embedded in PLASTIC. Gerber, time to get your heads out of your a$$e$ and REDESIGN this TOY before someone who trusts ypou gets seriously HURT and SUE the sh-- out of you... Get a CLUE.. This toy is worth about $2!
This knife is ok...not worth $71. The fire starter broke the first day of opening, and the knife doesn't hold an edge. Even though the flint isn't good, and it doesn't keep and edge it is very durable. I have used it as a throwing knife and even when I miss and hit a rock the knife is fine. Would recommend the fine edge rather than the half and half.
The freakin hammer broke off!!! why wouldn't you make it full tang. Bear, you let me down.. now i have to see about getting gerber to replace it.
The first time I used it, I hit a stone and the handle has been ruptured. I'm disappointed. I hope Gerber replace me, as they say.
am ales 5 stele deoarece este un cutit performant si iti este de mare folos in caz ca teai pierdut in padure, jungla, etc.
i read heaps of reviews on these and 99% of them said they break. but these knifes are sturdy, well made things. well done Gerber!!
Good knife, I've seen bad reviews but every Gerber I've had has been a keeper. This knife has done it all from just shaving sticks to batoning and cleaning wild game. Gets and keeps a decent edge. Love the fire starter it works great.
The knife itself has survived but the sheath only after two months has split on both sides down to the Velcro that holds it to the back half.
I dose not flip in when I am using it. It has a really good grip and gives me comfort. I love the knife. I would give it more stars if possibly like infinity.
I have owned my knife since the day it released, i pre-ordered it from walmart. it served me well for 6 months till the tip snapped off while working some wood. i replaced the knife but still continued to use it for another 3 years until the blade snapped in half while buttoning 2 1/2 inch wood into small quarters for my wood stove. i have to sat the snapping of the tip really broke my faith in the tuffness of gerber steel, but the breaking of the blade, dead center was just despicable...no "survival" knife should ever snap like that. this is a decent knife, but i can't say id spend the money to buy another gerber knife. i have a few gerber products in my gear bag, the warranty helps keep them there until i find something better.
I was depending on this knife, the tip broke off and the hammer side came off completely!!! I would never recommend this knife if it was your last choice!
this is a realy good and cool knife, but unfortunetly the rumors are thruth the pumel after using it it falls down the belcro is not strong, but after all it is a good knife and its prety practical
i recomd this for biginers who like outdoors
I have specialty knives for everything - skinning, caping, machete, folding, filet, etc... My brother in law got me this knife for Christmas 2 years ago and it was a huge eye opener. I now keep my skinning and caping knives in the backpack till after the kill - but this knife is always on my belt. I have used it from hammering down tent stakes to field dressing deer and it has worked flawlessly. Besides the blade, the best part about this knife is the non-slip rubberized grip, especially when covered in blood. They can keep the Bear Grylls endorsement - this knife is a standalone winner.
Knife seems very sturdy and long-lasting, but the first time i used the flint it snapped off at the base. Very disappointed.
I thought this was going to be a great knife but the teeth started breaking the first camping trip on light kindling for the fire. I haven't used it since. It's just too disappointing to look at.
I have had many cheaper knives that have held up to a lot more abuse then this.
HUGE disappointment and waste of money!
Two years ago I bought the Bear Gyllis Ultimate Survival Knife. It is a great tool for any outdoor activity, but the ferro stick tends to drop out if you have it used it frequently. The design engineers at Gerber now offer a better knife, their Gyllis Pro Ultimate Survival knife. Check out the specs and compare the two knives....like me, you will buy the Pro even though it is twice the cost. For the money, Gerber makes the absolute best survival knives--better than Bench made and Becker which are very expensive knives.
I am a scout and i say this knife comes in handy in all scouting situation, be it pioneering or backwoodsman. If only gerber could design a jack knife just like this, that will be excellent
my hammer broke of and the blade i´nt sharp at all after under ½ a year of use. just used it on wood. dont know if there was a fail on my knife
this knife has been perfect for everything i've ever asked of it. I've used it to start fires, filet fish, for self defense, and even to split wood. There's nothing this knife can not do.
Great knife for many purposes. Great feel and balance. Very comfortable and strongly built. Only complaint is the holding mechanism for the fire starter. Lost mine from scabbard on hunting trip and now having difficulty in finding a replacement to fit.
It is light and even though it is small it cuts better than some machetes. I cut down bamboo for huts and things and my machete was slower and it started breaking but my b.g. knife was faster and didn't have a single chip in it. The only problem is it is kind of hard to sharpen even if you have a good stone. All you need in a survival situation is this, it comes with flint and a sharpening stone.
Love the knife, of all the knees in my possession it is probably my favorite, only wish there was a version without the Orange trim, all grey or black.
This is the best knife. It has all the tools you would need if you ever found yourself in a life or death situation. The blade and knife have a very nice feel and balance it doesnt feel cheap or to heavy. If i ever had too i would have no problem trusting my life to this knife. Thanks gerber for making a great knife.
got this knife as a gift. I carry it every day in my day bag/emergency bag.
First thing I did was attach whistle lanyard to the fire starter and run the string under the velcro strap to secure it.
I would be alright w/ this knife in an emergency situation.
First, the material is not the best. Actually, is a pretty weak material, I've seen better on kitchen knives.
Second, the blade ain't going all the way trough the handle, there are 2 pieces. Mine just broke at the joint...
Knife is a Gerber, you won't be disappointed. The sheath is great, but the fire starter broke easily at the base. Still able to use the broken starter. With the exception of the starter, this thing is great.
Excellent knife but first time out hunting just walking up river and hoping over rocks and the flint fell out.but overall well weighted and sharpe knife.
The knife itself is an excellent tool.
The sheath is the weakest part, my grandson's sheath broke after ten months. First at the throat then the striker holder broke out leaving a hole in the sheath.
The striker needs a better more reliable means of retention or it will fall out.
just picked one up. Nice grip, sheath and I like the rope cutter on the blade. Clip that holds knife into sheath is plastic though and broke very quickly.
Don't think I would buy this again unless the clip were improved.
Grabbed my BG survival and folding knife. Both are outstanding.used them during my deer hunting trip for the first time. Super sharp............hard blade. Good flint. Just love it.
Got this knife for Christmas and tested it when I went camping and it stood all my tests but I lost the fire starter this is a good knife and highly recomend it
This knife is pretty epic. Personally I think a serrated knife is better that a fine knife. INFACT, Bear actually uses this knife instead of his ultra pro fine knife on TV. This is his best knife for cutting through small bits of wood, rope ect.....
I would personally recommend on getting this knife. Oh and by the way this is Gerbers best knife, BY FAR!!!!!!!
This knife is pretty epic. Personally I think a serrated knife is better that a fine knife. INFACT, Bear actually uses this knife instead of his ultra pro fine knife on TV. This is his best knife for cutting through small bits of wood, rope ect.....
I would personally recommend on getting this knife. Oh and by the way this is Gerbers best knife, BY FAR!!!!!!!
Love my Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Fixed Blade . Great design, well built and versatile. A lot of thought went into the design of this knife.
Wish it had a boot clip option.
I have had this knife for three years and it has seen a lot of use and uses. It has done everything from gutting fish to cutting wood (including bamboo when I was in the jungles of Thailand). It is an ideal/excellent survival knife and is much better than it is given credit for. It has a very comfortable grip and has so many built-in features. It is very well designed and strong and just as importantly it looks great. All up 5 stars for the knife especially when you can get it cheap in stores.
This knife is must have companion. Has its features that are dependable. Sturdy construction, good grip. Hammering using its pommel is good for cracking.
I like desert camping alot. It helps to have a dependable knife for all purpose use.
The sheath is heavy duty.
Highly recommended knife
I was give the knife as a Christmas present. I thought it was just a celebrity endorsement. .. but I am surprised. .i used it on my Lobster boat at the hunting camp.. and use it on my atv... great knife gerber
great knive good grip resistant and durabe flint , good metal doesnt rust and gets a very sharp edge. this knive has been with me a couple of years and it very reliable comoing with lots of accesories like the sharpening ston the fire starter the survival mini book and the whistle and the resistant sheth. recomended
It's the perfect knife with a fire starter and a sharpener I recommend this to everybody that spends time in the outdoors
This knife works very well, it can start a fire with the flint which I find extremely useful. Great blade, grip, and sheath.
A perfect knife, heavy, powerful and durable. would absolutely recommend to all looking for a good quality survival knife.
once again i also believe there is too much serration and the whistle is of rather poor quality. but this is still an incredibly good knife.
I am a Boy Scout and find this knife to be very useful when I go backpacking the serrated edge is a great addition to the knife
Loved the knife and the sheath features. my only complaint is that the flint fell out of mine. would've been an easy fix if they just flipped the holster.
the moment I got the I didn't think I would need the knife but I put it into my survival pack and lets just say if it wasn't for this knife I wouldn't be here and I wouldn't change a thing with it but to add a lanyard that isn't so short and is tied vs how it is on the whistle. for what I did was take the draw string out of my bag and used it to turn the knife into a spear for fishing.
got mine a year ago bloody great gets the job done fast
but put fire rod not upside down it always comes out it dumb
but its a really awesome knife
This is an amazing knife. Very good design, well thought out, excellent quality, great features. I own 2 and have bought it for friends.
I would add 2 things to push up the survival-ness of this knife.
1.) Make the blade shiny so you can use it as a reflective surface to signal planes. (However, the dark gray stainless steel looks more bad ass to me. But who cares about looking bad ass when you're lost in the woods trying to survive.)
2.) I'd make the string that's attached to the whistle a paracord lanyard that can detach. It's an extremely useful item.
That's all. Still, really great knife. I love mine.
Nice knives.. I ordered one from my friend in US.. can't wait to have it next year.. please send one for free..haha
Absolutely astounding knife! All the features people look for in a knife can be found right here, the pummel does and astounding job and the fire starter is an awesome addition, this knife is Deffinatly in my top rated outdoor knifes!
What can I say? I own two of these knifes. I also picked up a couple of extra fire starters. Excellent service. Ordered the extra fire starters off the website.
Went camping three times in the past month. There is nothing like using good tinder with this knife. It throws brilliant hot sparks every time.
I just got it today and it can do anything it was outstanding. I really like the feature bear did were you could cover the blade to hammer something. I also tried lashing it to a spear and that worked perfect. it could use a couple other features like a sharpener on the pro for beginners. Other than that it was a awesome knife :)
My wife and sons presented this knife to me last Xmas and it has surpassed all expectations. I wasn't keen on the Bear Grylls branding at first due to typical profit hoarding, but the knife is well engineered. I recommend to anyone who's looking for a knife that can handle all outdoor duties.
This knife is pretty awesome. About 2 years ago I used mine as a spear (latched onto a 1m50 thick stick). After about what must have been 15 throws, the top (about 1cm) of the blade broke off. I've sent more than 20 mails to Gerber about this (incl pictures) and have NEVER received a single response from them. A blacksmith friend of mine recently took a look at the knife and noticed there were some serious issues with the purity of the metal right at the breaking point.
Yes I'm from Europe, but does this mean I shouldn't get any after-sales service for the item I bought (online)?!
This knife has everything! From the fire starter, diamond sharpener, and the awesomeness of everything about it. I ordered this knife from Amazon for 34.99 plus tax, but its prime, so free shipping and free two day shipping. I have owned a lot of knives, and this is the best in my collection. If you have any questions about Gerber knives, go to Amazon.com and ask.
i like everything about the knife but the fire striker on the back of the knife doesnt seem to make hot enough sparks for anything to catch.
The blade is ok but the back of the knife is shit they say that the back can be used to bang things when i tried it broke out thus concluding this knife is junk!!
Got one from PX, I am station in Guam..lotta coconut tree out here that`s all I am using this knive to cut tough coconut :)
i bought this knife maybe about a month ago and it was used for basic stuff until i went camping. the knife worked great for camping. i used the hammer pommel to stake my tent and started the fire every night with the fire starter. I even was able to blaze a okay path through some thick woods with it. all in all great buy.
This unit is hands down the best knife purchase I ever made, let alone, my "go to" choice for any outdoor/survival adventure. If I could only take one 1 item into a survival scenario, this would be it. I added 5-6 feet of para-cord (around the sheath) and it made an already excellent tool...perfection! I have yet to find a challenge I could not tackle while carrying this knife. The one feature that does not get the credit it deserves is the 2 holes at the top of the handle. It allows you to easily, yet securely, transform this bad-ass knife into a even more bad-ass spear. All in all i would recommend it to anyone and everyone (I have already "sold" 3 of my friends on it). This knife also inspired me to purchase the entire bear grylls line up.
I have owned MANY different "so called" survival knifes. NOTHING and I say again NOTHING will stand up to the abuse, and testing that I put "Bear Grylls Fixed Blade Knife" The other ones say they will survive.. NOT TRUE. This is still the same knife I have had for the past 1 1/2 years. I have started fires with it, split small tree branches down the middle, lite hundreds of fires using the fire stick (DONT USE THE BLADE SIDE) never failed me yet!!!
I recommend this to ANYONE who is outdoors, or the backwoods person.
When you think of survival knives, you think of those cheesy, cheap knives with the compass in the handle. However, this is a quality knife that any outdoorsman would use daily. Every feature has thought out and is very practical. Definitely a knife to own.
Great knife for the up - and - coming survivalist. Knife, Saw, Fire Starter, Emergency Whistle are just a few of obvious uses for the knife.
I love this knife. It is replacing or maybe I should say living beside my Ontario AF survival knife in my BOB. The feel of the knife is great. Well balanced and just "feels" good in your hand. The sheath is a 4x4 and the diamond sharpener is perfectly placed. With a whistle, fire starter and checkered pommel this "tool" will be with me at all times. Razor sharp OOB. I havent field tested yet but plan to this weekend. I have always been a fan of Gerber and they did not let me down here. Definitely would buy again. Thanks for a great product Gerber.
Great knife, very useful. I recommend taking the whistle off the hilt, and putting it on the ferrocerium rod.
This is not a durable survival knife. The blade is weak and does not hold an edge well. It is also very difficult to sharpen. The flint rod is as good as any flint you could buy in a store, lasts fairly long, and is a decent size. But recently i discovered the flint rod fell out of the sheath while fishing up in the mountains. the sharpener isn't best quality, but it gets the job done. I love the Gerber brand, and am a fan of Bear Grylls, but this knife was a disappointment. I am going to try the ultimate pro knife though hoping for it to be better than this knife.
Okay. So this knife is great!! But when I went to buy it one major problem. This thing is HUGE. Now I know that its a survival knife and it's supposed to be bit this thing is MASSIVE.... The picture does not tell you ANYTHING. I'm really not trying to give it a bad review but wow... Gerber and Bear Grylls really have made a great knife. I have the Folding Scout Knife and it's the perfect size. I wanted one a tad bit bigger and with a sheath + fire starter. This looked like a good one. But wow. I'm really sorry guys... This IS a good knife.
Just purchased the knife this week. Was eager to try out the fire starter feature. On the 4th strike, *snap*! Fire starter broke right at the base. Do not buy for its features. Jury is still out on the blade itself.
First off, overall it's a decent workhorse of a knife...I would give it a 3.8 star rating if I could.
I'm a very avid camper, hiker and adventurer. I like good tools and tools that are reliable. The pros for this knife are that it does work well under stress. I've chopped logs for firewood, cut 2"-3" branches, used it to clean fish, used the firestarter and keep it as my primary survival tool. The blade does stay sharp and I don't have sharpen it often. Bottom line, it get's the job done.
Now for the cons:
• I have broken off one of the serrations - probably from hacking firewood. Not a huge deal to me but shows the overall quality of the knife.
• More of a concern, I noticed that I did put a minor "bend" in the blade. However I was able straighten it out simply by sharpening the blade.
I would recommend the knife to others, though time will continue to tell how much punishment the knife can actually take.
This a good knife if you are looking for a beginners survival knife. I purchased two of these for my tweens. They are just the right size for women and young men. Overall this is a good knife with some bells and whistles. I have not yet had a failure in the pommel. The fire starter is of good quality and the whistle is nice and loud. I would not say that this is an ultimate blade though.
Is this product & all your others made in America ? and do the knives say "made in America on them ?
This is the first Gerber knife Ive ever owned and Im 46 this year. I never looked at Gerber knives until I stumbled on the Bear Grylls line a couple months ago. The Ultimate Survival Knife really cought my eye. It looks great and it feels like the handle was made just for me.I liked this knife so much I bought a second knife so I could have both blade designs. Since then Ive purchased a few more Bear Grylls Gerber knives. I am very happy with every one. Two Ultimate Survival Knives, compact parang & fixed blade knives, Scout knives-with sheath & with out (plain scout) and compact scout. These are now my everyday knives. They hold an edge longer than all the rest. This knife will Not let you down in the field.
This knife looks great and high tech, has lots of little extras which are handy, and is being marketed as the ultimate survival knife, so whats not to like?
Well, I will only get a knife with a full tang, for obvious reasons, and it says this knife has such a tang, thing is it is FLOATING in the handle- nothing holding it in place, offers zero structural support. I found this out straight out of the box, during my first go over I simply tried hitting the pommel on my floor, which it seems to be designed to do, and it practically EXPLODED, I can now see straight up into the useless, hollow, handle.
THIS KNIFE IS A GOOD LOOKING WASTE OF MONEY. Buy something good, not this, because it don't matter how good it looks when its sitting in the landfill.
I got this knife this weekend and went straight camping with it. First I used it to baton some wood for a fire. It work great for for the smaller pieces but anything over about 3" was difficult, but that could have been my fault also. The cheesy looking fire starter had me worried, but boy was I proven wrong. Second drag across the rod (first to remove coating) threw amazing sparks about like a Roman candle! I am very pleased with this knife.
Super impressed with the knife! Affordable, full tang construction, rubberized grip and the striking surface at the butt are strokes of genius! Great job to the team at Gerber for the knife design! The sheath is well thought out and the integrated fire starter, sharpener and pouch for the survival priority guide are smart. The durability of the sheath needs an upgrade though! I've only taken the knife with me once on a fishing trip, but the sheath is already splitting at the side seams on each side of the opening where the blade slides in, and the loop on the nylon backing on the knife point end split its stitching. With a few durability upgrades to the sheath, this knife package would be a 5!!
It's now the scond year that I have it and I can say you that knife is is reeeealy hard. I go to the scout with it and I never saw a sing of problem an exellent knife for the price is the best !
This truly is and Ultimate knife! I've done almost every thing you can think of to it. I've smashed cinder blocks with the spine of the blade. I've used the pummel a lot. I used it to fix a creaky floor board! A really awesome knife and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality fixed blade knife for a low cost.
I bought one of these, and it's fascinating...
I took it on my every trip. Congrats from Romania Europe.
This knife is a great, all-around, useful knife. It is sharp and durable. It also has a very nice sheath that keeps the knife from falling out.
This knife is a great, all-around, useful knife. It is sharp and durable. It also has a very nice sheath that keeps the knife from falling out.
I've had mine for about 2 years now and during that hole 2 year the blade was AMAZING i could use this knife in almost every situation i could possibly need it for
Ex: self-Defense, Survival and bush crafting
and thats just to name a few. The only thing i could find bad about the knife is that today i was using it to cut some wood and accidentally hit some metal ( I think it was a screw ) and now my blade has a small crack in it :( but again that was kinda my fault..now I'm sad, but definitely looking to invest in another one !
To sum it all up: VERY DURABLE KNIFE
was not impressed with the sheath on this knife as it only works well when hanging on the left side of the body when its on the right side any branches that rub against the sheath pulls the velcro open
I have used this knife on many wilderness survival and camping expeditions and it never let me down. I can truly view and appreciate the features that this knife has, having used this knife a lot. It is light weight in my opinion for such a strong and durable knife. I could honestly go on and on about every single well thought out feature on this knife, but I think it's best if you go out and get yourself one and find out for yourself.
I love all of Bear Grylls products and TV shows, but this is the best knife I have ever owned!!! GOOD JOB GERBER!
I have this knife until 2 years almost and it's impossible to destroy ! execpted the fact that the firestell is going fast it's an amazing tool but I don't know if it can rust
so perfect !
i just bought the knife and i cant wait to try it. is there anything i should not do with this knife???
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Knife works AMAZINGLY!!! The flit work just fine ant its really great for.. almost everything!
Had the knife for years, no problems. It's been in and out of salt water catching me dinners for years, kept me warm and def has miles on the blade. Never used the whistle though, but all in all, a great knife! I look forward to using and abusing Gerber for years to come!
even though i don't get stranded in the woods i still use this knife when i go camping,hiking, and even sometimes in the yard and i think this knife is one of the best knives in my collection and i have had this knife sense they first came out and i love it. it just speaks for itself.
I just got this knife today and have been looking it over. As a survivalist a 15 year combat veteran, I really wouldn't call this a survival knife. the blade is very strong and durable, the fire-starter is a nice touch, but I would use it more for tactical than survival. A survival knife should be made of polished stainless steel so you can use it as a reflective signaling item, not have a matte grey non-reflective painted surface.
But a very good knife by all means.
the knife was sharp right out of the box I could shave with it so I don't know y people r saying its not sharp it stays sharp if u know how to sharpen it the right way the fire starter does were down fast but u can get a replacement for $5 buck not that much I use mine all most every day a lot when my boys not in school we camp every chance we get and that's a lot they all so have 1 also and no problems with it the case it as good as the knife the whistle works great when we r hunting and its time to go to base camp I blow on the whistle and we can here it a long ways off so they know its time to go to base camp but they also know how to use a map good thing to teach all kids how camp or hunt we love r knives and plane on buys a couple of them
I have 1 of these knifes and I would not trade it for two any other type knives I love it fire starter works great the knife holds edge very nice stays sharp long lasting sharpener if u know how to use it same as the flint
Awesome knife!. Really like the accessories and sheath too! Would have been nice to have the blade angle etc. on the box for sharpening purposes.
I purchased the knife yesterday and i must confess I have been wearing it around the house on my belt. All of the features that it comes with are great
I really enjoy this knife it is awesome it slices through a lot really well, and it is nice to also have the serration.
Just Picked this knife up wasn't sure who Bear Grylls was till my wife told me. this knife sheath combo comes with some great features Ever bit of which is well crafted and thought out as you would expect nothing less of gerber.
Nice heavy knife for outdoor survival situations. Good sheath. Fire starter works great too. For the price, this is one knife you want to carry with you. It is just the right size so that you do not draw unwanted attention to yourself. Always a part of my packout.
I have had slot of fixed blades over the years, but this is the best by fare. The knife is an all in one survival tool that allows me to lesson the amount of gear that I need to carry. I LOVE IT!!!
The knife is great. My sister dropped the sheath and the part that says "Gerber" , the part that locks the knife in, and it broke. The flint did too, which is predictable and ok. I ordered a nylon sheath, but the knife is Great!
best investment I have ever made. Awesomely durable and sharp knife. Cuts just about anything from dry branches to wet ones (exactly where the serrated edges come in handy) Fire starter is just as great makes you feel like a real survivorest when you start the campfire with it. Strap it on with your belt and carry it with everywhere. one down part is when you run out of flint
I bought this knife a wile ago and found the sheath broken. I sent them a email Then sent it away. With no questions asked 4 days later a brand knew sheath with a Flint (not asked for). I recommend this company however I don't like the made in china tag on the sheath.
Best knife out there for the money. I love this one and the compact fixed blade so much that I even occasionally use them while cooking!
good knife But the whistle gets in the way when hammering and falls off. However it can be fixed with some gutted para cord. If you want to buy this knife i recommend the fine edged knife. razor sharp.
i bought one of these a little more than a year ago. i use it on every camp out for just about everything. i have even used it as a hatched, and the pommel as a hammer before. it is a quality blade made of great steel. if you are not used to sharpening a high carbon steel blade like this then you might find it cumbersome.
overall i would recommend this knife to any outdoors-men who needs a versatile fixed blade knife.
this knife is awesome. I have had it for about two years and it is still holding up very nicely.
the fire steel and striker notch works well and the sheath holds the knife securely. I love this knife and would buy another one in the very unlikely event that it broke.
Greetings. I've tried a knife in real conditions on one training with the Army Special Forces. The knife is good, quality is good and the functionality is at a high level. I as a doctor in the Croatian special forces, I was pleased. This knife has become an indispensable tool in my backpack for first aid.
lot of stuff in a small package. Knife fits well in the hand with limited slippage. Etra stuff not just slung on the sheath, but placed out of the way and fasten down tight. I would recommend this knife for any outdoor usage.
This knife is an incredible knife. I was really surprised at how well this knife held up at cutting, slicing, starting fires, held an edge, and how comfortable it felt in my hand. I have the serrated edge version of the knife and I absolutely live this knife. My pomel has held up and hasn't cracked or anything like that. For $50 bucks this isn't a bad knife for me it is a great knife. Defiantly recomend it. Keep up the good work gerber.
Amazing quality really useful for scouts recommended it to my whole troop and they are all going to get one as well. Great knife the serrated half useful but it was clever not to be full length. Pommel not amazing but still good fire lighter really useful.
This is without a doubt the very best functional knife I have owned so far. Heavy enough to chop stuff, grip is awesome and I was surprised to see how sharp it was when I opened the package. The sheath fits nicely on my backpack but the whistle has to go - gets in the way too much so it will probably end up on the sheath itself.
I got this knife about a year or so ago, and it has served me well. I love the grip and ergonomics and the blade shape. The only things I don't like about this knife is that over time the Velcro started to wear out. The friction lock retention system is wearing out but still holds the knife. After a few or so months the sharpener quit working and the pommel slightly loosened up but is still working just fine. Whistle and Ferrocerium rod works awesome. GERBER please start making all your knives and gear in the U.S.A!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a good strong but they're only two problems the sheath is a breaks easily and it's really hard to get sharp Other than that it's a great knife.
I purchased this knife about a year ago, and it is still looking good! I have cut wood with this and cleared some brush and it is still alright. Only problem with this is the sheath. The first time you lock in the knife it is super solid but after awhile you need no effort to put it in and the knife would fall out if it wasn't for the Velcro strap by the handle. Otherwise It is a great knife for the money and it holds up good
I am from Croatia, and I have several different types of knives for my mountaineering, but this one comply all my needs. 5 stars
It's really cool knife, but the paint is very cheap i think. If you ask me, this knife deserves 5 stars. Paint is not the problem anyway. The whistle is a good bonus. The firestarter is nice, but i don't like the sharpener on the back.
Purchased this unit, the clip locking piece got damaged. called customer service and they sent out a replacement sheath. Top notch quality with A+ customer service. Thanks very much.
I got this for 50$ brand new and I must say that I am very impressed.
Fells great in my hand, it is kinda heavy, serrated edge was very sharp but the smooth edge WAS NOT. Field sharpener is not really a hit for me. I will take it to a professional to make it razor sharp.
I don't think that you will use it for something else that beating the hell out of it.
This is like a POWER TOOL in the world of ordinary knifes.
Received my second knife today. I was skeptic about ordering my first one but my wife wanted one for her Disaster Kit. I have to say that I'm impressed. It's a solid knife and sharp as can be. The sheath holds the knife securely in place. The fire striker and magnesium work extremely well. I used it to light my ultralight camp stove with no problem. The whistle is a nice bonus. All in all, I would give this 5 stars for quality, usefulness and overall bad-assery.
Reasonable price, reasonable quality.
Also tested the pommel on a post-2011 model (not the incipient, the problematic model) and I was satisfied about the resistance. Although I do not recommend this pommel for smashing rocks or hitting other blades. To use only in emergency situations – otherwise a simple stick can be used as hammer. Also tested the blade by throwing at distance, in hard wood, but no defections neither at the pommel, neither at the blade. After the testing the coating is nearly off of the blade, but I think is not a problem.
It is a fine knife indeed but has one flaw based on my experience: the small plastic [orange] pocket for survival suggestions is UPSIDE DOWN. When the weather is wet, water gets into this pocket and subsequently destroys the paper with instructions.
Also not a full tang blade; a big disappointment for me.
good starting knife has alot of pottental.
I dont like the sarretions and think fine edge will be better.
get the bk2 or a kabar if your going to want a knife thats going to last you more than a week.
But this knife exsels at being used in a short term emergensy kit.
This knife seemed to work well with cutting, and hacking, and slicing. As far as that goes, it did its job well.
However, when I bought the knife. I had expected it to be a full tang blade(like the new ultimate pro), when it wasn't. I was VERY disappointed to see this. The second or third time I used the pommel, it broke sideways out of the thin and rather flimsy plastic holding it. Not very pleased.
WITH THAT BEING SAID, it could have just been a mishap in construction of that particular knife. If so, then I'd hope that gerber would be willing to replace/refund the knife for me. (Let it be noted that I have yet to try this.)
I got this knife a while back for Fathers Day and ran it thru the paces. If it wasn't for the upside down hanging firesteel It would be a 5 star. I tied paracord to it to keep from losing it.
I used it as a hammer on some nails in boards, I tied it to a pole for spear and tossed it at the archery target, I cut a small tree in half beating the back of the blade with a rock and so forth. It passed and went in the bag where it has gone thru several courses with me and skinned several deer, an antelope and a hog now. This thing rocks and is a solid knife.
My Son now owns one too with similar results.
I bought two of these knives. One for me and one for my friend for his B-Day. We soon after went camping and put the knives through the ringer.
The fire starters were great little trinkets. They worked and started a few fires but soon wore out and were just show pieces on the knife. Also I lost mine going through a rough hike, I later removed the whole firestarter from my knife.
The diamond sharpener worked like a charm but there was nothing to sharpen the serrations. Carrying the knives on our sides in its sheath was a bit uncomfortable considering it dug into your side, but it was bearable.
Now to the knives themselves. Blade/ edge was perfect. The handle although a little beat up due to the softer material used still stays in hand with no slippage. My friend and I both love these knives and he has told me that it is the best and most useful gift he has ever received.
Awesome blade, does a whole lot of stuff and still performs well. Also it's handy having a sharpening stone on the sheath. Flint works well, but can be lost sometimes. Great knife.
I have owned several Gerber blades, all of which were folding knives, until I got this one. I love it. It keeps a wicked edge, and will be perfect for when I go camping. Right after I had bought the knife, I had noticed on the site that there is a fine edged one as well, and that is my preference, fine edged blades. So, I may have to go and buy that one too.
Pros: The blade is carbon steel. Need I say more?
The sheath is built like a truck. It's durable, and it does not scratch easily.
The grip keeps the knife in your hand. You won't lose it if your hands end up bloody from game.
The whistle is far louder than any other I have heard, even sports ones don't compare. It could possibly scare off bears.
The fire starter that is included with the blade is just perfect. It will not fail you if you are in the cold, and are in need of warmth.
Cons: I see none here.
Overall, for the price I got it, it is most definitely worth it. It also serves as a pretty good combat knife, minus the bright colors on the grip.
Simply wonderful amazing handle and for those who hate serations THERE IS A FINE EDGE VERSION! I love this knife I've used it for while great great great.
I got this knife for X-Mas and a part of the blade chipped while I took it out of the sheath. over all its a good knife buy it you'll love it.
My cousin recently bought this knife and let me borrow it for a camping trip. I have to say for someone who collects and uses many knives this is by far my favorite! The fire starting notch on the tang is perfectly placed! I'm not a fan of serrated knives though so I have ordered the fine edge! Gerber keep it up!
You can not beat this knife for the price. My only complaint is that the rubber part of the handle is easily banged up.
Over all horrible knife. The blade rusted very badly and the knife itself couldn't hold an edge. The design of the sheath is amazing however. I would get a different knife for the money.
i think that they are one of the trusted knife brands every thing and anything that they advertised was in the knife according to all buyers and me owning 2 i think they are amazing and feels great in my hand the flint works like a charm and i love how you can buy a flint replacement instead of a new knife :)
Bought one a month ago. Cheap, cheap, cheap. Cheaply made, cheap steel for the cheap survivor (if there is such individual).
One of the best knives I have ever had it is a smaller version of the lmf thank you gerber Patrick Reed
Veary good knife,the only problem I had was that the blade gets scratched easly,but that was when it first came out and I am sure that they have fixed it by now.
the knife is okay the sheath is of low quality products i would not buy this knife there are better knifes out there for the 60 plus dollars you would spend
the knife is great durable strong
the sheath is absolute crap after a month or so of mild use broke the plastic top broked and a and i wouldnt buy this knife agian the sheath is absolute junk
I have several knives from SOG, Al Mar, CRKT - this is by far my favorite & the most used out of all of my gear.
I have a lot of knives and this is by far the best it is light weight and has every thing you need. I would recommend this to be the first thing you get out of bear Grylls line of tools.
easily the best knife i have ever purchased and as a boy scout i collect knives very dependable i have gone for a weekend with only this knife and had food fire water shelter this knife can cut trees down it is a full tang so the blade is solid i would recommend for anyone who uses knives the price is great for all the uses
Keep from losing the fire starter by removing the whistle lanyard from the hilt and loop it thru the fire starter. Then release the two Velcro straps to unfold the sheath and expose the sharping stone and pass the knife hilt end thru the lanyard loop and stop at the mid point of the sheath. Now fold the sheath back up and secure the Velcro. The fire starter is now secured to the sheath.
this is the definition of a survival knife! I like how the knife and sheath have so many features. I know that I can fully trust this knife in any situation and environment.
its a over-all good knife, but it has a few flaws, like why would you let the flint part of the fire starting kit be affected by gravity where it could fall out easily?
This is a great knife had it for a long while now and it does anything and everything I highly recommend this knife to anyone spending time outdoors or serves as a great protection item thx gerber and if u don't have one get one
Fantastic knife very sharp right out of the box very sturdy but I find the whistle useless but I took it off that is just m opinion overall 5/5
Great knife I love it very durable and I love the built in fire steel so I don't have to worry about packing one as long as I carry this knife. I don't like the location of the whistle it is hard to use the pummel with that and have to grip it awakwardly between your fingers but over all it is a fantastic knife and would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors
Love this knife. The serrations are great for what serrations are great for - cutting rope and stringy stuff, and they shave feather sticks like nobody's business. The fine edge part of the blade came razor sharp right out of the package. The fire steel is excellent in combination with the striking surface on the spine of the knife. Sheath is good for horizontal or vertical carry. An excellent choice for a general purpose camp/trail/hunting/outdoor knife. You can pay more for other knives, but if your budget puts this one within reach, go for it. It's a good knife, worth the money, and if it isn't abused, it should last for many years.
I love this knife its durable has amazing grip and is great for chopping down wood it has a knife sharpener on the back that makes it great for sharpening it when camping or in the wild , the flit on it is great but after a while it wears out and stores don't sell the flint that fits on the knife so you have to order it online, it is probably the best knife I own and it is totally worth the money.
i love your knives i don't own one but have used one before while hunting i am a fan of Gerber though.
Why did you change the blade style? I have an early version of this knife, and it is having the typical loose pommel problems. I'm reluctant to send it in for a warranty replacement, because I don't want the new blade shape. you've kept the shape for the straight edge, why did you change for the serrated??
I've been using Gerber Gear exclusively since I bought my first pocket knife as a kid. Out of the several Gerber products I've purchased, this one is something special. Bear Grylls is an incredible man, and role model, and this knife is to his standard. Can't wait to save up and get the pro version.
For God and country.
The knife is great can baton all day no need to take a hatchet. but the customer service is amazing my sheath was coming apart at the seam and they replaced it not charge.
This is one of the best survival knives on the market! I purchased this knife last year and it is still in the same condition when I bought it. This knife does the work a hatchet does and has a very good grip. I highly recommend this knife becuase it will save your butt if your stranded somewhere.
A few minor flaws, but for the love of god stop complaining about the blade being dull! It is at first, but there is a sharpener in the damn sheath! The fire starter kick some serious ass and the pommel didn't come flying off after smacking some shit around for 20 minutes. The only complaint I have is that the fire starter, after a while is worn down, but I was relieved to find you can buy an exact replacement for it.
i have had this knife for about a year now and i use it on a regular. this knife has held up amazingly and is my favourite knife i own now .buy it
I have had this knife since spring 2011. I got the re-released version. I bought it special for a summer outdoor trip. I spent months in the great outdoors using it for chopping fire wood to preparing dinner. I would recommend it to anybody who is going on any outdoor trip. The fire starter is quite durable, a part of the plastic got cut off and it still fits into the sheath like new. The serrations were useful in working through wood.
The sharpener was a pleasant addition. It worked wonders.
A helpful tip I found through out my time in wet season is that when your knives get a bit of rust on them, get a barbique scraper, it works great to sc
What s is the purpose of the sheath unfolding? Great Knife, Great Idea...Rod issue needs to be addressed
Hello my name is Ömer. Im from Turkey İn İzmir. I want to buy this knife but Im worried. Is there a cargo to Turkey ?
I think they would sell a lot more if they had ones without the orange accents. And lose the giant BG on the handle.
One more thing, the sharpener. I think instead of having a flat sharpener, an integrated pull through sharpener like in the lmf ll survival would be easier and a little more practical
I have the serrated blade and I gotta say its pretty much the best knife I've owned, and I've got a LOT. This knife along with the gerber flik make a great team. I've had the same flik for YEARS which made me trust gerber enough to buy the ultimate. By far a great knife. Had it for a few months putting it to the test. The problem with the serrated is there's not much of a straight blade, which sucks. But instead of getting rid of the serrations all together, they should put it on the back next to the fire starter. I think that would make it more functional, but that's just me. I use this knife everyday outside and at work and its a great knife and tool, but my only problem with it all together is it don't hold an edge as well as I'd like. Other than that, GREAT knife!
i think this is a great knife my knife came very sharp i have chopped down trees made fires
and sharpened the knife i recommend it to anyone who wants a high quality knife for every day carry bug out bags emergency kits or just incase
I Have This Kit
And let me say WOW
Its the best i have ever had, i don´t even now were to start.
1st - MOLLE compatibility
2nd - The Quality very nice
3rd - The hole kit all in one.
4rd - Price well yes $62 but i can say ill choose safety before money when the day comes well money wont save you but this pack will.
For me yes it´s $62 but since i got it wow i forgot about the $62, because just looking at it and seeing the quality, and minde set that was into this hole kit.
Very good work i like it a lot, i have try it all and wow i don’t remember the last time i got kit like this that i could say humm this is not ok or i don’t like, humm this is not as good has it looks, humm the blade is not that good, hummm how does this work, hummm does this Fire Starter really work?.
Well with this kit the only words i can express is WOW
Everything is nice.
i fully recommend this pack for me i give you
loving this knife all my friends have it and love it just like i do to and the only thing that could use abit of work is the sharpener but all in all loving this knife
Why is there no way to attach the gerber fixed blade sheath to the parang blade's sheath? I collect blades and that would be a nice feature.
The knife is fantastic. Has held up through 2 hunting seasons. Many times have I had to use then knife to cut through brush to get to my blind or even to cut small branches for a fire starter.
The knife is fantastic. Has held up through 2 hunting seasons. Many times have I had to use then knife to cut through brush to get to my blind or even to cut small branches for a fire starter.
I'm 12 and love this knife. Great camping, trekking, skiing, sailing, and especially a great survival knife. Favorite knife. Love all BG products. Good Gerber and Bear. :)
I bought this knife and gerber promised that their product would no break and my sheth is pulling apart I nodused it when I was camping. and im kind of upset that it's breaking but it works good the knife is durball
Worst knife I ever bought! not even sharpe out of the box. Then I saw it was made in China, Glad to see you sold out. Maybe you should of hooked up with buck?
I have never had problem with it had it along time wish i had kept it cleaner though love the fire starter
My opinion is that this knife is a exelent source or tool In order to survive.but so far I earned $55.77 and I only have like $6.25 to go!!!!!!!!!!!
My opinion is that this knife is a exelent source or tool In order to survive.but so far I earned $55.77 and I only have like $6.25 to go!!!!!!!!!!!
Very good knife in general i use it for survival like building shelter, etc. I love the balance of the knife that make wood choppping significantly easier. The blade keep her sharpeness the sheat and the accessorie (fire starter, sharpener) are simple to use and durable. 5/5
One of my favorite knives. Holds a nice edge and has a sturdy feel in my hand. Fire steel works like a charm.
This is an great knife. One thing I was a little annoyed with was that I had a hard time putting the Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide into the pocket on the back of the sheath, but that's not such a big deal. I think the knife maybe should have had a easier to use sharpener. Other wise this is an excellent knife well done Gerber and B.G.!!
tis a wonderful knife very strong I also like how it locks and bear grilles and gerber have been the best knife brand ever thank you so much
It's a good knife. If you pay the $62 here for it you are a fool because you can get it elsewhere for 20 dollars cheaper. In the forty dollar range of knives you will be happy with it. The flint works darn well, and the knife is sturdy. Maybe they had issues with the first run, but mine is good to go.
Bear your oltamate survival knife workes so good when you cut small branches and it the best knife I have used in years I will trade my pocket knife for the gerber oltimate survival knife thank you Bear
I carried a Gerber BMF in the field for 26 years and it always performed as the situation demanded. After much consideration, I retired it and bought this knife as a replacement. I have no regrets. This knife has no shortcomings. It is very practical in size and amenities. the blade is of good quality alloy, sharpens well and holds its edge under normal use and even abuse. The serrations are a useful addition and good design. The handle is ergonomic and allows the knife to be used in all manners comfortably, it has an excellent textured non slip rubberized surface. The striker rod is of good quality and makes fires easily, and lasts for many uses without prematurely thinning. The hard sheath is excellent as is the nylon sheath, both well thought out and constructed, especially the knife retaining latch on top of the sheath. The diamond hone on the back of the sheath dresses the blade well and has lasted many uses. All stitching, nylon and velcro are good quality. I can wholeheartedly recommend this knife to anyone for anything. It is top shelf with no disappointments. I have seen videos of people pounding these through 12"' pieces of firewood and hammering the pommel brutally, until failure occurred. No knife is made to perform like a hammer or axe although watching these videos, this knife held up where most knives I own would never have come close for many times the price. I have owned many high grade knives by big names in the field and Bear's Ultimate has performed with the best of them. My only recommendation is to tie a short piece of para cord from the sheath to the ferro rod to prevent loss, other than that zero complaints. I can easily see Bear's Ultimate knife lasting the quarter century my BMF lasted. Thanks Bear for such a well thought out and constructed field tool. Best regards, Moose in Minnesota, USA
yes i bought it and only used it in my back yard then the fire starter fell out i do not apreciate this as i did not use it for any large tasks or battoning and it fell out going to get 2 mor 1 for my lmf 2 and one for my bg ultimate knife also think about getting the ultimate pro if you read me reveivw
I recently purchased this knife and it has taken plenty of abuse. While I was camping I was able to start my fire collect firewood build my shelter and made a snare using the pocket guide so all I can say is wow.
sweet knife!just bought it three days ago.very satisfied,with the knife.I'm also a BIG man vs wild fan!I give it 5 stars!Thanks Gerber.
i was recently in a situation where i only had what was in my ruck and this knife may have saved me from cold weather and hunger. it helped in many ways hunting a rabbit and cooking it for food(not recomended for taste to eat the heart). very good knfe and very reliable!
Bought this knife a couple months ago. So far, very happy. I've successfully started a fire and did some light batoning with oak and maple. I also chopped through two 2" maple branches with great ease. Through all of that the blade stayed sharp and was very comfortable to use. It does have a few flaws, mainly being made in China, but overall very good for the price (bought it on Walmart.com $50).
This is a very good knife good for starting fires,hunting,and camping. You can get it online at SMKW.com for $30.00.
Well, what I have to say about this knife is it is a pretty good sized blade! I have tooken it out in the woods and started a fire pretty easy with it and have sawed a little tree down and made an a framed shelter with it!! i totally recommend it totally!
This knife has it all. Bells, sharpener, hammer and a WHISTLE. Alright let me get into this knife...again. I recently switched to Gerber from Cold Steel cause of several factors but the main factors are the fact that Gerber listens to its buyers, makes very comfortable handles and puts a lot of thought into their blade making process. While it is true the knife can come in sharper out of the box I would assume that mot people would have either learned how to properly sharpen their blades or already know how to. So that was not an issue with me.
On a different trip I took my BG Ultimate Survival knife into the Amazon jungle to teach another class. What I found was astonishing to say the least. After spearing several fish, lighting several fires or in some cases attempted to before I went and made a fire saw with the knife due to the humidity, and made several shelters I found that that blade not only held its sharper edge I gave it but also didn't rust. Yes I use mineral oil to prevent that, BUT OILING YOUR BLADE SHOULD BE GIVEN!
The only thing that wore out slightly was the fire steel. But Gerber understands this and has replacements ready to go as mine came in very quickly. Oh and I got two decals too!
My final thought on this blade are this. It's simple, easy to use, easy to access, easy to stow, trust worthy and yes the pommel is a great hammer and IT DIDN'T BREAK. My only concern is the belt loop. It held but its located in a less than desirable place. The stitching can scratch your skin. But that was taken car of using an extra strap so it can quickly be placed on a belt to prevent this. I own several Gerber knives some BG and many are not. They all have one thing in common. THEY WORK AND THEY WORK EXTREMELY WELL! Thank you Gerber for keeping me and my students alive.
well used it one time cutting para-cord and than to notch out a 2x4 needles to say the serrated teeth are no longer there. so for a $60 knife with alot of hype I would say it is a a great straight blade knife but poorly engineered.
Got this knife for Christmas and I must say its a great knife. Nice feel straight forward design good edge retention great knife for the outdoor person looking for a fixed blade knife for hiking, camping, etc that want kill your wallet and is made by a major player in the knife world that stands by it products. Overall nice size good blade thickness and good sheath.
I got the knife a few days ago but didn't have the chance to use it till today . i liked the fire starter and the sheath, the knife was OK but after a few min of use the serrated edge was gone when trying to cut a 1 inch birch tree (i guess ill resharpen it and take the serrated edge out completely)
exelent knif for the price.
pro : blade
Sharpener = will do the jobe if you dont have an other.
con : Stainless Steel Pomme for hammering =since it is not full tang design and if you use it to hammer it will break like mine
This knife is great. Im only thirteen but know my way around the wilderness and after buying and trying this knife I found it had everything I need for basic survival. All though my whistle did come off its string and the blade is marked and scratched quiet easily.other than that nothing but good things to say. The serration is very sharp and durable.
If you can buy this knife do it
This knife is great for bushcraft. It is my secondary blade, the primary being the camilis carnivore machete (great machete). Highly reacomended.
I have been collecting knives for a long time my first knife was a Gerber mark11 dated to 1983. I love this new BG Ultimate knife, and I am tired of the nay sayers and all the torture test diehards saying this knife is not good enough to depend on in a life threatening situation. Any savvy knife enthusiast cares for his precious tools instead of subjecting them to ridiculous extremes. I like many of you here would never get caught in the wild or in remote area with just one knife to depend on. I myself carry a Gerber Multiplier and 4in pocket knife every day and if was going to travel anywhere I throw a 6-8 fixed blade in my bag and another in my car plus a camp axe and military shovel.
My travel bag consists of one 6-9 Bowie, 4in pocket knife Gerber multiplier, Gerber tree saw, Gerber camp axe. I don’t ever see myself cutting down a tree with my BG Ultimate Knife. But I like the idea that I could if I ever had too. Thanks Gerber for another nice knife.
I bought this knife and its been very good but feels kinda small compared to my LMF 2 but the fire steel works great and sharpener works too. the only thing i would add to this would be a lanyard for the fire steel i have already replaced it twice! Overall great knife!!!
it's an awesome knife the best one Ive ever own, but I'm thinking of upgrading to the fine edge version of this knife because i was bush crafting with it and one of the serrations broke off but it cut through a 2by4 easily. very good blade.
i only have one problem with the knife the fire starter should be placed the other way so it doesn't get caught or snagged on anything and fall out other than that the knife is amazing it is well built and has many uses
i love how the para cord has the whistle incorporated into the design.i also like the wet stone sharpener. the knife has proven to be very practical.
i love how the para cord has the whistle incorporated into the design.i also like the wet stone sharpener. the knife has proven to be very practical.
couldnt ask for a better nice honestly, first off starting with the knife. its extremely well balanced, feels nice to grip and hold. has a freakin hammer on the handle! ingenious! comes with whistle, diamond knife sharpener on the back of the case. and there's tons of other stuff. the sheath and fabric holder are really nicely built, I've noticed other people saying they've had problems with them like their knife or fire starter falling out, i haven't had a problem at all with that. every time i use it i find a new use for it, and something new about it. worth every dime.
good job Gerber. 10/10
The knife is great! The one thing I hate about the knife is the sheath. It looks cheap. Gerber please make a better sheath for the knife. A friend of mine bought the knife and the sheath started to break after a week. Thats the reason I have not bought my own knife. The sheath does not look good at all with the knife in my opinion. I like the survival instructions on the back, fire starter, and the whistle. I would have given the knife a five, but the sheath needs improvement. Also can you make a black version for the knife. I understand that orange stands out in the wild, but if you are a soldier the last thing you want is to be spotted.
I just got my knife today and absolutely love it. It has a quality and substantial feel to it. The fire starter is easy to use and works wonderfully. I have already used it for multiple cut, sawing, and pounding purposes. It has withstood remarkablely well to abuse. The sheath is also well built and relatively light weight. The only complaint I have is that the instruction manual doesn't fit in the pocket. I look forward to using this as a camping and hunting tool for many years to come.
This knife lives up to its name, im going to put it away in a emergency backpack and bring it along for outdoor excursions. After reading comments about how the serrated edge breaks, and the fire starter doesnt stay in it's slot on the sheath.i've come to the conclusion that This knife is not meant for everyday use or even recreational use its meant for survival situations, so im just going to pack it up and use it when i really need it, you can tell just by holding it that its a knife you can rely on, its a survival knife it shouldnt be used unless you really need it.. i know this knife works so im not going to go out and start cutting branches and 2x4's , or go and start fires with the flint. im going to wait and use it when i really need it , in a survival situation, i'll use my other knives when i go fishing, camping, hunting, etc.. and just pack it with . hopefully i will never have to use it.
the whistle is a great idea and the pommel is a bonus because it makes the knife a double sided threat in self defense situations. the blade reflects sun well also . and the pocket survival guide that comes with is extremely useful. This knife comes dull (most do) i ran it across my finger and it didnt even break the skin, but once its sharpened using a stone (not the diamond sharpener on the back of the sheath) its deadly. If i could have one item with me in a sticky situation it'd be this knife. Great buy , reasonable price, i recommend this product to anybody who wants a reliable knife, it really is an ultimate knife. Thankyou Gerber and Bear Grylls for developing a great knife. I love it!! ignore the 1 star comments!!!
GREAT knife! Def. a great buy for your outdoor adventurous person in your life. Just go the knife, but based on their hunting knives GERBER BEAR has one if not the top best selling survival knives!
fit comfortably in the hand. easy to use. contoured grip does not allow the hand to slide around. it is light. the blade is very sturdy, full tang. sheath is nice with both horizontal and vertical belt loops, great for MOLLI straps.
One of the best survival knives with its big brother being the Gerber LMF II acek this is a great design, and has been tested by Bear Grylls in some of the most extreme environments. I have also used it in many extreme environments and it has not let me down!!! Great knive gerber!!!
I purchased this knife in October 2011 and never had any issues with it, whatsoever. This knife has met and exceeded all my expectations for a knife.
And, my previous knife was a folding Ray Applegate (Gerber) knife. I miss that knife every day and cannot believe I lost it. The BG ultimate survival knife is awesome and anyone who criticizes this knife clearly has no idea what they are trying to talk about.
However, my only issue is I did lose my tangs attached fire starter in the bush this past summer, but that's no biggy and ordered a replacement..
I do not go anywhere without my BG Ultimate Survival knife and is extremely handy..
Very good knife. One of my favorites. But the fire starter needs to be lanyard to the sheath, because I lost the my fire starter hunting this year.
would love to see this knife have a sturdier sheath and have the nylon sheath have two vertical loops instead of just one
This knife is great it's durable it's got the basic tools you need to survive and it's a powerful knife
very nice knife. is a good all perpous knife. they need to make a Bear Grylls backpack or raccksack.
Nice knife but I would like to see a thicker blade like the M-90.
My Navy SEALS MK II har more surface on the back then the average hammer and twice as much as the BG knife
Other then that it good but I always use my MK-II knife
This knife definatley has the right to call its self the ''Ultimate Survival Knife''. It was razor sharp out of the box. Ive batoned, hammered,made tinder, started fires, thrown it, chucked it at plywood, Skinned animals, and ive gotta tell you, its definatley held up. I would recomend this knife to hunters, fishers, and people who are outdoorsmen. Good knife for the price!
This is a overall great knife. It is crazy sharp and very tough. If you want to skin an animal, get a hunting knife. But if you want a knife that woks for everything and does it amazingly, get this knife. I love it. You might too.
My local Academy has this knife for $50! That is an absolute steal!! I am an outdoors man, and if I can only take one tool with me, it's this one. So much for your money it's unreal. Great Survival knife period.
great knife i chopped through a 4x4" in minutes fire starter works easily and this knife throws within 7' excellent tool
Im in the Marine Corps and have had this knife for a while now. I love it. The only thing i would change is the colors. I cannot carry it on my vest because of the colors. I wish they made the same thing but cammo.
I bought this knife because of the absolute need to see for myself if it was as bad as some say or as good as others claim. Well, this knife has passed the test. I have beat this knife up! I have chopped with it, battonned with it, skinned with it, hammered with it and abused it like a beast. Folks, this knife has handled everything I have dished out. This is a great knife. My son wants a belt knife for when we go camping, and this is the one he is getting. Great job Gerber.
no, the serrations broke because of an accident while sharpening, and the serrations broke, because i sharpened it the wrong way and applied too much pressure, causing the serrations to break.
Heh John Rambo, why did you return a knife because it was getting dull, you don't know how to sharpen it? The knife rocks!
this knife is AWESOME i had it for about a month before returning it because it was getting dull and the color comes off way too easy, but its a pimp lookin knife overall
I`ve put this knife through numerous tasks and I can honestly say that I`ve beaten this knife up quite a bit and it is still going strong. Excellent knife Gerber.
I don't know what the people that are saying bad things about this knife are talking about because this knife is the best knife your ever going to get
its absouluty awesome blade holds well has everthing you want in the wild only problem the fire steelwers down quick overall awesome
This is a great knife at an excellent price. I bought one for my wife to have with her when we go up to the mountains here in Colorado thinking it was a "cute" knife.
But I have to say I am very impressed with the quality and the abuse i've put it through. This is definitely no toy. It feels good in the hand and with the fire starter included in the sheath makes for an excellent tool for anyone to carry while outdoors. I was also impressed with the quality of the sheath and the built in sharpener is an excellent addition.
Great job on this one Gerber!
Looks great, sturdy, stays sharp, colours are great for keeping track of the knive. Firestarter works great. Hope it lasts
Im going to get one pretty soon and I have expectations for it. I need it to do good for all of the pack trips I do with my family.
I am very impressed with this knife . very universal, and rugged. I works great from skining and elk to building a fire to hammering a nail or a stake. I love it and the price is very reasonable I have much more expensive knifes I dont like nearly as well.
I got this knife about a year ago for my 72 hour pack for my civil air patrol unit. My instructor recommended the knife if we could not afford the the lmf 2 knife, plus it had a good fire steel and an all purpose sharpener. The serrations on the blade are ok for adding the use as a saw for cutting wood, bone, or wire. I have dug, cut meat, wood. And it held up pretty good it can cut wood for shelter, and fire wood. I was happy to see a replacement for the fire steel which can light damp tinder. The only problem I had wad if I had the knife on my side an it flops around if I am running I would like gerber to add a led strap on it. I would recommend putting some para cord or a strip of leather in the little hole that attaches to scabbard to the sheath. Other than that it is. A great knife for the price.
I don't have this knife yet but I am getting it soon but a lot of these reviews are saying that serrations on a survival knife is bad. Not true at all serrations on a knife are very important in you are surviving and you fined a pice of rope that is thick serrations are good for cutting if you catch wild game cutting through flesh you need serrations and I have found that in my knives I have stations help me out with a lot of different things.
Knife has nice wt. And feels good but i guess if i was designing i would make it 8" long with a wider blade ie wider in the front
Other tben that its a very fit and capable blade.
This is a good knife and great deal. I have used it very extensively and aggressively, with no problems at all. Works well for appropriate bushcraft jobs. The blade is strong, thick and durable. The pommel is brutal and can drive nails and break glass like a champ. Don't judge this knife on your like of Bear Grylls or his shows. This is a quality knife at a great price.
i got this knife last year for Christmas and i tell u what it is built to last i did all u can think to this knife ive thrown it at trees and can stick it in 75% of the time ive started fires with the flint and made like 15 traps all ready and its all good the case is ok but wish they made a case that when u put the knife in and it sharpness it ive even mounted it to a stick and went wild-boor hunting and a pig charged me and i killed it by stabbing it in the skull
I am a big Bear Grylls fan, so decided to buy this knife. I m a survival enthusiast so this is the perfect knife ! Bought it today on a local store and not only it is beautiful, but it has great quality. I ll buy other products from Gerber/Bear Grylls now !
this is a great knife but does have one flaw that i really do not like. And that is that ti doesn't keep sharp. I can get it so sharp that it takes the hair off of my legs and after using it, it is some what dull. the whistle does have a bad original placement but that can easily be moved else where. over all you need to know how to properly sharpen a knife
pretty good knife. skinned a few rabbits, gutted a few fish and deer with it. overall very usefull knife
Great for hiking/camping, solid build rubber grip is great. I started a fire in the second strike with the fire starter that gives huge sparks. Gerber did it.
You should write more about: how to recognize original Bear Grylls Ultimate.
I had two of them and i don't know which one was original. They were totally diferent.
i love this knife so much its the best knife i have gotten for such a low price i highly recommend this knife.
Great Knife. If you ever need it, this knife will help you stay alive with ease. Making a fire is simple....If you use a whistle rather than screaming you can sustain yourself in survival conditions.....always being able to sharpen your blade is an extreme bonus...The hammer on the handle is perfect for small jobs /busting open walnuts/ hammering down tent spikes, killing animals. The grip feels great in your hands and the whole system is light too! All around a great product with a LIFETIME WARRANTY!! What else can you ask for?
X - Navy Seal
I love this knife, best survival knife ever One down side is the string with the whistle should be a bit bigger so you can fit your hand inside just in case you drop the knife it won't leave your hand. Besides that one downfall, hands down best survival knife ever!
The name truly does say it all. Amazing over all survival tool. It's loaded with very useful features. Draw backs, it does need to be sharpened upon purchasing but big deal, it only takes a couple minutes to do, and if you can't sharpen a knife you have no business with a knife like this and will probably never need to use its full potential. It has a comfortable grip and the ergonomics are good but not great. The handle could use a couple grooves for better spear making, like the LMF Infantry Knife.
this is a well rounded knife I would recommend. Look if you plan on framing a house with the handle, buy a hammer, If you plan on cutting down a tree buy a saw. It serves it's self as a survival knife, very well. I have switched from the SOG. gerber and Grylls have come on to some thing it has a great design and i cut,dig and all kinds of other good things with mine.
I bought this knife after I got out of the Marines, as I spent a lot of time in the woods during deer season, and I like to canoe, camp, and hike. The knife is well balanced. I've actually hammered in tent stakes with the pommel. The rape whistle on it is useless (inside joke). I took it off first thing, forseeing issues with its placement. The fire starter works well if you've got good tinder (and if you can't make good tinder, then you're an idiot.). I put it through pretty rough use, and the grey finish is coming off, but that's to be expected, as a survival knife doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to do its job. The blad does dull a little faster than I'd like, but not nearly as quickly as some of the people here are saying. (Maybe they should get a proper knife sharpening kit for up keep when they're not using it). It's not Gerber's most durable survival knife, (see LMF II Survival) but does well enough for almost half the price. I would recommend this to anyone who isnt some sort of hardcore survivalist and just enjoys hunting and the outdoors. Hell, I would have carried it with me in country and just wrapped the handle in coyote grip tape if I had bought it earlier.
To Logan Crooks, "Boy Scout.": As someone who has actually been in the military, it is definitely military grade (the standards in the military aren't that high). And if you had to stop doing v-cutting and batoning while using it, it's because you have weak, delicate hands, not because the knife is poorly made. Also, if your knife is dulling that quickly, try sharpening at the correct angle. That tends to help.
i use two knives the most. my KA-Bar and my Gerber BG. the Gerber is a good value and so far it has held up well on my camping/survival trips.
best survival knife i have ever owned, sharp as hell and the whistle is really fun to annoy people with haha.
Think of the meaning of survival. One word for this knife. Cheap. Cheaply made, cheap metal and the tool does not endure.
I purchased this knife even thou I have many other excellent survival knives. Thought that I looked cool. But I found that the hammer on the handle is just a simple shell and comes off very easily. The little whistle that come with it is not very loud either. I gave it to my girlfriend since she doesn't need to hammer with a knife. Sticking with my SOG Seal Team Elite.
It's Bear Gryll's, do you think he uses a knife in the wilderness? Of course not. It's meant to dull fast to give you people who can't survive without a knife more of a challenge.
there is only one problem with this knife and that is the serations they are to weak i love almost everything about the knife dont get me wrong but even just sawing wood and rope and the teeth break of i think the fine edge version would be far better
I really like the knife, the design and ideas behind it are great. Problems I had with the knife are the poor quality of steel for the blade (dulls way too fast ), I think the fire starter should be flipped upside down so it doesn't fall out, and I really wish the sheath had more loops on it for more carrying options. Overall, I think it is a great knife, and I hope they continue to improve it, they have a good start.
Best knife that I have ever owned, from the fire starter to the built in wistle, blade sharpener, and hammer this is the ultimate survival knife. Worth the money.
We just bought this knife. Having it in hands gives even more conviction that we bought the right one. :-)
Cheap, cheap, cheap... That should say enough about the rest of it. Although $60 is still a rip off. Good luck guys!
I love this knife. I took it to an outdoors gear store and the guy there assisted me in setting up a system so I can have it secured to my shoulder strap with two sided velcro strapping for easy access when I need it. Peace of mind is nice to have when out there alone and knowing you have a knife not only for self defence, but for fire, signalling for help and the capability to sharpen the blade when needed.
ive owned this knife for a little over 9 months now and i still use it a few times a week. after awhile i had the same problem with the serrations chipping like everyone has. i used a chainsaw file to fix this, i also removed the grey looking finish on the knife and added a clear finish to the blade. definitely a great knife.
i m getting this knife friday,it is awesome the only reason i gave it 4 stars is because the fire starter is useless with at tinder so i wish it had a place to put tinder
I have owned it for about 4 months now and I use it every weekend. I use it to cut firewood, filet fish and split larger pieces of wood by batoning it and it hasn't let me down. It's tough as nails! But, the sheath is a disaster! It won't fit my wide camping belt, and there is no option to carry it "scout" style.
This knife is called the Ultimate Knife for a reason. It is well built and extremely durable. I read some reviews for problems with the construction of the knife but have never encountered any in the year I have owned this knife. I bring this knife on every trip I go on and it has proved its worth. Yet I wanted to test this knife in its extreme. I brought it on a week canoeing trip with me in the Canadian wilderness, where the knife encountered bushwhacking, fish gutting, and constant use. Even though when hiking in neck deep mud the fire starter fell out and I was pretty disappointed, I contacted the Warranty Team and they gave me a new one and responded within a day of my email. You can't beat that kind of service. Cons would be it needs larger drainage ports in the bottom of the sheath and i think the flint should face up but you can fix that buy just tying some p-cord to it. This knife is great and I have already recommended it to a couple friends who have bought it and love it. This is well worth the money if you come in contact with a survival situation.
This is the best survival knife I have seen so far. I am not a Bear Grylls fan but this knife is a great design and when my hand is on it you can't see the big BG on the side.
Very impressed with the knife, holds a really sharpe edge. The handle fits very nice in your hand. Would recommend this to anyone..
I've brought this knife on many camping and back packing trips and find the knife its self to be very dependable. However, out of the package it was not very sharp and I find it hard to put a decent edge on it and does not hold an edge well either. The sheath is terrible. The clip that holds the knife in place broke after I fell once. The flint fell out of its slot many times and so I don't lose it I had to attach some nylon cord and fasten it to the sheath. The survival packet that comes with it does not fit in its designed slot and undid the top part of the stiching when I tryed to put it in.
My brother got me the the knife and parang for christmas and i immediately put them both to use. The Parang is ideal for quickly clearing a path through thick underbrush like thorns and oversized plants , it also can cut through sizeable firewood. The knife is very useful and reliable, though the serrations can be limiting in some situations. I found that the two work best as a pair in survival situations.
perfect top super brilliance a good buy it has a fire starter a sharpener a whistle a stomper and can be a spear no wonder it was the best selling knife of 2011 100% designed by bear grylls i would recommend to every one get this knife from scouts to home to military great buy and a super grip well done bear grylls and gerber
I think gerber should have teamed up with buck knives to make this knife. Gerber could have been in charge of the design, buck couldve made the blade itself, using 420 HC stainless steel, and had there heat treatment company (Bos) heat treat it. Wouldve been a harder steel, sharper, hold and edge longer, and easier to sharpen. Then they could have made it in the USA. Wouldve been a better knife that way. I like the knife a lot the way it is but i think my idea would make for a better knife.
really nice knife , use it alot, sharpener isn't great but does the job, firesteel and sheath is very nice, i like the serrations
This is the best survival knife i have ever seen and used before. I take this knife everywhere, other than school of course, but if i was stuck in a survival situation, i would count on this knife to save my life. This knife also has a lot of features on it that can be really usefull at times. Gerber, this is the best knife you have ever made so far. And also, Bear Grylls rocks!!
I have just bought the knife not huge fan of BG after meeting him 3 times (coincidence) But the knife i bought for the knife. Very good for all what i need it for.
This is the best knife to take outdoors in my opinion. If i was stuck in a survival situation I would trust this knife to save my life. Good job Gerber, and Bear... you are the best!
This knife is so comfortable i your hand and the knives blade and pomel perform to the max and this knife is super strong it is like industructabale the. Sheath is great to the sharpener u amaZing ut made my knife raOr sharp the fire starter works awsome cotton balls with nail polish remover on them make exelent tender to lite a fire
took this knife on a trip into the wilderness three days with only some trap and a knife each. my friend had a knife from Sweden 200$ mine works better on anything my friend just went out and bought one
This Knife is not as durable as you think, the paint coating is wearing off in areas that I never have batoned with. I put this Knife through admittedly hard-use as that is what it is meant for. The Straight-edge on this Knife dulls VERY quickly and the grip near the guard although extremely grippy is chipping after some hard batons. On a positive note, the Serrations work fantastic and are not dull at all. The Whistle is extremely loud and I mean extremely. The Whistle even compares with the FOX 40 SOLAS approved Rescue Whistle! However, the placement on the handle is really jacked-up, I mean this thing swings around every which way and whips the back of your hand while V-cutting, making it sting. The grip is extremely grippy, but I seem to get more blisters on this blade than a standard KA-BAR. On even moderate batons I get A LOT of vibration to the point where I have to stop for a little while and pick back up again. The Fire Starter does work very well, but not to the point of the PRO-FORCE line of Fire Steels and it's bigger Bear Grylls Fire Starter brother. Military Grade Sheath my butt. The Nylon Sheath is absolute Crap! It's too stiff, is not lightweight and by no means is Military Grade, if it was Military Grade than it would be made out of Berry Compliant Cordura with Type "E" Stitching. Maybe North Korean Military Grade. The Freebee Survival Instructions are moderately useful but not comprehensive and barely water-resistant. On the other hand, the Land to Air Rescue Instructions are very useful. The Diamond Sharpener does work. I really, really like the Pommel, I cracked through 2 and a half inch Ice in the Winter with no problems. However, if the Pommel is used on almost anything other than Ice, than particles get caught in the checkered grates on the face. It batons great but the Steel on this Knife is absolute Crap! The steel rusts and doesn't have ideal edge retention as advertised. I truly like the Colorations, but am not always a fan of the BG Brand marking. Lastly, Made in China!
This knife is incredible. It's incredibly durable with the best grip that I have seen on a knife. The sharpener and fire starter are extremely useful as well. Just a great knife!
I saw the Ultimate Survival Knife on his programe and wanted one from then (very clever free advertising!). Its as good as it apears on TV and I,ve never, ever had such a solid strong knife! Well done.
I saw the Ultimate Survival Knife on his programe and wanted one from then (very clever free advertising!). Its as good as it apears on TV and I,ve never, ever had such a solid strong knife! Well done.
I saw the Ultimate Survival Knife on his programe and wanted one from then (very clever free advertising!). Its as good as it apears on TV and I,ve never, ever had such a solid strong knife! Well done.
This is a great knife and sheath. The blade is sharp the edge is great for cutting rope and many other things. This knife has saved my hide and kept my boat from getting caught up in bad weather. Im a Technician an use this blade on many things like cutting hose, plastic, rope, and when im out on a lake run it does its fair share of work. i have had many blade break and fail on me as well as fall apart while on rough trips on motorcycles or boats or cars from bad terrain. this is money well spent and recommend for hardcore users. The sheath is excellent , I've had many sheaths fall apart, tear, fade, and lack in holding a knife in place. This is important for safety and losing a knife is the worst.
i was a little hesitant on buying it because of all the issues with the pommel, but wow is this ever a great knife, lightweight, great sheath, but the stone for sharpening is a little course
Im not a huge fan of bear grylls,but gerber sure can make a knife. I've seen probably 30 or more scouts with bear grylls's knife. So I'm willing to overlook the BG on the knife.
i used this knife quite a bit and the thought behind it is great but the steel needs to be a little harder and it has a little rust on the blade and the teath has broken off on it. i think that it shouldn't have serrated edges on a survival knife, to brittle and hard to sharpen
First of all, I have been working with this knife for a while and had no failure.
However, the blade was not sharp out of the package and I had to sharpen it.
I had no problems with the serrations and find them useful.
The blade doesn't hold an edge for a long time. After about an hour carving wood, I had to resharpen it (hopefully the blade is easy to resharpen).
I didn't use the sharpening tool provided with the knife which I find is too coarse.
The handle grip is great but the ergonomics of the handle could be improved : the bump (guard) on top of the handle is in the way when you put your thumb on top of the blade -> make it difficult to ca
I could light a fire using the "fire steel"
$62 worth? I don't think so but you can buy for much cheaper. What do you get? You get what you pay for... Basically not much quality at all.
This is a good knife, sharp and strong, but the only down side is my belt loop on the sheath is tight, which limits the places i can put it on my gear other than a thin belt.
also, i would not pay that much for this knife, even though its good quality, i got mine
at bjs in a combo pack with the basic kit for
great buy then
This knife is great for cutting i split my thump with it but the serrated teeth brake off but that is the only downside. nice job Gerber.
this is a very amazing knife it will not break on you and just if youre wondering about the pumbel they fixed the problem so this is a very high quality blade and the built in sharpener and sparker is a great survival feature but hint hint you can get it cheaper at other places walmart/ebay/amazon/dicks/ and im pretty sure theres more places that sell it
It is the best knife I have ever used apart from I think there could be one more thing you could put on it
This knife is my favorite and it never leaves me when i leave, i love the fire starter it always works and i had this for 2 months and just perfection.
Ok Knife, this is not what I would take to war with me by any means. This knife is good for camping and light duty, but like some others have said you get what you pay for and you can buy it for 50$ at walmart... other full on survival knives retail about 150$ ish.
I buy this knife just for carry a nice looking survival tool, but I'm more than impressed, my bike get's broken in the midle of the forest, and I took the inner tune, my knife and a gallon of water to walk 38 miles out of there using this knife FOR EVERYTHING!!!! start a fire, cut wood and help me to take my butt safe, thanks gerber°°°
Just an update on my knife. Still holds edge well, serrations are still intact, waterproof, my only complaints are the clamp that holds the knife in the sheath is loseining up and barley holds in the knife anymore, and the Velcro that holds the knife down is wearing out too. But overall the knife is superb it's the sheath that has a few issues. but i can still slice, chop, carve, widdle, and make fires anytime anyplace and i love it.
Everything about this knife is great. The sheath that comes with it is very cool. The blade is light weight and the finish it pretty clean to. The main 2 features of this knife is the sharpener which is a great idea to have it built in to the sheath and fire striker built in also with the stricker on the knife good idea.
I absolutely love my BG-ULT but it's coating prevents reflection... Could be handy to use when signaling a heli rescue when u don't have Time to make a fire
This kinfe is great, ive made bamboo spears (4 prangs) ive started fires, gutted fish and have been nothing but impressed ive had it for 3 months aand still works as good as when i first got it all in all very impressed
This is a great solid knife, I paid $49.95 at a Sporting Goods store and was amazingly surprised at the quality... The Fire Steel is pretty Good too, lit a cotton ball on the 2nd strike... Cant wait to take this out into the Field, and i will be buying another Straight edge version..
Got this knife for my girls to give to their daddy and he LOVES it. Unlike others he likes the serrated edge, but hey, it's all a matter of taste. Feels good in the hand, comfortable grip, good blade, and very nice sheath. A good knife for him to take camping and dirt bike riding. And those on youtube poking fun at the whistle: take your finger off the air hole boys, and it'll whistle just fine.
hello. first off, i think that this knife along with the rest of gerber's blades are thoughtfully designed with great handles and features, but thier product simply arnt strong enough to hold up to tasks you would need to do in a survival situation. this knife i could see would be great for scouts, who wont be hammering this blade though a log. seriously, i heard it has a 420 steel (so a 420A i guess) ..thats sad..i mean to at least call a knife good you need at least 440B steel.
I have one. It is very useful and great for just about everything you can think of. I love gerber and BG products!
I paid $100 for this knife in a camping shop. For the price im pretty happy with the quality. It does everything i want it to do. The serrated section i thought was a good idea but i would preffer just a clean strait blade. Overall its ok
Amazing knife! Sharp enough to use out of the box, but I would recommend sharpening even more once you get it. Ferrocerium rod works very well, best I have ever owned. One gripe I have though is the rubber grip is easily rubbed away.
I'm from South-Africa and the knife works, and lastes here... If it can hold here it can laste anywhare.
me: "come on mum let me get the knife"mum: "no way knifes are dangerous" me: you think I don't know that
the serrations are a bad idea but there is a version without and the price on the web site is about ten dollars cheaper at any outher store but over all a very good knife you can do almost any thing with it my hat is of to bear grylls
This knife is good for hunting and camping. Used it also for 2 weeks in the middle of nowhere, in the wilderness of norway.
You can cut almost everything and even chop wood. And with the integrated sharpener it's always ready for action.
Serrations on a survival knife! What a bad idea and by the way a serrated blade is a blade with disability.
Cant understand all the people who say the knife is garbage..... I have used mine to cut wood, hammer tent stakes into hardpan, filet fish, and cut a stuck anchor rope on my friends drift boat, I even used the flint to start a fire just for kicks (gonna just stick with the bic lighter method in the future) ....... I have a sneaking suspicion that most of the complainers are posers telling stories about dreams they have had, or they abuse the knife, (you can break absolutely anything if you abuse it)
This is the second Gerber knife I have owned, the other is a Gator gut hook deer hunting knife, I have been nothing but impressed with the quality and strength of both of them.
Bear really put some thought into this knife. If is prolly the Koolest knife in my collection. I LOVE this knife. whistle, sharpener, flint, etc. It feels so sturdy and very well made. I am buying one for each of my boys I like it so much. I paid 59.99 for mine though, not the 62+
This knife was a present for my birthday last January and tested it in the woods for batonning wood. It suprised me that it did the job very well! No complaints, this knife did the job. Quick to sharpen! It is a good knife to have it with you while you are camping or doing bushcraft.
i bought this knife and quickly noticed a few things, it was very sharp (the dimond stone works great), and cut very nicely, but after the first use the knife's finnish started to wear off. the rubber sheath also had a tendency to hold onto dust and became pitted very quickly. the knife quickly got my disaproval when i managed to strip off the serationsduring normal usage. so what did i do? I bought a KA-BAR, and its the best blade ive ever owned.
some say the lmf2/BG knife can cut though anything, and that its a great knife, and the part about it cutting is true. however this knife lacks the ruggedness of the ka-bar. id say this knife is great for scouts or soft-core campers, but real men carry ka-bars or other legendary blades.
It is great, feels good in my hand, and looks great. I haven't used it yet, so I don't yet know if the serrations do break.
ok the pommel is a bit loos and the serrasoins are broken but sending in for warrenty i think thers @ new version thow should be better
I love this knife! I have a woods by my house and my friend and I made a campsite with the bear grylls knife and the gerber paraframe. We made a A-frame shelter and a fireplace. This knife is hard to keep sharp but I found a system that keeps it sharp. Every day I use I get my step-dad to sharpen it that night. Again awesome knife.
This is a great knife. Period. I have nothing bad to say about it whatsoever and I would recommend it to anyone venturing into any kind of wilderness situation. It is tough, reliable, and it fits in the hand beautifully. Congrats to Bear and Gerber on nailing this Survival Series on the head, you have well exceeded expectations!
This knife is perfect for just about any situation. It's durable and comfortable to use for anything from around the yard, to the campsite, to an actualy survival situation. For the experts complaining about a partially serrated blade it's actually pretty common on survival and utility knives both civilian and professional. The fire starter works great and will probably last forever. The diamond sharpener is super handy and a real space saver. As for the Xcore survivalists that throw away the priorities of survival pamphlet I see it as being incredibly useful as advice for a newbie or a refresher for someone experienced. In closing this is a fantastic knife, Bear and Gerber did an amazing job.
This knife has nothing wrong with at all and don't understand why people who hate it is cause of who's name is on it. I own 2 and a couple other knives and they all are what they are intended for. When your in need of a good knife and your life depends on it, this is the knife you will want to have...
I bought the knife and can say it works as well as it looks. If and when you find yourself in need of a good knife for survival or pleasure this one I give 2 thumbs up. The knife performed well in all aspects and having fire and a sharpener on hand made life easier. To truly appreciate the knife You will have to try it out for yourself. Some people just expect to much out of a great piece of kit. MONEY WELL SPENT!!!
Saw this knife in the shop, did not consider buying it even for a split second.
One SINGLE thing ticked it off on my list as a POS poser item;
Serrations are mainly good for cutting rope,fabric and other man-made soft items... So why the heck put serrations on a survival-knife, on top of that in the area of the blade with most leverage where 90% of the heavy work is done near the handle, effectively hindering sharpening sticks, cutting branches and other types of heavy woodwork? That is what survival will be all about... For those who need a fancy seatbelt cutter with a tv-"stars" name on it I guess it`s a different story...
looks good knife seems strong and sharp the sharpener looks pretty good flint big sparks that means FIRE!!!!!! and the sheath cool i am getting this soon and if you are looking for a good knife get it trust me. i like it
good job bear
good job gerber
I have this series, it is a spectaular knife...it came razor sharp...very durable. Plus gerber is a very good brand. I live in the desert and we have very hard wood out here plus dangerous animals. This knife is a "must have" on you, not only when hiking out in the wilderness, but at all times. Because when you least expect it, you will be stranded and your knife will be at home. So yeah, I carry mine at all times. My pommel hasn't had any problems and I am a welder. I beat on steel with it. Awesome knife Bear!!! Keep them coming!!!
great knife used it for camping 4 or 5 times in the last year my biggest thing is the book fell out of the back and the lanyard broke, don't know how, just looked down after camping one time and it was gone it had to break to get of the knife but over great for me when I go camping
works perfect no problems very sharp very good for spear killed food no problem love GOOD JOB GERBER
I live in Bangladesh .I love this knife very much and also Bear .I want to buy it but it is so costly for me in currency . But I will try >
i think you shold get this knife iv hade it for a long time and its nerver faild on me so i think you shold get it
Oh and i forgot to mention how it even has a couple holes near the base of the blade in case you find urself in lion territory and need to fashion a spear.. for all of you "bear gryllsians" out there haha.. no but seriously.. BUY THIS KNIFE IF YOU LOVE GOOD QUALITY, COOL KNIVES!!!
whilst shopping for an upcoming camping trip I happened to stumble upon this little beauty, which immediately caught my eye. I do have to admit that I am a Bear Grylls fan but more importantly I am and have been a huge Gerber fan so the two combined seemed to be pretty cool to me. After checking out all the BG products left on the rack at Wal-Mart (most were apparently already bought out), I decided to go with this knife and am very happy I did. The firestarter was a huge selling point as well as the sharpener because if you have ever field dressed an elk or any big game you will know that unless you have an amazingly well crafted blade you will need either a sharpener or a number of blades to swap out as they dull.
Moreover, the thing I happened to like best about this product was the grip. The grip has to be the most comfortable knife grip created. very ergonomically pleasing and everything about the knife seems like it has the grit of bear and the quality of gerber.. all in all.. I say its a great buy for $50 you wont find a better knife on the market unless you're willing to spend a $#1T-Ton of money and it probably wont be as fun to hold as this or as nifty. I will continue to buy more products like this, if only the Parang had a stainless blade that would be in my bag yesterday!
This knife was the first fixed blade knife that I had bought. Two weeks after buying this knife I went for camping in the Himalayas. It was a very intermediate 4 day trek.
Day 1, I proudly take out my knife to collect some wood from the forest. It sliced and chopped through wood nicely.
Day 2, I notice that the serrations on this "High Carbon Steel Blade" were bent.
This knife is way too overrated.
Handles well. Serrations are weak though. Tested chopping whitout serrations and it is not as performant as whit serrations... Guess I'll just sharpen them more often. Good price for someone like me that goes in the wild about 2 or 3 times a year...
The knife is amazing. People will talk crap about this knife just because it has to do with Bear but the knife does everything it's supposed to. Since I got mine two weeks ago I've hammered with it on posts outside, cut limbs, gutted fish, started multiple fires, and just whittled with it and it hasn't given me a problem at all. As a matter of fact it has done everything with flying colors, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who camps or uses a knife on a regular basis.
Big fan of Bear Grylls, I think he's awesome no matter what his critics say. They're haters. That being said, I tried this knife out for myself by cutting some wood and using the fire starter to make a fire. I had read some reviews about the pommel breaking off, but the issue must have been fixed by Gerber and I have seen no problems with mine, though I will have to put it through its paces. I don't expect any problems. My favorite part about this knife is the handle. It is super comfortable and incredibly easy to get a good grip, regardless if you hand is wet or slippery. I have some serious camping/hiking trips planned for the summer and this knife will be coming with me wherever I go. I can't wait to really spend some time with it. In addition I think I will also be purchasing the fine edge version, just to have both. I highly recommend this knife to anyone who goes outside ever.
Not so! Weak blade, serrations broke. Cheap steel, doesn't stay sharp and chips. In fact, not sharp out of the box.
Not worth it is my opinion.
Best knife ever, and surley it's tested, i have use it in the djungel and in the artic, and it is working perfect!
Really people? Did you expect this to be the ultimate survivor knife? At $60, you get what you pay for. Bear Grylls is a sell out and this knife is just marketing hype. If Bear had to go in the field alone and survive I GUARANTEE he would not bring this knife. All of you armchair survivor experts who have never been in a survivor situation and have little to no outdoor survivor experience are fools wasting your cash. You got all fired up watching Man v Wild and now you think you need a survivor knife and you waste $60 on a piece of junk. At $60, you get what you pay for.*Newsflash*: A good quality survivor knife is $150 - $250.
And she sheep go BAAAHHH
I must admit that reading several of the sub-par reviews for this product made me cautious to purchase it, but I figured I would give it the benefit of the doubt. I own the basic BG Multi-tool and I was blown away by it's quality and performance, so I hoped that the same eye for quality was given to this tool as well. upon purchasing it and putting it through the ringer, I have to say, "Wow." This knife is beyond any other I have owned. The carbon steel look gives it a unique and gritty personae that you won't find in any other knife. The 1/2 serrated 1/2 straight edge concept on this knife is superb. Careful attention was given as much to the design on the serrated edge as the straight edge. Both cut through branches, cord, vines,and plastics like they weren't even there. The grip is confortable, which always a plus and often an overlooked feature. The Steel Pommel is awesome as well. It can pound in nails as well as any ball-peen hammer. The fire starter, both in location on the sheath and in functionality, is extremely useful and practical. The daimond sharpener was, in my opinion, one of the wisest decisions when it came to the design of this knife. Too often has a knife been more of a nuicance than a saviour when the edge began to dull. The sharpener is a life saver. My kids love the lanyard whistle, though blowing it causes my ears to ring for about a minute.
I carry this knife with me, practically, everywhere I go, I've put it through hell and back, and I believe that this is an essential knife for any outdoorsman.
Well done Bear Grylls! You truely know your stuff and are an inspiration for outdoorsman everywhere!
I can't wait to have one of this Gerber product. It's very useful for my activities, specially in the wilderness.
Good Job Gerber!
My freind brand it over and it cut through branches like butter and is razor shar not to mention how mad the fire lighter is and how good it is
BUY IT NOW !!!!!!!!
This knife looks as awesome as it performs.
It has the best quality out of all the knives in my collection.
I highly recommend this knife to anyone looking to buy a good quality blade.
real good knife very sturdy very durable never owned a knife with such precision and quality in all my days well done keep up the good work it also saved my bacon when i got stuck 50 mile away from home in snow christmas eve
Absolutely love the Bear Grylls gear. Especially this knife. The flint rod does create a generous amount of sparks and is great for starting fires. On the go sharpening is made easy by the built in diamond-sharpening system on the sheath. A must have for all Scouts or Survival Enthusiasts!
Ive Been reading reviews and comments for this knife for 3 days now and have come to the conclusion that many just have not researched the knife enough, and make comments that are based on thier expierience with the knife. Period. I believe that there are still some bad knives out there from the 'BETA' release. I see the dates here may be a day apart and one mans knife is AWESOME and stands the test. Next Mans Knife is Garbage and the pummel fell apart and etc etc. So...just return the knife and they will send you the FIXED and updated version, and you will be singing a different tune. I haven't 'Hammered mine' yet, but its been almost two years now since the 'FIX', and the manufact Number on my package is different than the one I see on all the bad reviews/comments, so im probably good. I don't want to 'Use' the knife until its needed. Im like a crow also, I like shiny bright things, and i have been holding this knife in and out of the scabbard and just admiring it, and feeling that, 'Yes...if Im out in Gods Country and Uh-Oh happens, I want this Knife with me...No Doubt. So haters...get a grip and rectifie instead of whinning like a man-child without having the real story...and the REAL KNIFE. Its A Beeeeauuutiful work of Art.....until i need it...then its a Survival Knife.
if you idiots knew how to sharpen a blade you would have nothing to complain about grow a set and learn how to shapen a blade
An incredible acheivment. This blade is rediculous. The rubberised grip works a treat and fits perfectly into your hand. Visualy, the BG ultimate knife is beautiful. When I tested this blade, I was very impressed. It handles batoning better then the Gerber Prodigy fixed blade (which looks and feels similar). The incorporated fire steel and diamond sharpener idea is fantastic. The sheath is very well created and is very well crafted. Don't put off buying the Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife till tommorow. Add to your cart and buy it now! Thanks again Gerber for a fantastic blade :)
Or do you just think it looks cool. Pommel fell off hammering a tent stake, Handle cracked battoning small stuff. A complete dismantling of the knife in one night. Cool looking knife...but, best knife ever? I'd take a swiss army knife over this in a heartbeat. Sorry Gerber, You fell short on the product. Now lets see how you handle this situation when you get my knife in the mail. Review to come!
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife is great , considering the price of 50 dollars comes with a FULL tang knife, a hardened sheath, firesteel AND a whistle. And all backed up by lifetime warranty.
The knife feels very solid in your hands, with the handle being very comfortable. The thick blade is very sturdy, and not to mention sharp. It is no KABAR , but it will do the job.
I have had the ultimate knife for over a year now, and I must say that it has proven itself worthy. It takes awhile to sharpen, however the edge retention is superb. While the knife is impressive, the diamond sharpener was not for one simple reason; the grit actually started chipping off. I would much appreciate a replacement diamond sharpener. It came in handy before it's defect, and I would like to have a reliable sharpening stone yet again. Overall, great knife and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a durable knife that is up to the challenge!
I've had many knives over time, but this one is by far the best. Everything you need in a knife is there. I think very highly of it and think all knife lovers should own one.
This knife is GARBAGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you take any comments on this as gospel listen here. Please do not buy this knife. I was expecting a very good Knife but the Knife isn't sharp out of the package. And two of the serrated points were bent. The blade wiggles in the handle and all around i feel like the knife is garbage. Bear shouldn't be backing this knife i would recommend you cancel your orders and everyone that is commenting on this knife being great check out anything else with a comparable price, Gerber used to be good quality now they have gone to the other side and decided quantity is better.
I would just like people to have an honest opinion of the knife because when i first read the reviews they all said the knife was great (seems like the site mite be adding there own comments). ALL IN ALL THE KNIFE IS GARBAGE AND I WILL BE RETURNING IT ASAP !
I am happy with the flint and the handle but the blade is not as sharp as I was expecting.
I also partially agree with the unhappy comments out there.
This knife is great ive used it in the wilderness lots it holds an edge well and starts fires great if i was in a survival situation i would definitly depend on it
Dull, won't sharpen, cerration will bend, uncomfortable grip.
Not worth the money.
In all, I'll give it 3 negative stars.
this knife would be a great one if it could stay sharp... it gets dull fast and wont sharpen at all; but the flint works great
can the serrations be sharpened as mine have been completely destroyed but im afraid of messing it up even more
Iam not happy with this knife.The blade is dull,and i can`t get the edge sharp.The tip of the knife is bent.The sheet is good,and the handle is great.
I love this knife, and would totally reccommend it, but I dont know what people are talking about maybe its just my personal standards but the knife was no where near as sharp as Id like it out of the box. Now its all sharpened up and perfect :)
Love this Knife! I have always been a fan of Gerbers and this is icing on the cake! A quality knife, great add-ons, firestater,sharpener, whislte, etc. The sheath has a very nice click in to hold the knife in the sheath. I liked it so much, I bought two, one to put away for emergencys and one to use to get to know it and it's strengths. A must for any hunter, survivalist, prepper or anyone who ventures into the woods!
I really want to get this knife but it is way to expensive!!! It needs to be $40 to $50. Even that is high. Wish I could get this knife.
I am not allowed to have knives so I give my friend money to buy them that's how much i love this knife I am even at risk of getting caught all for this knife
already made a review but just saying my knife is still working like i just pulled it out of the box. the only wear and tear is the finish is coming off my blade (but i haven't owned a knife yet that hasn't lost it's finish) but other than that no damage so far. my fulcrum stick is wearing down but I've used it way more than whats necessary. i would still recommend this knife to any hunter, hiker, explorer, adventurer, or outdoors man.
well i finally got out with this knife and i tested for a few different things like cutting small trees down/splitting dry wood on half and used a rock to hammer on the blade while chopping wood and the knife is very good, will be buying other bear grylls gerber equipment
Great bit, nice sheath compared to the cheap cloth ones you sometimes get, like the click-in-place satisfaction when you put the knife away. Nice weight to the knife with a very comfortable grip. The fire steel snapped off of the handle, but I can replace that, not complaining considering I picked this up at a certain orange box store at a clearance price of $15.
Great knife, solid build with high quality extras.
Would be great to see an all blck version
Thanks for keeping us alive Bear. Grrrr
On the ultimate survival knife needs to either harden the serrations or get a differnt type of steel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I use my tools what they Are used for and somtimes to the extrame but if it a good tool it should hold up, which is why i ask u to harden or pick a differnt steel bc the serrations are curling(Breaking down)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
I can't wait to see what really helps bear in all his shows and it looks awesome so far but i wonder if the fire steel is that good
i've had this knife for a while and i love it great knife i've batoned with it and hack and chopped it stands up to it i also like the fire steel and sharpener THANKS GERBER
I've seen all the reviews about this knife, and I really think it is the ultimate knife, I just bought it and I really recommend it, thank you Bear Grylls for helping to create this knife.
This thing just feels so nice in your hand, feels solid. The sheath is great with the extras. New permanent resident in my hiking pack.
The Bear Grylls Ultimate survival knife is a knife that I could trust 100% in a survival situation. I have owned it for months and it has done everything that I wanted to do the way I wanted it to.
This knife is veeerrryyy durable, I have used it for the following; hacking, sawing, pommeling (hard objects) and spliting very hard wood.
The only down side I have for this knife is that the serrations can chip if you hacking hard wood with it, thereforee it makes hacking harder because the serrations take up most of the blade.
If you love camping, hunting etc. I would highly reccomend the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival knife to you
excelent knife, I use it for many otherthings than what it was designed for, it works great on gutting animals
Carry one on me at all times and one in my bug out bag. Very useful knife. Use the striker instead of matches every time matches are just no fun after starting fires with this tool.
Blade could be better but that is why I always have a few backups on hand. Never hurts to duplicate and diversify.
Awesome love everything except the ferro rod. It's a tad bit small and won't last long if you truly get lost but it'll work for 72 hours.
The Ultimate Fixed Blade is the best knife I've ever bought. The fire starter and diamond sharpener was a great bonus. But the over all construction of the knife itself is beyond expectation. The best Knife I've ever bought.
Simply put, this is the best survival knife on the market. Don't get me wrong, there are better knives on the market for individual tasks but Bear really thought of everything with this knife. The blade is very sharp and the serrations are more than strong enough to hold up against your typical needs. If you're trying to saw through tree, you'll probably widdle them away but fabrics and twine and other things will not do any damage. The fire starter is also really nice. It's not as good of a ferrocium rod as the one sold separately but it's still more than enough to start a fire. If people say it doesn't work well, they're just not skilled enough yet. The sharpener is also adequate. Like the knife and the fire starter, it's not the best sharpener around but good enough. That's ultimately what this knife is about. You can buy a top level fire starter sharpener, and knife for a sum total of $200+ easy. Or you can buy this ONE TOOL and spend a quarter of the price and have more than enough to survive.
Just got mine, absolutely fantastic. Very impressed with the flint, the thing throws a fireball. Something that could be done is take of the whistle and lanyard and put a Bear Grylls micro torch strapped to the handle instead. Just a thought!!
Great grip and steady balance! Just for a guy with large hands. Cuts like a dream rite out of the package. It's all so functional, resourceful and esthetically appealing as well. I think I'm ready to face all hell smiling with my superscoutleader and personal hero, Bear Grylles. Cheers mate! Great product once again Bear/Gerber
i am almost 1st class, working on my 1st aid mb all i need is to start my survival mb
thank you again for that information that would really help
very impressive to me i love the grip, the blade is strong and holds edge well. my serrations are still intact after much sawing and paring. The whistle is loud and made of good quality plastic. pummel works well for flatting and tenderizing.i found the pocket book very useful too. the sheath and sharpener are very useful and can be harnessed to almost all of my load outs, and best of all it makes a mean spark with the fire starter. a perfect knife for me and my hobbies. thanks Gerber and Bear for this amazing tool. an outstanding blade for $50!
great knife read some reviews that said it was junk this and that i bout one and i tested it very vigoursly and it with stood everything i threw at it it even bayoneted a 5in round sapling down with it the fire starter works great only complaint the knife isnt vey sharp out of the box and the pommel work awsome dont worry bout people saying itll fall of i beat a 3in screw in to a 4x4 with it and it didnt even scuff
Very good knife. I put it to the test over a few days citing trees and stabing things. Made a spear, put it threw hell used as hammer. It took one hell of a beating but after that a week I was using it as a spear and the tip broke. But I recommend it. Just don't get exited and try to find out its limits. Good product
A good strong stylish nife that is really light weight and is good when I am on long walks just knowing it is there in my Bergen so if get lost or injured I no I can get help with whistle :)
i have been wondering sould i buy it? please give your apinion! Can i put this on by belt? thank you ULTIMATE SURVIVOR I will look on amozon :). i love how this knife looks.
Just Like SurviveTexas stated this is a knife to treasure and to NOT use until absolutely necessary. I also have many other knives both pocket and sheathed, but to have a complete survival kit on your hip is something special if the situation ever presents itself, hopefully not. See you 12-21-12
I made a short lanyard for the firestarter and attached it to the main sheath so if it pops out it wont fall to the ground.
Great looking knife, nice weight and balance, the only two things i didn't like was that there were no instructions on how to sharpen it (would be nice), and the blade has been Blued and the instruction manual gives tips on using it to signal - the Blued doesn't reflect???
other than that I love it, very pleased with it...
Excellent quality, razor sharp (shaves) right out of the box. The most ergonomically designed knife I've ever held! Great features, the only thing I see that I don't like is the lanyard, too small, I could only get 2 fingers through it, not even close to getting my hand in it. Note to Gerber- in China (made in) they have much smaller hands (among other things) than the Western World!
I love this knife and would recommend it to anyone. Had for some time use it in the woods alot. Very durable, regardless of what some people say about the pommel. Their first run of the the knife was not full tang which they have fixed now. If yours breaks simply email them for a replacement and you should get a new one! I stepped on my sheath, broke it. They sent me a replacement For Free. Fire starter fell out somewhere on the trail, They sent me a new one FOR FREE. Even when they were out of stock on the web page. LOVE all Gerber tools.
This knife is not the sharpest knife in the world, the chheapest, the most beautifull, the strongest or the most durable! What I like more is the fact that this knife begs to be taken in the wild. I feel much better knowing that in my backpack is this knife, with a fire starter. I didn't bought this knife for some sort of collection. I intend to use it until it breaks. Then I will buy another one, it' not the most expansive knife on the market either.
I love this knife. The best all in one. I just bought mines from BJ's. It came with the knife and sheath of course. But also came with the basic kit. After taxes I paid $43.99. Definitely worth it.
I am an Eagel Scout and I need a good knife....I like this one but it is alot of money and the blade is fairly small.
Bought an 11" long full tang, 6" carbon steel fixed blade with a sheath and paracord handle for a 1/10th of the price. The serations haven't broken, the paracord is infinitely more useful IMO than the whistle (which can be made from grass for $0) and a standard fire starter works great with it and doesn't have to be attached to the sheath, which I find very clunky. Dunno, I think there's way more value in ingenuity than the bells and whistles (literally!).
This is an incredible knife. Not only because of its incredible strength but the other mini features like the whistle and flint rod. Two thumbs up to Gerber and Bear Grylls on this fantastic knife!
I just got this knife and have already made 2 sturdy forts it's the best for hacking and cutting trees and every thing else
Definitely recommending it
I've been saving up my money and looking at youtube videos night and day i saw every niche of the knife and i think its amazing but my only concerne is that the black paint on it comes off and it may or may not rust i don't have one but other people say its amazing
This knife is the best !! Have used it ruggedly since buying it and has never failed. BG products all the way !
Don't count on this knife. The blade and the pommel are only held in the plastic handle by one pin each. If you didn't buy it just to play with in the living room, the pommel will eventually break off the handle as mine has.
i have 3 knives in my kit, lmf ii infantry,gerber prodigy and this knife. this knife i my favourite by far.
I have only 3 knives in my hunting pack. All 3 are Bear Grylls. Whin you hunt as much as I do it's good to keep a reliable knife in your pack. Wish it was a full tang.
Im and Eagle Scout, i hunt,camp, hike, etc. I do a ton of major trips and this knife goes everywhere with me. I love it. The tools are useful, and easy to use, the knife i great weight. Good price, great deal!
best knife ever so easy to sharpen stays sharp love the sheath big fan of the serrations and i love the magnesium stick
Great knife I love the fire starter,rubber grip,and the sheath but don't forget the great part about it the knife itself!
I've owned and used Gerber knives and multi-tools for many years, with no complaints thus far. As with any tool, if used and maintined correctly, it, it will give good service. If abused and neglected, it won't. It's just that simple.
I expect this knife to perform well within its niche. It's not an axe, a saw, or a sledge hammer - it's a knife. The extra features - fire steel, sharpener, whistle, etc. are useful additions I'd cary in my kit anyway, so it's nice to have them and the knife all contained in one place.
I have one and i love it. I take it camping and it is awesome. The sheath is great. The fire striker is very good. People how broke the end off obeiously dont know how to use it. If you are stabing paper that is like stabing a tree. LEARN how to use it.
This knife is great!!! i have used it and it is one of the best knives i have used EVER!!! the features on the knife and the sheath are so handy they are extremely useful. :) :) :) :D :D :D :D
look I know this knife is really cool. But the reality is that the knife itself sucks. I bought mine a few months ago, I built a simple lean-to and the knife was ruined. after consulting a local knife maker, a found out that the blade was to hard. for a survival knife to really work it needs to be made of a softer steel, like a hatchet or a machete.
I love this knife, but. i have a few thoughts to go against it. The metal quality of the knife could be improved. The serrations have worn down on me, and just lately (Feb 7) the point of my knife became nicked from just stabbing a stack of paper. Other than the quality of the metal could be improved, i have nothing else against this knife. I love everything else about it. Props to Gerber for the knife.
I rated four stars, because the metal quality could be improved.
i`m a young fan of the show and this knife is great. I tried my Dad`s friends kinfe it was amazing. This is the best survival tool you`ll need in the WILD........
When I first received this knife, the stitching on Velcro tabs on the nylon sheath was unraveling. I emailed Gerber customer support and they sent me a new nylon sheath. I’ve had this knife for about 3 months now and have had a chance to really use it. The fire starter is first rate and my 5 year-old son can easily use it. The blade is not only easy to sharpen but hold an edge well. The integral sharpener on the hard sheath can quickly put a rough edge on the knife, but is not good for fine sharpening (which is not its primary purpose). This knife has easily stood up to moderate hard use of building forts and shelters in the woods with my sons. I will recommend it and Gerber to anyone.
i'm in year 8 and a i went camping with my brother that has this knife and i got to use it heaps.by the end of the trip i new the knife i was going to by when i'm old enough to get one. best knife
I got this knife last DEcember 2011.. It looks good and I like the grip...I can't wait to use it this summer camp and test it how far he goes..
I dont have this knife but i used my friends. its really cool, i love the features on it, and on my boys scout they allow me to have it if i had one witch i will be getting soon
Boyscout, if your First Class or up have your First Aid MB and are working on the Survival MB I think I would have to let you wear it.
i have read all the reviews and i really like this knife. it has everything. flint,dimond sharponer and an full on grip. it has a serated edge wich i really like and is an awesome knife. i rate it five of five.
i have tried out many knives over the years and i think this is the best of them all.when i first bout it i didn't if it was going to be worth it but i would of regretted it if i didn't.Gerber Bear great good
I bought this knife for one reason...Survival, not for everyday use. I have collected multiple knives of almost every manufacturer and I'll be the first to admit they all can break or wear down. This knife is here in case I HAVE to use it. One of the easiest things you can accomplish with a tool is damaging it. The most challenging is using it the right way and making it last. Thanks Bear!!! I hope I never actually need it to survive but its good to know its there.
I ride my bike often and in the backwooded areas. Sometimes come across broken machines. Great for salvage, cutting wire, breaking ice. Never been in a desperate situation to use the Alpine signals or fire starter.
As cheaply made as they come, this knife came in unsharp and broke on my second trip. The tang does not even go through the whole handle. What a shame. Drop this one Gerber, it's giving you a bad name.
Just got it after drooling over it for weeks. Great knife the one thing I did not like was how the lanyard it didn't fit around my hand so i attached it to the fire-starter good solution.
i really like this knife, well i have never accually held it. i am a boy scout and they olny allow folding knives! why cant they at least allow this one?
I've had this for well over a year now, I use it every single day, and I've never had one single problem with it ever. We burn our paper refuse out here, and I use the fire steel to do that, at least 3 times a week, and it always works. I removed the whistle because I'm not lost, other than that, it's a damn fine tool. I also own a Gerber EMF I, and they are the same when it comes to performance.
in a routine field test of my gear (if you dont feild test your gear you should start) i tried starting a fire with my Bear Grylls ultimate survival knife. A few strikes in, my fire starter breaks. no abuse or mistreatment, im not sure if it was just one of those 1 in 1000 are faulty, or it actually is a peice of junk. paying nearly $70 for a knife, and it not even being able to survive a basic field test is bad news. i am highly dissapointed.
its a great kife it feels really solid and it dosent feel cheap. Even the the sheath feels very sturdy. overall a very gook knife.
i want this knife it has really good reviews and bear uses it on the show now so it must be good.
somone said it wasnot sharp but it comes with a sharpener
I've been watching videos and reviews about the knife. Everyone says something different, but moslty positive comment. I'm just wondering if you can get replacement fire starter and sharpening stones. Other than that i'm most likely going to get one.
Bought this knife off amazon and i love it. It comes extremely sharp and just feels amazing in the hand. @Bearfan The first editions off the knife were hollow but gerber revised the knife and it now has a full tang connecting the pommel to the blade.
i sooooooooooooooooo want to get one of those that knife is one of the best knifes i have ever seen and its got a spark lighter how cool is that i am sooooooooooooooooo saving my money up for that
I have had this knife for about a year now and its great. its the best survival knife I have ever bought. Also the handle is not hollow. it is very solid.
I use it all the time this is one heck of a knife!
I'm a hunter and I've used it on some animals and it works great. I also take it with me hunting for survival reasons. If that day ever comes. haha.
I also wish to some day become a survivalist like Bear Grylls himself so I go on little survival trips, kinda like what Bear does and it fits my every need.
To Bearfan: The handle is not hollow, but quite solid.
I have two questions about this knife:
1. The sheath is made in China, is the knife is made in China also?
2. What grade of high carbon stainless steel is used to make this knife? 420HC or anything else?
It has it's ups and downs, as do all manufactured knives. The firesteel works without issues and is rather quite comfortable to use. The sharpener works well to keep a hair shaving edge on on the fine edge. And the fine edge has not been damaged yet, although the serrations apparently cannot withstand the test of cutting bamboo. They began to chip quite easily on the hard wood. At that point I stopped using it. The manual is quite basic, and the air to land rescue diagrams are helpful and easily obtained in a survival situation. I don't see a need for a pommel on a knife, for I never "hammer" anything in the wild, but you have one anyways. The only complaint I have is why in the heck is there a lanyard on a knife, if it can't fit around your wrist... Other than that fact, the whistle is fairly loud for it's tiny size. I like the coloring on the knife by the way. It's a good knife. Just not as durable as I thought it would be.
i love the knife the fire starter has an amazing spark
to answer Qualits's question no i the handle isnt hollow it it appears to me that the steel from the blade goes through the middle the handle feels great in my hand i hope this helped
The handle is solid. Plastic with integrated rubber, shank goes all the way though. The knife feels really good in your hand.
I love this knife! It is perfect for all outdoors use. I would like it if you could buy a replacement sharpener though.
This knife broke in no time. The blade is GREAT. The handle is lacking in strength. The but end of my knife broke off!! The tang does not go all the way through the handle!!! The end cap is "glued" in. Not reliable at all. I can't imagine Gerber turning out junk like this. I would have NEVER expected the tang to stop in the middle of the plastic handle. I've carried a Gerber multi-tool for the past 17 years. I had a great deal of respect for them....until now. Gerber, if you are listening, please make this good and save your reputation. Thanks....Chris
I have used this knife in all different climates. It is a thick blade and cuts really well. Sometimes I like the serrated edge and other times, I wish it was not there. Also, the serrations seem to wear down a bit against hard wood or coconuts. However, the serrations cut stuff quickly, which can be life saving, and the knife holds up really well. I like the two holds to make into a spear too. Also, has a sharpener and a fire starter that work pretty sufficient. The only down side to the knife is the fact that when swimming in salt water, the corrosive water can seep down into the handle. Easy to flush out with fresh water but hard to oil. Not too much of a big issue though. All in all, if I could only have one knife in the wild, this would be it!
I bought this knife for one reason - to try and break it. I cut up an old 600 foot length of 1/2 inch rope into 4-foot long pieces, i hammered 300 nails into a 2X4, jabbed the knife into a tree for a half hour, resharpened the knife using the sharpener on the back of the sheath, and then used the fire starter until I wore it down. This is a great all-around knife. My only complaint - lose the safety orange coloring and offer the knife in black, tan, and foliage green.
I have a question about the item:
I saw in different places this knife and I saw that the same knife have differente codes. Here it has 31-000751 and in other places I saw 31-000902 to. What is the difference beetven the two code(because the price are different, and in pictures are the same) ?
can anyone who had bought this knife tell me about the handle, I am curious as to whether the handle is hollow or not
ive been looking to get this knife for a while it looks really good and i hope it lives up to the good reveiws.
Not a bad knife. It's a little cheap in the quality department. I think you'd be better off with a Ka-Bar; I have the Becker BK2 and it's about the same price and twice the knife. Minus the little bells and whistles of course.
the full size pocket knife is extremely factory sharp. I use it on a daily basis here at Fort Riley and ihavent had a problem yet...Nice rubber handle and lightweight makes it easy to pull out of my sheath to accomplish any task i have at hand. Thank you Bear Grylls and Gerber.
the knife and the fire starter are really doing goodas you see it on youtube
this is the vid of it look on here
watch the movie and anjoing
Love this knife ! I hunt , fish and hike through the moutains of west virgina with my family and i won't leave home with out it no matter if it's only for a short distance . I cleaned deer ,fish made traps that i have learned off the bear grylls shows . I have put this knife through sever tests . It has stood up to everyone . I would like to thank bear and his crew for all the useful knowledge and i proudly own 90% of your products
Good design, bad steel, not sharp, doesn't stay sharp, cheaply made. How much is your survival worth???
The new model is great. Obviously the first thing I noticed was a thicker 1/4" orange band around the pommel which makes the thing solid as a rock. fire surface on back of knife is also larger. Cant wait to start some fires
What a great knife. First off I'm not a fan of serrations, but with that being said i still love this knife. The firestarter works great, as it throws a great spark, and it makes greeat fires. The angled sharpener makes sharpening a lot easier. Being this impressed with the overall quality ofthis knife, I am expecting to order to order the fine edge just to add to the collection, as well as some new fire startes.
have many knifes from gerber and this is one i takewith mein the wild weather im justhiking or going out for a week haveone im my car disaster bag and one to use while out does rust quite a bitbutdoes retain a nice edge even after cutting fire wood for a week but as long as i clean it right after its ok i have used this knife for many things this is hands down better than any SOG but feirce comp with the ka bar but for the price well well worth it LMF is aboutthe same knife and is amasing to THANK YOU GERBER AND BEAR FOR AWSOME PRODUCTS
Well constructed and sturdy. Wide tang prevents fingers from slipping when knife is driven hard. Have made Braaivleis fire with the Flint and steel. Heavy durable blade but due to high carbon concentration will not only take and retain an edge excellently but also rust sooner. So sharp out of the packaging that I was able to shave with it. Good fixed blade Pigsticker :-)
Well done Gerber!
this knife is so good
almost started fire
cut many things
champion knife thanks bear and gerber
p.s can you buy the plain knife just in case
I just got my Ultimate Knife for chrismas it is exelenta, the only thing is that in the fist time a use the Fire Starter it broke. Do you have any tipe of graranty?
Upon receiving the knife, I tore open the blister-packed knife and finally, I was holding the actual knife in my hands. To my surprise, once I got past all the Bear Grylls logo everywhere, it’s wasn’t a bad knife. The grip, weight, and feel of the knife felt pretty good. The first thing I noticed was the weight of the knife. At 14.7oz, the knife, complete with it’s loaded sheath, was relatively lightweight. When wore on the belt, it’s unnoticeable. Overall, the sheathed knife didn’t look too disco (aside from the signature logos). The gray and black plastic/nylon sheath with the safety orange accents gives it a nice look and easier to spot during low light hours.
The knife itself has an overall length of 10″ with a 4.8″ high carbon stainless steel drop point combo blade. The blade is sharp out of the package and ready for use. The blade has some type of dark brown/blackish coating on it, I’m guessing as a protective layer....
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I first saw this knife in a Canadian tire, I was surprised that Bear got his own knife. I thought that it was common knowledge that his show was fake. But then a friend of mine got it, and I was impressed. We used it for building a lean-to. The knife held up very well, My favorite part of the knife is the weight, its well balanced and has a nice blade length. I have been told the fire starter can break. But the built in sharpener is handy. Also the fact that it is bright orange is handy in case you dropped it in a pile of leaves. I would advise this knife to even those who are not Bear Grylls fans.
It is a very great knife, and I am very glad to have one! The problems the fisrt generation had is totally gone! One thing I would like to point out, is that some users have complained about the serrated part of the knife being damaged after very little use, but this has not happend to me!
Great Knife , Was given it for Christmas , Sharp as shit! Have already used it every day sence , Great knife , Great muti tool!
First off awesome customer service had a problem at first but customer service help me with that.. knife is truly well made... sharp and solid.. sheath the best... diamond sharpener works with all knifes.. knife holds solid in the holder does not rattle... fire starter cant comment have not used it but i am sure bear gyrlls would not send me out in the wild with a garbage fire starter... awesome product... up next ultimate survival kit ;)
Knife is solid, I used to have few classic KA-BAR's but didn't hold military regulations.
This knife is well made, pommel is helpful but grip tightly when hammering.
Fire starter is effective, however ferrocerium, does tend to expire quickly- use sparingly.
Fine point is quite sharp- angled sharpener makes life even easier.
I actually removed the whistle, and attached the set sheath into my belt- makes my life easier.
OMG! What a knife I must say. When unboxed this survival product, I was so happy in knowing its great features. An amazing nylon sheath which was extremly lightweight, annd also had a great diamond sharpener on the back which becomes another handy option if your hiking and want to take little in your pack, instead of packing another sharpener. Also to mention the high standered fire started locked into the sheath. Ive already used this for fishing, camping, hiking and day trips. This is a great fixed blade knife and very handy to have. My mate and I go fishing and he has this knife also and says the same great stuff about this knife like me. I beleive this knife comes higher than any other knife such as the
"SOG SEAL PUP"
absolutely amazing i chopped a 6 inch diameter birch tree down and cracked a concrete block with it
100000000000000 out of 5
Got this for Xmas, and have already used it to start some fires. Knife is durable, and works. Very sharp, and the built in sharpener works good on all my knives. Nice that we can also get a replacement fire stick when needed.
if you value a knife of incredible value, then this is the perfect knife for you. theres a reason Bear Grylls backs this knife. Its the best. Period.
i got this as a christmas present and I really like the knife except for 1 thing... when i was out cutting small branches from tress 3 of my serrations broke off and i have 1 bent serration, and it was dull out of the box when i first got it. other then that its a very good knife and me and my survival buddy love it
Love the knife, sharp, great grip, flint is a life saver, and whistle is very cool. If this knife had a compass it be ultimate
I haven't had a chance to test the Fire Starting ability but I will try to come back in April. cutting branches, sharping Hot dog sticks. whistle is a great addition in the country I live in, scares animals. It really feels like you have a Defence weapon in your hands feel good to grip. Extremely sharp. Can't to try to attempt to start a fire with it. Velcro to hold flint is very key or you are going to lose your starter!!
Just bought knife at cabela's looked it over, real impressed with quality and design. Really affordable too. Look forward to my first trek with it. From Shuswap Lake, BC , Canada
Just got this for christmas. Haven't used itin the field yet, but I only am going to use it for fishing (guting, line cutting, killing) so it wouldn't be that tough on it. I like the feel of it the weight for me is just perfect. And the features are well laid out. My dad said he had a Gerber when he was young and said that it was quality and thats why he bought it for me, But in summary it is very sharp out of the case and the sheath is well built, its a very good knife.
This is a great knife for beginners. I read all the reviews on the knife before buying it and most reviews said it was really good or it was a piece of crap. The people who decided it was a piece of crap actually have good reasoning behind their ideas, but also they overlooked the fact that they like their knifes and know alot more about high quality one and are comparing them to this one. Its a great knife for beginner knife enthusiasts but a not so good choice for the pros. If your a pro you might want to save up and buy you a better knife. Even though after stating that its probably not the best knife for pros, don't dis the knife beginners, its made by Gerber. its one BAD ASS of a knife and if you do decide to buy it, I would recommend to get it from a store who supply's the knife because i got mine from a bass pro shop for 50 dollars instead of buying it from Gerber for 62$.
brilliant knife it has a very good quality steel and its very reliable I would recrommend it to everyone and all, although mine didnt come out of the package super fast but it the best knife I have ever handled
This knife is great. It has everything i might need in any situation. I havent used this knife yet but is really sharp. I got it for christmas and the first time i took it out of the sheath i cut my finger, definitely nof for kids but a very good knife. Also the survival guide is very helpful!
I noticed the fire strikers on the back of the blade itself is wider in gen 2. Also gen 2 I believe comes in a box, not that tear apart packaging. Please correct me if I am wrong because I really don't want my pommel to break off if I have a gen 1.
getting one for christmas and cant wait to go out with it. i have the scout series and love. it works great on gutting perch.
The knife is a sturdy durable and hefty survival knife! I use it when camping all the time! It has actually saved me in a few situation. I love it. I have over 200 knives in my collection but this one is one of my favorites! I congratulate gerber on a job well done.
this is an amazing knife it is durable, strong, and the fire steel works great the case is nice it works very hard for ya and not really and complaints
Knife is great except for the fire striker location. I know 2 people that lost their striker due to it not being additionally secured. I added a small nylon cord to the end of it. If it was turned around the other way it wouldnt get lost. We all were in the same brush on a survival training exercise. I really enjoy the knife otherwise.
i'm a US Marine sniper since 2002, i used and use this knife and it's one of my favourite knives ! R.
this knife would be awsome if it had good hard steel to with stand some use. when i first used this knife the edge didnt last 20 minuts but i love the design of the knife
Such an awesome knife! does everything and more that a knife should do! I am however a LITTLE worried about how long the elastic handle strap on the sheath will last...everything else seems very solid but that elastic strap seems like it might tear in half if the nylon sheath is bent too much around a belt while wearing it in horizontal position..other than that no complaints!
It's a very good and its a pleasure to work with. The only this thats not so good about this knife is the large rope-cutting section on the blade. I'm very happy with it and and it's a great knife if your going to the woods!
great knife, bought it about a month ago and hasnt failed me in anything... but i would recommend the fire starter be turned upside down just in case so it wont fall out, and the whistle be attached to the fire starter instead
it definately is better than i expected
im from turkey i couldnt find lmf ii for a reasonable price it was almost 300 $ ...
i bought this instead
well its not as indestructable as lmf
at least it doesnt give that impression
comes out of box razor sharp
i can shave with it
btw worst packege imaginable... like a toy
I LOVE THIS KNIFE!! It is perfect and I'm proud to own it. It serves my adventures well. I have read the reviews on this page and operator error seems to dominate the negative reviews. An important element to surviving is common sense. This knife is a tool to aid in survival situations, it's not going to make your camp coffee in the morning. STOP WHINNING.
the knife and sheath are high quality. the drawback is the sharpener. the sharpener is flat which means you have no way to sharpen the serrations of the knife. also my firestarter fell out on the trail. you cant currently purchase the firestarter replacement.
Gerber, Bear, and Fiskars truly Thought of everything with this knife. IT IS A SOLID KNIFE. This thing cuts through Camel bone right out of the box! Also The Diamond sharpener integrated in the back is beautiful. I appreciate the sheath ergonomics for left and right hand users who change their load distribution often; not to mention an around the back belt option. I will surelly be pummeling the wild with this knife for MANY years to come. THANK YOU!