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Bear Grylls Ultra Compact Fixed Blade

The reality is you’re unlikely to be wrestling an alligator or slicing open a camel carcass anytime soon—things Bear Grylls has taken on—but we designed the Bear Grylls Ultra Compact Fixed Blade for just such occasions, as well as to meet more utilitarian demands of the backcountry. Combining Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools and Bear’s survival knowledge, this is a smaller size of Bear’s favorite fixed blade knife, with an added paracord lanyard. The Ultra Compact Fixed Blade Knife is lightweight and easy to handle, yet able to perform like a pro when called into action in the woods.


At 3.25 inches with full tang construction, the fine edge blade is plenty long, and stout enough to slice into a carcass, should the need arise. Even better, it’s small enough to strap to a boot or hang around your neck for easy access. The handle’s ergonomic shape and rubber-molded grip feel natural and fit securely in your hand. The knife’s balanced feel is matched by a well-placed bolster and textured thumb rise on the spine, adding grip security when your task requires pulling and pushing actions.


Like the knife it holds, the Ultra Compact’s sheath is slim and multi-functional. The molded nylon sheath locks the knife securely into place for safekeeping on and off trail. It’s designed for easy access in a range of carry executions; strap it to your belt, wear it around your neck or secure it to your pack. The clip is reversible, and accommodates either tip-up or tip-down placement, and is removable for a minimalist approach, or to customize the attachment with webbing or cord.

Item # 31-001516
  • Blade Length: 3.25”, 8.3cm
  • Overall Length: 6.25”, 15.9cm
  • Weight: 4.5 oz, 127.6g
  • Steel Type: 7Cr17MoV
  • Sheath: Nylon


  • Full tang construction translates to durability and power transfer
  • Fine edge blade is utilitarian and easy to sharpen with a sharp point for delicate work
  • Ergonomic handle shape allows firm grip for pushing and pulling action
  • Grippy molded rubber on handle adds grip security in all conditions.
  • Lightweight, low-profile sheath locks knife in place
  • Versatile sheath clip is removable and reversible
  • Sheath clips to boot, belt, hangs around neck or mounts to your pack
  • Includes a copy of Bear Grylls “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide for easy reference
  • Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty


5 Director Dilip - JUL 14, 2015

i bought 2 of these knives and find them very useful.In fact Gerber/ Bear Grylls should make a new version of this knife which would be a scaled down version of the Ultimate survival Knife. I have experimented by attaching to one of my own knives an N-dur compass and an Acme whistle to the lanyard., making it a very useful small survival that can be worn round the neck.

5 AWESOME james - DEC 6, 2014


5 Great Outdoorsman/Survival Instructor - MAY 26, 2014

The features on it are perfect; the full tang design, sheath, with holes and clip, small design, and durability. This always is on my side and won't leave it.

5 Perfect EDC Emory - MAY 20, 2014

always gets the job done and holds a great edge. This is a perfect knife, nothing to change about it. I love the clip, holes, materials, steel is pretty good (for a smaller blade like this one), and feels great in my hand.

5 Best EDC/Small fixed blade Emory - MAR 16, 2014

I have been looking for a small, full tang fixed blade knife for a while. I normally wear basketball shorts, and they never have pockets so I can't carry a pocket knife. However, this knife has a clip so I can clip it to my waist. I think this is the best knife I have ever owned besides the BG Ultimate Pro. It is the most durable and user friendly EDC knife I have found.

5 Knife and Outdoor Lover Deborah Stanhope - MAR 6, 2014

I love knifes and two brands I always go with and Gerber is One of them. I love this knife, its easy to carry, even though I'd like

4 Great EDC knife - SEP 26, 2013

I got this on amazon for $24 shipped. It is a perfect size for every day carry, even around town. I don't even notice it there. The sheath however is too lose. It will drop with very little effort if worn tip up, thus making the neck lanyard useless. Even holding it by he handle, you can easily whip the sheath off.

4 A little more point please? Noble - MAY 20, 2013

I picked this one up at Cabelas online a couple of moths ago. This knife was razor sharp out of the box. It is a tiny knife wich can be a good thing, but i would have liked to see a little more of a point on the end. i don't use the clip on the sheathe so i don't know if it is as bad as the ones on the BG compact knife were reported to be. I keep this one in my car as a back up so it doesn't see a whole lot of action but the thing seems down right sturdy and hasn't dulled through cutting things like plastic. Overall it is a good knife.

5 Legend Tripper Robert Robinson - MAY 15, 2013

I got this knife for my wife who always uses my knife, but doesn't want to carry a knife. It is good to carry around your neck when you need to cut a rope or something small. The sheath holds the knife real well, even when you're ruffing it in the woods. It holds it's sharpness real well and seems pretty durable. Don't expect to cut down a tree with this thing. This makes a good second knife to have when you can't find your main knife. My wife likes it because it small and easy to carry. I changed the 550 cord to orange so she can find it easy in the woods and at night.

5 i love it pie - APR 3, 2013

i hope i get it for my bithday.

4 got it a few weeks ago. bmc - APR 2, 2013

really like this knife. got it from cabelas a few weeks ago. for some reason they had it early. it is a good neck knife or back up. i find the grip a little short but it is a trade off for the small size. i'd like the grip to be a half inch longer in the handle. it is a cool full tang knife overall. the sheath is great but i tend to take the clip off and wear around my neck. with the clip on the sheath seems a little thick.

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