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Bear Grylls Compact II

Surviving the unexpected is about being prepared, and the Bear Grylls Compact II Folding Knife exceeds the standard. Few people know more about survival than Bear Grylls, ex-British Special Forces officer, experienced mountaineer and respected survival trainer. Taking advantage of Gerber’s decades of experience and Bear Grylls’ adventure knowledge, the Compact II folder, built in Portland, Oregon, gives its user the ability to engage with the surroundings in perpetual survival mode.

The next generation of survival pocket knives, the Compact II builds off of the original to make it the best-of-class back-up survival pocket knife produced by Gerber. A more robust handle with rubber over-mold and a prominent finger choil offer solid application. With a fine edge 420HC steel blade, easily opened using the nail nick featured along the bevel edge, the Compact II folder is always in survival mode in the hands of its user.

Finger jimping on the top of the blade and grippy rubber over-mold along with an ergonomic handle design means the Compact II won’t slip in even the roughest conditions. Its lock-back mechanism keeps the knife safely open during use. This same lock-back structure allows for equally easy closure, even while wearing gloves. The lanyard hole gives extra flexibility in carrying options. The Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide is included with this knife, furthering its usefulness and potential life-saving utility. The Compact II folder is so dependable, it’s Bear’s new choice for a back-up survival knife!

Item # 31-002518
  • Blade Length: 2.6”
  • Overall Length: 6.1”
  • Closed Length: 3.5”
  • Weight: 1 oz.
  • Blade Style: Fine Edge
  • Blade Material: 420HC Steel
  • Handle Material: 30% Glass-Filled Nylon with TPE Over-mold


  • Made in the USA
  • Drop Point Blade
  • Thin and Lightweight
  • Nail Nick
  • Rubber Over-mold + Large Finger Notch
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide


3 Decent, but it could be better... Sherry - APR 25, 2015

I bought this because I wanted a backup for my aging Gerber LST 400. Unfortunately, the newer versions of that knife are made in China. I like that this knife is made in the USA, and I like the plastic housing with the lock back design. The action on this knife is not as smooth as my 20 year old LST, and out of the box, the Compact 2 was dirty... very dirty. Also, when closed the blade is not centered properly. After a thorough cleaning with warm soapy water, some rubbing alcohol and pipe cleaners, oiling the action with high quality gun oil, and sharpening it, it's okay. Honestly I'm a little disappointed in this Gerber product as it came out of the box (compared with my older knife). However it is still a decent overall value if you're seeking a lightweight knife for everyday pocket carry for simple tasks like opening boxes. I hope it will last as long as my aging LST 400.

1 Ok Max - APR 22, 2015

It's very flimsy and you can't get a good grip cause of how small it is I love bear grylls knives but there are better knives out there for even less

4 Harry Joe - JAN 15, 2015

Awesome Knife

4 its fine pinky - JAN 1, 2015

I had one like that to and it was pretty good!

3 american factory worker ret george browne - DEC 4, 2014

like that it is made in america

5 blade of coolness pavan saji - JUL 12, 2014

its fantastic

4 Knife Enthusiast Tim - JUL 5, 2014

I just got this. First, let me say "Thank You" to Gerber for two things: 1) giving the Scout II a full fine edge blade of 420HC, and 2) bringing the production of this knife to the USA. Mine came razor sharp and well made.

I was surprised at how the blade has just the very slightest of play. You really have to wiggle to notice it. It's very lightweight (comparable to my old Mag Jr.) and just the right size for a normal carry knife. After having owned a Propel Auto for some time now, I am a big fan of Gerber's 420HC.

This thing ain't going to chop down a tree, but will perform the tasks it's designed for quite well. Don't hesitate to drop $20 on this one; you'll like it. I never bought the first Scout because I just knew Gerber would come around and bring us a fine edge blade made on American soil.

Great knife, thank you!

4 good but ok Your name - JUN 30, 2014

I would get this knife but it is a lock back every time I have had one with that type of lock the blade would hit in and damage the blade.

5 bear made in usa gil - APR 22, 2014

I'm glad to see something from Bear Grylls made in the U.S.

5 cool bob - MAR 27, 2014


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