Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade
If you’re going to pack an item into the backcountry, it becomes even more valuable when it serves multiple purposes. By combining Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools and Bear Grylls’s survival knowledge, the Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade is that item. You get the functionality of a field-proven, full tang fixed blade knife plus the added versatility of nearly 4 feet of paracord. And it weighs in under 6 ounces, that’s less than most smartphones—not bad for a 7.75-inch long knife.
The minimalist, balanced feel of the Paracord Fixed Blade is well-suited to extended backcountry travel where every ounce counts. The 4-inch handle performs equally well with or without the paracord, and it offers a full grip for all hand sizes and plenty of power for driving the blade to shape wood or work on small game. A deep choil that sits between your hand and the blade allows you to safely apply added pressure when driving the blade, and a textured thumb rest on the spine adds control. The 45 inches of paracord on the handle could fashion an emergency splint or repair a blown snowshoe binding. Until then, the cord serves as a lightweight grip on an incredibly capable knife. You can even customize the wrap to suit your grip preference.
The lightweight, slim design of the sheath is in keeping with the thin profile and minimalist style of the knife, a real plus when you’re traveling light and don’t want bulky items hanging from your belt or pack. You can customize the sheath to meet your access preference, too: tip up, tip down or to the side. It attaches easily to a pack, or remove the belt clip for the ultimate in minimalist packing.
- Overall Length: 7.75”, 19.7cm
- Blade Length: 3.25”, 8.3cm
- Weight: 5.75 oz, 163g
- Steel Type: 5Cr15MoV
- Handle Material: Paracord
- Full tang construction ensures durability
- Fine edge blade is easy to sharpen and does it all
- 45 inches (114.3 cm) of paracord make up the handle padding and can be removed to tackle other needs
- Lightweight sheath is reversible and the belt loop can be removed or used to strap it to your pack
- Slim profile extends from tip to butt
- Lightweight design for minimalist travel
- Comes with a copy of Bear Grylls “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide for easy reference
- Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
This knife is great! I was teaching a survival class, and used this knife throughout the course, and it never failed! No job too big for this knife!
I had a house break in and a very close call car crash in the catskill mountains and because its so light and small i had it on me!!! BEST KNIFE THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE WHEN I NEED YOU MOST!!!
I have had multiple gerber knives and this knife IS THE BEST! it holds a edge really well, and the handle feels really good in
your hand. I changed the paracord to black because the orange got dirty really fast.
For me, serrations is required for a survival knife and with it, this paracord knife would be perfect for me.
what they said one of the best knives for the price
The quality of the knife itself is very good and I found the blade sharp out of the box. However, I think that there is room for improvement in the sheat because the blade got stuck in the sheat the first time I put the knife in. I actually had to use a full sized vise clamp to get the knife unstuck from the sheath..
This is definitely a great knife. Strong, lightweight, feels great in the hand, and cuts like butter. Was a little dull out of the box but I was able to get a nice edge on it pretty quickly. (Also just swapped out the original orange paracord for a cool blue poracord and blacked out the BG on the sheath. Looks even better now.)
Amazing knife! So many great things you can tell gerber put ALOT! of thought behind this one!
this is the best knife i own i use it for bush craft and every day tasks it holds a good edge and even when it dulls its easily re-sharped with my pocket pal x2 its incredibly tough for the price thanks to the full tang construction the para cord it came with broke after i made a spear and threw it so i replaced it with od green witch looks much better in my opinion pair it with a sog fast hawk for the perfect kit
Took this knife with me up Sleeping Giant Mountain in Steamboat, and it was light as a feather, sturdy grip, and the paracord is nice because it is very useful and is easy to re-cord back into the knife, which also makes for easy color switching if you don't like orange. The sheath has more tie-downs than the regular overmold grip version, and I can easily tie it on to my BG Pathfinder 28 Technical Daypack where it stays put and is easily accessible. The rubber on the back of the sheath was coming off when I pulled it out of the package, but the belt loop is secure and sheath can also be slipped over pants/shorts with no belt. Overall, awesome sturdy knife, came out of the box razor sharp, and I would recommend this knife to anyone who likes something useful, lightweight, and heavy-duty.
I used the knife when I went camping and I actually KILLED a deer with it because I turned it into a spear . The sheath is awesome for rock climbing . Also when I ran into some brush it was AWESOMe
This knife is very well designed. Hold it in your hand, and you'll feel just how much thought went into this blade. It's very lightweight....... Yet still feels very sturdy. The para cord and cut out handle are very useful. With a little imagination..... an outdoorsman can use this knife for a variety of applications. The knife is very low profile, it is easily carried on a belt or in a bag. It's a great knife, I use it often and am very happy with its performance. Another great blade...... Thank you Gerber.
I like the knife a lot. Like "DOUG"s post, it came out of the package a bit dull. A quick 3 minute sharpening however, made it sharp as I liked.
The para-cord handle is nice - it comes pretty well pre-wrapped. Having larger hands, I re-wrapped it and it was very easy. The 5 round holes and 2 large box holes made wrapping this such a breeze. The feel and weight and center of gravity is very nice. I love it and would suggest it to anybody.
This is a really light, useful knife but the sheath takes some getting used to.
I like the knife but was disappointed by how dull it was out of the box. The sheath loosened up after some use.
I bought this knife to take out backpacking and hunting with but I've ended up carrying it on me every day now since I've bought it. It's great for just about everything you need a knife for. Gerber has really stepped it up with their new sheath as well. I love the versatility and different carrying options you get with it. Anyone that is having a problem with the sheath is probably doing something wrong. After it is broken in a little bit, it works just as well as some of the custom knives I have that cost about 100X the price. Buy 5 of these knives because once you have one, you will most definitely want one everywhere you go!
just bought this knife and so far it has yet to fail me when i need it the most weather i'm cleaning fish or cutting kindling for fire. The only down side is the blade goes dull quick but not to bad a problem 5 minutes and a good stone and it's ready to shave hair off. i'm planing a survival trip for this winter and i am sure it will do everything i will need it to.
Just bought this knife for backpacking. I like it so far. Lightweight and low profile. But be careful, if you push it to far into the sheath it"s next to impossible to get it back out!
good knife came sharp enough to shave with but the sheath sucks it should not take both hands and pulling and tugging to get it out
This is an awesome, near-perfect knife in my opinion. Occasionally I work with a registered blacksmith/knife-maker so I have a good understanding of what goes into a quality blade. I particularly like the 550 cord braided handle, but most knives that have this feature are nothing more than cheap shanks or way too expensive for my budget. Good job Gerber.
Great knife that every acctive ourtoor man or woman should own!!!!
I really like the dimensions of the knife. However, PLEASE consider making it in 1095 CroVan!
This is a great quality knife. Easily hidden. Stays in the sheath. I love the handle.
today is my birthday i just got this knife and i have got to say its way more than i expected i love it thank you gerber and bear for making it the best fixed blade ive seen with cord attached to it,
Just picked this up recently for $30, and I love it already. As others have said, the sheath takes some getting used to, as it uses an intelligent lock design, which makes the holstered knife-on-belt suitable for rock jumping and other times where many knives/sheathes would come loose or fall out/off. The cord is great, though I may re-wrap it with some Coghlan's camo cord. Can also be affixed to the end of a stick as a spear-point in extreme situations.
i think its good but I also think that gerber should make a BG survival winter coat and a survival backpack like the ones in Bear's new show on nbc "Get Out Alive"
Used this knife to chop down some trees. Blade edge lasted great but coating started waring off. I took the para cord off to tie it to a spear and it worked great.
This knife is very useful, I have taken it on a couple of backpacking trips to the Titans, and I am very impressed. This knife is awesome!
Easy to handle, comfort grip, all around an amazing knife!
When I got the knife I wanted to try it out,
after I try it out it was banged up.
This thing sucks it cant hold an edge. its too small, and doesn't serve me very well at all.
its look like a KUNAI use by ninja ihope i can buy it in here.....
Knife is great.
Sheath not very good at all - while the sheath should hold the knife securely, it shouldn't be a struggle to get the knife out.
Very difficult to insert/remove knife from the sheath - good chance to cut myself.
The loop for a belt is way too wide and even a thin belt doesn't thread through the gap easily.
Will try to modify the sheath, but likely will have to make my own sheath just for safety reasons and to ensure it fits a typical belt.
awesome knife and super sharp, probably the sharpest one out of the package except my fillet knifes other than that I am impressed.
I need to know jow to tie back the paracord. Please help me.i will leave another review when I really test the knife
very nice knife
I have had many bear grylls knives and this one is the best, very durable blade and sturdy handle, the best part is the sheath it is like a tactical sheath
This knife looks cool online and is even cooler in person. It has a nice design and is very slim and lightweight. The paracord doubles as string for any means for survival. Great product.
I had already owned the small fixed blade knife that Bear put a while ago and I found it to be just as useful as the larger knives. The only problem was with the sheath. I like to carry my knives on my backpack strap so I can grab it easliy. The problem with the sheath was that the knife would fall out all the time and I had to tape the knife to the sheath. With this new knife which is bacally modelled after the small fixed blade knife it has an awesome sheath that you can use a muitlple of ways. It also has a paracord handle that can use in survivial situaitons, but the only thing is you have to have more paracord to replace it. It is a good strong knife and I have used it numberous times in the Florida swamps and it held up nicely. With the orange paracord, it is easy to see if you drop in the woods. the blade has kept it's edge even after all the crap I put it through. I highly recommend it to campers and hikers.
I got it right out of the box and all I have to say is...man that thing is sharp. It is a great knife!!
This is one of the coolest knives i own and i have pushed this knife to the limit and still has a razor sharp edge...BUY THIS KNIFE
This is seriously a neat knife. Nice and lightweight, but durable and sharp.
This Knife is the
Bear Grylls Compact Fixed Blade but with paracord and serrations.
amazing knife, great ergonomic feel in your hand, multi purpose paracord is just the best! Sheath is designed ingeniously with rotatable angle. 4 words: Light, Sharp, Stowable, Dependable.
This is a awesome knife
Beast, own one myself.
the coating wares off easily so i think the should put a mirror polios on it if its just going to wear off anyways and then you could signal with it in a survival situation.
it very nice,i'm live in Viet nam,how i can buy it?
I put it through a pretty good test from durability to edge retention and it passed all of them
THIS KNIFE IS AWSOME
this is a beast knife
Best knife ever!!......recommended
I am an adventurer. I never know where my next experience will take me. I have to be prepared for anything. The gear I take with me has to be as adaptable as I am. This knife has quickly become my favorite. I've carried it with me on several expeditions and I have been very pleased with its performance. It's a bare bones knife.......keeping the design very simple is something I like, less parts means less possibility of failure. If you hold this knife, you'll fall in love with the grip. It's solid in the hand.....and the para cord is a nice touch, a man can always use a bit more para cord. I've put the blade through some serious work and it has held a good edge and taken the abuse very well. The sheath is interesting. I like the adaptability of the belt loop, it has as many variations as your imagination can come up with. I've attached it to backpacks, tactical equipment, kayaks, ect ect. I can't think of a better knife for your money....I have many knives that cost much more and this one is right up there with the best of them. Bottom line......it's light, reliable, and tough.
Excellent knife, sheath gives you a little bit of trouble when you first get it, but after you take it out a couple times all you do is lift the knife and pull and it comes out super easy.
Good knife, sheath is extremely difficult at first, quite dangerous trying to pull it out.
Boom beast knife keep up the great work.
i love this knife. comes very sharp and doesn't lose the edge too quickly. the sheath is great in that it can be changed to hold the knife in any way you want. point up, point down, front draw, back draw. and also if you do not want the BG logo to appear than it can be flipped around. at first the knife is hard to get out of the sheath, but i played with mine for a bit just taking it out over and over again for a few minutes and it does loosen up to the perfect level of ease. also i love the para-cord handle. i have taken mine apart and re-wrapped it differently just for fun and just to see what other ways i could think of. also a bonus is the priorities of survival guide. as a scout leader i think that it is a great addition to any emergency kit or even a first aid kit. overall great knife once the sheath is loosened up a bit there are no complaints.
The knife is exceptional. It came sharp and has stayed sharp. The paracord handle gives a surprisingly good grip. It has a good weight to it, being light enough to forget and heavy enough to feel right in the hand. The sheath has a very useful carry system. I use it in a dropped low scout carry which is good for my long arms. the sheath can take a little getting used to. It holds very well with a friction lock. The trick is to wiggle it in and out rather than yanking on it. Once I got used to this I have found it preferable to a traditional strap secure system.
The knife itself is exceptional. The blade is incredibly sharp and strong. The grip stores a good amount of cord, which is very useful in survival situations. The only bad part is the sheath. The knife stays secure, too secure. I have to take off the whole sheath and yank it out when I need to use it. As a left-hander, I appreciate the reversable sheath. Overall, the knife is great, the sheath needs work...
I like the low weight. the chord in my opinion is for looks and grip. I wouldn't trust it for anything else. The sheath is great. locks hard, and is a nice had plastic. Durable all around.
I really like the profile of this blade. I am happy with the execution, but the paracord is junk. It'll work to make a shelter or even lash the knife to stick (which I don't recommend, just sharpen the stick), but It's not milspec. While not surprising, I hate fake paracord, as it doesn't work as nicely as the real deal. I'm not sure what the coating on the blade is, but it's very durable. I've been trying unsuccessfully to remove it chemically, and have had no luck at all.
Very impresive knife, holds an edge very well and can take some abuse. The sheath is by far the best design for a compact, low profile knife. The chord is a cool little added feature. The knife is great, the sheath is great, so five stars from me.
The knife is what I've come to expect from Gerber.
Many complain about the bright orange of the survival series, but as most survival situations are lagrely a matter of being found it only makes sense for a survival item to be a color that's easil noticed in the wild, not to mention that losing a knife in the woods can be a fatal mistake in a survival situation.
I've used the BG compact as well, and while the knives are very similar (the main difference being the handles), the sheath for the parachord makes it an obvious choice over it's predecessor.
My only reason for withholding a star is that I feel Gerber could have incorperated a firestriker into the sheath as with the ultimate.
Wonderful knife. Made so many of my other knives completely obsolete. No other knife can match it's versatility. So happy to have one.
I got this in the mail last week and I went out this weekend and tried it out. I also own the small fixed blade knife, which is almost the same knife except for the handle and sheath. I like the new sheath. I unscrewed the belt piece and secured it to my ruck sack strap. This new knife holds more securely than the fixed blade sheath. It is just as handy as the fixed blade. I took it and cut down a tree to see if it could handle it and it passed with flying colors. I like the orange 550 cord on the handle. It makes it easy to find if you drop it. All in all this is a great knife and I now carry in place of the fixed blade. Some thought went into this knife.
Gerber should make their own survival paracord bracelet
this is the best knife in the world
This idea is 100% legit and all, but the fact that its only one chord color, and if you have to use the chord then the knife can be easily lost or is not comfortable to hold, also, too slim on the grip even when wrapped, I would sooner(and plan on) take the bg compact fixed blade and wrap it myself, so even if I use the chord, there is stil a lot of grip
we want the grey and orange paracord bracel with the knife! the one bear has in his hand
It would be awesome if bear put in that cool grey and orange survival bracelet as a gift :D
this i included to my kit and pre-tested it like every knife and it works real good
When will this be available?!
This sounds wonderful. I became a fan of your products with the Ultimate Knife and plan to buy this one as well.
The Knife itself is perfect IMO, I wouldn't change anything about it. It comes with a decent edge from the factory but isn't razor sharp by any means. A few runs across a course then a fine sharpener changes all that and it is exactly what you want.
The Handle is sweet too, it comes with 45 inches of orange 550 Paracord incorporated into the Full Tang, which can be used for a number of things. The Handle also has 5 carefully placed holes built in to lash the knife to a Staff/Pole to form a Spear (like the LMF II or the BG Ultimates).
The best part is the Sheath...when the knife is inserted you will hear the blade LOCK into it and get that feeling of security. The knife has no play inside the sheath and will not fall out on its own. The Sheath also has some pretty cool new Gerber graphics on it, which I love. It also has plenty of mounting options, you'll notice in the pictures that there are 6 holes around the edge of the Sheath, there are 2 holes filled in with screws, the screws can be removed and relocated with a 2.5mm hex tool and it makes the Sheath wearable and comfortable for lefty's and righty's. I believe mine came set up for a lefty...which was weird, but I quickly changed that over and it is now set up righty. When you switch the belt clip to the other side, it actually covers the Bear Grylls logo, and makes it more discrete for those people who like the knife but don't like the BG name all over it...(Sorry Bear). The "grey" part in the middle of the outside of the Sheath that sort of looks like the knife blade...is a nice grippy rubber, which is what rests against your belt or backpack, providing traction and making it more secure on your body. The grippy rubber is on both sides so if you switch the clip over you'll still get that feature.
It also comes with the BG Pocket Survival Guide, which Gerber has also incorporated a way to carry the pocket guide inside the clip on the sheath, making the whole thing a very well made and complete knife. I love this
Nice knife similar to compact fix blade except no serrations but a much better sheath. I like it a lot. Thanks for another great knife
Not a bad knife overall. while this knife dosn't hold the best edge i didn't expect a $30 knife to hold a razors edge at all time well worth the price. My knife came duel but was easily remedied with a stone and strop. Overall i am pleased with this knife and have even buttoned a few things this will be a knife i carry with me when i go camping.