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Bear Grylls Survival AO

Surviving the unexpected is about being prepared, and the Bear Grylls Survival AO 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 Survival AO folder gives its user the ability to engage with the surroundings in perpetual survival mode.

Quick access to the blade of a folding knife is imperative in survival situations. The Survival AO, featuring an assisted opening blade that deploys reliably and quickly with one hand, responds for instant use when the situation demands it. Using Gerber’s FAST 2.0 technology, the Survival AO implements both a plunge lock and a safety lock. The safety barrel lock will keep the blade closed when in a pocket, or as a secondary lock when opened. Closing the knife is a simple one-hand process: after the plunge lock is released, simply press it down against a firm surface.

With its partially serrated 3-inch 7Cr17MoV steel blade, the Bear Grylls Survival AO’s robust action works capably to cut, rip, tear, and slice, whether it’s box tape in a warehouse or branches for shelter in the woods. The handle is made of durable glass filled nylon with the familiar rubber over-mold for a solid grip in all conditions. A removable pocket clip and lanyard hole provide multiple carry options, insuring the Survival AO stands at the ready until summoned. The Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide is included with this knife, furthering its usefulness and potential life-saving utility.

Item # 31-002530
  • Overall length: 7.4"
  • Blade length: 3.0"
  • Closed length: 4.2"
  • Weight: 3.3 oz


  • Assisted opening / one hand opening
  • Safety lock keeps blade closed
  • Partially serrated blade
  • 7Cr17MoV steel
  • Dual thumbstuds
  • Plunge lock
  • 30% glass-filled nylon with rubber overmold handle
  • Pocket Clip
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide


5 looks great hi - JAN 4, 2015

this knife looks amazing if it wasn't currently out of stock i would want it right away

5 best knife ever steven - DEC 31, 2014

as i love all bear grylls knives and other produds i like this one the most

good job gerber / bear grylls

5 Eagle Scout Justin McCoy - OCT 20, 2014

Great knife, one of my favorites.

5 nice TIA - SEP 1, 2014

Love it just got it today!

5 great knife elijah - AUG 13, 2014

huge fan of this one, i really love how the put dual thumbstuds so that lefties can also use the knife comfortably which is great cause being a lefty it is hard to find folding knives that i can comfortably. the construction is great and the locks work well. great product really glad i bought it !!!

5 Nice!! Joe - AUG 9, 2014

I got this knife a couple of days ago and its great! Best knife I have ever owned.

4 Simply Awesome!!! HA HO!!! - JUN 23, 2014

Bought this knife about 3 months ago. Its a great knife. Once you figure out how to use the AO System its really awesome. Great if you need to use it quick. It stays razor sharp. Its a very strong knife and holds up good in most situations. I loved the one I had, but got out frog giggin one night and lost it in the pond. I'm gonna have to get me another one. Don't question it... just buy it. You wont regret it.

5 Could be my favorite Gerber knife yet. EJD - APR 5, 2014

Gerber you killed it with this knife, I wrote a very detailed review of this knife on Amazon, but I just have to say WOW, I love this knife! The ONLY thing that would make this better is if it said Portland, OR on the blade....maybe in the future. The plunge lock and the safety button is the best combination i've seen, everything feels perfect on this knife. Keep this format and add to it!

5 Hi Gerber Gerber - FEB 27, 2014

Gerber I will most likely buy the uiltimite pack if you add the new 2014 gear.

5 Your Title Seth - FEB 24, 2014

Just got the knife today and it's awesome. Really like carrying this in my pocket. I also enjoyed the decals you guys sent with the knife. Definatly gonna be sporting those around.

5 Gear Knif - FEB 18, 2014


5 I LIKE IT Kiwi - FEB 12, 2014

Awesome design. Well thought out. But why the rubbish steel Gerber?

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