Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Fixed Blade
Ask Bear Grylls or anyone who has survived a serious scrape in the outdoors and they will say your brain is your most important survival tool. Your attitude, instincts and knowledge of the back-country are what will keep you alive when everything else fails. But to put those instincts to work building a shelter, starting a fire or finding food, that brain needs a sharp, dependable knife.
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Fixed Blade combines Gerber’s decades of knife making experience with Bear Grylls’ survival skills to create a survival knife that’s everything you need and nothing more. It leaves clever to the other gear in your backpack because clever usually means fancy features and moving parts that can bend, break, jam or get lost when you need them most.
The 4.8-inch fine edge, drop-point blade can go straight from hacking firewood to delicately filleting a trout. Its premium grade stainless steel construction means you’ll never see rust or corrosion as you pull it from its sheath. The blade will also keep its edge longer between sharpening. With an updated full tang construction, you can be sure this is a tool that won’t fail you even after hard use.
At 13.7 ounces in weight and 10 inches in total length, this knife feels solid and balanced in the hand. A large, textured, rubberized handle gives you a solid grip in any condition and an oversized bolster where the handle meets the blade keeps your hand from slipping toward the blade as you lean into your cut.
Along with flawlessly performing all the essential duties of a knife, like slicing, chopping and filleting, this knife is packed with survival features. The stainless steel pommel at the base of the handle can serve as a hammer. With two holes in the handle, the knife can be lashed to a stick to create a spear. And the lanyard cord with emergency whistle helps you keep track of the knife and provides a loud emergency signal should potential rescuers be within earshot.
Just like the knife it protects, the sheath on the Ultimate Pro Fixed Blade reveals a few useful surprises in its military-grade, mildew-resistant package. A built-in fire starter rod sits snug in a watertight holder. Pair that with the cutout notch on the blade’s top edge and the ferrocerium rod produces a shower of fire-igniting sparks. A pull-through carbide sharpener is integrated into the sheath, so you can make sure your blade stays sharp. And, for refreshing your outdoor knowledge before things get dicey, a waterproof version of Bear’s “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide is stashed into the protective pocket on the back.
- Overall Length: 10“ (25.4cm)
- Blade Length: 4.8“ (12.2cm)
- Weight: 13.7 oz. (388.4g) with Sheath
- Steel Type: 9Cr19MoV
- Handle Material: TPE Overmold
- 4.8-inch fine edge, drop-point blade for smooth, versatile cuts
- Full-tang, premium stainless steel construction for durability
- Ergonomic, non-slip rubber grip for comfortable, precise handling
- Lashing holes in handle
- Military-grade, mildew-resistant nylon sheath
- Pull-through carbide sharpener in sheath, for guaranteed sharpness
- Built-in fire starter rod in watertight holder
- Lanyard with loud emergency whistle
- Bear Grylls “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide
- Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
you need to put a button on the retention strap,, velcro is cheap
Would have bought one if the handle is G10 rather than some cheap plastic and rubber
I would buy this knife if Gerber made a serrated edition
This knife feels solid. The fire starter works great. I love my new knife
Bought this knife over 6 months ago. The blade and sheath r still in excellent condition. The only thing you would have to replace is the fire starter depending on how often you use it. Have never regretted buying it, it is a brilliant and strong knife. Everything from the blade to the sheath was in outstanding condition and just like the description says, very very tough. Only thing i would recommend is if you want the blade sharper than what it come in the packet and if your not skilled at sharpening blades, bring the knife to a professional sharpener otherwise u risk chipping the blade. Gerber and Bear Grylls did a fantastic job in designing and constructing this blade and for the price you pay, its well worth it. Would highly highly recommend this knife for all outdoor uses.
Would love to order this brilliant knife but can't as I am in England and don't have American money in my bank. can anyone help?
Knife is sturdy, but the blade is not too sharp. Pour firestarter broke in half before I could light anything, poor sheath, the knife carves small marks in the plastic inside and after a couple use, you can't stick the knife in it properly, it gets stuck in the marks. Survival guide isn't that good either. So... too expensive, for what you get.
Received my ordered knife a few days ago. Although it shipped with a dull edge after a quick sharpen there is only one word. SUPERB.
I gave it a good heavy duty test over the weekend and it has coped with everything without breaking a sweat.
Looking at other online reviews/YouTube I'm confident that this knife will last we'll for years.
I do wish a moderator from Gerber would comment on here and correct people about the whole "Made in China" issue. For clarity, the sheath is made in China. The knife is made in Portland, OR, USA.
I have the Folding sheath , the compact fixed blade and the ultimate knives carried in my bob and on my belt. I've put them thru many backcountry chores and each has performed very well. I've suffered no damage to the knives to date. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a good dependable knife. Gerber quality is very good for field use.
I also have a Les Stroud ultimate sheath knife, but have had to make too many mods to the fixing the sheath to be satisfied with it. His knife is also very good, but the items with his are subject to failure too easily.
I'll stick with Gerber brand, unless I purchase a high end tactical combat blade. For what most everyone would ask a knife to do the Gerbers will provide without issues.
VERY COOL! Wish to buy one... My friend did and its super cool!
you will not get a better value than this. I have tortured this blade in almost every way and have not found a way to break it. This and the ultra compact knife are the perfect pair!
this would be waaaay better if it wasn't fixed if u ask me
I just ordered one and I'm so excited I haven't seen a knife this good ever
The Ultimate Pro knife by Gerber is great! Finally one knife that will do it all. I can put a scary edge on a knife if the steel is good and this one is very good. I usually sharpen a knife with fine stones but out in the bush of Alaska the carbide sharpener will keep you going if needed. I always carry a fire steel and whistle and the ones included with the ultimate pro will always be there as backup. Thanks Gerber!
I hate mine. Fist off when I got it the blade was full of nicks and extremely dull, then after put a good edge on it I took it when I went camping and after choosing some thin sticks examined the edge full of nicks and dull again. Also my knife continues to fall out of the sheath I don't really know why but it is very annoying. I am very displeased with this product and will not be buying knives from Gerber in the future. Save your money buy a kershaw or maybe a sog.
Knife works good but i dont like sharpener because he takes of black patina and knife isn't sharp...
I love this knife, wish i have one, unfortunately just don't have enough money to buy one, and very far away here in the philippines.
once you carry it you feel as it moves toward what you want to deal with... nice one
I bet its a good knife, looks like the LMF infantry. The french translation on the wrapping sucks though , they say that the khife has full taste...great
I would gladly buy 2 of these knives if ONLY IT WAS MADE IN THE USA.
Everything is so Cool And Epic Perfect stile
Look like it works pretty nicely but that price is too high maybe if it was 50 or 60 Dollars I would buy it.
There is no way I will ever trust this knife with my life. Make the knives in Portland, much better quality and I don't mind paying for good quality.
I highly doubt that BG woud ever use this product line in a true survival situation.
Do away with the fancy colour scheme, use decent steel and quit mking products in China!!
knife edge dulled by sheath, I sharped new knife and found edge rubs agaist inside of sheath. I sent in product with this problem and was sent a new product with exact same problem. it is the sheath design that is the problem
Good knife for me as outdoor enthusiasm !!
could not understand the instructional diagram for the sharpener..it's very confusing..written instructions as well would have been better.
Great knife but not serrated the normal ultimate knife much better
Would be five stars if half serrated but as is not only 4 stars
Gerber has made a product that can stand up to almost anything! I originally had the Ultimate Serrated but then upgraded to this one. Stays sharp, sheath is insanely strong, the sharpener is very effective, and the firestarter stays in place. I took it up the side of a mountain with no trails with a slope of 50 degrees through tough sage brush and willows 1000 feet, and not a scratch. I would recommend this to anyone who has had problems with the older version or for someone who is looking for a great dependable knife in any situation. It is heavier than the old one, but not enough to be noticeable for backpackers etc. Great job Gerber!
It's a really great knife and has some cool special features! But I wish the flint was easier to pull out. The knife works good in all situations and hasn't rusted yet!
Heavy-duty, the fire-steel is in a place that does not fall out, and the sharpener on the back is great for sharping -anything for that matter-. A nice firm and solid grip on both the knife and the sheath, the whistle is louder than the original, and the pouch for storing the Survival Great is very convenient. Overall, this knife is truly the Ultimate for the Pros. 5/5.
I finally got a fire started with the mosquito spray as fuel starter, but it sure took a lot of hard strikes to make enough to make a fire!
I love absolutely ever thing about this blade. The flange allows you to sharpen the knife all the way to the end of the blade. The knife is rough bust, as well as having a functional pommel makes this knife a must have for the serious out doorsmen. The only problem I have, is not with the knife at all but the sheath, I hate the Velcro securing strap. Velcro wears out, is loud, and fails under wet or excessive use. I would like to see the Velcro replaced with a metal snap button for better ware and security to make this knife set truly perfect.
Hey, Gerber has made multiple blades and tools with Bear Grylls. Honestly they are mid to low range quality, comparative to other products around the same price. However, the original ultimate survival knife was a very good knife for the price, but such tools as the Parang, Paracord knife, and Scout blade did not have the wow factor that you need at this price range to make the product wanted. Now that the ultimate survival knife has been upgraded, we see another side of Gerber, a much better quality type of blades. I think they should make a few " PRO" knives from the Bear Grylls collection , it would be a reasonable upgrade from the previous products. but back to the knife at hand, i was overly ecstatic about the "PRO" version of the Ultimate survival knife, and i was NOT dissapointed. For the price, it was a good knife, but in the Bear Grylls collection of Gerber knives, it was AMAZING!!! i recommend this knife to anyone who either has the original knife or is looking for a serious medium end quality knife that will withstand abuse! But you can only read so much, go out and purchase this knife yourself and see what you and the knife, are capable of. ~Zack
Seems like a great knife but plz make it serrated it would be five stars. But I don't know if bg stuff will still come out because they came out with the pro pack
es un cuchillo enterizo, de un espesor bueno, la funda no mejoró con respecto a la anterior pero sigue siendo buena en los aditamentos que tiene; específicamente en el afilador, era mejor el anterior, por el precio hubiera preferido un mejor acero con un nivel de carbón mas elevado.
Fixed blade, good thickness, compared to the previous but still good on the hardware , specifically in the sharpener, it was better before, the price is a little high for the type of steel with a carbon level as low.
This is horrible its made in china and I could barely cut through a trouts head
Just bought this knife for my wife and we haven't used it yet. Looks absolutely beautiful and I am hoping that the Gerber reputation remains strong, but I must say that I am really heartbroken to just now learn that this knife is made in China. Had I known that, I would not have bought it at any price.
Looks like a great knife and kit. Glad the upped the quality in steel and went full tang and full straight edge. Will certainly get one of these.
(not a big fan of Velcro though, find it wears and becomes flappy quick.)
The knife is a bit stiff when getting it out of the sheath and i now have to get a new belt to accomodate its smaller loop. However it is extremely sharp, but that combined with its stiff sheath was a recipe for cutting something unintentionally (like three layers of table clothe and gash in the table itself).
Theres a hole at the bottom of the compartment the knife is in for water to flow out.
I suppose its greatest improvements are:
1) the better/harder metal which means its sharper for a lot longer.
2) the drainage hole for those who like to get wet out in the wild.
The improvements people rant about like:
The easier to use carbide sharpener is easier to use but you cant sharpen many other things other than knives with it.
Last time i checked im not deaf but the new whistle sounds only a little bit different.
The new location if the steel flint i suppose is more handy but that too is a bit of a pain to get out, and i cant say that the flint ever fell out the previous version.
Love the new black
BUT HATE THAT ITS MADE IN CHINA
Gryls Ultimate fixed serrated blade knife. I upgraded because of several Youtube reviews that revealed the short tang blade ad the weakness of the "hammer" pommel fracturing the handle as a result of pounding with it.
I really like the re-design of the Ultimate Pro with its full tang and black vs. gray finish. My one reservation (and I truly hope Gerber is listening!): Gerber redesigned the sheath without the MOLE gear horizontal loops that the previous sheath design has! Gerber, what were you thinking?!? Because I carry the knife on my Mil-style day-hike backpack -- which has numerous MOLE loops, I am forced to lash the knife to the loops -- kludgy at best.
An addition to the knife itself would be saw teeth on the top of the blade. Though another reason I chose the Pro is the lack of serrations, from other customer comments, an optional model with a partially serrated blade would be a useful addition to the Bear Gryls line.
Lastl but definitely not least: echoing another comment: "Made in >CHINA< ?!?! Come on, Gerber!!!
Please make it serrated or saw back
Just got this Knife for my b-day it is soooo dependable. It is easy to clean out fish and the flint striker will not come out like the ultiment thanks Bear and Gerber
can you plz put serration the knife?
Have this great knife!
Please, please make a version WITHOUT the CHOIL.
The best survival knife i have come across in 15 years. This is a knife that you can rely on and it won't let you down. You could always buy more expensive "shelf queens" but they are for couch commandos that believe $299 buys you magical steel. Lol
It's a great knife you won't loose youre flint like the last survival knife the sharpener is way better great knife it's a perfect gift
Its a great knife, each part of it is great from the sharpener ro the firestarter rod, it is extraordinary
this knife is the best i have ever bought, i compaired this to my sog seal pup and it was nothing. pluss. the lifetime warenty made it better!
This is hands down the best survival knife on the market!! ESSE, KaBar, Busse......please. Anyone who talks negatively about this knife is still a "couch commando" and never really gone into the field. Thank you Gerber!!!
I dont have it by now, but knife is great,because I believe to BG!!!
I purchased the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife about 8 months ago and after one camping trip the blade broke. After that I purchased the Fine Edge version of the knife hoping it would be better, but after one use it also broke. I swore I would never buy a Gerber Bear Grylls knife again
dear gerber I love this knife and fond of its ability to be reliable and to take abuse over and over. but in concerns I have one dislike the bright orange and the BG on handle, but for survival I like the orange but in the marine corps you cant have bright colors and friends say you cant have names in particular to somebody on knives for reasoning so im asking you if you gerber can make a black handle version with no BG on the handle it would be great but keep every thing from the knife itself the same maybe a high grade steel in the USA instead of Chinese steel. Thank you.
I think you should make a folder of this
Graduate of SERE C (Military's highest level of survival training) This knife is better than nothing in a survival environment but that's about it. For the causal user the serrations, over-sized finger guard, and weight are sub par. The fire starter is probably the worst I have ever seen. Rather than turn the entire blade or edge into a strike plate, you get a tiny section. The fire starter itself wears down quickly and will eventually be useless altogether. Lastly, Made in China. Disappointed in you Gerber.
I would buy this knife if it came in green or black, i even like tan.
The new Ultimate Pro has some nice changes, however I prefer to have serrations as I work as a field craft instructor in the jungle in SE Asia, which has a lot of tough vines and creepers that catch your equipment. The original Ultimate knife works very well for cutting them easily. This knife weighs slightly more and has a more compact feel to it. Handle is the same size and shape, but slab sided showing the full tang. Pommel is welded on as part of the tang, unlike the LMF II or the Ultimate knife, which have it insulated. Overall, I think it will work well out here.
i think this knife looks amazing but its a little on the expensive side and may I suggest the idea of s Bear Grylls survival backpack. I would instantly buy this pack if it had some nice survival features such as a whistle and a bear grylls version of your zip blade on some of the zippers
I love gerber~
Amazing knife :D
i love the Bear Grylls ultimate survival knife
Just got this knife and...it's pretty sweet. This is just about what I was looking for to carry in the backcountry. Orange is my favorite color and I have to say the color scheme is as sharp as the blade itself.
I was expecting the handle to have more meat on it, like the Parang, but it's more of a thinner profile handle with a substantial amount of grip. Feels very lightweight for how durable it is. I love just about everything that is going on with this knife, except the placement of the whistle on the pommel. I have to imagine just about everyone include Bear took the whistle off the handle. Great whistle, bad location...though you can always lash it to your jacket zipper or pocket/pack/etc...
alert("please make infantry lmf II without serrations.)
Did a bit of research about steels, and compared this to the old model. The extra 40 dollars is definitely worth it! Steel is much harder and overall much better. Sheath is also a massive step up from the old one that tended to lose the fire steel (and didn't look nearly as cool). good job Gerber and Bear! All you need to do now is get it in stock. I want one!
this knife sucks
A while back I bought the original Bear Grylls survival knife. It held up for a while then one day when I was showing it off to some friends during a Bigfoot hunt, it broke. I was quite embarressed and swore never again to own one of these knives. I contacted Gerber and they did replace it for free, but I end up giving it to my stepson. A friend told me that Gerber had upgraded the knife, so I took a chance and got it. This knife is a whole lot better than the first one. When I got it, I did the same thing that broke my first knife(with no friends around)and it didn't break this time. In fact it held up great. I like the knife sharpner. That was a great idea. The knife is full tang so does seem a lot stronger. The only thing I don't like is the price, I thought it kind of expensive, but it is a great knife.
I love the fact that in the video he specifies, "this is the knife I now use in the field". Nice touch, lol.
Love ya bear, great attitude.
I have been using the BG Ultimate Knife since they first came out 2 1/2 years ago. Starting with the "Beta" version, that Gerber replaced a few months later (mine never did break) and then with the later Feb 2011 version. I never had any problems with it and I used it daily as a Field Craft instructor to various national parks authorities in South East Asia.
I recently bought the Ultimate Pro, with the upgrades that David explains so well. However I do have a couple of points to add. This sheath does not have the little orange pouch with the Air-to-Ground signals on it , instead, the survival guide is now kept in the belt loop. Secondly, I found that the knife sharpening stone on the original, additionaly worked well for needles, fish-hooks etc. Not so easy with the new draw-through sharpener. And finally, (I'm probably in a minority on this one!) but I like serrations. When some jungle vine no thicker than a bootlace has trapped your foot, nothing deals with it quicker and easier than a serrated blade!!
I'm heading off for two training sessions in Cambodia. I'll take it with me and report back if I find anything significant to write...
one of the most awsome knives i have ever seen. The handle,sharpener,blade,whissle,fire starter,and steel is awsome. good job gerber/bear.
Please offer some serrsations on the blade.
I enjoyed the original knife but the new one has everything the old one had but is far better in every way. My only complaint is the slab sides didn't match up 100% perfectly with the tang of the blade but it is strictly aesthetic. Great knife.
Best knife I have used in a long time love all the upgrades so of you like the ultimate than you will live the new ultimate pro
Looks good. I would have like to have seen the butt of the handle show the actual tang of the knife. Minor detail. Not big on the choil. Sheath looks good, but I really liked the original as well. The $64,000 question is in the steal. The Gerber Prodigy was very easy to sharpen and held a great edge. However, the Original Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife was very difficult for me to sharpen, so was the Ultimate Fine Edge . On the other hand, the Bear Grylls Compact Fixed Blade and Scout Folder held scary sharp edges. The ability to get/hold a great edge was dependent upon the model of Bear Grylls knife for me. So, will this ne Bear Grylls Pro Knife get/hold a great edge? Only time will tell.
I currently own many of your products, including the go bag and the bear grylls ultimate fixed blade, the pro's predecessor, when i saw you had made a remake i was quite impressed, however, when i take my knife hiking, if anything, i use the serrated edge more than i use the fine edge, i would highly consider buying this product if only it had a 1/2 serrated option, bear said it himself, the serrated edge is essential for many tasks in the survuval world
this knife is the best no down side at all would like a diff carry opions tho
This looks like a great improvement to the ultimate knife. I like the full tang and the choil too.
Really bad knife mine cracked
I am a big fan of pretty much all of the Bear Grylls products, and the Ultimate Pro is a huge upgrade from its predecessor. However the fact that this knife cannot be worn horizontally ruins it for me.
When out hiking and mountaineering, I find that wearing a knife vertically means it just gets in the way. I am torn between sticking to my original Ultimate Fixed Blade or getting this knife. Even if I did get this one, I might stick with my old sheath.
Please Gerber, add two horizontal belt loops to the sheath, and then this will be the perfect package!!
To much money people are looking for around 80 to 90 dollars when I talked to the gerber survival people at shot show 2013
$105 thats crazy!
I think that this looks like a durable, well thought out survival knife. Good job bear and gerber for this dependable new blade
I think that this looks like a durable, well thought out survival knife. Good job bear and gerber for this dependable new blade
In the future MAKE A SERRATED VERSION!!!
knife is great and durable i realy like sharpener
This knife looks awesome!! A real upgrade from the old ultimate knife.
This Knife Is not already our but by knowing Gerber its gonna be good!
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Survival Knife was created in response to demand from consumers and knife enthusiasts, who were fond of the original Ultimate Knife, but longed for an upgraded version.