Offering maximum utility, this knife serves many purposes. A full tang blade partners with nearly 4 feet of paracord to give you added versatility when you are out in the wild. A lightweight, slim sheath has a removable clip to give added packing options.
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.
Im just 12 years old and I did many stuff with this knife and I changed the paracord with 550 no snap military graded camp paracord
Im just 12 years old and I did many stuff with this knife and I changed the paracord with 550 no snap military graded camp paracord
For the price, there is no reason to get this over the other Bear Grylls Compact fixed blade. The 5Cr15MoV steel used for this knife is well... cheap. Cheaper and worse than the 7cr steel they use in their other knives. It won't hold and edge well.
The knife and sheath are made well, and I really like that the sheath can sit sideways on a belt.
I just can't recommend this over other Gerber products. It's just made out of some of the worst steel they could have used.
Overall have had this knife for 4+ years.
I would rate it a great inexpensive knife at 4.5 stars.
Picked mine up at my local walmart for $28, and I have spent more on knives that I would rate much lower. Does basically everything I need for an average day.
-Good warrenty (replaced my entire sheath when I only asked for a part)
-Decent steel (good flex and rust resistance in my experience)
-Fits well in the hand, I have huge hands xl-xxl gloves and this little knife still manages to feel comfortable in forward or reverse grip.
-Jibbing (I like the kind this has, its agressive enough so you can get a strong grip, but it also doesn't dig in to your thumb)
-Sharpness (steel is hard enough but is pretty workable so gets super sharp quick with the right setup but dulls relatively fast)
-Sheath (can be a little finicky but after being worn in I have had zero issues other than breaking a sheath)
-Serrations (Not exactly a con but if the knife were longer I would say they are necessary, on this small of a knife I prefer No Serrations as they hold little use when it would be 0.5"-1" of a 3.25" blade)
this knife is one of the best knives Ive ever had the chance to own. Ive put it through some very hard tasks such as cutting small trees skinning animals, food prep, throwing knife, i attached it to the front of a stick to make a spear etc the list continues on forever. the only thing i didn't like was the sheath but i made my own leather sheath. i cut most of the kydex sheath apart and i made it so just the part that went on the blade was still usable and when i go into public its the sheath i use. i also wrapped the handle in another layer of para chord because my hand are rather large and the original wrap is thin. i would buy this knife again 100%
The knife is great but the sheath could do with some improvements. First off, there needs to be a 2 stage drag sharpener on 1 edge. The other thing that needs to be added is a Bear Grylls flint and holder (that can be removed easily) on the sheath. The spine of the knife needs to have more 90* angles so you can actually strike flint without the blade.
Love this knife, came sharp. Slides out of sheath a little to easy and will fall out if it bounces around too much. Removed paracord handle and found that it felt better in the hand with out it. Overall it is a great knife.
I actually made a spear out of this and my brother freaked out! He couldn't believe it. His aim's not as good as mine so he didn't have as much fun as me, but the knife served its purpose. It didn't break, bend, dull or come loose from the pole at all. This was the first item from the Bear Grylls line I purchased and it is well worth it. I personally like the color scheme, as well.
Loved this knife. Wanted a fixed blade with easy access for work. Got a lot of use out of it until I lost it. Why? Because the sheath loosened over time to the point that it was falling out all the time. I wore it horizontally on my belt, but still. 4 stars because of the sheath. Great blade though.
Great lightweight knife.
If the sheath holes were placed a little different it would be possible to obtain a ~30 degrees position as well.
It is a wonderful design. I changed out the paracord for a different color, and even managed to easily fit more on it. Even with the extra paracord, the entire knife comes in at 3.6 ounces. The sheathe hangs on to my pocket, and I keep it at my right. When I first got it, it was very difficult to get it out of the sheathe, but after learning the correct way to leverage the blade out, it comes out smoothly, and I've come to like that it stays in so well. Overall, this is the most well rounded knife I've ever owned.
Love the knife I did rewrap the handle with black paracord and i used a little heat on the sheath to take care of the stiffness had mine for over a year it has been my go to blade un fortunately I dropped it last knight and it broke in half
Picked this knife up, having looked at it for a bit, I like it. Replaced the para cord and enjoyed the adjustable sheath. The sheath has some concerns, as others have mentioned...when you secure it within the sheath, very difficult to draw. There is the ability to sheath it not as deep and lock the blade, by cocking it to the side...locks in nice and is easy to dislodge. Another problem arises, while using this technique, there is a warp between the sheath sides...now you have to worry about the blade sliding out between the rivets.
Also if you lock it to hard, the blade edge becomes chipped from the rivets. I don't trust the sheath, either you have risk of the blade not securing within the sheath or you risk blade exposure and or dulling. Please fix. Three stars, because I like the knife, look and adjustable sheath... I do not trust the sheath safety; otherwise more star(s).
Overall this is a beautiful minimalist fixed blade. It's my go to e.d.c.and bushcraft knife. The only con I have about it is, like the Marine, said the sheath is a little stiff and makes deployment difficult. But other then that love it.
I got mine at Menards with their Christmas sale for $7 and the sheath is not the best. It took me about 30 mins. to get the dam thing out. It stuck the second time and is a little loose when I put it in know. I replaced the orange paracord with some mil-spec OD green just to make me feel better. Other than the sheath I would give this knife five stars. Good jog Geber! Work on the sheath!
It came dull but sharpened well use it all the time love the knife so much I bought my dad the axe from the same series. Could not be happier.
This is an excellent blade. I picked mine up at Wal-Mart on sale for under $9.00.! That's a big difference from $43.00! The sheath is great but is way too tight to even get the blade in, and once it is, it's nearly impossible to get it back out. Hopefully its something that will improve with time and not a defect. But, over all, I think it's a great E.D.C. blade. But not worth $43. Oh yea, I gave it three stars because of the sheath issue. Three for the blade!
This is a very practical design. The paracord is a little bright but gives anon threatening look . Sheath is left handed which suits me.
Bought this knife for its full tang, and durability for my 10 year old son. He will be using it for hunting, fishing and camping, and so far it has been a good "multi purpose" blade. Case holds the knife well, and it came quite sharp. Compact for use in his kayak, and fits well in the hand. Price is fair too!
I just got this knife a few weeks ago and have already used it to make a shelter and it worked perfectly. The para cord handle was comfortable and the finish held up great even after vigorous work. All in all its a great knife to carry and is very useful in many situations. If you are looking for a reliable tool for a low cost this is for you.
This is my third Gerber and first fixed blade I got it because of the good reviews and in all honesty it looks cool. I especially like the way Gerber made the sheath. My only complaint is that the blade wasn't very sharp when I bought it but that will change once my Bear Grylls knife sharpener arrives. This will defintely not be my last Bear Grylls knife purchase.
my friend and i have tried to break this thing by throwing in and jabbing it and cutting rough things but it is definately one of the most durable knives i have ever had and it is small and lightweight as well! i give this knife 5 stars for its durability, performance, and size
I love this knife but because of the short blade length, for anything more then say a boot knife the blade is to short to be of any real use. if you are looking at it as a survival knife i suggest you look at something else but if like me you want a small fixed blade this is your knife. especially since i rewrapped it with more paracord.
The best. I've had it for about a year and it is the best in my collection. It's very easy to sharpen and chops well for its size. The sheath is amazing. I've tried most of the different mounts and love how easy it is to change. The handle is uniquely great. The para cord is comfortable and would be useful if I had Bear's job. Another great knife from the Bear Grylls collection.
I perchanced this knife yesterday got it home opened it to find that the cutting edges of the blade were not the same so I messured the angle to find one side was at an angle of 41° and the other side was 28°. It took me two hours to fix the problem. Very poor craftsmanship or attention to detail. Not very impressed.
The paracord knife would be fine for a survival knife, but the sheath is horrible. The knife will not stay secured in the sheath. When I first got it, the knife continuously falls out of the sheath. Gerber you gotta change this. HORRIBLE DESIGN. So I cannot use this knife until I find a sheath replacement. I am not spending a lot on a custom sheath for a knife at this price and quality.
In my opinion, It is great for the price you pay, The sheath leaves some to be desired as it can be difficult at times however, I have used this knife around the house for general purpose and when camping. I have used it for moving white-hot coals in the fire and it didn't melt or transfer heat. I made the mistake of using it as a throwing knife which did mild damage to the tip but that is my fault. holds edge pretty well. all in all a reliable knife
The knife came out super sharp.the sheath isn't that hard to figure out, but it could be better. The knife is amazing though this is a good quality blade for hunting and back packing.
Love the knife. Looking forward to taking it hunting. The weight is comfortable, and the sheath keeps it secured. I changed the cord to a bit higher quality camo cord, and even wrapped a second length around the handle to make it a bit thicker. It actually helped center the balance of the knife a bit better. Great knife!
great grip ... i like that i can costomize the grip in less than 5 min with other cord of any color... and even take it off in 60 secs or so to sterilize if necessary, or to gut deer or other game while hunting and avoid getting the grip dirty... it keeps an edge really well and is easy enough to sharpen and get sharp... i did notice that the sheath does dull the blade some when you put it in when new but that goes away with a few insert/withdraw cycles... take the belt holder off and it fits in the side pocket of my carpenter jeans along side my phone... perfect! well done gerber/grylls!
I just bought one and the orange paracord is only 39" long...fitted loosely around the tang.
I looked up U-tube and saw something different. On U -tube, the BG with Bear Grylls emblem is only on one side. I got the emblem on both sides. The knife was made in China? I bought the knife from the reatiler in Malaysia recommended by Gerber.
I got this knife for my birthday it came super sharp and cuts really well I mostly use it for cutting small branches all in all this is a great knife.
I purchased this knife over a year ago, it has been on several extended backpacking trips in which I used it to cut firewood, cut branches to build shelters, clean fish, etc.. The blade has held up wonderfully from the factory. The stories of the finish wearing off are true but I do not buy knives for looks, Instead I am more interested in the longevity of the edge plus sturdiness of the blade which this knife excels. . I highly recommend this knife and will be purchasing a few more to keep on hand!!
i have bought this knife 2 days ago and it came really dull but that doesnt matter,I tryed to sharpen it with the Smith's sharpener on fine not course 5 or 6 times and it did nothin but piss me off then I tryed it on course on 5 or 6 times and it still doesnt get sharp! >:/ i still have it with me and im getting sick of this.If any one knows a solution please tell me.Boy scouts will be startin next sunday so i hope i get a answer
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.
The first time my son put this knife in its sheath, it stuck and would not come out. I pulled on it for 30 minutes, trying to get it out. Other reviews mention this problem. I finally used a hammer to separate the sheath from the knife. This is a big quality control problem that needs to be fixed!
This is a great knife to carry for hiking or camping. Came sharp and holds an edge very well. this is a job well done by Gerber and Bear grylls.
This is a great knife to carry for hiking or camping. Came sharp and holds an edge very well. this is a job well done by Gerber and Bear grylls.
Great knive, i have a few BG products and this item is the only one that hasn't dissapointed me (so far). Even though i'm happy with this knive i still made some minor modifications to it like eliminating the belt loop and reattaching the cord in such a way that there is no knot anywhere.
I can honestly say that there is nothing about this knife that I don't like. The sheath is nice and tight and can be modified so that the blade can be worn on the right or left and either vertical or horizontal. This is a great EDC knife because of the size.
this knife was sharp, but after a short usage, the knife became DULL. but a good knife for it's price.
when i got this knife and used it then bought the ultimate survival knife the paracord knife was better there is know reason to by the ultimate survival knife
For me, serrations is required for a survival knife and with it, this paracord knife would be perfect for me.
I love this knife, Its my favorite, the single piece construction takes a lot of abuse, it's great for clearing branches and leaves. The belt loop sheath fits effectively in your pocket if you need to grab it quickly! The paracord is easy to replace if you're not a fan of Orange, mine is white. Perfectly balanced as a throwing knife.
At 30 bucks it's hard to beat ....doesn't hold an edge well but I don't really care about that... Gerber you guys put some weird edges on your knives I'd love to see a V grind on this knife ..it's a pain to figure out what angles to use.... Also if u want a sick cheap camp knife that you can abuse hit up the gerber big rock
Awesome knife. For those having difficulty removing the knife from it"s sheath don't push it in too far. Try it slow a couple of time until you hear the first click. That's far enough.
Got this for a Christmas present and I've already used it to make many things... including a bird trap...lol. stays on my side constantly.
Bought this knife as a back up knife. Well i only used this one. Light, sturdy and practical little soldier this knife is. Kept it's sharpness trough out it's service.
It's a FIVE STAR for sure.
I have had this knife for almost a year and it holds a great edge and is very solid. I changed the paracord and swiched the sheath so it dosent have the BG showing. It has never let me down and i highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about getting a new knife. If you are considering this knife GET IT !!!
I got this for christmas from my brother I really love this knife it is very easy to handle I only do not like the Sheath i feel it is to wide and mine never really held the knife in place but other than that Its an awesome blade
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..
The knife when I received it was so dull that it would not cut anything. I have sharpened it several time and can not get it to hold an edge. Not happy at all with this knife.
amazing i love this knife it has never failed on me with anything u could chop freaking logs with this thing i highly recomend it
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.)
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.