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  • bear grylls knife?

    Has anyone picked one up? Like or dis-like?
    When you have no choice, you have no fear!

  • #2
    We sell them at work so I have handled it just about every day. I wanted to hate it because I think he is such a tool but Gerber makes the knife so it is well made. It is a cross between the Gerber LMFII and the prodigy. We sell the prodigy for $ 54.99 and the bear grylls knife for $59.99 so in my eyes you get a lot more knives for $5.00 more with the grylls knife. We can hardly keep them in stock. The only thing I don't like on it are the serrations on the blade because I don't like serrations on a fixed blade knife.

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    • #3
      Omegaman wrote: "I wanted to hate it because I think he is such a tool but Gerber makes the knife so it is well made."

      One more thing we agree on!!! LOL:D:D

      Awesome looking knife but I can't bring myself to touch it just because of it's namesake.

      Last edited by slowz1k; 04-14-2011, 12:23 PM.
      The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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      • #4
        The design doesn't look bad, but serrations are on my "never buy" list, and so is the guy's name on it.

        Does anyone know what metal it is made from? IIRC, gerber hasn't always used good metals.
        not an expert

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        • #5
          You know you guys bring up a REALLY interesting point.

          I noticed this knife on the show... yes I have watched it for amusement purposes and the let me throw myself in fake danger skits.

          Let me say this, it's unfortunate that a name that someone slaps on an item can deter us from wanting us to buy it or make us buy it.. but that's the way it is.

          It may be a great knife, it's actually half tempting and maybe we will do a review on it some day.. But I won't be buying any gear because they licensed his name etc..

          That being said I just recieved a Bear Grylls catalog in the mail with a full line of clothing from him, or with his name slapped on it.. and again it's unfortunate becuase some of the gear /clothing is pretty cool looking and rather technical.

          I'm just kinda really at a crossroads here on this kinda stuff.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Diesel View Post
            You know you guys bring up a REALLY interesting point.

            I noticed this knife on the show... yes I have watched it for amusement purposes and the let me throw myself in fake danger skits.

            Let me say this, it's unfortunate that a name that someone slaps on an item can deter us from wanting us to buy it or make us buy it.. but that's the way it is.

            It may be a great knife, it's actually half tempting and maybe we will do a review on it some day.. But I won't be buying any gear because they licensed his name etc..

            That being said I just recieved a Bear Grylls catalog in the mail with a full line of clothing from him, or with his name slapped on it.. and again it's unfortunate becuase some of the gear /clothing is pretty cool looking and rather technical.

            I'm just kinda really at a crossroads here on this kinda stuff.
            I know what you mean... As for me, I hate to give anyone free advertising on my dime. I'm one of the guys who strips the stupid dealer logo off the back of the car before it leaves the lot. Unless someone is going to pay me to advertise there product or services, I'm not going to display their logo... Especially if it's a clown like BG. Don't get me wrong, if I think a product is good and worth recommending, I'll do so, but to carry that knife, no matter how good it may be, would only propegate BG's name and help pay for the lush hotels and the room services he enjoys while roughing it in the wild.

            Maybe if the blade was made of rubber, and it shot confetti from the pommel, and the knife made a honking sound when you bang it against a tree... Then it would truly be worthy of the Bear Grylls name.:cool:
            Just my opinion.:rolleyes:


            I'm not a fan of the Bear... Can you tell?
            The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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            • #7
              I have one that I got cheap cause it needs rehandled. I like everything but the serrated blade, I especially like the sheath.
              Last edited by PT945; 04-17-2011, 02:52 PM.

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              • #8
                I'll keep my Buck Master I got as a going away gift in '86 (Basic Training) and the SOG multitool I got myself before a Desert storm....
                "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
                -Ben Franklin

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                • #9
                  I broke down and got one. Paid 12 bucks for it after using a gift card. Its a killer knife other then the serrated blade.
                  When you have no choice, you have no fear!

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                  • #10
                    It would make more sense if you drank some urine.....

                    Sorry....couldn't help it....:)
                    Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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                    • #11
                      The knives are functional, but not for hard use. The blades are hard to resharpen in the field and the serrations make that doubly so. The handles on every one I've seen have self destructed after a couple of days of batoning, chopping, digging and other general field use.
                      Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

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                      • #12
                        I completley destroyed one of the ulitmate knives on a simple camping trip. Gerber is willing to replace it, but I don't think I want another one. Chips in the fine edge, serrations folded over, sharpener had screws above the bed, provided nice scratches in the edge and on the blade. I occasionally watch Old Bear for the same reason I used to watch Jackass and america funniest videos, it's kinda fun to watch people doing stupid things on tv.

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