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From Gerber, the 31-000751 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife is designed to help you endure in the toughest environments. It features an ergonomic grip for comfortable handling and a dependable stainless steel blade with a versatile serrated edge. Additionally, the knife and military-grade nylon sheath are packed with innovative survival tools, including a fire starter, a diamond blade sharpener, an emergency whistle, and a pommel.
|31-000751 Bear Grylls|
Survival Series Ultimate Knife
At a Glance:
- 4.75-inch half-serrated drop-point blade for quick, versatile cuts
- Full-tang, stainless steel construction for durability
- Ergonomic, non-slip rubber grip for comfortable, accurate handling
- Lanyard includes loud emergency whistle
- Military-grade, mildew resistant nylon sheath
- Sheath includes fire starter and diamond blade sharpener
Sharp, Durable Blade Handles Tough Survival Tasks
This survival knife includes an emergency whistle, pommel, and sheath with fire starter and blade sharpener. View larger.
The included "Priority of Survival" pocket guide by Bear Grylls includes experience-based survival advice and instruction.
Built to offer the versatility that adventurers, backpackers, and hunters need in the wilderness, the Ultimate Knife features a versatile 4.75-inch drop-point blade. This blade is half serrated to make quick work of cutting rope and other fibrous materials. It features full-tang construction for overall durability, and it is crafted from hard stainless steel, which allows for excellent edge retention.
Innovative, Ergonomic Design Delivers Versatility
Survival tools are only useful if they're easy to handle, so this knife features a comfortable, rubberized grip that's textured to prevent slippage. And because being a true survivor means making innovative use of your tools, the knife's handle features two holes for securely lashing it to a stick for use as a fishing spear--or whatever other bladed tool your situation calls for.
In addition, the handle base features a stainless steel pommel that can be used for pounding or hammering. A lanyard cord helps you keep track of the knife, and the lanyard features an integrated emergency whistle that can be used to attract attention--so others can keep track of you.
Balanced for optimum handling, this Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Knife has an overall length of 10 inches and weighs just 11.2 ounces--14.72 ounces with the included sheath.
Military-Grade Nylon Sheath with Smart Details
Just as versatile as the knife it protects, the included sheath folds open to reveal a diamond sharpener. The sheath also has a life-saving fire starter rod locked into a water-tight holder. This ferrocerium rod produces a shower of hot sparks when scraped against the rough surface of the striker notch that is incorporated into the back of the knife blade. For further versatility and functionality, the sheath includes a waterproof "Priority of Survival" guide tucked into a protective pocket on the back of the sheath.
The nylon sheath is crafted from lightweight, military-grade materials that are mildew resistant for long-term use in harsh climates. It includes a Velcro closure to keep your knife secure.
About the Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series
Bringing together the 70 years of expertise behind all Gerber Legendary Blades and the survival and adventure experience of the renowned Bear Grylls, the Bear Grylls Survival Series is a one-of-a-kind line of knives, tools, and gear. A former member of the British SAS, a prolific adventurer, and the daring host of Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls is no stranger to extreme situations. Each item in the Survival Series is thoughtfully designed by Bear and Gerber to offer features that can help keep a smart adventurer alive in the wild. These dependable tools come with Bear's "Priorities of Survival" pocket guide, so you can check your instincts against his experience-based advice.
What's in the Box
Gerber 31-000751 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife, nylon sheath, and "Priorities of Survival" pocket guide.
From the highest peaks of the Himalayas, to the rainforests of South America, if world renowned outdoorsman Bear Grylls is on an adventure you can be sure he's equipped with the most durable outdoor gear Gerber has to offer.
Molded rubber grip and knurled striking surface butt cap
Saw ground back blade
Integrated fire starter with integrated diamond sharpener
Key ground-air communication patch
Emergency micro lanyard whistle
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695 of 717 found the following review helpful:
Contacted Gerber for help, Make sure yours is the new version!Nov 11, 2010
By Brian Griffiths
Well, as an avid Bear Grylls fan, I really truly was hoping for the best on this, and I originally rated this a 5 star product, but after some reviews of the pommel falling off, I decided to go in my backyard and hack at a branch. Just like them, I hacked into ONE branch, about 20 times and there goes the pommel, detached from the plastic. They are correct, the pommel is NOT attached to the blade tang. It's attached to the PLASTIC. It's really cheaply made. Very poor. I really wish this was made different and I think that even Bear would agree that if he used this product himself, he would be greatly disappointed. BOO!!!
UPDATE 11/2010: (for those of you who may have an old version)
I've contacted Gerber regarding my issue, and it looks like this is essentially a "beta" or promotional version, and there will be modifications done Jan/feb of 2011 to correct the issues at hand. Maybe the new one will also be made in Portland. Here is their correspondence.
Thank you for contacting Gerber Legendary Blades regarding the Limited Lifetime Warranty with your Gerber - Bear Grylls product. Gerber warrants to the consumer that this product will be free of defects, in material and workmanship for as long as you own the product. This warranty does not cover damage due to rust, accident, loss of product, improper use, abuse, negligence, or modification of or to any part of the product. Normal wear and tear is not covered under the warranty.
Should your product have failed while being used as intended, we recommend contacting your retailer for Replacement. At this time, we do not have Warranty Replacements to offer from Gerber. The early release of this product was promotional effort and additional product is not available until approximately January/February 2011.
Of course, you're welcome to return your Bear Grylls product to Gerber for a new replacement when they're officially released in January/February 2011. In addition, there are modifications to the handle that will enhance performance with the 2nd release.
If you prefer to send your Bear Grylls Product in for a new replacement in 2011, please send the product, along with an explanation of the defect, your name, physical address, and phone number, to the address below:
Gerber Legendary Blades
Attn: Service Dept.
14200 SW 72nd Ave
Portland, OR 97224
It is recommended that you send your package via UPS, FedEx, or insured mail. Gerber Blades will incur all costs for return postage.
This should be the new version that is corrected, I'm still awaiting my replacement to verify and test, but the word is out that what you will be ordering from now on is the corrected new version. You should feel a little more confident with this issue.
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218 of 230 found the following review helpful:
Gerber Must Have Fixed the ProblemFeb 13, 2011
Alright so I have read all the reviews on Amazon, and Youtube about the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife, and people said it was a peace of junk. So I saw that Gerber fixed they issue so I decided to order it (I need a good knife for the outdoors). So I got the knife about a week ago and I have to say not one issue with the knife, and i really put this knife to the test like all of my other knives, and guess what, the pommel did not break off.
So I have to give credit to Bear Grylls and Gerber, and its hard for me to do that, because I hate Gerber Knives... well I did, not anymore.
So if you are on the fence like I was about this knife, go buy it! Its well worth it! Not an issue yet (and if anything happens I will come back here immediately and retract my good review).
82 of 90 found the following review helpful:
Ultimate Survival Knife 2.0Mar 23, 2011
By Aaron Clanton
Ok, I purchased this knife from a local retailer(Un-researched implulse buy). I got it home, examined it in detail and began the internet research process. I've read good and bad reviews on it, saw pictures of broken pommels and complaints about the steel composition and quality. Rightfully so, the survival community is skeptical and suspicious of any product with the stones to call itself "The Ultimate Survival Knife." I was a bit, I admit. I went straight to Gerber and posed the same questions. Customer service was quick and helpful.
Q) Whats up with the pommel? Have you fixed it.
A) The first run of this knife has an orange stripe just north of the pommel measuring 1/8 of an inch. The corrected version has an orange stripe measuring 1/4 inch. Thicker and reinforced.
Q)How about the steel composition? What is it? The package says high carbon steel?
A)The fixed blade is made of 7Cr17Mov stainless steel with a 57-59 HRC hardness rating. It is comparable to 440A which has approximately .75% carbon content.
It takes a nice edge and holds it very well, and is a stainless steel. It's a very good steel, but isn't priced with the exotic super-steels. Some categorize it as a "high value, reasonable price" type steel. Gerber uses this type of steel on a number of their products.
The sheath is well constructed and retains the knife well with a number of ways to attach it to gear and the like. It has a ferro rod that strikes well on a section of the spine specifically designed for fire striking. It has a diamond sharpener on the back of the hard shell sheath.
Bottom line is that this knife threw itself to the "wolves" by title and endorsement alone. I like it, I'd carry it. Bear's crazy antics have many critics (Me included) but Gerber puts out good products and has for years. This knife holds up. If I discover differently, I will be sure to post my findings.
325 of 382 found the following review helpful:
Ultimate Toy Survival KnifeNov 14, 2010
By Victor L. Ross
I got my Ulitmate knife this week. Today, I took it out to see how it performed. This knife is a cheap marketing joke of a knife. I review lots of knives. This is the worst "Survival" knife I have had the displeasure to test. The sheath is cheezy and cheaply made. The plastic handle broke after only a few minutes of rugged use. The pommel went flying into the bush. It was cheaply pinned to the plastic handle which cracked after chopping through exactly one branch. The blade tang did not even extend into the pommel. Good grief. The pommel came off just from the vibrations of hitting the blade with a baton (a technique Bear Grylls often uses on his Man vs show). The fire steel worked fine, and the blade held up well enough. The diamond sharpener works fine too. But to have the pommel separate after such ordinary use is absurd. This knife can't even compare to inexpensive Moras costing half as much. It is just a gimmick. Go out and get Gerber's LMF II if you want a real survival knife from Gerber. I have used that one for years and it is still as tight and good as new. Gerber and Bear ought to be ashamed of selling this as the Ultimate Knife. With quality constuction, this could have been a great knife. The concept was good. The materials and construction were cheap and shoddy.
193 of 226 found the following review helpful:
Good idea, cheap Chinese execution.Nov 15, 2010
By Daniel Grubb
I just took this knife out into the woods for a a three day survival course. As a knife, it performed well. As a fire starter, it was good enough. The whistle was a joke. As a hammer, it was horrible. I broke it trying to crack open hickory nuts. I didn't expect to use it to build a house, but I expected it could crack some nuts without coming apart.
Someone needs to take this design and make a quality survival knife. It has all the right parts with some suggested changes:
1. The firestarting rod needs to be about a half inch longer.
2. The knife needs to be full tang.
3. The striker notch on the top of the knife needs to be slightly serrated.
4. Forget the hammer function and build a quality whistle into in the handle.
5. DO NOT MANUFACTURE IT IN CHINA!!!
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