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#2401276 - 05/24/11 09:36 PM Bear Grylls Gerber Knife
String Music
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I've had SOG, Benchmade, and many other knives, but this is my favorite. The rubber grip on the handle makes the knife feel secure in the hand. The blade is extremely durable and razor sharp. The serrated part can cut through just about anything. Best of all, this knife is very affordable. Also, I love how the sheath can go on your belt vertically or perpendicular.

If your looking for a high-quality, all-around great knife, you will not be disappointed with any in this line.

http://bear.gerbergear.com/knives/folding-sheath-knife/
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#2401458 - 05/25/11 06:38 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: String Music]
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I have the full size fixed blade and I like it.
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#2401472 - 05/25/11 06:54 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: String Music]
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Good looking Knife.
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#2402417 - 05/25/11 09:55 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: ]
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cool knife
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#2402846 - 05/26/11 12:36 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: utfan1]
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good looking knife, I just don't have alot of spare income to spend on stuff
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#2404713 - 05/29/11 12:17 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: easy45]
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Here it is for just $20

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-31-000754-G...06646307&sr=8-4
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#2405061 - 05/29/11 04:45 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Dodge Man]
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I was thinking of buying a Bear Grylls knife but then I thought they might just be a gimmick to sell a lot because they have the name Bear Grylls with them. I guess I was wrong.... since I am badly in need of a good knife, I should pick one of these up at academy.
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#2405331 - 05/30/11 08:07 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: catman529]
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Wal-Mart has them as well. The folding one was around $25 and the fixed blade in the $40's
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#2405778 - 05/30/11 09:24 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Mag]
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Well thanks again for posting this. I just got back with the $30 folding knife from academy. I had a gift card so it was a great thing to buy with it. Also got a sharpener with a diamond rod so I can sharpen the serrated part.
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#2406496 - 05/31/11 07:27 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: catman529]
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How do you like it? I have a birthday coming up and need to start dropping hints.
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#2407949 - 06/02/11 01:34 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Mag]
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This knife is a steal for the price!
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#2407992 - 06/02/11 02:46 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: String Music]
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Gerber is crap these days. I have broken every Gerber product I have bought in the last few years. That blade is cheap Chinese steel. I wouldn't waste the money on it.
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#2408053 - 06/02/11 04:19 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Poser]
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#2408565 - 06/03/11 09:36 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
Gerber is crap these days. I have broken every Gerber product I have bought in the last few years. That blade is cheap Chinese steel. I wouldn't waste the money on it.


Thats pretty impressive if you can continually break a steel knife. Are you trying to cut trees down or what?

$30 is not a large investment on a quality knife. If it is, don't buy it.
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#2409734 - 06/05/11 07:25 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: String Music]
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My Daughter bought a Gerber several years back and that thing was like a razor when we used it to field dress a deer. I was actually surprised it was so sharp.
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#2410213 - 06/05/11 11:16 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: String Music]
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I noticed that dicks sporting goods handles quiet a few of these and they really are nice.
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#2411431 - 06/07/11 01:17 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Boone 58]
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I got the small folding one and I tell you the thing can really hold an edge! Impressed.
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#2411456 - 06/07/11 01:46 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: String Music]
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Good lookin knife.
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#2411534 - 06/07/11 02:58 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: String Music]
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 Originally Posted By: String Music
 Originally Posted By: Poser
Gerber is crap these days. I have broken every Gerber product I have bought in the last few years. That blade is cheap Chinese steel. I wouldn't waste the money on it.


Thats pretty impressive if you can continually break a steel knife. Are you trying to cut trees down or what?

$30 is not a large investment on a quality knife. If it is, don't buy it.


Man, I sent back their telescopic pruning saw 3 times to the factory for repairs and replacement. Finally, I gave up on it and bought a different brand.

I had a pair of Gerber hand pruners -broke.

I have a heavy duty Gerber hand saw -tip of the blade broke twice.

The Gerber Bone saw went dull after one season of use and, due to the hardening process cannot be re-sharpened. $20 piece of crap.

Gerber machete: absolute piece of crap, this miserable excuse for a tool. The blade doesn't even run the length of the handle. Factory sharpness is a joke and the blade is extremely flimsy. Certified piece of crap.

Gerber skinning knife with gut hook. I used it for two seasons with no problem, but it developed a snag at some point. I had to file the blade down and reset it. After reseting the blade and putting the final touches on it with a ceramic sharpener, a chunk of the blade crumbled into dust.

Its all cheap Chinese steel and often time poor designs. Spend the money on a Benchmade or other quality blades. -they'll last much longer and retain their sharpness.
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#2414613 - 06/10/11 05:40 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Poser]
Mag
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Came home from out of town and was given the knife for my birthday....woohooo
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#2415607 - 06/12/11 12:35 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Mag]
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I have thought about getting the fixed blade knife more that once. I still may.
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#2416893 - 06/14/11 07:13 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Poser]
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[/quote] Man, I sent back their telescopic pruning saw 3 times to the factory for repairs and replacement. Finally, I gave up on it and bought a different brand.

I had a pair of Gerber hand pruners -broke.

I have a heavy duty Gerber hand saw -tip of the blade broke twice.

The Gerber Bone saw went dull after one season of use and, due to the hardening process cannot be re-sharpened. $20 piece of crap.

Gerber machete: absolute piece of crap, this miserable excuse for a tool. The blade doesn't even run the length of the handle. Factory sharpness is a joke and the blade is extremely flimsy. Certified piece of crap.

Gerber skinning knife with gut hook. I used it for two seasons with no problem, but it developed a snag at some point. I had to file the blade down and reset it. After reseting the blade and putting the final touches on it with a ceramic sharpener, a chunk of the blade crumbled into dust.

Its all cheap Chinese steel and often time poor designs. Spend the money on a Benchmade or other quality blades. -they'll last much longer and retain their sharpness. [/quote]

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Poser, you and I are the same type of guys. We use our tools as "man tools", and put them through the hard, tough work that we use them for. We expect our bladed tools to work hard and work well. Unfortunately, most of the lesser priced stuff is a case of "You get what you pay for."

I too have been disappointed in most of my Gerber products, but I temper that disappointment with the fact that they didn't cost that much to start with. When mine break or otherwise cease to function, I throw them away.

What I've found through experience is that there is a reason why some bladed tools are more expensive than others. That reason: Quality.

While some people will always be satisfied with inferior performance from inferior tools, those of us who use blades professionally, everyday, or as serious outdoorsmen know that there's somethings you can't skimp on. Quality blades and construction being two of them.

Yeah, I'll probably buy one of Bears knives just "because" (because it's a cheap new toy). But I'm expecting 20 dollar performance out of a $20 knife, so I shouldn't be disappointed.

But when it comes to the blades my life depends on, whether in the woods or the city, I ALWAYS go for quality steel and construction.

(As a side note, I don't buy fixed blade knives or machettes that don't have full-tang construction. I figure if the manufacturer is cheaping out a dollar or two by skimping on putting enough steel through the handle to guarantee support, then they are probably skimping on performance also. Full tang only on fixed bladed tools.)

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#2419591 - 06/16/11 10:26 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: catman529]
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I don't know bout the bear gryills knife, haven't messed with it. That and I'm kinda hesitant about wal mart knives especially ones with tv hosts. Is the knife american made? If not, for those that care, gerber also makes one called the prodigy. Very similar to the bear knife but is american made and has a much better sheath....oh its about the same price a the bear knife!
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#2422855 - 06/21/11 09:07 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: droptyne]
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many cheaper knives are hit and miss; after going through a few cheaper ones said the heck with it and found esee.

expensive but the "buy once cry once" saying applies.
I have the little izula and a esee 4
http://www.eseeknives.com/index2.htm

if you break it they will replace it. never had to but that's what i hear.
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#2425971 - 06/24/11 12:40 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: fastbs]
String Music
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 Originally Posted By: fastbs
many cheaper knives are hit and miss; after going through a few cheaper ones said the heck with it and found esee.

expensive but the "buy once cry once" saying applies.
I have the little izula and a esee 4
http://www.eseeknives.com/index2.htm

if you break it they will replace it. never had to but that's what i hear.


Nice! I like the arrow one.
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#2426336 - 06/24/11 09:05 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: String Music]
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Buy a CASE triple "exchanger" and you won't never have to worry about another knife.
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#2428603 - 06/27/11 11:27 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: rukiddin?]
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just bought an entrek....best fixed blade I've ever owned!
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#2447854 - 07/17/11 12:53 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: catman529]
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nice!
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#2450620 - 07/19/11 09:37 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: tickweed]
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yep nice.
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#2460963 - 07/29/11 08:47 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: fastbs]
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 Originally Posted By: fastbs
many cheaper knives are hit and miss; after going through a few cheaper ones said the heck with it and found esee.

expensive but the "buy once cry once" saying applies.
I have the little izula and a esee 4
http://www.eseeknives.com/index2.htm

if you break it they will replace it. never had to but that's what i hear.


THIS^^^^^Love the esee 3. The Izula can be configured many ways if you get the scales and different kydex sheath. Good Stuff!
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#2460981 - 07/29/11 09:06 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: String Music
 Originally Posted By: Poser
Gerber is crap these days. I have broken every Gerber product I have bought in the last few years. That blade is cheap Chinese steel. I wouldn't waste the money on it.


Thats pretty impressive if you can continually break a steel knife. Are you trying to cut trees down or what?

$30 is not a large investment on a quality knife. If it is, don't buy it.


Man, I sent back their telescopic pruning saw 3 times to the factory for repairs and replacement. Finally, I gave up on it and bought a different brand.

I had a pair of Gerber hand pruners -broke.

I have a heavy duty Gerber hand saw -tip of the blade broke twice.

The Gerber Bone saw went dull after one season of use and, due to the hardening process cannot be re-sharpened. $20 piece of crap.

Gerber machete: absolute piece of crap, this miserable excuse for a tool. The blade doesn't even run the length of the handle. Factory sharpness is a joke and the blade is extremely flimsy. Certified piece of crap.

Gerber skinning knife with gut hook. I used it for two seasons with no problem, but it developed a snag at some point. I had to file the blade down and reset it. After reseting the blade and putting the final touches on it with a ceramic sharpener, a chunk of the blade crumbled into dust.

Its all cheap Chinese steel and often time poor designs. Spend the money on a Benchmade or other quality blades. -they'll last much longer and retain their sharpness.


I've broken 2 or 3 of their folding saws at the hinge. Seems to have to much play. The lower jaw on the pruners are pretty weak too. Gave up on them after breaking the 2nd or 3rd pair.
That still has no bearing on the fact that I want the big Bear Grylls Survival knife as bad as Ralphie wanted the Red Ryder BB gun!!
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#2462673 - 07/30/11 11:12 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: Hatchee]
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I'm sure it's a good knife, but I will not buy another Gerber knife. I have a folder Gerber Gator, and I cannot get it sharpened. I have tried various knife sharpeners on it with no success.

I have a Gerber EZ out that's the same way. I cannot get this thing sharpened.

Luckily, my Gerber gut/wyoming knife still works.


Edited by moondawg (07/30/11 11:12 PM)
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#2466338 - 08/03/11 10:10 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: moondawg]
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If anyone knows a way to sharpen a Gerber plz let us know. Ive tried every way known too. Them ez outs must just be disposable once dull.
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#2467673 - 08/04/11 09:45 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: KubotaM4900]
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I've always been a Gerber knife man, but have the same problem. I'm 39 and been shaving with a straight razor since I was 15 so I know how to put an egde on. I have LOTS of stones and strops. LOL!

Picked up a 4.25" Gerber folder last Sept. Cut my hand wide open as soon as I unpackaged it. LOL! Edge has worn a bit and I can't sharpen the thing for the life of me. Outta the box it was awesome.

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#2467768 - 08/04/11 11:33 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: AlexDad]
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I have one Gerber EZ Out that is a newer one. It's sharp, but I use a sharpener on it about once a month or so, just to maintain the edge.

The other one I have is older and has a partially serrated edge, I bought it for $10 at an antique store several years ago. I can't get it sharpened. I think I'm gonna sell it in a yard sale.
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#2510144 - 09/06/11 03:22 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: catman529]
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They look really nice
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#2540657 - 09/27/11 05:39 AM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: fastbs]
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 Originally Posted By: fastbs
many cheaper knives are hit and miss; after going through a few cheaper ones said the heck with it and found esee.

expensive but the "buy once cry once" saying applies.
I have the little izula and a esee 4
http://www.eseeknives.com/index2.htm

if you break it they will replace it. never had to but that's what i hear.


I have 3 ESEE knives. Better in every way than ANY baby food knife. Plus the ESEE's are 100% US made and guaranteed forever.
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#2541887 - 09/27/11 06:38 PM Re: Bear Grylls Gerber Knife [Re: trealtree]
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Good knifes. \:\)
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