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September 29, 2010

Gerber and Grylls Release New Line of Survival Knives

By David Maccar

Gerber is releasing a new line of knives in 2011 dubbed simply the Survivor Series, representing a collaboration between the knife maker and survivalist/TV show host Bear Grylls, a first for the star of the Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild. These will also be the first pieces of survival gear bearing BG's name and stamp of approval since he parted ways with Bayleyknife's S4 series.

As a taste, the first entry in the series is currently available for pre-order through Amazon.com for $59.99, a reduced price that may go up when the knife is released on November 15.

The Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife is a solid-looking tool with some integrated survival staples like a firestarter rod in the nylon sheath, an emergency whistle attached to the lanyard and a diamond sharpener.

The knife and sheath are certainly a package deal if you want to take advantage of all the bells and whistles and they look pretty good with a color scheme of black with orange accents, but that’s a fact that may weaken its usefulness. Without its sheath, the knife doesn’t appear to be anything special and the hints of blaze orange don’t seem sufficient enough to aid in locating the knife if dropped in the field.

Though sturdy and stout, the 4.75-inch blade (nearly identical to the blade on Gerber's Prodigy knife) should make it a good multi-purpose knife, but it might come up a little short for some larger tasks.
 
Grylls is all over this puppy. His initials are stamped on the handle and his signature adorns the sheath and word is that BG will adopt the blade, which is similar to other knives he’s carried on Man vs. Wild, as his new constant sidekick.

Like every item that will be released in the Survival Series, this knife includes Grylls’ “Priorities of Survival” pocket guide stashed in a protective slot on the back of the sheath.

That being said, will the fact that Grylls had a hand in designing this knife and will be using it inspire you to shell out $60 or more and add it to your pack or bug-out bag?

Check out all the specs here.

—Dave Maccar

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

DM ~ Gerber Quality with a quality endorsement by BG. Perfect collaboration! Orange over black works for me as well.

Thank you for the pre-sales tip. I might just wander over to amazon ~

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from MJC wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Honestly, BG seems more showman than survival expert. But it looks like a good knife, nonetheless. The only thing I don't like about it is the serrated half edge. Pain to sharpen, especially in the field.

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from timhansford wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

I like Gerber stuff and Bear's show is pretty entertaining but I just get tired of all the names on things. It looks cool and the helpful note card might come in handy, I just done need someones initials on my knife, like a pair of $100 Nikes becasue Jordan is on them.

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from Mike Plotner wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

so its preety much a survil sheath just buy the sheth off ebay and use you own knife

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from shane wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

I would just get a Prodigy for less money or LMF II for more knife.

The B.G. name does nothing for me, but I do actually have some respect for his abilities and knife tastes. Say what you want about his show, it's a TV show, but this guy is ex S.A.S. and ain't no joke.

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from erik450 wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

All my gerber knives have held up very well and I use them almost on a daily basis so I imagine that this knife will be quality as well.

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from jbird wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Pretty handy looking outfit if a guy was looking for a new knife. I have WAYYY more than I need, so I'll pass, but Gerber makes a good knife, regardless of who's name is on it.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Bear Grylls = Fake = Gerber Knife.

I am a little surprised Gerber would associate themselves with BG but then again maybe some people believe the stuff he does.

I for one would NOT buy it just because BG is on it.

Sorry to be so harsh but it's my first impression.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

looks like a piece of sh!$ to me, just saying. If i spend money like that, the knife will at least look good, and it won't have some other guys name tatooed all over the damn thing. Buy a ka-bar and get it over with, don't waste you hard earned cash.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

ok, on second thought it doesn't look that bad after all. I might buy it, EXCEPT for the fact that it has the guys name all over the friking thing. It looks like a good piece of steel. but I'm a hunter, not somebody's billboard. If gerber offers it without the name and in green instead of orange i'll buy it in a new york minute

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from StevenIN wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

It looks like a quality knife, regardless of whos name is on it.

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from Modern Day Moun... wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Gerber makes good stuff. If i didn't already have everything I need in the way of knife, firestarter, etc. I might go order one. the grylls endorsement does nothing for me, and his name/initials all over it is kinda a down point, but Gerber is quality.

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Too many parts Just buy a KA BAR in straight edge

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from R1150R wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

No thanks.
Just a cheap piece of s__t from "As Seen On TV'!
Notice that in none of the pictures or spec. sheets is the country where it is made listed.

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from michaux wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

I have a $49.00 K-Bar that is all but a foot long. It is a heavy knife that can be pounded on to chop through wood or split lengthwise. Serrated knives are used to cut bread.

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from gsuperna wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Take the guys name and the serrated edge off and then you will have a knife.Gerber has a hatchette and knife combo available and it will fit in a pack or on your belt!

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from Dale Reisert wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Years ago Gerber was a sign of Quality.

That was until Gerber got Greedy and moved its manufacturing facility to CHINA and the quality went down the drain, probably made by some underage kid making $1.50 per day.

I recently bought a pair of Gerber Rachet cutters for cutting small branches and small diameter brush while bowhunting, the first time I used them the handles broke in two pieces, the handles were made out of some kind of cheap plastic, on closer inspection the package said in very very small print made in CHINA! and CHINA was also stamped on the cutter blade. It was My mistake I should have read the package first but thought Gerber products were still made here in the USA.

I then to my local Dicks sporting goods and looked at a large rack of Gerber products, guess what they were all made in China!

There are many Quality outdoor product made right here in the Good Old USA by quality craftsman, as far as I know Buck knives are still made in the USA and the quality will blow away anything Gerber now makes in China, why not look at the package of everthing you buy, shop wisely and maybe we will someday bring back all the manufacturing jobs and businesses we have lost since Bill Clinton signed the Free Trade aggrement and sold us all out.

Besides products made in the USA I do think that there are still many quality products on the market, some made in Germany and Japan BUT none are made in China.

As far as GB goes its just another contrived reality show, Example sleeping in a Motel after shooting hours etc. half the stuff he does would probably severely injure or kill anyone else who was not a Navy Seal or Special Forces. Plus once a product has an endorsement or name attached to it the price goes up at least 25%.

Seawolf4

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from Gaiben wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls is the real thing as an adventurer, but he is the first to admit that he is not the toughest, Chuck Norris, invincible type, saying that other British outdoorsmen are his masters. OYOH, he's climbed Mount Everest at 23 and crossed the Atlantic in an inflatable. He acknowledges that his TV shows are filmed by an accompanying cameraman and that he makes mistakes. However, there is much to learn from his expertise, which comes from renowned British and Indian Army sources. He is also Chief Scout (leader) of the Scout Association of Britain (formerly Boy Scouts) so he does good works. Check him on Wikipedia. I think he's okay.

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from BlueFiveSpot wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I looked long and hard at this knife (on the web only, of course since no one has it locally) and ended up buying a Gerber LMF for $72 - better steel, better knife for very few dollars more. Although now the Grylls knife is being offered at $79 (?!)

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from Fox1011 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

There is confusion about the Gerber Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife. First of all,, It is not widely available yet. I am a small knife dealer (big knives too) and as yet it is not in stock with any of my distributors. I have been contacted by some who say they have one already and I can not say that is not true. Some have been released but I think more likely people are getting another Gerber Grylls knife, stock number G0754, G0760, or G0752. These three have been available for sometime now. They are not really bad knives but they are not the Grylls Ultimate 0751 which is about twice the price and about twice the knife too.
Before anyone jumps up and starts saying I am shilling for Gerber let me say again,,, I do sell knives, but I do not have the Grylls Ultimate on hand. I will have it yes. I am not a knife expert but I do handle and use a whole lot of knives. So what I say can be taken with a grain of salt or a whole bucket if you want. But if I have a choice, and I do, I would pick the Gerber LMF II in any handle color over any of the Grylls knives. The Grylls Ultimate can be had for $60-$70 bucks. I am sure if you are caught in the wilderness with the Grylls knife it would perform. I am thinking more about if you are going into wilderness on purpose you are going to want to have something more reliable, tougher, and tested like the Light Military Fighter. Also remember I am just comparing the Grylls to the LMF II. There are many other options. Some are even better knives than the Gerber LMF II. Some are not as much knife as the Grylls Ultimate. Prices range all over also. I always tell my customers to buy as much quality as they can afford. Getting the best can be expensive but when you buy the best you are much more likely to only cry once.
Ed
www.foxqualityknives.com

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from ironirby wrote 40 weeks 5 days ago

I'll stick with my Buck knive.

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from MJC wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Honestly, BG seems more showman than survival expert. But it looks like a good knife, nonetheless. The only thing I don't like about it is the serrated half edge. Pain to sharpen, especially in the field.

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from jbird wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Pretty handy looking outfit if a guy was looking for a new knife. I have WAYYY more than I need, so I'll pass, but Gerber makes a good knife, regardless of who's name is on it.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

ok, on second thought it doesn't look that bad after all. I might buy it, EXCEPT for the fact that it has the guys name all over the friking thing. It looks like a good piece of steel. but I'm a hunter, not somebody's billboard. If gerber offers it without the name and in green instead of orange i'll buy it in a new york minute

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from Dale Reisert wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Years ago Gerber was a sign of Quality.

That was until Gerber got Greedy and moved its manufacturing facility to CHINA and the quality went down the drain, probably made by some underage kid making $1.50 per day.

I recently bought a pair of Gerber Rachet cutters for cutting small branches and small diameter brush while bowhunting, the first time I used them the handles broke in two pieces, the handles were made out of some kind of cheap plastic, on closer inspection the package said in very very small print made in CHINA! and CHINA was also stamped on the cutter blade. It was My mistake I should have read the package first but thought Gerber products were still made here in the USA.

I then to my local Dicks sporting goods and looked at a large rack of Gerber products, guess what they were all made in China!

There are many Quality outdoor product made right here in the Good Old USA by quality craftsman, as far as I know Buck knives are still made in the USA and the quality will blow away anything Gerber now makes in China, why not look at the package of everthing you buy, shop wisely and maybe we will someday bring back all the manufacturing jobs and businesses we have lost since Bill Clinton signed the Free Trade aggrement and sold us all out.

Besides products made in the USA I do think that there are still many quality products on the market, some made in Germany and Japan BUT none are made in China.

As far as GB goes its just another contrived reality show, Example sleeping in a Motel after shooting hours etc. half the stuff he does would probably severely injure or kill anyone else who was not a Navy Seal or Special Forces. Plus once a product has an endorsement or name attached to it the price goes up at least 25%.

Seawolf4

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from timhansford wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

I like Gerber stuff and Bear's show is pretty entertaining but I just get tired of all the names on things. It looks cool and the helpful note card might come in handy, I just done need someones initials on my knife, like a pair of $100 Nikes becasue Jordan is on them.

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from Mike Plotner wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

so its preety much a survil sheath just buy the sheth off ebay and use you own knife

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from shane wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

I would just get a Prodigy for less money or LMF II for more knife.

The B.G. name does nothing for me, but I do actually have some respect for his abilities and knife tastes. Say what you want about his show, it's a TV show, but this guy is ex S.A.S. and ain't no joke.

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from erik450 wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

All my gerber knives have held up very well and I use them almost on a daily basis so I imagine that this knife will be quality as well.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Bear Grylls = Fake = Gerber Knife.

I am a little surprised Gerber would associate themselves with BG but then again maybe some people believe the stuff he does.

I for one would NOT buy it just because BG is on it.

Sorry to be so harsh but it's my first impression.

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from Gaiben wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls is the real thing as an adventurer, but he is the first to admit that he is not the toughest, Chuck Norris, invincible type, saying that other British outdoorsmen are his masters. OYOH, he's climbed Mount Everest at 23 and crossed the Atlantic in an inflatable. He acknowledges that his TV shows are filmed by an accompanying cameraman and that he makes mistakes. However, there is much to learn from his expertise, which comes from renowned British and Indian Army sources. He is also Chief Scout (leader) of the Scout Association of Britain (formerly Boy Scouts) so he does good works. Check him on Wikipedia. I think he's okay.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

DM ~ Gerber Quality with a quality endorsement by BG. Perfect collaboration! Orange over black works for me as well.

Thank you for the pre-sales tip. I might just wander over to amazon ~

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

looks like a piece of sh!$ to me, just saying. If i spend money like that, the knife will at least look good, and it won't have some other guys name tatooed all over the damn thing. Buy a ka-bar and get it over with, don't waste you hard earned cash.

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from StevenIN wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

It looks like a quality knife, regardless of whos name is on it.

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from Modern Day Moun... wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Gerber makes good stuff. If i didn't already have everything I need in the way of knife, firestarter, etc. I might go order one. the grylls endorsement does nothing for me, and his name/initials all over it is kinda a down point, but Gerber is quality.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Too many parts Just buy a KA BAR in straight edge

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from R1150R wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

No thanks.
Just a cheap piece of s__t from "As Seen On TV'!
Notice that in none of the pictures or spec. sheets is the country where it is made listed.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from michaux wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

I have a $49.00 K-Bar that is all but a foot long. It is a heavy knife that can be pounded on to chop through wood or split lengthwise. Serrated knives are used to cut bread.

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from gsuperna wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Take the guys name and the serrated edge off and then you will have a knife.Gerber has a hatchette and knife combo available and it will fit in a pack or on your belt!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from BlueFiveSpot wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I looked long and hard at this knife (on the web only, of course since no one has it locally) and ended up buying a Gerber LMF for $72 - better steel, better knife for very few dollars more. Although now the Grylls knife is being offered at $79 (?!)

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from Fox1011 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

There is confusion about the Gerber Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife. First of all,, It is not widely available yet. I am a small knife dealer (big knives too) and as yet it is not in stock with any of my distributors. I have been contacted by some who say they have one already and I can not say that is not true. Some have been released but I think more likely people are getting another Gerber Grylls knife, stock number G0754, G0760, or G0752. These three have been available for sometime now. They are not really bad knives but they are not the Grylls Ultimate 0751 which is about twice the price and about twice the knife too.
Before anyone jumps up and starts saying I am shilling for Gerber let me say again,,, I do sell knives, but I do not have the Grylls Ultimate on hand. I will have it yes. I am not a knife expert but I do handle and use a whole lot of knives. So what I say can be taken with a grain of salt or a whole bucket if you want. But if I have a choice, and I do, I would pick the Gerber LMF II in any handle color over any of the Grylls knives. The Grylls Ultimate can be had for $60-$70 bucks. I am sure if you are caught in the wilderness with the Grylls knife it would perform. I am thinking more about if you are going into wilderness on purpose you are going to want to have something more reliable, tougher, and tested like the Light Military Fighter. Also remember I am just comparing the Grylls to the LMF II. There are many other options. Some are even better knives than the Gerber LMF II. Some are not as much knife as the Grylls Ultimate. Prices range all over also. I always tell my customers to buy as much quality as they can afford. Getting the best can be expensive but when you buy the best you are much more likely to only cry once.
Ed
www.foxqualityknives.com

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from ironirby wrote 40 weeks 5 days ago

I'll stick with my Buck knive.

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