Review: New Bear Grylls Survival Knife & Parang Machete from Gerber

by David Maccar

Last month I gave you my take on Gerber's Ultimate Knife, one of several new products resulting from a collaboration between the knife company and TV host and adventurer Bear Grylls, based on specs and photos.

The folks at Gerber were kind enough to send us an early sample of what they're calling the pinnacle of the company's Bear Grylls Survival Series (the full line officially goes on sale in February, with the Ultimate Knife slotted for an early release on Nov. 15) along with another item in the series, the wicked-looking Parang machete.

So, what else was I to do but take them into Wharton State Forest in New Jersey's Pine Barrens and beat the living crap out of them?

Here are the photos and my review of the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife and Parang and all the bells and whistles (literally on that last one) that come with them.