Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Knife, Fine Edge – Review

Best selling items all have one thing in common. They work! Regardless of if you personally like them or not. You can rest assured that they are going to function properly within their relative field. If you are new to buying a type of product, you are probably going to gravitate towards buying the best-known product.

However, that can also lead to you ultimately overpaying for a product if you don’t do a proper research. Don’t worry too much though I am here to help. I recently purchased another knife from the Gerber Bear Grylls collection. 

It is Gerber’s best selling tool collection these days. When I first got a look at one of the products in that line I was super skeptic. I really thought this was more a publicity stunt and these tools were meant to attract people who typically don’t buy or use tools. So they could just have as a gimmick like product. To my surprise, the tools in this line are actually pretty decent.


About The Product

So, I decided to pick up the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Knife. Honestly, from the first glimpse, you can tell this is the real deal. It has a 4.8-inch blade. No serrated section which is actually a good asset in my eyes. It is 10 inches long when fully extended. It can totally get all of the tough jobs done. 

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    Full-tang, premium 9CR19MoV stainless steel construction for durability
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    Knife measures 3.5 inches closed
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    Built-in fire starter rod in a watertight holder
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    Blade length: 4.8 Inches, Overall length: 10 Inches
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    Includes Bear Grylls' "Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide
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    Lanyard with a loud emergency whistle
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    Weight: 13.7 oz (388.4 g) w/ sheath
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    Ergonomic, non-slip rubber grip for comfortable, precise handling 

Maybe one of the issues you could end up having is that the knife itself is a little bit heavier than I would have wanted. It weighs around a pound. This essentially does not make it the best in maneuverability. Then again it does help out when cutting.

So it's really a 50/50. It has a really good rubber grip that really makes for comfortable handling. Among its add-on features are the fire starter, and a feature that allows you to sharpen your knife while out in the field. As well as a safety whistle. Basically, this knife is stacked. It is a really good asset to have while out camping, fishing, or hunting.

A Knife To Fill All Your Heavy Duty Needs

I typically say that you have to find something that fits all of your needs. In this case, I would say if you don’t need anything so powerful or feel you can’t handle it. Then that would be the only real reason not to buy this knife. It is not a knock on this knife really, but I think it just might be a little too big for some people.

When of the main concerns for this knife might be that it dulls easily. I have not had that happen to me personally, but that might be because I am a little obsessive when it comes to sharpening. The sharpener feature it comes with is not the most effective way to get it sharp also. I would just say, make sure to keep it sharp by sharpening it the best way you see fit.

Other than that most of the other features check out just fine. The biggest issue some people seem to have is that they don’t like the way it was marketed. Really a dumb issue if you ask me I have no problem with the Bear Grylls logo on the knife. I would not trust my whole life to the survival guide it comes with, but it has some nice tips.

With Its Current Discount Price, It Is a Great Option

I typically question huge discounts. If you can shave off around 40 bucks off your original retail price and still be making a profit why was it so highly priced in the first place?

However, In this case, I really think it makes this knife fall into a price range where it's actually a great buy. Even if you are thinking of buying it for emergency purposes and have it like a just in case product. It can totally be an option now at this price. I do think that it is not for everybody though. Like I said previously this is a heavier knife than most others out there. It can really cut so it might be more of a risk than a solution for some people.

Also sticking with the heavy aspect I have to say it might not be an everyday option. That is the biggest issue I currently have with it. It is too bulky for me to carry it around everywhere. On trips it is great! I take every time in my bag no issue there. But daily I usually end up having to turn to a pocket knife I own rather than this one because it is just easier to carry.

All in all, it is a great option despite this minor issue. Especially at this discount price. For me, the grips on all of these bear Grylls knives is what makes them so cool. Maneuverability on this knife would be next to impossible with a different grip. However, it just feels really smooth and you can actually end up using the weight to your advantage. 


 Overall this knife works as advertised. The blade when sharp can get basically all the jobs done smoothly. It makes clean precise cuts without too much effort. I would definitely give it a 5-star grade. As I always say don’t just take my word for it! This is one of the world’s top-selling knives plain and simple. Which means that there is plenty of info out there about it. I recommend you do a little more reading if you are still undecided. However be quick to make that decision this knife is on sale and it is flying off the shelves! Check out its Amazon page!

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