With that said, I still ordered the Bear Gryllis Survival Knife made by Gerber. I have been a big fan of Gerber every since Wifey gave me what has come to be known in our house as the "Daddy Tool." It is a multi-tool much like a swiss army knife and I couldn't imagine a life without it. You can see my favorite Gerby multi-tool at Amazon here.
Being in the market for a good long blade and seeing that this was made by Gerber, I took at peek when my deal alert system notified me that it was on sale. Originally $80, I pick this up for around $35 with free shipping. Like most things I buy on Amazon, it arrived quickly.
As soon as I showed it to Wifey, she exclaimed that she wanted one as well. Rule #1 around our house: keep Mamma happy. So, she now has one as well. She has actually been using hers more than I have used mine.
She is super crafty and has been on a kick lately making things out of tree branches. It started with a Harry Potter party the girls were going to a while back. She was determined that our girls would have their own magic wands to sport at the party. She ripped down a branch from a tree in front of our house and used her BG knife to begin whittling away the nubs and bark. It filleted through that bark like butta (you know, butter...too much Cake Boss).
I like to buy things with multiple uses and this knife has several.
- It comes complete with a whistle tied to the end of a lanyard on the handle.
- A built in sharpening stone on the backside of the sheath.
- Two holes near the handle for creating a make-shift spear (stake not included).
- A flint rod to start fires
- A comfortable rubberized handle (no mo.re wrapping the handle in paracord for comfort).
- Velcro straps to keep the knife securely in the sheath.
- Knurled striking surface butt cap
- Saw ground back blade
Here's an independent review on YouTube: