I have been spending most of my free time practising bushcraft on a little island as of late, collecting the canoe from the shed, donning the buoyancy aid and paddling across to reach a distant shore to spend night after night camped out in the backcountry. All of this has been to trial minimal canoeing, that is with as little extra equipment as possible but with the right gear and knowledge. I have been testing the new Gerber Bear Grylls Paracord Knife during this time and here is my review.
The Gerber Bear Grylls Paracord Knife sitting in perfect surroundings, around the camp fire. The Paracord Knife has been a great little addition to my kit list mainly down to its low weight, emergency source of paracord and flexibility of carry.
Whilst canoeing I can carry the Gerber Bear Grylls Paracord Knife as a neck knife with. I hardly know it’s there due to it only weighing 163g. It can be attached through the webbing straps on my buoyancy aid and even my rucksack when I’m hiking from the landing spot due to its ballistic nylon sheath being able to fit every carry direction.
One problem with the sheath is that the knife seems to get stuck often and you really have to pull hard to get it free, I have heard this on other reviews too.
At camp the Gerber Bear Grylls Paracord Knife helps out with cooking food, from cutting vegetables to preparing game, its sharp fine edge, drop point and deep choil really gives this knife an advantage in feeling secure in your hand. Blade is stainless 5Cr15MoV steel so wont rust, essential when far away from home.
The main construction of the Paracord Knife is full tang. That super useful length of paracord wrapped around forms the handle. If you don’t like the orange colour then simply unwind it and replace with your favourite pattern. I know the first thing I would want to do would be to replace the paracord!
So aiming to travel light into the backcountry, take the Gerber Bear Grylls Paracord Knife with you but in my opinion it’s not good on its own as your only knife. It works best when used along side a stronger bushcraft knife.