Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife Fine Edge Review 2012/03/13
It’s the one you have seen on TV! Featured in some of the most
demanding wilderness areas and being pushed to its limits. Being
handed out to willing celebrities on The Island and wielded by Bear
Grylls himself. But would I take the Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife Fine
Edge with me?
There will be a lot of overlap between this article and the one for the
serrated version, so please have a read of that if you are interested.
Serrated version review can be found ADD LINK!!!! The Bear Grylls range
has now spread to clothing as well as knives and outdoor tools in recent
years. Certainly everyone wants their own line of gear I guess.
The fine edge on the Bear Grylls
Ultimate Knife allows for greater control in detailed cutting tasks when
compared to the hideous serrated version. The area where you can exert
most strength is closest to the handle. Therefore with the fine edge
extending to this point you can benefit from additional control and
power. For example producing feather sticks is much easier than using
Sharpening in the field also will get a lot easier with the fine edge
version as you can use the supplied sharpening stone in the sheath to
sharpen the whole edge and not have to take a separate tapered file
along to get the serrations sharp.
If you have your heart set on a Bear
Grylls knife then the fine edge has my recommendation if you want to use
it for more bushcraft type tasks. If you want a ‘survival’ knife then
consider the serrated version as it will let you cut cord and rope
easier than the fine edge. However the serrations are closest to the
handle making feather sticks can be very tricky. I consider being able
to produce your own tinder an essential survival skill and so would
never use serrations on my main knife.
Firstly out of the box the knife could do with a little sharpening.
Secondly the handle is very uncomfortable in anything but the forehand
grip. The supplied firesteel is a joke and easily broken. Save your
money and avoid!