A good knife still ranks at the top of the list of must-have survival necessities, be it in the backcountry or more urban settings. Whether it’s a simple pocket folder or a fixed blade survival knife with a custom sheath, few tools have more utility. In addition, since knives are arguably the most basic and oldest of survival tools, they are also the subject of countless debates as to which is the most durable, most functional, and so on.
While we cannot determine today which knife is the best [whatever], we can at least introduce you to one that is worth considering for a myriad of survival scenarios. Made by Gerber, the Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade offers a thin, full-tang blade with a useful amount of Paracord that doubles as a handle and travels in a handy sheath.
Regardless of what you think of the survival situations on the Man vs. Wild show or the survival tactics of its star, Bear Grylls, you can’t deny the power of the Bear Grylls brand on the equipment he uses.
Gerber sports an entire line of Bear Grylls survival gear in a telltale orange and gray color scheme, including this Paracord Fixed Blade knife. Let’s take a closer look.
- Overall Length: 7.75″ (19.7cm)
- Blade Length: 3.25″ (8.3cm)
- Weight: 3.5 oz. (99g)
- Weigh with Sheath: 5.75 oz. (163g)
- Steel Type: 5Cr15MoV
- Handle Material: Paracord
- Lifetime Warranty
- Price: $37
Images by Mark Kakkuri