Gerber 31 001901 Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife Review
Size: The overall length of this survival knife is 10 inches, including the 4.8 inch blade. It is well balanced, and just the right length for a good and reliable survival knife which you can carry around easily, and use efficiently and safely at all times.
Blade: The blade is full tang, made of 9Cr19Mov high carbon stainless steel, which makes it tougher and allows it to hold a better edge than most other survival knifes out there. The full tang construction ensures that you will have a very reliable, robust and strong knife available for any sorts of situations and needs. This construction is especially useful if you plan to use your knife for a lot of batoning, because of the added strength and stability the full tang adds to it.
Overall, the 4.8 inch fine edge blade is dependable and will maintain its sharpness and strength even after significant use and abuse.
Handle and weight:
At 13.7 ounces, this knife is heavier than expected, which gives it a solid feel and allows for a better grip for safe and efficient use at all times. The heftiness of this knife makes it feel more reliable, especially if you are looking for a survival knife to keep you alive and well when out in the wild. The handle is large enough, rubberized and textured to ensure a great grip, for a safer and more efficient use.
The design and make of the sheath is quite nice. It is made of plastic and rubber but yet it looks solid enough and definitely doesn’t look cheap. It has a great locking device, which makes the accidental slipping out of the knife virtually impossible. So, overall it is a reliable sheath which will keep your knife safely in place when not needed. Also, the sheath features an inbuilt sharpener to keep your blade sharp at all times, and help keep it sharp every time you pull your knife out. This excellent feature can be readjusted to work for left-handed users as well.
The sheath also has an extra fire starter rod and a hole for drainage of the knife if you are carrying the knife in wet conditions. The added whistle is a perfect touch for this great basic survival kit.OUR VERDICT:
This knife, along with the sharpening sheath whistle, fire rod and the overall package is a perfect survival starter kit. The knife is very well built, sharp, strong and tough. It will no doubt endure many adventures and heavy use, and will remain an indispensable tool for your outdoor experiences.
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