When it comes to the outdoors and wilderness survival, most of us will recognize the name Bear Grylls. Once well-known for his television show, a few years ago Grylls partnered with another well-known name in outdoor gear, Gerber, to create a line of outdoor products, including knives and hand axes. If, like me, you’re in the market for a reliable fixed blade knife, then keep reading to learn more about the Bear Grylls Paracord knife by Gerber.

Folding knives are great, don’t get me wrong. I own several myself, in fact. However, fixed blade knives tend to be sturdier in more demanding conditions, and in a wilderness emergency where your survival depends on the strength and durability of your knife, they’re irreplaceable.

The Bear Grylls Paracord knife’s blade and handle consist of a single piece of stainless steel. The straight edge blade is 3 ½ inches long.

The handle portion of the knife is wrapped in 60-inches of strong, durable paracord. Not only does this provide a comfortable grip, but it provides a good length of cord that can be unwrapped and used in a variety of survival situations in the wild. Paracord has seen a boom in popularity over the last few years, especially in the form of bracelets. Also, it has commonly been incorporated into the grips of fixed blade knives, so this isn’t the first time we’ve seen such a feature. It’s nice to see a legendary company like Gerber bring its own to the table, though.

The knife comes with a durable plastic sheath that features a belt loop, as well. It comes with a price tag of $39.95, which is actually quite reasonable, given the features and size of the knife.

While it may not be practical for your average weekend trips to the campground, Gerber’s Bear Grylls Paracord knife is a great asset for backcountry enthusiasts. The strong fixed blade and five feet of tough paracord are great tools to have on hand in an emergency situation in the wild, and with the name “Gerber” stamped on it, you know you’re in good hands. 

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