Our Friend Tomahawk is back in the world and worked himself into a Bear Grylls Survival knife. This his initial take on it...
My good friend Matt came up to the mountains the other day to invite me to a BBQ on memorial day so i packed up my gear and headed to town with him. Once there I went to see my good friend and Knife expert/Historian Trapper Jon. I was looking to buy a new swiss army knife since mine is getting old and pretty worn out.
Trapper Jon had one of the new Bear grils survival knives by gerber blades, I managed to get it for 30 bucks from TJ and took it back to the mountains to try it out.
I can say straight out that i dont like the serrations on the blade, if this knife had a straight blade with no serrations it would be a hell of a lot better. I did some batoning and prying, I even got a few sparks on quarts. there is a ferro rod that clips into the sheath along with a diamond honing stone on the inside of the sheath - kinda cool. the knife is a nice looking blade, multi functional, inexpensive, and pretty indestructible.
Ultimatly though, I didnt see that this knife is any better than my $6.00 dollar green River knife ,"Old Butch" that I have been packing for the past 22 years.
Im going to give this Gerber to a friend down the road and stick with "Old Butch", my GRK has taken me many miles and will take me many more with no frills.
Tomahawk - scouts out!