Hi Everyone! I hope you are well. I was wondering if any of you have used the Gerber Bear Grylls range?
A couple of my mates really like the stuff, but I am not sure whether it actually is good stuff or just a use of the Bear Grylls Name? I suppose it is made by Gerber so that has to count, but would I be better off buying normal Gerber Products?
Gerber tools are excellent for opening cans of pork based products.
Complete rubbish at anything else. Shoddy workmanship and non-existent after sales service. I'd be surprised if anything was still in one piece after opening the can.
It was couple of the GBG Knives i had been looking at, The Fixed Blade Knife and Compact Scout Knife, I remember my Grandad having a Gerber years ago when I was kid, but thought I'd grab some oppinion on the Bear Grylls stuff on here as my friends often tend not to be the most knowledgeable.
Some leatherman is bombproof - my original tool is great. I had a squirt - knife blade was dangerous & I broke the pliers without much effort.
No hang-ups here on the BG brand if it's what I want & it does the job. The guys done more than a lot of marketing folk who dream up most of the brand names - both adventure wise & for charity.
lol. just my bit of fun.
a folding knife that locks has the only advantage of being small when folded. a fixed blade knife will (i.e. should be) stronger as the whole blade/handle will have no joins in it nor places for dirt to acculate nor you being able to trap or attempting to amputate your fingers when you close it because you weren't paying attention.
at least you can get some really serious A&E time with a fixed blade knife as, again for not paying attention, you can give yuorself some serious slashes/cuts/stabbings. it also scores as it's ready for action at all times.
but aside from that scaremongering - if you want a good basic knife (it's a blade attached to a handle which is erm.. a knife) that's quality and cheap then look at the Frost's Mora range. cheap enough to seriously abuse whilst you learn how to use it.
on another note there's our knife laws to consider. a locking knife and any fixed blade knife of any blade length is illegal to carry in the UK without good cause (and that includes a basic cutlery knife!)- folding knives with blades of less than 3 inches may be carried but again some contexts could be fun trying to explain to the nice police person why you have it.
view the rules as contextual - you are going camping and your knife is packed away where you can't readily get at is good cause to be carrying one. popping down to siansbury's with it tucked into your sock isn't. (i'm not sure where picking your teeth with it on the bus would come)
as always be nice, polite and attentive if discussing your possession with a police person - unless you're cold, wet, hungry and tired and fancy a sleep in a warm bare room with a hot cup of somethng.
& you don't always get a hot cup of something.
Cheap carbon steel Mora is my knife of 1st choice.
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