British outdoorsman Bear Grylls had a really expensive knife before the new consumer-oriented version came out. Let’s face facts. The average person is not going to spend $700 on a survival knife, especially when they may not encounter too many situations where it will be used. Enter the $60 consumer-grade survival knife that will fit most budgets.
This survival knife which is made by Gerber has a serrated blade, a special rubber grip, a stainless steel pommel that can be used for hammering, and an emergency whistle incorporated into the short lanyard on the handle. The sheath has a fire steel attached, emergency rescue instructions and a diamond sharpener to enable you to keep your blade sharp. There is also a pocket survival guide included.
RW, Jr. has purchased one of these from Academy and plans to give it a real-world test. This Gerber knife is what is commonly referred to as a multi-function survival knife and Gerber has a good reputation for making some fine products. Once RW, Jr. has had a chance to check it out, we'll see if it really does the job.