Gear Review: Gerber Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade Knife

Feel confident in the outdoors with this all-purpose knife from Gerber.

[survival knife]

Looking for a burly survival knife that won’t double the weight of your emergency kit? At only 3.6 ounces, this fixed blade can handle all of your basic survival needs, from fashioning a feather stick to building a shelter. “Short of gutting an elk, this blade should be able to do the trick,” says our tester.

The included paracord around the handle provides ample cushion for heavy-duty tasks, and it ensures you’ll always have the means to fix tourniquets, snares, splints, or shoelaces. Our tester even rewrapped the handle herself, which nearly doubled the 45 inches of cord the knife came with. Nitpick: The friction sheath makes it sometimes difficult to draw the knife quickly. $37; 5.9 oz. (with sheath);

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