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Just saw this review. After watching reviews of the previous versions it looked like a cheap gimmicky knife but this one looks solid. It either hasn't been released yet or is on backorder. Seriously thinking about getting one. He punishes the crap out of the knife in the video and stands up to his abuse.
 

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I have the Orignal I just purchased here about 2 months ago. I have not really put it through it's passes yet but it feels pretty solid. The new one Looks alot better though, kind makes me said. I am still Thinking about picking up the Gerber LMF ll though. I just happen to be a Gerber fan.
 

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I haven't tried any of the bear grylls stuff. I have seen a couple of that guys videos on the last model and this one and this one looks a lot better. I can't remember what steel was used in the lmf but given the improvements of the ultimate it may be better.
 

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The last ultimate is selling on amazon for around $39. This one is going to be $68 also from amazon.

I do wish they would offer one with a serrated edge. I am on the fence on whether or not to get something with a serrated edge or not.

What I would really like to get is the topsknife surv tac 7. Its the knife that Joe on dual survival uses. That thing looks tough as hell. Its expensive though at $295.
 

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The last ultimate is selling on amazon for around $39. This one is going to be $68 also from amazon.

I do wish they would offer one with a serrated edge. I am on the fence on whether or not to get something with a serrated edge or not.

What I would really like to get is the topsknife surv tac 7. Its the knife that Joe on dual survival uses. That thing looks tough as hell. Its expensive though at $295.
The one reason I didn't buy a Gerber ultimate is because it has a serrated blade which makes it much harder to sharpen in the field. I like the pro's full tang also but Amazon shows that it ships in 1 to 2 months.
 

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Not a bad knife for people who want fair bang for the buck and don't want to buy seperate pieces and know how to sharpen a knife with a regular stone. It's nice that they upgraded from the other which I thought could use some upgrading. I wish they'd get rid of the orange color choice in the handle and sheath. It makes a person easier to spot wearing one. Good if your looking to be found, bad if your not.
 

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Not a bad knife for people who want fair bang for the buck and don't want to buy seperate pieces and know how to sharpen a knife with a regular stone. It's nice that they upgraded from the other which I thought could use some upgrading. I wish they'd get rid of the orange color choice in the handle and sheath. It makes a person easier to spot wearing one. Good if your looking to be found, bad if your not.
I don't mind bright colors on items it helps me from loosing them now and if I need them when the SHTF I can use camo-tape or paint depending on the situation. Won't do much good if you lose it before you need it.
 

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I don't mind bright colors on items it helps me from loosing them now and if I need them when the SHTF I can use camo-tape or paint depending on the situation. Won't do much good if you lose it before you need it.
I guess, but to me it's better to just keep your knife close at hand at all times and accountability of it. Afterall the knife is one of the most important survival tools. It's the one thing I'd choose if I was to be stranded in the wilderness with only one thing and the clothes on my back. I don't loose many black one's, and there not bright orange. It's one of those items well worth spending good money on instead of scrimping to me too. I like Bear's old knife much better.

http://www.bayleyknife.com/site/index.aspx
 

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Gerber makes great gear, and really good knives. I own a lot of their stuff. They are my favorite company for outdoor gear.

I do not care too much for the Bear Grylls stuff - it looks okay, but it just seems too "trendy" for me; like it is not to be taken seriously.

High-visibility stuff is a bad idea in my book - makes you too easy to see, when you want to disappear from view instead - think about it.
 

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Grylls Gear is Poser Gear.

Don't get me wrong, I like the guy, but I think the Gerber Marketing Dept lowered the bar with this stuff. It's like G.I. Joe already had an endorsement deal and they went with door #2 on this one. I'd rather be caught dead than be caught dead with BG Gear. Gerber stuff is not bad so that helps, but I'm not running around the apocalypse with this stuff.
 

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I thought the exact thing before I watched this review and how much abuse he threw at it. He was beating it into a stump with a sledgehammer and it kept going. You couldn't do that with even the lmf-2. This one has a full tang design with the pummel welded to the steel. The previous model was 3/4 tang and only connected the pummel with a piece of the handle. The lmf-2 is made that way also but by design. It was made like that to be able to cut thru live wires.

I am with you on the look and branding of the knife. The bright orange isn't something I like but its meant to be a survival knife in the strongest sense if the word. Caught in the middle of nowhere and trying to get rescued type thing so the extra visibility in this sense is better for the knife. I would rather have a knife with the features of this knife but without the orange and BG, but I haven't found something that has what this has at the quality and price point this is offered at. I can't afford a $200-300 knife. I may be able to swing the $70 this one costs. Would like it at the $39 price the last model is at though.
 

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In that price range I'd honestly prefer a good old Kabar or Ontario Rat5. 1095 carbon steel while it's not as rust resistant as stainless is still an excellent steel in strength and edge retention. A little oil and it's fine. Hell you can boil down animal fat for oil if you need to, but used motor oil won't be in short supply when shtf even if the whole world is turned upside down. Firesteel are not expensive and those sharpeners stink. Your better off learning to use a flat stone or dogbone.

KA-BAR 1259 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Combo Blade, Kraton G Handle, Kydex Sheath - KnifeCenter

Ontario RAT-5 Survival Knife 5-1/4" 1095 Carbon Steel Plain Blade, Micarta Handles (8627) - KnifeCenter

Fire Starters - KnifeCenter

Dog Bone Style Sharpeners - KnifeCenter

I'd take my Nimravus any day over the Bear knife.



http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/BM...54CM-Steel-Combo-Blade-Black-Aluminum-Handles
 

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That rat5 is a good looking knife.
And tough with a good working blade and sheath. I had a Rat7 for a while, one of their machetes and carried a Spec Plus through quite a lot in the Army. They make a tough, practical knife. The 5's are the better general knife choice in my opinion as smaller blades aren't enough for some tasks and bigger are too much.

Fixed Blade Knives - KnifeCenter

I prefer a combo edge myself though as a serrated edge makes cutting branches, vines and rope, etc. much easier and faster.

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/ONRAT5S/Ontario-RAT-5-Survival-Knife-Combo-Blade-8638
 

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They make a tough, practical knife. The 5's are the better general knife choice in my opinion as smaller blades aren't enough for some tasks and bigger are too much.
Ontario RAT-5 Survival Knife 5-1/4" 1095 Carbon Steel Combo Blade, Micarta Handles (8638) - KnifeCenter
The fact that this is true using a name the average person won't have heard of, brings in to question what an expensive bright orange blade with a celebrity's name on it can do that another blade cannot.
 

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I thought i did not like the serrated blade until this afternoon. I showed my 6 yr old grandson how to make a deadfall, and used my SOG seal pup to saw the figure 4 stick trigger out. Itwas amazing how fast it cut through that stick. Still think I'd rather have a smooth drop point blade, with saw teeth on the back though. I suppose it will be easy enough to sharpen the serrations with my Bear Grills pocket sharpener though. It has 2 different sized round rods, and two "V" sharpeners, all together small enough to go in the pouch on the SOG sheath with a fire steel. I'm thinking at this point the SOG is going to Colorado backpack bowhunting elk this fall. Plenty big enough, yet light, good gripping handle, and very serviceable sheath.
 
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