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Bear Grylls Ultimate Fine Edge Knife

Since its release, the excitement surrounding the Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife has been overwhelming. In 2011 the Ultimate was the best-selling knife in world. Fans and collectors, however, clamored for a non-serrated version and we listened. We now make the Ultimate Knife with a fine-edge from the top of the handle to the tip of the blade. Using the same high carbon, stainless steel drop-point blade and texturized rubber handle this is equally tough and unmistakably Bear-inspired. Housed in a nylon and hard rubber military-grade sheath, a diamond-coated knife sharpener, emergency whistle, fire starter and survival guide are all integrated. This is the Ultimate Knife that you asked for, the pinnacle of Bear’s signature line.

Item # 31-001063
  • Open length: 25.4 cm
  • Blade Length: 12.2 cm
  • Weight: (with sheath): 416.8 g
  • Weight (no sheath): 317.6 g


  • Knife Features:
    • Full Fine Edge High Carbon Stainless Steel Drop Point Blade - Ideal for edge retention
    • Ergonomic Textured Rubber Grip - Maximizes comfort and reduces slippage
    • Stainless Steel Pommel - At base of handle for hammering
    • Emergency Whistle - Integrated into lanyard cord
  • Sheath Features:
    • Fire Starter - Ferrocerium rod locks into sheath, striker notch incorporated into back of knife blade
    • Nylon Sheath - Lightweight, military-grade, mildew resistant
    • Land to air rescue instructions
    • Diamond Sharpener - Integrated into sheath for on-the-go sharpening
    • Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bear’s survival essentials


5 Fantastic Joost - APR 12, 2015

It's great I'm on scouting and iTS pretty handy

5 Fine edge Derek - FEB 27, 2012

Received my knife the other day, It's great! Took it out to the woods and put it to work. No issues to report

5 Amazing. Andrew - FEB 26, 2012

I had the serrated version, but I was wondering which one is more recommended for the uses of camping/recreation that isn't as extremely hardcore as the tasks Bear performs? In simpler terms, would you recommend the fine edge or serrated version?

5 wish Kai hong - FEB 25, 2012

yeeer , i wish to get all your product but they all so expensive ... :(

5 is it? Slithe - FEB 23, 2012

is it that hard to sharpen a knife even if it comes out of the box a little dull? people are so afraid to open a box and find the knife a little dull. people are getting lazier and lazier.

5 relwof12 Cow killer - FEB 21, 2012

This knife looks real good, is it?
Does the blade bend?
How sharp is it when opened?
Please tell!!!!

5 mr josh - FEB 20, 2012

when will it come to europe(germany)?

5 Paranoid Arthur Rattew - FEB 15, 2012

Should i get this one or the serrated version, for survival, i already have a non serrated pocket knife so i don't need another.

5 reply to tang reliability Your name - FEB 14, 2012

the tang does extend through the length of the handle many of those reviews mistakenly attributed the problems they experienced with the pommel breaking to the knife not having a full tang when the actual problem (which has been fixed in both the serrated and fine edge versions of the knife btw) was that the pommel was not attached to the tang of the knife hope this helps

5 fantastic o ya - FEB 14, 2012

i think you guess really improved this knife by making it a plain edge because now i wont have to worry about damaging serrations on my knife, it is so solid and very well built good job guess.

5 Scout leader uk Your name - FEB 12, 2012

Knife is great every thing you would expect for £60 very happy with it, fire starter works well, as does the sharperning stone, would of paid slot more for a knife like this

4 Tang reliability Bill - FEB 12, 2012

I saw some bad reviews on the serrated version about the tang not extending all the way through the handle, does the same go for this version?

I'm thru-hiking the Appalachian trail starting in June after I graduate high school this year. I'd love to be able to confidently take this knife with me on my journey.

5 The Best Knife Out There CjK - FEB 9, 2012

This Knife is awsome I've been hoping for a fine edge version of the ultimate knife. I really liked the ultimate knife when it came out but was dissapointed with the serrations that took up half the blade which makes it extremely difficult to do detailed work with the knife. but now that this is out this truly is the best knife and a great deal.

5 Buy from here UK Gav - FEB 9, 2012

This is a great, great knife. To answer the question, you can get these in the UK from Greenman Bushcraft. Google them. I got mine within 24 hours of ordering.

5 Lindsay Hunter - FEB 9, 2012

cant decide if i want this for my birthday or the lmf ll both look like great knives, i already have the serrated version and LOVE it... would also love it if it came in black and grey instead of orange...

5 Your Title Chuck - FEB 5, 2012

Best thought out and constructed field knife I've owned!

5 AWESOME!!! SurvivalSeth - FEB 1, 2012

I go this knife for Xmas and have taken it on 3 camping trips so for. I LOVE THIS KNIFE!!!! It handles everything I throw at it and wants more.

3 waiting Chris - JAN 30, 2012

Going to buy a new knife soon. Would like it to be this one. When is it going to be for sale?

5 mr me - JAN 29, 2012

can anyone tell me when this knife will be availiable in the uk?

5 Add a Saw blade to the back Eagle Scout - JAN 28, 2012

would love to see a saw on the back part of the blade for sawing does not have to be the full part of the blade just about 2" still leaves 2.8" for batoning wood so that u can have the best of both knifes a nice fine edge for cleaning game and have a saw to saw

5 Add "Military version" with camo. sheath Colten - JAN 27, 2012

FDF/rapid response

I think that is a good idea of a "military" version, but if you guys do make one keeps the BG on it, and add a camouflage sheath too!

5 Hy Tifrea - JAN 27, 2012

my name is Tifrea,and i like very very much your survival's:D,and i want to say thanks to learn us how to survive in the wild,in any place...i wish always to be with you in a mission,in a desert,or somewhere,i don't're great,and what are you doing is great...thanks one more time Bear. I respect you and your team:)

5 When is this available?? Survivalfan - JAN 26, 2012

Does anyone know when this knife is going to be vailable through gerber or through walmart or canadian tire??

5 I want it Dominik - JAN 26, 2012

When will be for sale of this knife? When will can i buy this knife in europe?

4 FDF/Rapid response Sgt. Onni - JAN 26, 2012

I like the knife and the idea of having the fire starter in the sheath. A very good option even for one who's more used to the traditional Scandinavian knives.
Good balance between usability as a bushcraft tool and a hacking tool (blade width).
The only thing I would really love is a military version of this knife. Military as in not rescue orange.
Make a black one or Black/OD instead of Black/Orange, and I'll be sure to carry one next rotation.

5 Amazing knife, my friend loved it!!! Colten - JAN 26, 2012

Hey kid just because you cant live your dream, doesn't mean I cant so dont comment unless you actually have a comment, and my friend got the knife and loved it, thanks for making amazing quality knifes!!! Wilderness survival (young survivalists!!!)

1 omg wo wo wo........ - JAN 20, 2012

who ever is this "young survivalist with the co-survivalist" is a giant knob. So Colten you can stop saying you are some expert survivalist, cause your not! grow up!

5 good build gerber john - JAN 10, 2012

love this knife. would recomend it to any outdoorsman looking for protection cutting ability and warmth when there no matches or lighters. and for the price its hard to beat

5 I agree Bear Grylls - JAN 10, 2012

It would be a nice idea to make an ultimate folding knife with every feature of the original ultimate knife, but it folds I will totally buy if it came out

5 Love it, but... Marco - JAN 9, 2012

I just bought this knife a week ago and I love it, but I wish Gerber made an ultimate folding knife without serrations, that would include a fire starter and a whistle.

5 Make a ultimate folding folding knife Marco - JAN 9, 2012

I hope gerber makes a ultimate folding knife with every features but instead it folds

5 Very surprised Nick - JAN 9, 2012

I'm very impressed that Gerber listened to the customers and produced the Bear Grylls knife WITHOUT serrations! I was one of the many who sent an e-mail asking for it, and here it is!

Still not available in my area though, but you can bet your ass when this comes my way I'll be upgrading for sure!

Just another example of why I always choose Gerber.

5 good job Bob - JAN 3, 2012

I have the serrated version, but I hate serrations. Good job Gerber for making the plain edge!!!!!!!!

5 finally max - DEC 30, 2011

finally a fine edge knife,
i am so getting one

5 webmaster@a1tunica Randy - DEC 28, 2011

I got this knife as a christmas present and went right out to test it in the wild. The knife chopped cut and pried. I was able to make shelter and start a nice fire. I did not have a problem with it. I added some 550 para cord by wrapping the handle because I use it alot. Overall it did what it said I`m pleased with it

4 Your Title Stephan - DEC 25, 2011

It would be nice if i had known that there was a straight bladed version, i hate knives with serrated blades, but oh well its still nice

5 Your Title Ben - DEC 23, 2011

Just got the knife in the mail today, so far i really like it. It feels good in my hand..has a good weight to it. the flint rod works very good. the sheath is comfortable sometimes the knife is a little snug coming out but its ok. the sharpener works good - had to use it because the knife came a little dull but i got it sharpened up real nice and its razor sharp.

5 Upgraded version wesley - DEC 23, 2011

The original serrated bear grylls knife was in my opinion, great. And all that gerber did was take all of the complaints (not many) of the customers and basicly made a newer better model. They didnt just change the serration they also changed the grind of the blade and fixed the problem with the pomel. And as far as im concerned, for this price, they dont come any better than this.

3 things that need changed sean - dec 19 , 2011 - DEC 20, 2011

i loved the designe of the ultamite knife but the steel is to soft. the first time that i used the knife for any hard cutting i distroyed the serration part of the blade and the edge didn't last very long. i think if you were to up the rc of the steel to rc 57 - 58 would make the perfect knife. Also the sheath needs to be more like the LMF sheath.

5 young survialist Colten - DEC 18, 2011

Love the knife me and my co-friend survivalist are hopping to get a few for our FB survival shows!!!

3 improvements Shrub - DEC 16, 2011

I mostly like the design, and have been a big fan of gerber since I got the River Shorty dive knife when I was 6. I carried a model 400 folder EVERYWHERE from the time I was 8 til I was about 12. Now I am a serious survivalist and very honest about what I believe to be true. I wanna see 2 main things before I would buy one. 1) A better blade steel, one you can be proud of and mark on the knife instead of "mystery steel". 2) The other, as has been metioned before, a good survival knife would benifit greatly from a reflective surface. Thanks for listening, best wishes to Gerber.

3 Your Title joe - DEC 9, 2011

Great kit for survival and general use. But the edge is week i bent and broke the seration part of mine just by cuting litle branches.

5 BG Fine Edge Knife chris ward - DEC 9, 2011

I saw that your new knife came out, and i really want to be a survivalist like BG when i get older. my friends and i are very big fans of what you do, my mom never trusted me with an open knife, but now that I have proven to her that I have never and never will injure myself with a knife, she is going to let me buy the knife.

5 survivalist don - DEC 8, 2011

yo i love the knive great work bear n gerber tough knife im tired of all the morons complaining about the blade i have beat the heck out of mine n not 1 problem its a great design just wish i coud get the fine edge version for the collection i personaly love serrations its great lookin very comfortable to use easy to sharpen and an all around great deal for a survival knife

5 knife pro ryan - DEC 7, 2011

this is a great knif love it probally the best knife i have i dont like the velcrow on the sheath the sewwing comes loose from hard use

4 Reflection Michael-Tucker Wojas - DEC 6, 2011

I recently purchased one of your survival kits and the knife wasn't reflective. For survival purposes that's rather useless for signaling. Unless you can come up with a good answer I will toucher myself by not watching any Bear Grylls Man vs Wild this week and it's only monday!

2 Your Title Delta - DEC 1, 2011

Great looking knife but what type of hi-carbon stainless steal is it exactly? Also what is the weight? Not being available in the UK is pants. 3 stars because i look at it or even buy it..

4 Cool Deutscher - NOV 27, 2011

Great! I hope , I can buy the knife in Germany too.

5 Brilliant James - NOV 27, 2011

From AUSTRALIA, just picked this knife up.. brilliant solid quality, amazingly made..looks like it will meet any challenge and last forever.

4 Mr Ty - NOV 26, 2011

I only buy knifes made in the USA and the gerber lmf was always a favorite of mine and I decided to take a leap and buy the Bear Grylls ultimate knife. It seemed perfect except 4 things. The pommel broke way too easy, it was not USA made, the "High carbon stainless steel" doesn't tell me exactly what the knife is made of and the serations bent/broke with minor use. Seeing as how Gerber is a company that listens to its customers they have changed it so the pommel doesn't break and it doesn't have serations. Which makes it as close to perfect as possible besides not being USA made and the mystery material it is made from. Gerber is a great company and will continue to be one as long as it listens to its customers.

1 Junk Yora - NOV 23, 2011

That knife is piece of junk. Lots of my friends lost their money buying this -4 of those knives got broke on handle or pommel!

1 Mr Chris - NOV 22, 2011

Bear can come to Australia, but his knife can't...?

3 Mr Pedro Perry - NOV 19, 2011

É uma pena não haver este produto´disponivél na Europa pois ele seria o sonho para muita gente .

1 Mr UK man - NOV 19, 2011

Why on earth can't you send it to the UK, where Bear is from!

5 MR. J. NOV.18- 2011I JAYHAWK - NOV 18, 2011


1 blacksmith chris - NOV 17, 2011

I would never buy a knife that does not tell the buyer what kind of hi-carbon stainless or the RC hardness of the blade temper. In my experience 440C stainless, 5160 and 1095 steel is the best for edge retention and durability if quenched and tempered correctly. If a cutlery can't list the exact type of blade material than the knife is not worth your money, there is a lot of cheap hi-carbon stainless steel types that make crappy but somewhat sharp blades, 440A is one of them.

4 Fan Graham - OCT 30, 2011

Please make it available in the UK. One start lost for that.

5 Mr Grylls Knife Timmy - OCT 27, 2011

Bear you tease us with this knife in the UK. We can't get hold of it!!

5 Survival in South Africa Charl Odendaal - OCT 26, 2011

My BG. GERBER has helped me in many a tight spot!
Is It possible to perfect it even more!

"Never leave home without your Bear!"

5 mr craig sommerville - OCT 26, 2011

would love to have it but as with most bg gerber products hard to get in bears home country. sad. please can you try and resolve this or add to gerber uk pages

5 BG Harley - OCT 26, 2011

haha, I just purchased the classic Ultimate Knife yesterday!
and it is AWESOME

3 ABC XYZ - OCT 26, 2011

Well,this knife is an ultimate one as described by the users(I'm not yet).But I think,the price is a little much ! Isn't it? $62 for just a knife.I'm not a survival expert,or any kind of scout,so for me it isn't worth it.Maybe,for people who trek n go for

5 Mr. Michael - OCT 26, 2011

REALLY like this knife! Don't have the money for it but I might just have to get it anyway

4 Mr Tarique Edwards - OCT 26, 2011

i am very disapointed that the fine edged knife isn't available in the UK please can u try and sort this out loses 1 star for not being in UK

3 I want one! Bear Grylls #1 Fan - OCT 26, 2011

I've been scouting for a good fine edged knife and when I read the announcement on Facebook. I just had to get one! Sadly though I am in the UK and I cant purchase and get this shipped here. So this knife loses two stars for not being available in the cou

5 Mr Mike Kennedy - OCT 26, 2011

Great Knife! Don't have the $ now--hope you make it for sale later again.

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