“Any truly useful knife for bushcraft/survival does not have a serrated edge on the business end of the blade.” That quote comes from a reader comment aimed at the Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife, a blade made by Gerber that we reviewed a year ago this week. Serration is apparently an important topic to knife junkies, as several readers commented on it in the original article, many negatively or to the tone of “I’d rather do without.”
This week, but for a limited few days only, Gerber is shipping a knife that might make the serration haters happy again. Made under the consultation of the Bear-man himself, star of the show “Man vs. Wild,” the Bear Grylls Ultimate Fine Edge Knife has a clean cutting edge and no serration on its 5-inch, drop-point blade.
In the hand, the Ultimate Fine Edge Knife is 10 inches long. It is available via a link on Gerber’s Facebook page today through October 31, 2011, and then it fades to the company’s secret storehouses again until 2012. The non-serrated knife, touted to have a fine edge “from the top of the handle to the tip of the blade,” has a rubber grip handle and a stainless steel pommel at its base for hammering.
The Ultimate Fine Edge Knife costs $62. It comes housed in a nylon/rubber “military-grade” sheath and includes a diamond-coated knife sharpener, emergency whistle, a fire starter rod, and a small survival guide in case you stumble into a “Man vs. Wild” situation alone.