Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Gerber Makes Bear Grylls Knife
Posted by Casey Fiedler at 12:17:00 PM
It is a sad day for me. My most cherished knife brand, Gerber, has decided to endorse and produce knives that have the names of survival idiot Bear Grylls on them. OUCH! Why would you do that, Gerber? For any of you who need a refresher on why Bear Grylls is the biggest idiot to ever set foot on television and the great outdoors simultaneously, I will release a post explaining it shortly. I've always loved Gerber because they combine quality with affordability. Until now they've been a brand that sells quality and not a label. Although the "Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife" (ultimate knife? a bit bold, don't you think?) has the makings of a good knife (one piece through tang, one piece synthetic handle, sheath, lanyard) it has one fatal flaw. They put the words "Bear Grylls" on it, which is one of the fastest ways to get yourself killed in the wilderness. Nobody shows off more numerous or creative ways to kill ones self while trying to live in the wilderness than Discovery Channel's favorite... Bear Grylls. Therefore we can assume that any time you run into someone carrying this knife, they're probably a Bear Grylls fan. And while it's possible to be a fan of his show and have the vaguest hint of an understanding about correct wilderness survival... it's highly improbable. Don't be too quick to trust someone with a Bear Grylls endorsed product as they most likely wasted money on buying an item with his name on it, and are probably almost as full of ego as Bear Grylls himself!