Bear Grylls Grandfather Knife
- By Pete Moore
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- Last updated: 23/11/2016
Bear Grylls brings pocket knives back into fashion with his practical Gerber Grandfather Knife
Bear Grylls says of the Grandfather Knife™ - “Inspired by the knife my grandfather carried in WW2. Handed down to me by my father. A knife to carry on every adventure… a reminder of courage, family and honour”
Like a good hand tool, the first thing you’ll notice about the Grandfather Knife is its comfortable heft and easy handling. It weighs half of what most multi-tools weigh and embodies the essence of pocket knife: equal parts utility and zest for adventure. The tool selection is simple by design, offering what you need to save the day at the picnic when there’s no wine opener in sight or to adjust the throttle on your mower without making a trip back to the garage.
This traditional style folder has 7 component tools – the fine edge 5Cr15Mov stainless steel blade, flat and Phillips head drivers, small file, lanyard ring, corkscrew and all-important bottle opener are easy to deploy and give you flexibility in your moments of need. At 3.75” (9.5cm) long, the closed knife is only slightly bigger than a disposable lighter. Still, you get a 2.75” (6.9cm) fine edge blade, big enough for substantial tasks yet compact enough to carry daily. Overall open length is 6.50” (16.5cm) and weight is just 3.5oz (99.2g)
The Grandfather knife sits easy in your pocket until you need to put it to work. Like a perfectly weighted skipping stone, it feels great in your hand, too. The rubbermoulded grip adds to its easy-to-hold shape and offers a little added security in cold, wet conditions. Don’t let the knife’s vintage look fool you; it’s meant to get used daily. The fine edge blade is easy to sharpen and there’s a lanyard ring for adding a small strap or hanging it from your belt.