Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Scout Knife

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Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Scout Knife
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Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Scout Knife - Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Scout knife. The perfect complement to the Scout. The Compact Scout is lightweight and compact. Just the thing to keep tucked away in a pocket. You never know when you might need it.
½ Serrated High Carbon Stainless Steel Drop Point Blade.
Ideal for edge retention and cutting rope.
Nail nick in blade for easy opening.
Lock Back - Locks blade securely in place and maximizes safety during closing.
Oversized finger notch in handle to minimize slipping.
Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bear’s survival essentials.
Overall Length: 5.8"
Closed Length: 3.3"
Blade Length: 2.5"
Weight: 0.94 oz.


  • Glass-filled nylon grip and oversize finger notch maximize comfort and minimize slippage


  • Partially-serrated blade is made of high carbon stainless steel that offers great edge retention and rope-cutting ability


  • The Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Scout knife comes with the Priorities of Survival pocket guide containing Bear's survival essentials


  • Lock Back - Locks blade securely in place and maximizes safety during closing
  • Nail nick in blade for easy opening
  • Thin and Lightweight Folding Knife
  • Oversized finger notch in handle to minimize slipping
From the slopes of Mount Everest to dense tropical jungles, Bear Grylls has tested the limits of human survival in extreme conditions. A former member of the British Special Air Service, Bear demonstrates his skills as host of a survival television show seen by millions of viewers around the globe. He has repeatedly shown the value of a quality knife in life-or-death situations, and that makes his knowledge indispensable when it comes to developing knives and tools that help you fend for yourself. When Gerber and Bear Grylls have your back, you're well equipped for what nature dishes out. Its super-thin, ultralightweight design features a 1/2-serrated, high-carbon stainless steel drop-blade for all-around cutting performance and edge-holding durability. Fingernail nick in blade for easy opening. Lockback secure blade for safe operation. Oversized finger notch for a nonslip grip. Includes “Priorities of Survival” pocket guide.

Blade length: 2.5".

Overall length: 5.8".

Closed length: 3.3".

Weight: 1.4 oz.

Gerber's Bear Grylls Scout knife is designed with scouting in mind, the scout draws on Bear's experience as Chief UK Scout to 28 million Scouts worldwide. Serrated high carbon stainless steel drop point, dual sided thumb stud, ergonomic textured rubber grip, lock back, pocket clip!


The Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Scout knife is the perfect blade to keep tucked away in a pocket. You never know when you might need it.

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Blade Edge:Serrated
Blade Length:2.5 in / 6.35 cm
Blade Style:Drop Point
Blade material:High carbon stainless steel
Closed Length:3.25 in / 8.2 cm
Handle Material:Ergonomic textured rubber
Knife blade type:Partially serrated
Locking Mechanism:Back Lock
Locking blade:Yes
Max blade length (in.):2.5 inches
Number of blades:1
One-handed opening:No
Opening Style:Thumb Slot
Overall Length:7.3 in / 18.5 cm
Pocket Clip:No
Upc, Ean, Isbn:013658120358
Weight:.94 oz / 26.7 g
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Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Scout Knife Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

small, sharp, inexpensive backup cutter

Let's be honest, this is not even close to a primary outdoor knife; and not even a best choice as a backup.
What drew my attention was its size (length, width, thickness) and the blade (1/3 serrated at base, 7Cr17MoV steel - a very reasonable Chinese stainless for the price) and even a lanyard hole (if you're using this last resort, better be hanging onto it). The knife IS sharp out of the package, and the edge will stand up to intended light duty use.
The Compact Scout fits in an Altoid's tin or similarly small plastic box as part of a reasonable, lightweight backup kit: The compact scout on a reflective paracord lanyard loop, a small ferrocerium spark rod, a button compass, a microlight, a few Vaseline impregnated cotton swabs in tin foil, a couple wax impregnated and plain cotton balls, a 3" piece of 1/4" plastic tubing stuffed with 20' of braid fishing line plus a snell or two and a large sail needle, a few good tribiotic pad bandaids, a Swiss Army Classic, and a few small 3" pieces of fatwood. Keep it closed with a few wraps of outdoor duct tape and a ranger band or two. So we have Cutting Tool, Combustion Tool, Cordage, "Candle", Cotton, Compass, Cargo Tape, and Canvas Needle... a pocket-sized effort for the "10 C's of Survival - Lite".
The SAK Classic is for fine work, hygiene, first aid; the Compact Scout for cutting rope, cord, shaving wood, feather sticks - it works.
Would I prefer a Spyderco Ladybug3 or Dragonfly2 SE in H1 or VG10?
Sure, but at 3x to 4x the price? The idea is low cost, likely never used, not "missed" kit contents - I'd probably have that Spyderco in my jeans 5th pocket, not stuffed away in an emergency backup box... but I'd be happy to have that box if I needed it.
I've given kits like these to my family members for their glove-boxes.
TomESD at REI on 06/06/2013

Excellent Pocket Knife--I bought two!!

Love this knife!!!! I bought two just in case I lost one. I did lose the first and thankfully had my second. It is very thin, so it fits nicely in my pocket without bulk. It's a think plastic casing with a nice grip so you don't slip and cut yourself. I use it all the time...I mean all the time. It's the handiest item I've gotten in a long time. Whoever said it's not sharp or doesn't hold an edge must be doing some serious cutting and surgery, because this thing is sharp enough to do all sorts of camping, military, and household cutting that I need. At first I thought, "It's so small and light, it must be junk." I considered sending it back, but figured it was too much hassle and I might as well use it. Now I carry all the time-except where it's not appropriate. I can't say enough good things about it. When my son is old enough, this will be his first knife. Thanks Bear, you know how to design 'em!
VonWandurer at REI on 07/07/2012

Extremely great purchase

This knife and most everything in the Bear Grylls collection is outstanding for you dollar. This knife is light weight but has an incredibly heavy duty blade. It was only about 30 dollars. This knife looks and performs like a 60 to 70 dollar blade. The handle is very grippy and extremely comfortable. I might buy another because there so good. It is a great tool to have in the outdoors. It has a large heavy duty blade that can baton, cut , chopp , you name it it can do it. It is practically a fixed blade knife because the blade does not move a bit in any direction while open. That is again because of Bear's genius and practical design. Highly recommended to all. From experts like myself to outdoor enthusiast this knife will perform its duties with flying colors.
OutdoorExpert at Cabelas on 03/29/2011

Exactly what I need.

1. Easy to open because an adequate amount of sheathed blade is exposed.
2. Easy to close because the safety release is on the back of the blade housing, not hidden deep in the blade recess. No nails needed!
3. Has a hole for a lanyard or keyring.
4. Perfect size for carrying in your pocket all day, every day.
5. Opened knife has a well designed grip, allowing me to grip the small knife securely.
6. Sharp enough and resilient enough for me, but this could be an issue for knife aficionados.
7. No pocket clip, so ya don't gotta waste time unscrewing the little torx screws. (Don't know about you, but if i secured my knife with the pocket clip, I'd have to buy a new knife every week.)
Markie-boy at REI on 08/08/2012

Price and weight make it a 5

I agree with the previous reviewer, this isn't a benchmade, and it's probably not that durable because the handle is plastic. But it's half the weight of my benchmade and thinner, and I have't seen it dull quickly with casual everyday use. Much easier to carry everyday, who cares if you lose it at the price. So I give it a 5 because of weight and price.
Engineer at REI on 03/03/2012

little knife

Hello this is really use full knife for just having in your pocket when you need and it cuts through bailing tyne like a hot knife and butter. I would like it better if gerber put a pocket clip on it but thats it.
25anonymous at Cabelas on 01/07/2014

Just what I was looking for

I was looking for a knife to fit in my pant pocket. This knife is small enough to do that and has a very sharp blade. I think it is going to do everything that I want it to do. I highly recommend it.
overdone at Cabelas on 01/07/2014

Ferber Bear Grylls Compact Scout Knife

Safe and practical.
Bill Hamilton at REI on 01/01/2014

Neutral Reviews:

Good Pocket knife

I bought this knife because I got tired of carrying around a big benchmade tactical folder as an everyday carry knife. First off, for the money this is not a terrible knife as it is lightweight and despite that it seems fairly sturdy. having said that I would not take this out in to the wilderness as my only knife. It's light enough to be carried as a back up and you won't even notice it.

I like keeping my knives razor sharp and I reprofile all my knives to provide maximum edge retention while still being able to shave with. This knife is made of gerber mystery steel and it shows that it is not a high quality steel as the edge is dull out of the packaging and has to be resharpened after every use.

the other problem I encountered is that it is built like an old pocket knife with only a nail insert which makes opening this thing a two handed task. I wouldn't return this because for its intended purpose it does quite well but it's just not a micro tech or cold steel workhorse, so know what your getting in to.
mr young guy at REI on 04/04/2011

Decent for price

Decent forr the price, rather small, and I would say average quality. Spending a little more would get a lot better knife.
Foshizz at Cabelas on 01/14/2014