You’re living under a rock if you haven’t seen or heard of British adventurer Bear Grylls and his TV show Man vs. Wild. Gerber Legendary Blades has teamed with Bear on a new Survival Series of gear headlined by the Ultimate Knife. The fixed-bladed 10-inch beast carries a half-serrated, half straight high-carbon 4.8-inch blade, textured rubber grip, stainless steel pommel for hammering and a lanyard cord equipped with an emergency whistle. The Ultimate Knife nylon sheath sports a fire starter, land to air rescue instructions, diamond sharpener and a pocket guide containing Bear’s survival essentials. Other knives and tools in the series include the Scout, Compact Scout, Folding Sheath Knife, Ultimate Multi-Tool and more! (; 800-950-6161)

Blink and you’ll miss how speedy this S.A.T. (SOG Assisted Technology) pocket one-hander truly is! With its 2-1/4 AUS 8 (RC 57-58) blade and 2.1-ounce overall weight, the Blink is a go-anywhere utility beast. The hard anodized aluminum handle with satin finish adds to the EDC value of this Spencer Frazer-designed lockback. The Blink, comes equipped with a gent-like pocket clip and carries a very comfortable MSRP of $58. (; 425-771-6230)

smith-wesson-black-opsS&W BLACK OPS BY TAYLOR BRANDS
One split second with any one of the four versions of the Smith & Wesson Black Ops M.A.G.I.C. Assist folders and you’ll be cool-blade Heaven! Simply disengage the safety, tap the flipper and you’re in cutting business. The Black Ops, made by Taylor Brands, LLC is so fast you’ll swear it’s an automatic. Specs (only blade patterns differ) include: 4034 stainless 3.4-inch blade, 7.7-inch overall length, 4.8-ounce weight and aluminum handles. Drop point, Tanto, serrated and partially serrated versions are available. Handle colors in black/blue and black/red. MSRP is $57.95 (; 800-251-0254)

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