|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||2 x 6 x 13 inches|
|Item model number||31-002070|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||5|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Warranty Description||Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.|
Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet [31-002070]
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- 3.5" blade for swift, precise cuts + easy portability.
- Full tang, high carbon steel construction for durability.
- Ergonomic, non-slip rubber grip is secure in wet/dry conditions.
- Mildew-resistant nylon sheath w/ belt loops for accessibility.
- Wild tested, Bear Grylls approved.
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Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet
Compact Hatchet with Sheath
A compact survival hatchet is worth its weight in lifesaving warmth and shelter. Especially when it weighs in at less than a liter of water, like the 1.4 pound. Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet designed by Gerber. The worse the weather gets, the more you’ll appreciate this sturdy little hatchet’s ability to turn out stacks of firewood or help you improvise a quick shelter.
Small But Powerful Blade
Don’t let the compact size and slim profile of this hatchet fool you. With most of its heft concentrated in the head, it is definitely a tool that chops above its weight class. The 3.5-inch razor sharp blade is equally adept at limbing saplings as splitting logs. Combining Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools with Bear Grylls’ adventure knowledge, the hatchet’s sturdy stainless steel, full-tang construction stands up to the hardest tasks.
Zero Slip Grip
The rubberized handle fills your hand to create a lock-tight grip that won’t let go even when wet. And finger notches just below the head let you choke up securely on the axe for more precise control when feathering kindling or stripping bark. There’s also a handy hole at the base of the handle to attach a lanyard for an extra measure of safety.
Double Duty Head
Opposite the blade, the back of the head features a crosshatched striking surface that can be used for all types of camp duties, from pounding tent stakes and straightening bent backpack stays to tenderizing meat.
When not in use, you can keep the blade sharp and safe inside its military-grade, mildew-resistant sheath, complete with loops that strap to your belt or pack. Plus, it comes with a copy of Bear’s “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide to help you focus your attention on the details that matter most when you are in a jam.
- 3.5-inch blade for swift, precise cuts
- Full-tang, high carbon steel construction for durability
- Ergonomic, non-slip rubber grip for comfortable, secure handling
- Military-grade, mildew-resistant nylon sheath with belt loops
- Bear Grylls “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide
- Rubber handle for grip in all conditions
- Overall Length: 9.46“
- Blade Length: 3.5“
- Weight: 20.8 oz.
- Steel Type: 3Cr13MoV
- Handle Material: Polypropylene
- Nylon Sheath
Making a fire or building a shelter can be life saving parts of a survival experience. With a slim profile and full tang construction, the Survival Hatchet is just the right size for survival situations. The grippy rubber handle ensures it won’t slip, even when wet. Includes a durable nylon sheath to keep the razor sharp blade safe when not in use.
Top customer reviews
But honestly, when I heard Gerber and Bear were coming out with a hatchet, I didn't even think twice. It was the Ultimate Pro Survival knife that I (and about the rest of the known world) were really interested in.
So it wasn't until I caught up with Jared from Gerber at SHOT Show, that I realized Gerber had more than one cool Bear Grylls tool up their sleeve this year.
So let's dig in and take a look at this cool little hatchet.
The Bear Grylls survival hatchet is a compact, relatively light weight, full tang and pretty innovative tool.
~FULL TANG TOUGH
Full tang means that the hatchet blade, head and handle are all one piece. Full tang construction is regarded by most experts as the strongest way to build a knife or bladed tool, like a hatchet.
There are no welds on this tool, like between the handle and the head... so it's pretty unlikely that anything on this stout little guy is going to break.
The Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet is made from 5Cr13 stainless steel that is a full .25 inches (or 6.35 millimeters) thick. This steel is as thick as my roughest, toughest and thickest survival knife... so even though this guy looks sleek, compact and streamlined... it's really a beast in disguise.
~BEWARE!!! SUPER SHARP
Now my hatchet arrived shaving sharp and is actually sharper than my Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Knife was out of the box. It was actually a bit scary how easily it shaved the hair off of the back of my arm... mostly because I didn't expect it too.
So... be VERY careful and respect this blade! Make sure it is safely packed away in it's sheath when not in use.
~VERY USEFUL EDGE
Like most hatchets, this guy sports a convex blade. The curve of the blade makes chopping easier than it would be with a straight blade. And this hatchet has about 3.5 inches of super sharp edge.
The edge is quite suitable for chopping trees, skinning bark, slicing, shelter building, making kindling andeven fine work like shaving tinder.
~SPECIAL FINGER CUTOUTS
The extended versatility of this hatchet is due in part to the innovative finger cutouts that are found where the head and the inside of the handle come together. The cutouts make it possible to get the leverage and balance needed to control the hatchet, in an almost knife-like fashion.
In fact, because of the design, weight, balance and ergonomics of this hatchet, it could do well as a back up knife in a pinch. I haven't tried to skin game with it, but if I had to, I bet I could.
On the back of the head we have a flat, though narrow, hammer-like area. The hammer is more than suitable for breaking, smashing and crushing things.
100% of the steel on this hatchet is covered with the same gray and pretty rugged PVD coating that's found on most of the other Bear Grylls knives and tools.
~VERY GRIPPY, COMFORTABLE HANDLE
The full tang handle is over-molded with a very grippy, rubberized substance, similar to what we have on the handles of the other gear in this line.
I've found this hatched to be a joy to hold and use. And it stays in my hand pretty good even when wet.
Toward the butt end of the handle the grip flairs. This helps keep the tool in my hand when in use, especially when swinging it hard, like in chopping a tree.
~CHOP A TREE
Using this hatchet to chop a small tree was not as easy as using an axe or my full-sized Estwing Hatchet, but it did very nice with a moderate effort and sure beat using my Ultimate PRO Survival Knife.
~THE BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BUTT?
Okay... on the butt end of the handle we have a really sizable lanyard hole. Now the tang is exposed, so you could break stuff like nuts with this pommel... but I'm not sure why you would want to considering the hammer on the back of the hatchet head.
~ONE LAST THING...
As with every other tool in the Bear Grylls line, the Survival Hatchet ships with the waterproof, Bear Grylls Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide.
This guide is printed on a soft plastic film so it IS totally waterproof. I sunk mine in water for a day just to make sure.
But most importantly, Bear's guide is THE BEST pocket survival guide that I have seen to date. Why? Because it tells AND Shows you (with claer and concise diagrams) the basics of how stay alive in the wilderness and get rescued.
Now this guide is free, and can be taken for granted, but this little dude is a gem and can help you know what to do to stay alive when the chips are down.
So I rate the Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet at 4 out of 5 Stars for being a VERY light weight, yet stout and durable hatchet with a form factor that makes it easy to EDC this hatchet on your belt while in the wilderness.
I love just about everything about this tool as a survival hatchet, especially it's thoughtful design that considered the need for a formidable yet compact hatchet that could be easily carried.
~WHY I TOOK OFF A STAR...
I took off a full star because at the time of this review, the pricing of this tool on Amazon U.S. was well over $50.
Although this tool is probably worth every penny, and 100 times every penny in a survival situation, it is a bit pricy when compared to other hatchets. But it is unique in it's design and is crafted for survival.
However if this tool shows up on Amazon at anywhere around $40, you should grab one and not look back.
~SO WHO IS THIS TOOL FOR?
The Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet is a great tool for those who venture off the beaten path and are prone to wandering in the woods for any length of time. It's perfect for Bug Out Bags and emergency kits, camping, hunting, hiking, backpacking, canoe camping or as a capable hatchet to keep around the house.
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Bottom-line: The hatchet is made out of stainless steel...therefore, you will easily have dents in the blade. The hatchet does not really work well as a hammer. If you are planning on buying this hatchet for a bug-out bag, bushcrafting, etc., I would focus on purchasing a hatchet made out of 1095 - 1050 steel. This hatchet is more of an item that looks pretty rather than practical. On the good side, the hatchet is sharp out of the box.
The ergonomics are such that you can do some fine cutting tasks like feather sticks, in fact its has much more control on such tasks than my BK-7.
I understand this was +50.00 when it first came out, and I believe it. Regardless of what other cutting tools you have, due to its size and versatility this is simply in a class of its own.
When I get a new carry tool I just have to put it on and wear it for awhile to see how well it carries, I forgot I had it on.
Being a solid piece of steel it inspires confidence as to its longevity potential and I just don’t see it breaking.
All things considered this is an easy 5 star.