17 July 2007

What Knife Is Bear Using in the Hawaii Episode?

In Season One, Episode Four, Bear was dropped off in the middle of an old volcanic flow at Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano. Everything about this landscape was hostile from it's surface to its atmosphere, but Bear took it all in stride as usual. When he finally made his way to the forest, his Gerber Gator Serrater came in handy. This knife has a combo edge with clip point, but was almost as hard to identify as the Buck Iceman. We eventually noticed the faintest smudge of a logo near the guard and the identity was nailed.

The Gerber Gator Serrater is not really a fancy blade, but we can see why Bear likes to use it. Nimble enough to pull out in a tree top for avacado picking, it can also be used to slash through the lush Hawaiian jungles and hack down saplings (Bear's favorite survival activity).

The only difference between the Gerber Gator Serrater you can buy today and the one Bear is holding are the rivets in the handle. Bear's knife must be an older model because Buck uses a different rivet now.

The Gerber Gator Serrater is available at Amazon.com

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