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Bear Gryllis

Postby RYP » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:37 pm

Ok we slagged him off for making a 700 dollar survival knife that was at least genuine and now we have to slag him off for selling out...His deodorant commercials smell (even I know those are rubber meat capes! and they are not even fly blown or festering!) but his gear choices frankly suck. He has gone WalMart and now millions of small children will cry themselves to sleep lost in their backyards using his shitty blisterpack gear. Its not like I don't know that he makes more money in a minute than most of us make in a lifetime but its just wrong to sell out so young.

He hasn't actually survived anything yet. A little hiking, camping and skydiving mishaps but wiggah pullease. Get seriously fucked up in the real world and THEN sell out...:)))0


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Bear Grylls On Your Back: Knives And Survival Gear
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Depending on who you ask, Bear Grylls is either a complete sensationalistic phony or a smart, savvy, entertaining survival guru. This is a debate that's likely to wage on as long as Grylls stays in the spotlight.
Knifemaker Gerber has staked its claim in the debate, and has its money on the latter. Earlier this year, the manufacturer teamed with Grylls in offering a survival knife. And now the two parties are preparing to launch an entire line of knives and survival gear.

The line is set to include the huge, intimidating Parang, a series of folding knives, a full survival kit, a multi-tool and a firestarter. Pretty soon all the 10 essentials will have Bear Grylls' initials on them.

I suspect that the reviews of this gear will be as hot and cold as the reviews of Man vs. Wild. There may be a few level-headed folks that will be able to look past their opinion of Grylls himself and offer unbiased reviews, but I have a feeling that many more will either condemn the gear based on their disdain for Grylls or praise it based on their fanhood.
In other words, you might want to make up your own mind when the gear hits the market this February. There's no word on pricing just yet--outside of the original Bear Grylls knife which runs around $60--but I suspect I'll get more details at the Outdoor Retailer expo next month.
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby coldharvest » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:12 pm

That parang was designed by an art student who's never used a knife or seen an actual parang.
Maybe "Bear" should stick to drinking his own piss?
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby kilroy » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:17 pm

yeah but his new line of motivational posters are great
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when they ask how you feeling
you tell em you feeling like something important died screaming
you tell em you feeling like something even more important arrived breathing
something you should probably try feeding
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby RYP » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:02 am

Not a bad brand extension idea for Gatorade
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:10 pm

But it is ok if you sell knives?



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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby Ultra Swain » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:27 pm

Read the amazon reviews of that knife. That thing is a pile.
Geez,am I NOT ALLOWED TO BE INTENSE FOR JUST 10 FUCKING SECONDS??!!!!!!!
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:59 pm

I take Amazon reviews with a grain of salt - especially when a hate-magnet person like Bear is involved [even WMDP had bad reviews from haters]

Most Gerber knives get Ok reviews on knife forums - I am guessing that this one gets shit reviews for the same reason why RYP made this post


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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby Ultra Swain » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:06 pm

Read the amazon reviews of that knife. That thing is a pile.
Geez,am I NOT ALLOWED TO BE INTENSE FOR JUST 10 FUCKING SECONDS??!!!!!!!
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby Woodsman » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Knives: because marketing is worth more than steel.
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby Woodsman » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:17 pm

LOL:

Well, as an avid Bear Grylls fan, I really truly was hoping for the best on this, and I originally rated this a 5 star product, but after some reviews of the pommel falling off, I decided to go in my backyard and hack at a branch. Just like them, I hacked into ONE branch, about 20 times and there goes the pommel, detached from the plastic. They are correct, the pommel is NOT attached to the blade tang. It's attached to the PLASTIC. It's really cheaply made. Very poor. I really wish this was made different and I think that even Bear would agree that if he used this product himself, he would be greatly disappointed. BOO!!!
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby RYP » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:59 am

Its got nothing to do with the knives. Its about selling out.
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby coldharvest » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:16 am

RYP wrote:Its got nothing to do with the knives. Its about selling out.

Well I ain't buying
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby RYP » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:33 pm

Not even if I toss in a RYP Survival Plastic Canteen, Signed Tactical Spork and the home version of the "RYP Jungle Kidnap" game??
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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby AztecDave » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:10 am

RYP wrote:Not even if I toss in a RYP Survival Plastic Canteen, Signed Tactical Spork and the home version of the "RYP Jungle Kidnap" game??


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Re: Bear Gryllis

Postby Caliban » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:10 pm

He's going with the money, because, lets face it ,there is a big market out there selling to people who slaver over this kind of kit and will never ever be in a position to need it or use it but will continue to buy it. Cellar survivalists ! So while I do think he is a dick muncher (that was in the tropical episode of his tv series) can't fault his eye for a quid and the ability to take money from the stupid and gullible.




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