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I'm sure it's decent kit, but I wouldn't buy it but only because it has "BG" on everything. That guy's a fraud. Now if it was Les Stroud or anyone else then...
Fully agree, he's a tool, but I'd love to have all that gear!
A lot of it is kind of junky. When looking for a new camping knife, I looked at the BG drop point. The grip was not bad, but the weight didn't feel right (too heavy in handle). Sad that Gerber makes these tools. BTW: I opted for a Cold Steel GI Tanto.
I REALLY want either the Cold Steel Recon or Spartan.
Well then... I really, really recommend you get one. the Tanto is an inexpensive fixed blade ($30) but its quality is close to what competitors offer at 2x the money. My only issue with it is that it is rather big - it'd be nice if there was 3.5-4'' version. Outside of that... it's simple, sharp, tough and it makes a beautiful click noise when its re-sheathed.
Based on my impression, I'd say that the Recon or Spartan would be easily worth $200+ if they have similar build quality as the GI T.
Try $60 for the http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Spartan-Grivory-Handle/dp/B001VIYJUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376395430&sr=8-1&keywords=cold+steel+spartan">Spartan and $65 for the http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-27TLT-Recon-Tanto/dp/B00322FPC6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376395637&sr=8-1&keywords=cold+steel+recon">Recon 1
My bad - I was going on Canadian prices.
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