23/02/2014 - S4 availability

The order book is still a heavy burden and its progress is much slower than I ever could have imagined. Because of the timescale and necessity to increase the price in 2014 there are some cancelations showing up, in the past I would simply move on to the next in line. However due to current market forces it makes sense that I should offer the occasional cancelled piece up for sale priced at 685GBP, if of interest please email for availability.

22/01/2011 - Please beware of Chinese made fake copies

There are Copies of my Bear Grylls knife being listed on ebay and otherwise sold on the internet, I would like to state that most are mass produced knock offs/ fakes that are in no way connected with or authorised by bayleyknife, which is and always will be work by my own hand. Out of interest I made less then 100 of my S4 survival knives showing Bears logo on the leatherwork or blades, any for sale will be pre-owned and usually sell for a premium.


I am being asked, so here’s how to help spot the fakes,
• Basic tubes holding on the handle slabs
• Lateral grind marks showing across the blade
• Flat sided handle slabs
• Square looking guard
• Thin leather sheath
• Side grill/scoops look gouged into the handle slab


As apposed to these features on a bayley,
• Tubular (4mm hole) loveless type handle “bolts” the thread end can be clearly seen
• Smooth satin/hand rubbed blade (lengthways)
• Looking down the back of the knife, front of the handle tapers off towards the guard
• A more rounded guard (serrated knife)
• Heavy leather sheath and all Bear Grylls are embosed “bayleyknife” at the back
• Etched bayleyknife on the back flat of the tang
• Side grill/scoops run flat/parallel to the knifes tang
• all S4’s made post November 2009 have a serial numbered tang and no Bear logo’s

Best regards,
Rob Bayley

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