Oh, I forgot to mention it has a little whistle attached to the pommel. It gets even cheezier. The knife fits my hand, and has nice balance. It is lighter than my LMF II, weighing about 8 oz. The blade is "High Carbon Stainless Steel". Best in all China, no doubt. The blade is 4 5/8" long and 3/16" thick. It has a hollow grind. The handle is made from material similar to those plastic Halloween pumpkins they sell at dollar stores with a thin rubber coating for grip. To the bush!
Even with the serrated edge, it is possible to make fuzz sticks, if you have the right wood. This hard dead Bay is not ideal.
To test the firestarter, I cut some dry palm fibers. I was able to get good enough hot sparks to ignite a fire, but since both of my hands were full, I could not photograph it in action.
I used the hammer pommel to smash an acorn. No Hickory nuts were around, but that would be a better test. I removed the whistle for this.
Then I batoned the blade through a hard dead branch. The blade did fine, but the shock of all that pounding on the blade cracked the handle and the pommel went flying off into the bush. I still have not found it.
My advice would be to leave the Chinese Bear knife and get the LMF II if you must have a Gerber Survival knife.