With so many fixed and folding models to choose from, how do you pick out the best Gerber knife? With a little help from the experts. This list should contain enough highlights, with a wide enough variety of features for you to find something that will work admirably for your intended uses.
1. Gerber Tri Tip Cleaver
There seems to be renewed interest in cleaver blades and cleaver-esque knives, which is bleeding through in the influence of not only fixed but also folding knives. The Gerber Tri Tip Cleaver is a refreshing take on this aesthetic, useful for slicing, dicing and chopping, and with a monumentally strong point.
It has a budget-friendly 7Cr17MoV blade, ergonomic, comfortable aluminum scales, and a nylon belt sheath that fits it like a glove. Comfortable and practical – it’s a must for camp chefs.
2. Gerber Armbar
The Gerber Armbar is a DIY-er’s dream come true. This is almost more of a Swiss Army Knife than a Gerber tool, containing a sheepsfoot blade with a frame lock along with a bottle opener and a two sided bit driver. Perfect for any cutting task, and it won’t shy from tightening up the works. Add it to your belt if a Leatherman doesn’t make the grade.
3. Gerber Gator
The Gerber Gator is possibly the definitive Gerber Knife, and has been carried by generations of devout Gerber proselytes. Useful as a camp knife, an EDC knife, a hunting knife, a survival knife, and even for tactical purposes, the Gerber Gator, with its immediately recognizable (and comfortable) overmolded handles, is rock-solid.
4. Gerber Strongarm
The Gerber Strongarm is the full-tang answer to the Gerber LMF II. It has a 4.8 inch 420HC steel blade with a drop point (available in both straight and partially serrated configurations) and a cerakote finish and a comfortable rubberized handle, it will cut through nearly anything without flinching.
5. Gerber LMF II
The Gerber LMF II is a tough piece of steel, just like the Strongarm, even among Gerber knives. In fact, it is very like the Strongarm; one of the only differences is that it has a partial tang which insulates the user against the risk of electric shock.
6. Gerber Pocket Square
The Gerber Pocket Square is the gentlemen’s blade among these picks, especially among the folding knives. Handsome but deceptively heavyweight, it will outperform others in its weight class. It’s available in models with both nylon and aluminum scales.
7. Gerber Kettlebell
The Gerber Kettlebell is small but it is tough. It’s 2.5 inch drop point style blade of 7Cr17MoV steel will balk at little and it features bombproof aluminum handle scales that are textured for superior grip and comfort. Make it an EDC blade or a shop knife and it will serve you well.
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