The Gerber Big Rock Serrated Edge Camp Knife is the serrated blade version and it is designed specifically for camping. The full tang 440A stainless steel makes the knife excellent for prying. Softgrip overmolds with texture in the right spots make the handle comfortable and grippy at the same time. A ballistic nylon sheath with a protective insert is included with the Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife.
|Blade Length:||4.5" / 178.6cm|
|Blade Material:||440A stainless steel|
|Blade Style:||Drop point|
|Handle Material:||SoftGrip overmold over a hard substrate|
|Overall Length:||9.4" / 23.8cm|
|Sheath Material:||Ballistic nylon with protective liner|
|Weight:||6.3oz / 178.6g|
|Gerber Big Rock Fine Edge Camp Knife||$29.15|
|Gerber Big Rock Knife||$32.99 - $39.99|
This is a big burly survival knife, it came super sharp and I've been impressed with it so far. I mostly use it as a self defense/ security blanket for when I go hiking by myself in cougar country, or to ward off would be bad guy hikers who would be interested in stealing my camera equipment, as such the handle has really taken a beating as I've squeezed through many a tight spots where the handle and sheath have been sandwiched between me and jagged rocks, so far, despite the abuse, the handle still looks brand new.
I have other knives I use when precision or weight are primary factors, but when I'm in survival mode, this is my go to knife. It's also really well priced, I got mine on sale for about 35 bucks, at that price I don't think it can be beat.
Strong full tang fixed blade design, good edge holding capability, no nonsense straight grind edge (not the hollow grind edge which may be sharper at the beginning, but may easily get damaged when used for chopping firewood at the camp side).
Comfortable handle material which is still rather slip proof when wet.
The handle could be a little thicker and the sheath leaves something to be desired it could hold the knife better (that is why I am deducting one star), but hey it is a big well made knife for less than 50 $.
I bought this for my husband...in fact, I bought TWO of these for my husband because he wanted one in his car and one in our camping stuff. He absolutely loves them...I am not allowed to hold it, either because he is worried I will cut myself or scratch it. The first is definitely a possibility because the blade is super sharp. If your man likes camping and gear, he will love you forever for buying him one of these!
If you are looking for a sturdy durable knife for every day camping uses this is what you want. Comes sharp enough to filet a fish without a problem while still being burly enough to split wood for the fire. Edge stays nice and sharp even though I abuse it beyond reason. Comfortable grip that doesn't seem to deteriorate from anything. Can't imagine being happier with an all purpose blade especially for the price.
I've learned anything from Gerber is quality. This knife is a fixed full tang (meaning the steel to make the blade extends to the hilt) giving it a much stronger and durable design. The blade does not dull easily and can cut through ample sized wood. The price does not break the bank and your paying for a lifetime warranty. Great buy.
Nice knife. Easy to carry and handle. Haven't had to use it yet but I bought to protect against Mountain Lions so the fact I haven't had to use it yet is a good thing.
It has a comfortable weight and is solidly built. It was a little shorter than I expected but I know it will do the job when needed.
I have carried a Gerber EasyOut since 1996 and use it daily. Also have a Gator & Gator Jr. that i use weekly. I always take the Gator Jr. on hikes, it fits in my pack. I love Gerber products!
I love this thing. Its got a solid design with the stainless all the way through the handle. Its super sharp and holds a pretty good sharp blade with regular usage. Its great to have along when in the backcountry.
Good knife, sharp blade that holds an edge well. Pretty thick blade so you can pry with it, and not worry about breaking it. Kind of expensive on this site though.
you can get this knife very sharp. its just big enough to do some pretty serious batoning.