Daily carry material
I purchased this knife to replace a gerber paraframe which disappointed me when the frame screws came loose in the backcountry, I have carried every variety over the years and this has come to be the knife on my hip everyday.
As a knife for general use, cutting rope, wood, wire, rubber, plastic, metal it holds up surprisingly well. As with any blade it does dull over time, but a properly done resharpening occasionally will keep it in working condition.
It never leaves my side on extended (10+) day treks and is extremely reliable. The pivot screw comes from the factory very stiff, but after some use it becomes a smooth reflex.
If you should notice potential problems with the frame screws, pull them all out, coat them in loctite, then retighten. The only detriment to the design is that oversight which over time can result in the frame becoming loose
Have had this knife for 4 years. Carry it for daily use in the city, country, woods and in my rifle range bag. Still smooth to open and stays sharp for a long time. Easy to clean and has taken a beating especially as a bottle opener. Can't beat this for its price, I have relied on this knife for years and highly recommend it and I try to push the limits of my tools.(I never write reviews but I'm buying a smaller Gerber for my girlfriend and saw my knife here and couldn't resist saying how awesome it is).
I have the fine edge version of this knife and I NEVER, EVER, under any circumstance, leave the house without this in my pocket. I always carry this knife with me. Perfect size for almost any job, be it work or play. Fits my hand wonderfully. The finger flip on the back end opens it up quickly and easily. The lock has never come close to failing on me. Super easy one handed operation. I have had Kershaws, Bucks, Schrades, Cold Steels, and Spydercos, but this is the only knife I carry with me anymore.
Great knife for the price
I have used this knife as my daily carry for a while now. It gets the job done, and doesn't hurt as much if I lose it or break it (which hasn't been an issue). This Gerber has been good. My only complaint is that the edge gets dull from time to time and the serrated portion makes it more challenging to sharpen. If I were to lose this one, I would probably buy the straight edge version.
I chose this knife because it was the pocket knife with the longest blade that I saw. It also has a knobe on the back which makes the knife very easy to flip open with your pointer finger.
The only thing I don't like about it, is it can be a bit difficult to close. The lock can be hard to push open sometimes.
Serious Little Knife
This is a serious blade for a little knife. Great blade.
Handle feels safe when you're cutting.
Handle looks like it would be flimsy, but it is not; it's really stiff.
It is compact, really slim, so it fits into pocket or backpack just fine.
It's a very good, classic (single purpose) knife.
This knife is extremely light, sleek, and opens with one hand with a finger flick. It is not an assisted opening device, which is a good thing. The liner lock allows for one handed closing as well. I am really impressed with this strong and simple knife. So much so, it is my primary camping blade now!
I have draged this knife through the deserts of New Mexico, the mountains of colorado, the appalaition trail, and through the swamps of jersey, this is a tough, light reliable knife. the only thing I have bad to say is that it does dull quickly, and you probably couldn't fight off wolverines with it.
this knife is great. not only does it look cool but it is very durable and easy to maintain. i like the grip and was very easy to clean when dropped in the sand. this is my primary knife to carry anywhere.
GERBER EVO TITANIUM COATED SERRATED KNIF
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT KNIFE FOR THE MONEY AND COMPARES FAVORABLY IF NOT BETTER THAN BUCK'S HUNTER AND RANGER MODELS. IT IS ONE OF THE BETTER FOLDERS OUT THERE AND IS EASY TO MAINTAIN. THIS IS NOT A POT METAL TYPE BLADE.