Great Everyday Pocketknife
I've carried this knife in my pocket for several years now. I really like it. It's lightweight and durable, and it fits nicely in my hand. The partially serrated blade makes it a versatile cutter. The well-designed frame lock ensures it will never close accidently. While the knife can be opened using only one hand, this is not as easily accomplished as Gerber touts (most likely because of its small size.) The blade has held up fairly well for several years without any sharpening, and I've subjected it to cutting everything from fish, rope, boxes, and food, to the wire ties attached to my toddler's new toys. My favorite feature is that it is small and light enough that I can carry it in my pocket at all times without even feeling it there, yet it's not so diminutive as to make it an impractical cutting tool. For a sub-[$]price, you will be hard pressed to find a better quality, more reliable pocketknife.
loved it, lost it, ready to replace it!
I bought this last minute. honestly needed to spend a little more to get free shipping so i went ahead and picked this nice little knife out. I admit im not knowledgable about knifes but i LOVED THIS GUY!
I knew the Gerber brand would be trustworthy and it came in handy so much! I loved just the concept of having a small sharp pocket knife so i maybe partial to my first. the only reason i didnt give it 5 stars is the opened handle concept makes it easier for the blade to get dirt stuck in there. Im pretty clumsy and its locking mechanisum is not simple to open especially accidentally. takes two hands to open. but i lost mine after only a month and want to replace it!!!
Nice tool for Trail Running
I always carry a knife when running trail. On a recent trip to Alaska I was forced to leave my CRKT at home since I couldn't take it on my carry-on. So I ordered this on REI and had it shipped to the ANC store. It was smaller than i had expected but met my needs overall. I wear a running hydration pack and this knife fit well into the front sheet pocket. It did not bounce given its light weight. I used it around the camp in Denali and performed basic camp functions with it prior to race day. I now carry it in my laptop bag daily as a nice low bulk alternative to a swiss army style knife.
Sturdy, well designed compact knife!
Bought this knife due to the small size, light weight, and design. I personally love the design. And note that it's really quite small. 3" in length; 3/8" thickness excl. clip and 4/8" w/ clip. Feels very well made and sturdy, with a tight locking mechanism. Takes quite some force to release the lock, such that if you open and close the knife 10 times your thumb will start to hurt. Be careful when closing the knife with one hand.
Overall, lovely (cute?) little knife, stylish design, very well made. Small and light. Locking mechanism may be a bit too strong, but you'll get used to it.
Gerber Mini Paraframe knife
I have a couple of these in Day Packs for hiking and fishing and I routinely give these as mementos to my Eagle Scouts as they achieve that rank in Scouting. For those who are prone to losing the open-frame knives, affix a lanyard through an opening and attach the end around the belt on your pants or a secure loop on your pack. Items that can fall out or fall off, eventually will! Major cutting, food prep, or cleaning are best left to larger knives with longer blades and handles. This is a very good product. I like it.
Best Pocket Knife I've Owned
I bought this as a replacement for my beloved gerber multitool that I donated to the airport last year. I work in the field, so a year is a long time to go without a knife! So far, it has been fantastic - the blade is sharp, the serration cuts through parachute cord like butter, and it's so light I don't even know it's there until I need it. It's very small, but it says so in the description.
Tight little package
Made with all the quality you'd expect from Gerber. I've carried Gerber knives in the woods for years. A name that hasn't let me down yet.
Love the small size of this knife. The position of the lock release is such that closing it too fast is dangerous. You have to hold the release just below where the blade closes. Of course handling any knife requires caution, but be extra careful when closing this knife.
I love my mini Gerber and carry it everyday. Yes its, small which makes non cumbersome to throw in your jeans pocket. Photo doesnt show it, but mine has a clip so it doesnt fall to the bottom of my pocket.
I bought the bigger sized model to use on serious overnights outdoors but quite honestly this model does it all.
Small blade, great deal
I bought this blade as a means to open boxes for customers and was pleasantly surprised when the edge stayed as long as it did. Since purchasing this knife in 2008, I've sharpened it twice (about once a year) and been very happy with the functionality and durability of this Gerber.
Excellent compact survival knife
Gerber is known for good knives, i've owned two in my life, and gave one of them to a very good friend of mine. He was impressed.
I recommend this knife as an extra "back-up" survival knife, but not as your primary source of cutting.