Gerber Paraframe II Knife

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Gerber Paraframe II Knife -

The largest of the eight knives in the Paraframe series, the Gerber Paraframe II is based on the same minimal frame-lock design. It’s a beautifully simple open frame knife with a serrated locking blade that is lightweight, easy to clean and opens effortlessly. Built with a smooth stainless steel handle and a clip for secure travel, the Paraframe II embodies everything that a larger everyday carry folder should be.

Frame:

  • Frame lock holds the blade securely in place
  • Frame lock handle design

Pockets:

  • Features a stainless-steel pocket clip for quick access

Features:

  • Partially serrated blade is forged from high-grade surgical stainless steel
  • Design allows smooth and easy 1-handed opening
  • Handle is cut from 314-grade stainless steel with an ergonomic design that makes it lightweight and strong
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The Gerber Paraframe II Knife is lightweight and easy to clean with a clip point blade, fine edge, and pocket clip. Overall length: 8.25''. Closed length: 4.75''. Blade length: 3.5''. Weight: 4.2 oz.
Manufacturer model #: 22-08448.

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The big brother in the Paraframe™ family, this 3.5 in. clip-point blade is contained within an innovative, lightweight frame-lock handle.

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Activity:Camping
Blade Edge:Serrated
Blade Length:3.53 in / 8.96 cm
Blade Material:High Carbon Stainless Steel
Blade Style:Clip Point
Closed Length:4.8 in / 9.1 cm
Handle Material:Stainless STeel
Knife blade type:Partially serrated
Locking Mechanism:Frame Lock
Locking blade:Yes
Max blade length (in.):3.5 inches
Number of blades:1
One-handed opening:Yes
Opening Style:Thumb Stub
Overall Length:8.27 in / 21 cm
Pocket Clip:Yes
Upc, Ean, Isbn:013658484474
Weight:4.2 oz / 11 g

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Gerber Paraframe II Knife Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great camping and utility knife.

I've owned a Leatherman for years, and decided I needed a bigger dedicated knife to carry in my car or to take camping when the tiny blade on my Leatherman PST didn't cut it. No pun intended. Seriously. Again it wasn't a replacement as much as something purchased to complement to my multitool. I had three basic qualifications- A bigger blade that locks, something easy to clean, and easy to hold. For these tasks it works wonderfully. After a little practice I can flip this blade open safely and quickly with a light flick of my thumb. There's plenty of smooth handle to safely hold the knife while you're cutting, and the blade seems firmly locked into place. The skeleton design makes it easy to clean which comes in handy if you're cleaning fish or cutting up your dinner (two tasks which I used it for). I know there's nicer knives out there, but at the [$] I paid for it there's not any that cost less. After reading some initial mixed reviews and having some slight buyers remorse, all before I got a chance to use it much- I found it was all just in my head. This is a great starter knife for people who need one for basic utility or camping needs. Oh and I love the belt clip- it stays firmly clipped to my pocket, so it's easy to carry around.
mhanlen1 at REI on 06/06/2012

The Knife That Does it All

This knife has served me well ever since I've owned it. It has been mostly used for campsite cooking and cutting up lunches while leading groups on the trail. The locking feature is great so that it doesn't close on fingers, and it is easy to clean. It is also a great every day knife that I carry around with me most of the time. If you plan on doing light backpacking, i would look into a smaller, lighter knife that will do the very same job as this one!
Laura the Adventurer at REI on 09/09/2007

Handy

This is a nice sized, lightweight knife. I can open and close it with one hand but the absence of any groove on the blade makes it a little more difficult. It's not big enough to be bulky or too small for self-defense. The frame design allows a decent grip to prevent the hand from sliding down onto the blade. The belt clip is unobtrusive and comes in handy if you don't want the knife loose in the pocket.
Jack flash at REI on 11/11/2013

Great Knife, Great Value

Great knife at a reasonable price. Held up to all the standard abuse I put my camp knives to...it also looks pretty bad*ss...which is about as important to me in a knife as it's actualy functionality....my only complaint is that the belt clip would not always completely secure as I put it away...which was not a problem until the day I lost it...but at this price, I will not cry too hard about having to buy a new one.
HBYC Local at REI on 03/03/2009

Quality knife for day to day use

I have had the knife for 5 months now. I carry it daily and use it duite a bit at work. It fits great in a pocket, despite its larger size. It is easy to slip into a pack and take on the trails. the blade does seem to have dulled quite a bit in the short amount of time I have used it.
garciaunc at REI on 09/09/2007

Good little knife

Very nice knide, fits great in my hand, but...the belt clip presses into the crook of my hand painfully. Unfortunately the clip is held in place by screws with an odd star-shaped hex screw head of a couple different sizes, so if I want to remove it I'll have to go buy a special allen wrench set to fit it.
Anthony F at REI on 09/09/2013

Excellent knife for the casual user

I use this knife often while off-roading and hiking cutting ropes, or just anything in general, it sharpens easily despite it's quick dulling, and is super light-weight and non-interfering with whatever you put it on, the clip is a little stiff, but whilst hanging upside down off the side of a cliff, that's probably for the best. overall, excellent knife
TheOffroader at REI on 09/09/2009

So far so good

I've been using this knife in Tanzania for a month now. Everything from peeling mangoes to cutting ropes and sticks on the farm. One complaint is that the blade can get a little loose. When you shake it, you can feel that it isn't totally tight. This can probably be solved with a screwdriver that I can't find here.
donahubg at REI on 04/04/2013

solid but rusty

this is a great knife, and if you know what your doing, dulling fast isn't a problem. it performed perfectly for me till I took it to the Alabama bayou. the humidity caused the blade to start to oxidize within hours of arriving. if you don't mind cleaning the knife often, this is the knife for you.
jcsm at REI on 07/07/2011

Good Knife

I have owned all of the paraframe knives. I have used them for all kinds of uses from cleaning game birds to cutting rope. They work great. This knife is easier to use than the smaller ones. It fits my hand better. Other than that I have nothing bad to say about the knife.
Karlholk at REI on 03/03/2011

Negative Reviews:

Not horrible

Construction seemed pretty solid, but knife dulled very quickly. Even straight out of the box it was more dull than a knife I own that is over a year old! The serrated edge was useful to me a few times. But other than that I was less than impressed. The pocket clip was hard to use as well...would always get hung up on fabric. I returned it and got the "Buck Nobleman Titanium Folding Knife" for the same price. Much happier with the Buck's quality and sharpness. Oh, also this knife only has a one year warranty I believe, where all Buck Knives have a lifetime.

Don't get me wrong...it's not horrible I suppose, but for the price there are definitely better knives out there!!
emoney35 at REI on 10/10/2007

try closing it before you buy it!

The quality of the blade is fine, but trying to close it is ridiculously difficult (and this also makes the knife dangerous from an accidental cut standpoint). Don't know if I just got one that doesn't work properly, but I STRONGLY recommend you try closing it at the store before you buy it. I even called Gerber tech support to find out if I was doing something wrong, and I wasn't. I am tossing mine in the trash and will find a knife (not a Gerber) that is easier to close.
JmaninAZ at REI on 07/07/2008

Looks good, that's about it

I really liked this knife at first, not too sharp out of the box, but sharpens up nicely. After light use outdoors it was dull, and hardly holds an edge. The screws holding the frame together come loose on mine, lost one and finally had to use red locktite to keep them all in. Kind of a letdown, but I still like Gerber knives in general.
barley99 at REI on 04/04/2011

Will dull

dulls really quickly. I have a bench grinder and I got it razor sharp. The next day with hardly any use it was dull. Becomes lose at the top,Pocket clip bends quickly.
slothblob at REI on 02/02/2008

Not the pick of the littre but it works

Save you're money. This knife dulls very quickly. It is however light and stylish.
northfacejmb at REI on 09/09/2007

Neutral Reviews:

Great knife. Not so great frame lock

I love the knife in the most part. It is considerably sharp for a while and it looks great. The only problem i had was when i was using it a couple moths ago, the frame lock did not work as it should and it the blade folded up on my finger. It cut my finger down to the bone and i had to get stitches. I have a scar :) Overall great, but make sure that you add some pressure to the frame lock to make it completely extend.
RockerM0unt4in at REI on 02/02/2010

Slightly disappointing

I originally purchased this knife as my primary cutting tool. However, I quickly relegated it as my tertiary knife because I found it to be difficult to open one handed due to the para frame design. I like the weight and the feel of it in my hand, but I just don't use it because its difficult to open. I have not experienced any loosening of screws or have any complaints as to its sharpness.
Southern Wanderer at REI on 10/10/2013

Good not Great

Good knife, light, looks cool, cuts well.
Only problems I had were that its hard to open and the blade dulls quicker than my others.
Cody B at REI on 11/11/2008

cool knife

it was tuff to open up. but cool design
crxsiradame at REI on 08/08/2012

expectations not quite met

the handle is a little too slim.
trail boss at REI on 07/07/2010