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Gerber Knives | Hunting, Survival & Pocket Blades

Gerber Knives
Gerber has been in business for seventy years and has gained a reputation for producing innovative and reliable knives made of high-quality materials.

Gerber Legendary Blades History

The Gerber knife business was founded somewhat circuitously. In 1910, Joseph Gerber founded Gerber Advertising in Portland, Oregon. He toiled away as an advertising executive for nearly thirty years until he happened upon a better business.

In 1939, Gerber commissioned a small number of handmade kitchen knife sets to be given away to his best clients as a holiday thank-you gift. When Abercrombie & Fitch got a hold of one of these gorgeous sets, they requested Gerber produce more for their catalog. Seizing the opportunity, Gerber left his advertising business to form Gerber Legendary Blades.

Nearly fifty years later, in 1987, Gerber Legendary Blades was acquired by Fiskars. Gerber continues to operate in Portland and is currently the second largest multi-tool maker in the USA.

Gerber was one of the first mass-market knife manufacturers to work closely with custom knife designers. Over the years, such designers as David Murphy, Bob Loveless, Rick Hinderer and Ernest Emerson have all contributed successful designs to Gerber’s lineup.

Gerber’s other claim to fame is as the birthplace of two other well-known knife companies. Al Mar worked at Gerber before leaving to form Al Mar Knives and Pete Kershaw was an employee at Gerber before founding Kershaw Cutlery.

Gerber Knife Models

Today, Gerber produces over 120 models. Some of their best-known fixed-blade models include the Gerber Gator, the LMF II ASEK Knife and the Big Rock Camp Knife. Clip folding knives include the Paraframe, the Torch, and the Gerber-Emerson Alliance. Their Flik is one of their most popular multi tools.

Materials

Gerber is also well-known for introducing new technology and high-end materials in its knives, giving it a reputation as a high-quality manufacturer. In some of its knife blades, Gerber uses AUS-8 and ATS-34 steel. These are considered high-end, high-carbon stainless steels. Handle materials include Zytel and Kraton rubber.

Where to Buy


Gerber Back Pack Axe, Small

Camping & Wood Chopping Hatchet w/ Sheath 45912

Gerber Back Pack Axe, Small | Camping & Wood Chopping Hatchet w/ Sheath 45912

Gerber's Back Paxe offers backpackers a versatile camp tool small enough to carry conveniently into the deep woods. While it doesn't provide full-sized power, for some uses the Paxe outperforms a survival knife of equal weight.

If you build things when you go to the woods -- like primitive shelters ...





Gerber Camp Hand Axe, Chopping & Wood Splitting

Nylon Handle w/ Belt Sheath 45905

Gerber Camp Hand Axe, Chopping & Wood Splitting | Nylon Handle w/ Belt Sheath 45905

The Gerber 45905 Camp Axe is a good size for canoeists and hunters able to carry larger gear on their backwoods journeys. Although it's nearly indestructible, the wrap-around handle style does limit the cut compared to traditional builds.

That's really the only drawback to this axe's nearly one-piece construction. ...





Gerber Fast Draw Knife, Combo Edge Serrated

Assisted Opening Pocket Clip Folder

Gerber Fast Draw Knife, Combo Edge Serrated | Assisted Opening Pocket Clip Folder

Gerber's Fast Draw Knife is one of the company's first knives to include the F.A.S.T opening system. This inexpensive pocket clip folder opens with the convenience and speed you'd expect from a more expensive automatic.

The patented Gerber Forward Action Spring Technology (FAST) is the work of Butch Vallotton, a ...





Gerber Shard Key Chain Multitool Passes Airport Security

Emergency Travel Tool 22-01769

Gerber Shard Key Chain Multitool Passes Airport Security | Emergency Travel Tool 22-01769

Designed as a simple emergency multitool, the Gerber Shard Key Chain Tool also meets one of today's unusual standards -- it will pass an airport security inspection, at least so far.

The Gerber Shard combines seven useful functions in a one-piece tool literally small enough to be a key chain fob. ...





Gerber AR 3.0 Emergency or Utility Knife, Combo Edge

Tactical Black Folder LHR 30-000183

Gerber AR 3.0 Emergency or Utility Knife, Combo Edge | Tactical Black Folder LHR 30-000183

Thumb-stud opening and smooth action complement the high carbon stainless steel blade of the Gerber AR 3.0. This tactical black folder fits the pocket of anyone who needs a handy utility blade capable of much more than opening boxes.

Drop-point blade styling gives the AR 3.0 even more of that ...





Bear Grylls Survival Knife by Gerber, Serrated

Outdoor Emergency Kit Handle w/ Whistle, Firestarter & Sharpener 31-000751

Bear Grylls Survival Knife by Gerber, Serrated | Outdoor Emergency Kit Handle w/ Whistle, Firestarter & Sharpener 31-000751

Bear Grylls, British SAS veteran and outdoor survival show star, collaborated with Gerber to produce this interesting and very capable survival knife and kit. Unlike some survival knife combos which try to provide too much and wind up with little that works, everything here is functional. You get just the ...





Gerber LHR Urban Combat Knife

Custom Combo Edge Fixed Blade

Gerber LHR Urban Combat Knife | Custom Combo Edge Fixed Blade

Knife designers Chris Reeves and William W. Harsey Jr. collaborated on the technical details of the Gerber LHR Urban Combat Knife, but Matt Larsen -- an expert in close quarters combat -- also contributed some unusual ideas. Larsen studied hundreds of actual combat encounters before finalizing the LHR concept. ...





Gerber New Steadfast Hunting Knife

Plain Edge Fixed Blade w/ Clip Point

Gerber New Steadfast Hunting Knife | Plain Edge Fixed Blade w/ Clip Point

Gerber re-introduces an old Gerber design, the Steadfast, this time with modern materials and reliable but venerable ideas. The modern Steadfast matches the old pattern superficially but isn't quite what it used to be. In old-fashioned high carbon steel, this was a much better knife.

Now made in China, this ...





Best Gerber Folding Knife w/ Gut Hook

Award Winner, Freeman Pear Wood 22-07171

Best Gerber Folding Knife w/ Gut Hook | Award Winner, Freeman Pear Wood 22-07171

The Gerber Freeman Folder drew considerable attention when first produced. Now that the Freeman Folder Gut Hook knife has been around a while, it may be an even better deal. In fact, at today's more reasonable prices, it could be more tempting than it was when it won ...





Gerber Obsidian Pocket Folding Knife

Clip Drop Point w/ Screwdriver, Bottle Opener

Gerber Obsidian Pocket Folding Knife | Clip Drop Point w/ Screwdriver, Bottle Opener

The Gerber Obsidian packs useful extra features into a small pocket clip folder, including three basic tools along with the drop point blade.

Only four inches long when closed, the knife conceals three blades within its black ballistic nylon handle. The main blade is a three-inch-long, plain-edged clip point of ...





Gerber Tactical High Carbon Stainless Steel Knife

Prodigy Military Combo Edge, Black

Gerber Tactical High Carbon Stainless Steel Knife | Prodigy Military Combo Edge, Black

The Gerber Prodigy scales down the design of Jeff Freeman's tactical fixed blade, the LMF II. Still a large knife by civilian standards, the 9-3/4-inch Prodigy provides more than 4-3/4 inches of strong Sandvik 12C27 high carbon stainless steel. The combo edge serves well for quick cutting of straps and ...





Gerber EZ Out Combo Edge Lockback Knife

Model: DPSF S30V, Black 22-41648G

Gerber EZ Out Combo Edge Lockback Knife | Model: DPSF S30V, Black 22-41648G

The large oval thumb loop in the Gerber EZ-Out DPSF S30V technically makes this a knife you can open with one hand. Though that's possible, most people will continue to use two hands when unfolding this 8-inch lockback. The four-inch combo serrated high carbon stainless steel blade ...





Gerber Mini Covert Folding Combat Knife

Combo Edge Spear Point Blade

Gerber Mini Covert Folding Combat Knife | Combo Edge Spear Point Blade

Though it's not quite bullet-proof, the Gerber Mini-Covert in black fiberglass filled nylon and low-glare coated stainless steel is a knife that has a very respectable and well proven background. Two OSS agents -- Applegate and Fairbairn -- developed the basic pattern of this knife through logic and ...





Gerber Torch II Tactical Folding Knife

Stainless Steel Combo Edge Tanto Blade

Gerber Torch II Tactical Folding Knife | Stainless Steel Combo Edge Tanto Blade

In some ways the Gerber Torch II (4.6" closed length) rivals much more expensive military folders, offering many of the same features like non-reflective coating, tanto blade, and assisted opening. The economy of the Torch II results from cost cutting in places that are not obvious, but which will show ...





Brunton Litetech Compact Binocular Set

Gerber Paraframe Folding Knife

Brunton Litetech Compact Binocular Set | Gerber Paraframe Folding Knife

For spotting game or judging the results of a target shot, there's nothing quite so handy as a good pair of binoculars; and having a reliable knife at the ready makes good sense no matter what you do. In either case it's easy to buy something that doesn't live up ...





Gerber Lara Croft Guardian Back-Up Knife

Splinter Cell Tactical Boot Dagger

Gerber Lara Croft Guardian Back-Up Knife | Splinter Cell Tactical Boot Dagger

Twenty years ago Bob Loveless designed the first of these classic tactical knives, never suspecting their popularity would extend even to the realms of computer gaming. This Stealth styled epoxy black dagger has been the backup weapon for such famous fantasy characters as Lara Croft of Tomb Raider and Sam Fisher ...





Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Double Bevel Combat Knife

Tactical Folding Clip Blade

Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn  Double Bevel Combat Knife | Tactical Folding Clip Blade

Designed by Colonel Rex Applegate and greatly influenced by the scientific fighting style of William Fairbairn, this sturdy dagger type folding clip knife adds modern convenience to a dependable and efficient classical fighting blade. The double edged stainless steel blade, 4.48" long, adapts for one handed opening with either hand. ...





Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife

Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Hunting Knife

Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife | Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Hunting Knife

Very utilitarian in appearance but very functional in design, this knife created by William Hersey is an inexpensive alternative to traditional sheath knives made from more natural materials. The 4.5" blade is big enough for a full sized skinner and stout enough for camp work. The glass filled, ...





Gerber Mini Paraframe Folding Knife Review

Stainless Steel Clip

Gerber Mini Paraframe Folding Knife Review | Stainless Steel Clip

A knife with a blade just over 2" really isn't much more than an office tool unless you're MacGyver. Still, I'd rather have any knife than none at all. This mini lockback pocket knife is fine for light work like peeling an orange for lunch or opening the mail--actually ...





Gerber Torch I Tactical Folding Knife

Stainless Steel Utility Blade | Black or Silver

Gerber Torch I Tactical Folding Knife | Stainless Steel Utility Blade | Black or Silver

Tactical style but handyman quality makes the Gerber Torch 1 an interesting choice as a general purpose utility knife. The dropped point stainless steel tanto blade has a black matte finish for low reflectivity and a combo edge for fast, multiple purpose cutting. The Torch 1 is ...





Cold Steel K4 Neck Knife

Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Secure-Ex Sheath

Cold Steel K4 Neck Knife | Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Secure-Ex Sheath

Available with either a 4" stainless steel serrated edge or plain edge blade, this lightweight and simple fixed blade could be a good choice if weight is a concern. The total weight including sheath and lanyard is only 3.7 ounces. The Kraton textured handle offers a secure and ...





Gerber Mark II Tactical Fixed Blade Knife, Double Serrated Edges

Gerber Mark II Tactical Fixed Blade Knife, Double Serrated Edges

If you're a serious collector of fixed blade knives, certainly you've heard of the Gerber Mark II. First produced in 1966, the MK II was designed by retired Army Captain Bud Holzman, who used the pattern of Gladiator swords for his inspiration. And there could be no greater ...





Gerber Lariat Folding Knife

High Carbon Stainless Steel Hunting Fishing Blade

Gerber Lariat Folding Knife | High Carbon Stainless Steel Hunting Fishing Blade

Not pretty, but functional.

The Gerber Lariat incorporates a few modern folding knife features into a very utilitarian design, which in spite of being practical has little of the class most knife enthusiasts expect. It reminds me very much of the kitchen tools built for arthritic hands, with soft oversized handles that ...





Gerber Evo Folder Ultralight Hunting Knife

High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade

Gerber Evo Folder Ultralight Hunting Knife | High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade

The Gerber Evo evolves towards the light end of the knife spectrum, which is a place where those looking for an occasional use knife will be comfortable. I have no doubt that for most purposes the Evo is fine. It would be an intriguingly good choice for ultralight hikers, ...





Gerber Winchester Folding Pocket Knife

Stainless Steel Blade, Wood Handle

Gerber Winchester Folding Pocket Knife | Stainless Steel Blade, Wood Handle

This Gerber Winchester lock-blade folding knife measures 7 inches overall, with a 3-inch stainless steel blade. A size like this allows for easy, comfortable pocket carry, but a large enough size blade that can take care of almost any task. The combo edge, with serrations near the base of ...





Gerber Air Ranger Knife

William Harsey Pocket Folder | Stainless Steel Blade

Gerber Air Ranger Knife | William Harsey Pocket Folder | Stainless Steel Blade

The Air Ranger, a William Harsey design now produced and marketed by Gerber, combines the art of the smith with the art of the machinist. The stout 3.25" high carbon stainless steel blade can be opened with a flick of the thumb, one handed. The machined aluminum handle offers ...





Gerber LST Magnum Pocket Utility Folding Knife

Hunting, Camping Blade

Gerber LST Magnum Pocket Utility Folding Knife | Hunting, Camping Blade

In Gerber's world, LST means light, strong, and tough. In mine, light is part of it and the rest is in doubt. A person who knows knives and uses them well will do fine with this knife, which would be a good choice if you need a workaday tool ...





Gerber River Shorty Rafting Knife Review

Fixed Blade Stainless Steel

Gerber River Shorty Rafting Knife Review | Fixed Blade Stainless Steel

There is an old adage in paddling sports that ropes and water do not mix, at least not without the eventual problems, and as any serious rafter, kayaker, or canoe enthusiast knows, a dependable knife is a much needed tool. Gerber Legendary Blades, based outside of Portland, Oregon, has come ...





Gerber, Ernest Emerson Alliance Knife

Serrated Edge Folding Pocket Knife

Gerber, Ernest Emerson Alliance Knife | Serrated Edge Folding Pocket Knife

If you're a serious user or avid collector of tactical knives, the name Ernest Emerson shouldn't be foreign to you. Emerson's venerable craftsmanship produces some of the edgiest knives around, so he's created quite a loyal following as a result. Given that many of his blades turn into collector's items, ...





Gerber 06 Tanto Serrated Edge Knife

Military or Public Safety Personnel

Gerber 06 Tanto Serrated Edge Knife | Military or Public Safety Personnel

Gerber only sells this 06 Automatic tanto knife exclusively to those in combat or public safety professions, so that should tell you something about its dependability even before you look at the specs.

To take it a step further, Gerber recently polled its customers and asked for product modification ideas ...





Gerber Hinderer Rescue Knife

Firefighter Blade | #22-41534

Gerber Hinderer Rescue Knife | Firefighter Blade | #22-41534

Designed by fire fighter and knife expert Rick Hinderer, this is a well thought-out knife with essential rescue features built-in.

For starters, the mechanisms are oversized for use while wearing safety gloves.

Next, its serrated edge is tough enough to cut through tough fabric like seat belts and webbing.

This knife also includes a ...





Gerber Ridge Knife Fine Edge

Stainless Steel and Teflon | Utility

Gerber Ridge Knife Fine Edge | Stainless Steel and Teflon | Utility

This knife is built for convenience more than anything.

Gerber, of course, makes great quality knives but you should consider this one only if you want an inexpensive, go-anywhere lightweight blade.

And, if you are, this one would be an excellent choice. It features a 2.5 inch teflon-coated stainless steel blade.

The handle has ...





Gerber Freeman Folder Hunting Knife

Hunter Knife #22-47170

Gerber Freeman Folder Hunting Knife | Hunter Knife #22-47170

Gerber's got a reputation for making delicious baby food made of strained squash, beets and leafy green vegetables.

Oh wait, wrong Gerber. This Gerber has been making quality outdoor knives for nearly 70 years. Gerber was originally formed by an advertising executive who had a set of knives hand-crafted for his ...





Gerber LMF II ASEK Survival Knife

#22-01400 | Sheath and Sharpener

Gerber LMF II ASEK Survival Knife | #22-01400 | Sheath and Sharpener

Ex-military man Jeff Freeman led the way in designing this knife to be the ultimate military-application survival knife.

Want to cut through the skin of a fuselage, slice through a seat belt, or smash through the plexiglass of a helicopter? The LMF II ASEK will do the trick.

The blade is ...





Gerber Diamond Pocket Knife Sharpener

Hone / Sharpening Steel

Gerber Diamond Pocket Knife Sharpener | Hone / Sharpening Steel

Not many people need an all-in-one tool sharpener -- They can get really bulky and annoying if they're not being used all the time.

If this sounds familiar to you, you'll like that Gerber released this diamond sharpener specifically made to hone small objects like fishhooks and blades. It was specifically ...





Gerber Gator Knife

Folding Clip Point Serrated Knife | Bear Grylls’ Hunting Knife

Gerber Gator Knife | Folding Clip Point Serrated Knife | Bear Grylls’ Hunting Knife

The Gator is a good name for this one -- it even looks like a Gator.

That and the fact that it was featured in "Man vs. Wild" and it's got quite a reputation to live up to.

The blade measures 3.75" inches and features a combo serrated/straight edge with a clip point for ...





Gerber Flik Multi-Plier

Multi-Tool Pocket Knife

Gerber Flik Multi-Plier | Multi-Tool Pocket Knife

This multi-tool from Gerber is not the lightest multi-tool you'll find. Check out the Leatherman Skeletool for a tool that's lighter but packs fewer implements.

This tool includes ten implements including a knife, a wire snipper, a needle-nose pliers, a scissors and two saws.

The pliers slide forward and lock into place, making them ...





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