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Whatever happened to good old Gerber?

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    Dont know much about them but the Hunting knife i have seems to get the job done and has held a edge quite fine ..

    Me and my size i cant easyly reach up into the chest cavity of a deer so i split the cavuty open every year sometime 2-3 a year and havent have to resharpen my gerber yet ..


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    My gerber LST(gator) but hard grip, has been well tested gutting, and processing deer. It held its edge so well, the kitchen knives were set aside during processing the deer. This same knife served me well working contruction and has been thru hell already. Is it the most costly ? No. Does it get the job done? yes. Just my observations.

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    I carried my ole Gerber MK 1 for nearly 30 years...it still keeps a good edge. Only complaint I ever had was the handle is a bit too small ...I've since moved on to a TOPs Black Star....a bit beefier.
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    One of my favorite daily cheap carries is the CRKT DOG Lock folder. It's easy to open, has a great low profile pocket clip and a super tough lock.

    Mine resides between the seats of my Bronco at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospector
    I carried my ole Gerber MK 1 for nearly 30 years...it still keeps a good edge. Only complaint I ever had was the handle is a bit too small ...I've since moved on to a TOPs Black Star....a bit beefier.
    TOPS makes a "right beastly blade", don't they? I love them for the big, multi-role, fixed blade work.

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    I carry a Gerber Para-Frame II(smooth blade) more than anything else. I don't think that Wal-Martizing has affected their product any. The P-F II that I got there recently is one of the nicest knifes I have ever owned. The fit and finish are perfect. It's smoothe, reliable, and strong. And best of all, it was $25. I was scepticel about the price, and whether their product has been watered down, but after actually carrying it for a while, I have no worries about it.
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    Saw alot of Gerber Mk1's in my time. Everybody that you saw with one,you never saw with anything else. My choice was a Randall Mod 14 but if not that, would have "used" a Gerber.---------

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    My brother in-law used to be a pilot/guide in Alaske (arctic circle hunts mostly). I asked him why he carried a Gerber instead of a Leatherman (multitool).He responded that he went through 3 Lethermen and switched to Gerber, no problem. Most importantly though, when you flip your plane on the snow pack and you are lying there pinned under the plane, it only takes one hand to deploy the Gerber to cut your way out. Letherman requires both hands.
    So I bought a Gerber and have had it for almost 20 years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSSZ
    Saw alot of Gerber Mk1's in my time. Everybody that you saw with one,you never saw with anything else. My choice was a Randall Mod 14 but if not that, would have "used" a Gerber.---------
    Elitist bastich, eh? I stumbled across a Randall #18, with the boar spear shaft a few years ago. Not the most useful item I ever picked up, but honestly, I really wish I hadn't traded that one off!

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    That Randall is "retired" and kept warm and dry in my Browning Pro Steel now---BUT I pull it out and caress it every now and then. If I'm very quiet it will tell me stories from the "good ol' daze".---------

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    I can easily open a Leatherman one handed. Gerber's multis are okay but I still can't get away from Leatherman.

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    I had a Gerber axe that couldn't keep an edge, then Gerber came out with that folder last year that was a blatant copy of the CRKT M-16 and Kit Carson's design.

    That was the end of my dealings with them.

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    I have a couple Gerbers that just wont hold an edge; kinda bums me out, but oh well.

    I get all my Knives at wholesale, so I've moved on to Benchmade Knives. My current favorite is the AFCK with D2 steel.

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    I'll see if I can link a pic of my Gerber LMF...not a carry knife, but nice anyway...if it doesn't work the pics are in the gallery along with my other toys

    http://www.combatcarry.com/gallery/f...GerberLMF1.JPG

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