Whatever happened to good old Gerber?
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January 17th, 2006 12:04 AM
The first Gerber folding Applegate is nice(the only gerber I carry from time to time) don't know about the later models. The early Mk 1, Mk2, and guardian are good knives the later ones not so good.
Gerber quality fell away when they were purchased by Fiskars.
Most companies now use some sort of 420 stainless for their 'standard stainless' now. Their premium knives usually designate what kind of special steel they use. Manufactures rotated to 420 stainless because it was cheaper. With the proper heat treat it functions fine, but not all companies do it correctly.
January 17th, 2006 11:47 PM
Man, My LSTs cut and hold an edge well. I love my Bolt Action, Gator and the little LSTs (perfect deer skinners) I have given several E-Z outs to relitives and friends. One of my cousins carries and uses my first 10-12 year old E-Z out it was her only weapon when living in Belize plus her daily farming tool.
I have processed deer and elk with them. The Gerber saw goes in the pack, I have given a small Gerber axe to my son, used a couple of different Gerber/fiskars axes to split a cord +/- of wood while out in Rserection Bay and Prince William Sound. Very happy with the Gerber LST knives. Not happy with the made in Tiawan crap they are also selling. No, not as high speed low drag as my Benchmade CQB or as neat as my Paragon or aas popular as my Spyderco but very reliable solid knives.
I bought three Gerber tools when they first came out All three still going strong, one was in my turnouts when I was doing EMT/Firefighter stuff-it did everything I asked for it: cutting easily through double strand barb wire to access a range and timber fire.
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February 14th, 2006 02:09 PM
I've got a few Gerber knives, a old and very used standard Bolt Action, wish I'd bought one of the fru-fru looking ones with the white handle simply for the collector's value.
A BMF bowie of the first production run blade style. A "Patriot" sheath knife and an LST.
And right now I'm kicking myself for selling off my MkII and Parabellum.
February 14th, 2006 02:58 PM
I truely loved my old Gerber Guardian and wish we'd never parted company. I kept a surgical edges on that one. . .
But I'm not about to aquire another one at "collector's" prices.
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February 23rd, 2006 12:11 PM
I stil carry my old GERBER Gator knife and GERBER multitool on my belt for the past 5 years and it still works. I also carry SOG multitool with me, and S & W cal.50 knife.
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