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I picked up this knife today.. I haven't seen one like it, and for the price in my area ($50.00) I thought it is/was a great deal! It's a first production run knife, as I think that is kinda cool also. I couldn't find a whole lot of information other than this:

Gerber SL 3.25 Carbon Fiber Handle
· Blade: 3-¼”
· Open: 7-3/8”
· Closed: 4-¼”
· Weight: 5.8 oz. (Seems lighter, could be me?)
· Titanium liner
· ATS-34 stainless steel blade
· Carbon fiber handle

Anyone feel free to chime in on what they think, or if they have one. Now for the knife porn!!:gah:






 

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Nice looking knife...assisted opener?:blink:
 

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It's a thumb stud open. The first time I tested it out in the shop I was shocked. Opens like glass(Smooth). I really don't care for this style of open, I like a quick deployment. This one has me thinking differently. The action is effortless and smooth as glass.

EDIT: This is my first Gerber knife also, and impressed so far...
 

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Looks like a cool knife, I might have to try one out!
 

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is the grip slick or does the texture come through to aid in that?
 

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Great texture, and not slick at all. The texture is there. With the blade open the top of the blade has real aggressive jimping to keep your thumb/finger where it should be..

is the grip slick or does the texture come through to aid in that?
 

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Sure looks nice! I'm a CF junkie.
 

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I knew that CF saved on weight. Once it came from the store display case to my hand, I was in awe.. Very light weight..
 

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COOL. I'll head to my local House of Knives and see if they have one.

I wonder though, how long that smooth action will hold over time...in the element.
 

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Time will tell for me.. Sorry I can't reply back on that answer..
 

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That weight seems off the wall for a small knife with carbon fiber and a titanium liner. Gerber lists my full sized EVO at 2.8 oz without all that lightweight sophistication. The mid sized EVO is about the same size as your SL 3.25 and is listed at 2.4 oz.

Gerber no longer lists the SL 3.25 as it is now discontinued, but this site confirms your specs: Gerber Sl 3. 25s Carbon Fiber Handle Linerback Knife It is for the serrated model but the specs should be the same.

I’ve always suspected that my EVO is heavier than they list. I would also suspect yours is lighter.

Next time I’m in the post office when they aren’t busy I’ll ask them to weigh mine.

I don’t recommend the EVO for someone who wants a fast opening knife BTW. I like the knife once I get it open, but usually carry something else. The SL 3.25 looks like a nice EDC assuming they got the weight wrong.
 

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nice!!! pics look great too!
 

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Nice looking little knife.
 

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I will be on the out look for this knife as a possible carry for me.
 

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I have been carrying this for a couple of weeks now. I hardly notice this is with me.. Great value, and great bang for the buck!!

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Nice knife! I always liked their pocket clips also, I noticed its still profiled like the ones on my EZ-Out's..very easy to clip on to pocket and not to tight, just right. yea i'd be interested in this knife also ..i've never had a problem with my gerbers :)
 

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· Weight: 5.8 oz. (Seems lighter, could be me?)
It's gotta be a typo, I've seen other companies(even spyderco) mix up the published weights on some of their models from time to time.
There's just no way that little knife with CF and titanium liners weighs even close to 6.oz(which is what an all stainless handled 4" Endura would weigh) ..my guess would be closer to 3.oz ;)
 

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I really should get a scale of some sorts to verify the weight.. Come to think of it, it does seem lighter than the almost six ounces listed..
 
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