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new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:39 am
by irrationalsolutions
Don't laugh, but they are resetting the outdoor stuff at my local walmart so I stopped to take a look at the new crap they are trying to push. Well they have a bear grylls gerber knife. I picked one up had have been testing it out some. Its lite weight and seems to do most basic functions well. With the rubber grip it doesn't slip much either. Im going to try it out next month on a trip to see though to make sure.

Oh and just so y'all don't think I fell off the face of the earth. I did sneek in a couple days in the blue ridge last month. I found out that I really need to get around to making a new under quilt and my bud lyte stove works well in cold weather.

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:58 am
by realityguy
Hey!Stop in more often!Good to hear you're getting out of work once in a while..

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:32 pm
by zelph
Oh and just so y'all don't think I fell off the face of the earth.
We thought you did, Maybe slid of the Pacific Coast during all the "Weather" out that way. You had your share, for sure :D

Is the handle neoprene on the gerber?

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:33 pm
by JollyRogers
Let us know how that knife works for you. I considered getting one but there were a lot of complaints that the tang does not go all the way through the handle and the pommel was snapping off with very little effort.

It sounded like they were going to make changes to address this but I haven't heard if it happened yet.

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:07 pm
by irrationalsolutions
East coast zelph. But we have had some bad stuff here too.

The knift is the folding one not the fixed blade. I don't like the back lock but that's all I can tell so far that I don't like. That's just because I don't trust them though. For a fixed blade I use both a cheap mora and a handmade knife but neither are needed for backpacking where weight is an issue.... but I still carry the mora.

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:01 pm
by Ridgerunner
Good to hear from you IR. I thought maybe you and the Buckeye finally got hitched and have been on a cruise around the world! :lol: I think Zelph meant the Atlantic.
That's my thought and I'm stickin' to it! :lol:

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:33 pm
by realityguy
I thought by now he'd manufactured a couple mini-campers to contend with because the wife wouldn't go out there with him.. :lol:

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:59 pm
by irrationalsolutions
Much more simple than that, guys. I assume y'all have heard the expression old ball and chain. Well when I want to hit the woods or trail I chain her to me and drag her like a ball. Lol!! :lol:

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:20 pm
by zelph
oops!!!! RG has had a bad influence on my thinking :mrgreen:

Is the grip neoprene or poly?

Re: new gerber knife

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:24 pm
by irrationalsolutions
Not sure about the grips. They feel like rubber coated so I guess they could be neo. But they don't slip