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Old 05-29-2013, 07:43 AM   #11
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my son has the folder it is built ok,i thought the price was a little steep i think it was over twenty five dallors or better but it seems alright for him i personaly would spend a little more and buy somthing a little better though.
Ya it's not the best product. Gerber has really gone down hill in the last ten years or so
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I used to swear by Gerber, but, honestly,

Glock has a better knife for about 1/3

the money. And I generally hate Glock.

You could get a Kabar for this much.

Gerber has gone to the dogs. The blade

is too short, the steel is questionable,

and it's got features which you should

simply acquire separately, at the cost

of the actual knife quality.

IMO, the BG endorsement is a sellout

on both Gerber & BG's behalf, for the

sake of a quick buck.

Did I mention the bulky, hi-profile sheath

to carry all that crap?

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I used to swear by Gerber, but, honestly,

Glock has a better knife for about 1/3

the money. And I generally hate Glock.

You could get a Kabar for this much.

Gerber has gone to the dogs. The blade

is too short, the steel is questionable,

and it's got features which you should

simply acquire separately, at the cost

of the actual knife quality.

IMO, the BG endorsement is a sellout

on both Gerber & BG's behalf, for the

sake of a quick buck.

Did I mention the bulky, hi-profile sheath

to carry all that crap?
The Glock knife huh.. I always wanted to buy one I those. I need to check out the specs on it
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You could do better than a Glock knife. It really isn't made by Glock, no more than Smith and Wesson knives have anything to do with Smith and Wesson. The shape of the Glock knife really isn't that useful, and the steel is, at best, mediocre.

[Edit: I was incorrect. I double checked, and Glock knives arre made by a different division of the Glock company that makes the guns.]

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You could do better than a Glock knife. It really isn't made by Glock, no more than Smith and Wesson knives have anything to do with Smith and Wesson. The shape of the Glock knife really isn't that useful, and the steel is, at best, mediocre.
You're missing the whole point. It's NOT

about the Glock knife. It's about the declining

value and quality of Gerber, who used to

stand for something.
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You're missing the whole point. It's NOT

about the Glock knife. It's about the declining

value and quality of Gerber, who used to

stand for something.
Oh hell. I' ve been bitching about that for YEARS.
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I believe that Gryllis Survival knife is infamous for the handles breaking...

Love my useless Gerber. No, not the assisted opening one in the drawer that broke the 20th time I tried to use it...

420HC Steel. This is the one of many I DIDN'T return or pass up on... Gerber stopped being quality by and large many years ago. You have to check them carefully!

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Until I bought the folder last year, I had not bought anything from them since the early 90's.

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You could do better than a Glock knife. It really isn't made by Glock, no more than Smith and Wesson knives have anything to do with Smith and Wesson. The shape of the Glock knife really isn't that useful, and the steel is, at best, mediocre.
Who makes the Glock knife? And the video i watched of them shooting the knife with a hand gun without damaging it or using it to chop cinder blocks in half make me consider buying one. But I trust your opinion and I want to know what you know
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First of all, I don't like the design of the knife. It has the badass bayonet look, which is fine on the end of a rifle, but not that handy for most chores. The blade geometry is bad, it's too thick and narrow to be a good cutter, and will have to be re-profiled. Stock, it fall into the "sharpened pry bar" category. Looked at Glock website, it only specified "special hardened steel" as the blade material, have also heard it described as "spring steel" and "high carbon steel". I'm suspicious of knives whose material is hard to pin down. I've seen it mentioned in non-official places that the steel is 1055; have also heard it claimed that it's 1095. The steel is tough, but not hard, about a 55-56 RC rating, which means that even if you change the blade profile to get a good edge on it, it will need to be re-sharpened frequently.

The two best things about it are that it is tough and cheap. Pick one up to leave in the truck, or take camping to to some of the rough chores you don't want to mess up your other knife with, it's okay, but would not want one as my primary blade.

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