Gerber Powerframe Folding Knife
OK but somewhat flimsy.
I bought this knife about 1 month and half ago. Its OK, but the paraframe handle almost has no real grip to it and I constantly have cut myself accidentally because it slips. The blade is quite sharp right out of the box but it has since began to develop some rust spots to it. I am a little mad about that but the knife itself has lived up to its use of cutting small wires. However, this knife does not open easily or quickly at all. It locks into place via a bend in the frame and I feel that this is not very reliable or safe. I know some people may say otherwise but overall, this knife has been disappointing. I have since then moved onto a more reliable knife, the Browning Night Seeker.
November 6, 2012
Don't make them like they used to...
Bought this exact knife about 6 years ago and used it practically daily until lost it/had it stolen this year. Was happy to find the same model for a little less than paid before but it is noticeably less well made than my last one. The hinge is very stiff even with oil though after about two weeks of use it is starting to loosen. More disturbingly the whole thing just doesn't feel as sturdy, the metal feels flimsy and cheap compared to the last one I owned. I still like the size and weight and the blade was very sharp out of the box but I don't think I can trust it for all of the uses I put it to before. I would recommend paying a little more for a better quality knife and I may not go back to this brand despite their reputation unless at a higher price level.
July 24, 2012
Good knife for the price
This knife has been an EDC for a few weeks and i really like it. Its a comfortable knife to hold and is light weight. Also it came sharp and will slice paper easy. The belt clip is strong and no worries about it falling out of the pocket. You can open it with one hand but its not a "fast" knife to open. All in all it is a good knife and it was on sale and paid around $12 bucks for it. good deal!
June 18, 2012
The knife is very hard to extract due to the cut outs and the clip. The thumb screw assist is not very comfortable and is hard to smoothly open blade. I would return it if I could.
April 12, 2011