Gerber EVO Fine Edge Folding Knife
Wosre knife ever bought
Bought this knife a year ago. First thing I had to do was grind off part of the Thumb studs. Cound not get it in my pocket without tearing my pocket tops.
I should have taken back to Bass Pro right away, but I paid a lot and wanted to make it work. Kept an edge ok, and solved most day to day uses.
Finally gave up on it. Will purchase another knife, definatly not a Gerber.
January 9, 2014
Great Multi Purpose Knife!
I bought this knife three years ago for multi/daily use.
I'm in the military and have used the knife in the field for a multitude of reasons. It cuts well, has a super-sturdy locking mechanism and can be flipped open with one hand. It opens with a slight press of the opening tab and a flick of the wrist - almost like a spring loaded knife. I have cut metal stripping, rope, cord and heavy plastic with this knife. I even heated it once with a torch to score some thick plastic that we were trying to percision cut...
I've also used it for hunting and fishing applications. I used it to fillet a few catfish once while in a bind with no fillet knife.
To maintain: I wash it down in the sink when it's really bad - then blow it out with compressed air. A little light machine oil on the mechanism and a few strokes on the stone and it's good to go.
Through all of this - the black finish is still in good shape on the blade and the handle. It's scratched up in a few places, but works as well as the day I got it.
Several friends with more expensive knives have borrowed it and commented that it was every bit as good, if not better, than their multi-hundred dollar knives. I don't buy expensive knives because I'm afraid I'll loose it -and find myself reluctant to use it for 'nasty' applications.
This knife cost me about $30 bucks and it's still going strong! And - I haven't lost it!
I took a small rotary burr and carved my name in the bottom of the handle - it's found it's way back to me when borrowed a couple of times... ;)
July 29, 2010
Best all around knife
I bought this knife two yrs ago. I have several others but this is the one i grab when i head to the woods. Gutted and cleaned three deer with it this past hunting season and use it to clean trout on the river. Fits great in the pocket and easy to open when you already have one hand in the deer or holding a fish. Can't beat it for the price either. I am in Iraq now and realized that I left it behind so my girlfriend (Jen) is shipping it to me. Ya just cant leave home without it.
January 22, 2007
Best Knives Made Period
I have owned this knife for a little over a year. I use it every day around fifty times a day. It shapens with ease and is simple to open and close. The knife is so lightweight you dont even know it is in your pocket . I did lose a screw out of the clip but not really a big deal. I like the knife so much that I am going to buy another one. They are virtualy indestructable. BEST KNIFE PERIOD.
March 6, 2009