Gerber Paraframe I Knife
I've had better knifes but they were much more expensive. This is a great knife for the price. Holds edge well, just needs touching up every now and then. The clip does not hold well after much use. I've lost this knife multiple times due to it slipping off of my pocket, only to find it days later. I no longer carry it clipped on my pocket. Now I only carry it down in the bottom of my pocket. I would really hate to lose this knife!
February 11, 2012
Don't bother looking any further!!!!
the exact knife i had was the paraframe II fine edge. i got this knife the first year i joined scouts, about 5 years ago. with a little regular maintenance (shapening and lube) it stayed in pristien condition. it's really high quality!!!, it's 100% stainless steel, then coated in titanium nitride, to keep the blade sharp, and believe me it's stays sharp for a long while. in fact the only thing that was too much for this knife to handle, was bad luck. i was at the Canadian international jamborie to celebrate the centenialy of scouting. on the morning of us leaving, we had to leave really early, because they had to get 8,000 scouts out in one day, around 4 a.m. so i was hiking all my gear out, one big camping pack on my back and a day pack stuffed to the brim on my chest, to where trucks would bring it the rest of the way to our bus, i got about 20 feet away from the truck we were going to load our gear on to, and i tripped and sprained my ankle so we waited for the EMT, or whatever you call them in canada, to show up and in all the hussel and bussle, combined with the sun not quite above the horizon yet, i lost my knife, i assume it fell out of my pocket, because i had put it in my pocket and by the time i noticed that it was missing we were already at the canadian border. even though we were boy scouts doesn't mean you can just turn around when the border patrol is inspecting your bus and use the excuse that one of our scout just realized the forgot their KNIFE back at the camp site, that'll just make them look harder and longer, and inconvinence everyone. so as soon as i got back to my house i ordered another knife, the exact same model and style, because i was so impressed with the quality and the amount of time it's lasted. the only gripe i can find with this knife is that i perfer my edges a little finer, so i have to do some serious intial sharpening, but thats just because of a preference. oh and i just became an Eagle scout so i know quite alot about outdoor gear, just in case your wondering. so your aware I DON'T HUNT, i just don't but this was the only page here that i could find that had this knife. so when it says how often i go hunting that number is camping and other outdoor trips.
October 27, 2007
This knife was okay for about the first few monthes, but after that, the blade began to dull after just a few cuts. Its very hard to keep in nice condition and i simple expected more out of it. I bought the serated model and the teeth began to dull significantly, and after that you just cant seem to revive it. I instead bought a Gerber Evo (see other reviews) and that turned out to be alot better. I guess its just not suited for the task at hand,
May 4, 2009
I bought it as a quick fix one morning and have grown to really like it. Daily i carry a SOG meridan, and a Buck solo. But sometimes i just cant leave the gerber at home! great for cleaning pheasants and waterfowl on the quick. nothing to brag about coming out of the box, but it sharpens up nicely with a little effort. only complaint is that it does dull a little quicker than id like and i have one tiny rust spot on the blade after 6 months.
March 7, 2008