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StrongArm Fixed Blade Black FE
Item: # 31-002882

With a full tang, 420HC steel blade and rubberized diamond-texture grip, this is a knife you can bet your life on. The MOLLE-compatible multi-mount sheath system offers optimal customization, keeping your knife ever at the ready in combat situations.



    • Blade material: 420HC
    • Handle material: glass-filled nylon with rubber overmold
    • Blade length: 4.8” (12.2 cm)
    • Overall length: 9.8” (24.8 cm)
    • Knife weight: 7.2 oz (204 g)
    • Overall weight: 10.9 oz (309 g)
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The ever-evolving battlefield demands gear that keeps up, providing versatile and dependable tools built specifically for combat and survival situations. Gerber has been making survival knives for those who serve since 1966, rising to the challenge of honoring decades of experience while continuing to innovate. 

Gerber’s StrongArm does just that: it is a classic fixed blade built for brute strength with a revolutionary sheath system that is the first of its kind. The multi-mount, snap-together sheath is easy to use and can be mounted vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a belt, or in traditional drop-leg fashion.

Customizable to your needs in the field, the StrongArm is the smart evolution of the classic fixed blade.  

  1. Blade Material: 420 high carbon w/ Cerakote® coating
  2. Glass filled nylon substrate
  3. Diamond-texture rubberized handle
  4. Full tang
  5. Spike pommel w/ lanyard hole
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  • 5
  • |SEP 12, 2016
  • |BY: Ed , Retired Military

SHARP out of the box. If you want to hang it upside down commando wanna be style trying taping as John Wayne would.

  • 5
  • |JUN 2, 2016
  • |BY: Anthony , Truck Driver

I wanted this knife in case I was stuck in another bad situation, and had to get supplies. I have not had to use it, but I decided to use it with a bug out bag. Taken it camping, cut branches, and dig, I love this knife. The sheath is great, and the buttons are strong enough so that it does not fall!.

  • 5
  • |MAY 1, 2016
  • |BY: , Best fixed blade I've ever had

Very nice, strong, and the grip is very nice. The sheath is very nice and it can be attached in a mole webbing. This knife so amazing because it is so strong.

  • 4
  • |APR 30, 2016
  • |BY: Cman , The baboon

Great knife

  • 5
  • |MAR 28, 2016
  • |BY: Lone Scout , great camping/bush knife

The knife is great. It is very strong and can take anything I throw at it. I was looking for a tough sheath knife and I chose this one because it was full tang and had a very sturdy blade. I love the grip and all the different carry styles it takes. Amazing knife!!

  • 4
  • |MAR 17, 2016
  • |BY: Tim O. , Almost Perfect

I picked this up for self defense and absolutely love the knife itself. Comfortable and secure in the hand at a variety of angles and the striking pommel is devastating. The modular sheath leaves a lot to be desired, though. The snaps tend to break free before the knife in any rapid draw scenario, resulting in raising a sheathed knife to defend yourself. Also, no configuration for inverting the knife on your belt, which is my favorite style. This knife could save your life, if you don't die before you can ready it.

  • 5
  • |MAR 9, 2016
  • |BY: PaymentM1 , Wildland Firefighter

Great knife! Love the sheath and the non slip handle. Can handle some serious abuse. Great job Gerber!

  • 5
  • |JAN 17, 2016
  • |BY: clayton , the bushman

hands down the best knife gerber has ever made in my opinion. i have the prodigy and the lmf2 and the bear grylls modle and the strongarm is by far my favorite out of the whole lot. the strongarm has an awesome steel i have had mine for about a year now and i have put this knife through literal hell and it just keeps taking it and coming back for more absolutely love this knife. thanks gerber for one of the best fixed blade knife in the world

  • 4
  • |JAN 10, 2016
  • |BY: john showler , waterman

Just got this for Christmas 2015. Excellent knife. Was shaving sharp out of the box. A few drops on my leather belt and it was hair posing sharp. Balance in the hand is excellent. Sheath system is very nice especially at this price point. I added a small pouch to the sheath with some Velcro straps. Holds a fire steel and small DC3 sharpening stone. I got the knife for camping and backpacking to get lighter weight than my large 6" knife. Handle is very comfortable. One quibble is that there is a significant price increase for the Desert tan model. I see no reason to do that other than gouging people a little. I think that detracts from the otherwise great product. These things are marketed to the M&P industry which runs on honor and integrity. Upping the price for a different color which does not enhance performance is incongruent with the message the product tries to send. Fix that company policy and you will do well. So whatever color you get, you will have a great multipurpose knife.

  • 5
  • |JAN 4, 2016
  • |BY: Bill , Great Knife!

This is an extremely well built and designed knife. I have used this knife out in the
field many times and especially has a awsome handle and holds an edge well. Good job gerber

  • 5
  • |DEC 22, 2015
  • |BY: Joey , Great!

A great knife, held up well for months and can keep a edge. I would recommend it to anyone with a hunger for a great knife.

  • 5
  • |OCT 5, 2015
  • |BY: Jeff , Your Title

Came razor sharp awesome knife!!!

  • 4
  • |SEP 18, 2015
  • |BY: Mike Wilks , Your Title

If I warmed it up, it might cut butter! I'm sure it will be fine once it's sharpened, but why? I have never purchased a knife that needed sharpening right out of the box. Disappointed to say the least.

  • 5
  • |AUG 12, 2015
  • |BY: Bear Junior , Wilderness Expert

Solid knife has been dependable in all conditions thrown at it!

  • 5
  • |JUL 29, 2015
  • |BY: Bear Grylls , Knife came with a stain on the blade

if you're worried about a little stain on the blade, you should stay out of the woods and sleep in a hotel.

  • 5
  • |JUL 18, 2015
  • |BY: Darren , A Home Run!

Gerber really hit it out of the park with this one! Put simply, this is one of the finest production knives I've ever owned. If you could own only one Gerber knife, make it this one. It is that good!

  • 3
  • |JUN 28, 2015
  • |BY: Survival Solutions , Knife came with a stain on the blade.

Knife arrived dull, and the bottom of the blade has a ugly oil stain that will NOT come off. Good knife and I know its only cosmetic but it should not arrive like this.

  • 4
  • |JUN 27, 2015
  • |BY: Carl S. , Mr.

I just ordered this knife and everything looked good. My only issue is that a bit of oil somehow got under the coating or it sat upon the knife for so long it does not want to come off.I know I'm just being picky but it looks rather ugly.

  • 5
  • |MAY 18, 2015
  • |BY: Whittling Fisher , Great knife and equally great customer service

After some use, this new Made in the USA gerber blade performs well. I used it while camping and it did great for al,the tasks I asked of it. It carved sticks, created kindling and fuzz sticks for a fire, sparked a ferro rod, cut rope, and sliced up our meat for supper. The sheath is well thought out and allows for multiple carry options. The handle fit my hand well and was very grippy in all conditions. I ordered a fine edge from an Internet site, and received a serrated in the box. Gerber's customer service was awesome, and quickly replaced it with the fine edge version that was supposed to be in the box.

  • 5
  • |APR 29, 2015
  • |BY: Andy , Survived

This is the best gerber I've ever owned! Extremely comfortable in my hand... Handles bushcraft task with ease and can split wood like no tomorrow.... Excellent right out of the package sharp and oiled up ready to go... The sheath is top notch as with all gerber products and lifetime warranty.... Just can't be beat at an incredible price! Thank you gerber

  • 5
  • |APR 29, 2015
  • |BY: Excellent Blade! , aussiesurvivorman

Top notch quality - couldn't be more pleased with Gerber's craftsmanship.
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  • 5
  • |FEB 23, 2015
  • |BY: matt , try something new

People think that 420hc is a bad steel but other than edge super long lasting edge re tension it is better than most. You can cut, chop, pound,Hamer and stab with out mesing it up to bad you can try to chip it will not be esay (try that with s30v). It actually has a decent edge retention and if you are worred about it will going dull on you just carry a soft arkansa stone with some leather and I am sure there is a place where it can be attached to the shealth to. If you think the steel is that bad buy a cheaper knife from gerber with 420hc and test it you will be amazed.

  • 2
  • |FEB 18, 2015
  • |BY: jb , knifer

such a good looking blade ruined with cheap 420HC steel. this knife would of been dam near close to perfect if it wasn't for that steel.

  • 5
  • |FEB 14, 2015
  • |BY: steven england , fixed blade only guy

very nice knife like the sheath and the style of blade very nice love it

  • 4
  • |FEB 14, 2015
  • |BY: Jason , Officer

I am looking for a good fixed blade. I would like to know about handle ergonomics and if the is comfortable to hold?

  • 4
  • |FEB 13, 2015
  • |BY: ehh3 , Your Title

Looks like it will Stand Up. One to add to my Kit.

  • 5
  • |FEB 13, 2015
  • |BY: Ab Karim Mohamad , Mr

Awesome knife with beautiful sheath. Wish to own one.

  • 5
  • |FEB 13, 2015
  • |BY: Dwayne Massengill , mr

I love it
I want it

  • 5
  • |FEB 12, 2015
  • |BY: Tom Srock. , Mr.

Very nice looking knife basic no thrills just a workhorse.

  • 4
  • |FEB 12, 2015
  • |BY: sewerside , Master of My Universe

Did i miss something? The Strongman looks great, has great specs, i want one! I clicked "shop now" and can't find an order button,price (which is just a formality at this point),etc. What the hey? I think you should go ahead and ship me out one complementary, and in return i will examine, use, then promptly write a review of it! Lol! This review can be used here as well as anywhere else it would be fitting. Thanks, and i look forward to putting your new knife through its paces. Lol!!

All the "lol-ing" aside, feel free to send me any"promo" items you feel like. Lifetime (and daily, seriously- i rarely go a day without using my Dime) Gerber user/fan here who loooves new gear

  • 5
  • |FEB 12, 2015
  • |BY: phillipsmj , SGM (R)

Great looking knife. The sheath is outstanding. When can I try one out.

  • 5
  • |FEB 12, 2015
  • |BY: , Jeremy

The STRONGARM looks like the cousin of the PRODIGY. I've been a proud owner of a PRODIGY (serrated edge) for almost 6 years now. The knife has literally been around the world with me and was always right next to me in Afghanistan.

I love the PRODIGY, but I think I'm more excited about this one with the new handle design, but specifically the fine edge. Nothing against serrated edges, which are great when called for, but I'm a big fan of the fine edge the STRONGARM offers.

I also have PRODIGY's big brother, the LMF II, which also has the combo edge. Any chance of coming up with a fine edged big brother for STRONGARM?

Please keep me posted when STRONGARM is ready to roll out.

Thanks for taking care of us, Gerber!!!

  • 5
  • |FEB 12, 2015
  • |BY: Lawrence , Big Daddy

How much is this beautiful tool?

  • 3
  • |FEB 12, 2015
  • |BY: Kevin , Admin

Will this be available to the public or restricted to the miltary because of ridiculous policies?

  • 5
  • |FEB 5, 2015
  • |BY: Mark Steele , Retired Military

Recently purchased the strongarm. Outstanding multipurpose blade, excellent grip, and the sheath is a welcome (if not vital) addition.