For unmatched control and precision, this compact full tang fixed blade knife offers a balanced design and comfortable grip. The smaller blade is perfect for detail work and the included sheath has a built-in sharpener to keep you on the move.
An updated take on a small fixed blade paring knife, the Compact Fixed Blade marries the modern design cues of the Myth™ hunting series with the precision and craftsmanship of the classic Gerber Pixie. Its small profile and comfortable, soft rubberized grip make small quarter and cavity work effortless. It comes with a durable hard plastic sheath outfitted with a built-in carbide sharpener for sharpening on the go. The Myth™ Compact Fixed Blade is a minimal field-dressing knife that’s on track to becoming a Gerber hunting classic.
I picked this knife up a couple years back and have used it a a hunting knife. It's skinned 5 deer and cleaned one skull for a European type mount. It was slightly dull after the last deer and I just had to sharpen it for the first time. I love how light it is on my belt and in my hand. If I wasn't already a Gerber fan after this knife I would be. I plan to pick up a couple more like this for my boys and plan on getting a few more of the knives on this line for myself.
I originally bought this knife for fishing - it's a great size to keep on the waist belt of my chest waiders (it's a wonderful filleting knife). However, I went out for a quick "look" last fall during deer season and saw a great buck. I had a good shot, so I took it and realised I only had my little knife with me. It was the best mistake I've made in a long time. In less than 10 minutes, I had the deer perfectly cleaned and mounted on the rack of my ATV.
This little knife has never let me down and I don't expect it ever will. Fantastic product.
I first used this knife when a buddy of mine and I cut up two deer for making sausage, I was using a Kershaw antelope hunter II and he was using a Gerber Myth. I had to re sharpen many times he never did. Great knife and im by no means a Gerber person but I did buy this knife based on performance and feel alone...
I bought this knife for use as a compact picnic knife for when I'm traveling especially for eating fruit in the car. It is an excellent knife for cutting food. If they made a 4 1/2 thin blade (utility) knife I would buy it too.
Picked one up at my local cabela's for skinning small game such as squirrels. works wonders !! It made skinning them childs play, and how thin the blade is made it all the easier.
Excellent knife! My favorite 24 hours tool.
Works great in the kitchen no field use for this knife the blade is not sturdy enough.
First praises...... Can we say awesome- sauce.......
As the writer wrote it's great for close quarter. The size of both knife and sheath are great and together isn't a compromise in concealment... I usually carry mine under my pant leg.. my only grip and not sure if it is one, would have to be how the sheath and belt loop are held together.. however a bit of 3m spray and loctite for screws and your good to go...
I love the size......wish it took and held an edge better. For the price point it's a great knife
Steel Type: Steel. Are you kidding me? WHAT steel is used in the manufacture of
the blade? Is it full-tang?
Excellent knife! My job requires me to use a small paring knife everyday, cutting all types of produce. This knife cuts through it all and remains sharp for days at a time. i have used it at home for daily cooking tasks as well. works great on any meat that needs trimming or simply is too big. A gain excellent knife and not too bad on the wallet!
This knife reminds me of the pixie knife they made in the 70s. This is a great knife compact and just right.
I just got my knife and went to sharpen it and the sharpener made a big scratch on my blade I AM NOT HAPPY WITH GERBER.
What metal is this made of?
Overall, for the 20 bucks I spent, this is a pretty good, pretty useful knife.
I love the size, the low-profile design, the length of the blade, the full-tang design, and the rubberized handle. The knife just feels good in my hand and, it works great for light-duty applications.
If I were to change anything, I'd make the blade a little thicker, maybe not as thick as my Mora, but just a little thicker. And, it would be nice if this was a Portland-made knife. I'd pay more for that.
Again, though, for 20 bucks, you really can't go wrong.
Awesome scaled fish and the sharpener was right there with me.
The design of this knife is great. The length of the handle and blade give a good combination of ergonomics and use. However I was considering this knife and the Mora knives. Mora handles are all wrong for me but the blades are thick enough to do what I want. This Myth has the best handle but a thin flexible blade. I would love to see this knife with a thicker blade while retaining the handle and sheath combination. The blade shape is perfect, just too thin.
I have carried folding knives all of my life for light-duty utility work ... cutting rope, chopping up dog treats, sharpening pencils ... you name it. For various reasons, I have decided to move away from folding knives and use a fixed-blade. So, I went shopping and ran across the Myth Compact.
It was exactly what I needed ... unobtrusive, professional looking, nicely designed, light-weight.
The blade is advertised as a paring knife, and it is. It is a little thinner than I am used to. Even pocket knife blades are much thicker. However, I was able to use the back side of the blade near the handle to open a beer bottle, so it is plenty sturdy enough. The blade is full-tang, which I really appreciate.
In a nutshell, I really like this little knife and am looking forward to putting it through day-to-day paces for a while.
I think the sheath is sharp-looking and rugged. If it breaks, at least Gerber has a life-time warranty. But I don't see it breaking easily.
Quite happy with this knife. Skinned and processed my deer with it. Initial field dressing was done with my fixed blade gator drop point. Only complaint, sharpener "plugged up" when I toucvhed up the edge in the feild.
I bought this knife thinking it would be a great skinner and found that is was cheaply made and the sheath is brutal falls apart. Very poor quality would not recommend.
Nice little knife. Light flexible blade, nice grip. Good for cleaning birds or trout. Sheath is nice but the "built in sharpener" is a little lacking. Could have lived without the rubber tab at the top.
OVer all... Winner!
what is the thickness of these blade ?
The Myth Compact Fixed Blade knife is a sweet little knife. Bought it for kayaking to where on my PFD for easy access. It is perfect for it. It holds its self in the sheath by two divets in the handle, which workd great. The handle is ruberized so it won't slip even when wet. The sheath has a integrated blade sharpener too. Couldn't ask for much more in a little knife lit the Myth Compact.
Sweet looking knife. When is it available?