Epic - Drop Point, Sheath, Serrated
For an ambidextrous slayer of the undead, the Gerber Epic should be your first choice. The low profile and sleek design makes the Epic a perfect minimal knife for the walker hunter that moves quickly and quietly in hostile territory. It comes housed in a ballistic sheath that is impervious to infection and the Titanium nitrade-coated blade repels the toxic residue of the undead.
- Blade Length: 3.45"
- Overall Length: 7.3"
- Weight: 5.12 oz
- Sheath: Molded Plastic
- Handle Material: Textured Glass-Filled Nylon
- Bottle opener integrated into handle
- Reversible pocket clip for right or left carry
- Knife locks into sheath for secure tip up or tip down carry
5 stars for the knife, 3 stars for the clip averages to 4 stars.
Great knife, nice and sharp, good handle, good grip, nice in the hand, the whole nine yards. The clip on the sheath really is the weak point. My screws stayed in and the clip stayed attached, but the clip wasn't strong enough to even hold the knife in my pocket, it kept bouncing around. The sheath hold the blade tight so no worries there, but I have 2-year-old twins and I can't afford this falling out and lying around for them to find. Like everyone else, I am now clip-less and carrying this in my pocket.
Great knife. As for everyone mad about the pocket clip, its called lock tight. The first thing you should do with any knife is check the screws, even with Gerber.
Great knife, but the pocket clip SUCKS! Didn't even wear it for 2 hours and a screw had already came completely off, and the second one was loosened. Not impressed.
Was going to buy this until I read about all the sheath and clip problems
I bought my Epic from a local outdoor equipment shop today, it was the only gerber knife the shop has in stock. After home I tried the knife on all unneeded recyles, they were cut out like a piece of paper and the blade has no gap. I feel so lucky that I have own this wonderful knife.
As for the clip and logo plate I have switched it back and forth several times with NO! problems at all. Just use a little Plumbers/Teflon tape on the screws and don't over tighten them. I LOVE THE BOTTLE OPENER!
I have had this for about a year and carry it every where I have used it for all sorts of tasks fro cutting the old cv boots off my truck to cutting boxes open. I think the blade is highly versatile and this has maintained an AWESOME edge with occasional sharpening and honing.
Great Knife, Very handy, keeps a sharp blade, no problems with sheath. I own the entire apocalypse kit Love it!!!!
Like the other review, the knife is nice, but the sheath is useless. I too had the screws fall out and the clip is now useless...
First choise? My ass! straight for tha machettie bud and the only thing this guy will come out for is cutting 550 chord and opening brewskys at the end of a killer day. And as for the 7.3'' open and 7.4'' closed my guess is the sheath is .1'' chew on that "that guy" and dont let them chew on you. 4 stars for the TiN coating an good looks dont like the almost 50% serration
Nice utility knife. Dealing with small cutting tasks that the larger knife might be too cumbersome for. I would only used this as last resort if push comes to shove. But i wouldn't use it for purpose of killing walkers.
Like for all the same reasons as everyone else. And I just used a small drop of super glue to keep the screws in place
This blade is excellent. Incredibly well balanced and veey easy to sharpen. The sheath works very well and is easy to pop on and off the blade. The HUGE flaw with this knife is the clip on the sheath. One of the screws fell out the first day I used it, so the clip became pretty kuch useless. I know keep it sheathed and in my pocket where it is not as easy to access. Still a great knife though!
This thing is terrible. My buddy Blaghhhhhh was attacked by some "living person" and got brained (ironic?)
Gave an extra star though, cuz zombies like beer, and this makes it easier for our rotten, blood covered hands to open bottles
Knife is an excellent daily carry blade.
Good size - weight - balance.
Bad side is clip - tiny screws go to see budda. - so clip is off and blade and sheath are in pocket.
I have found the only good thing about this knife is to open up the bottles from my 24 after a hard day of slaying.
Its Bcuz it is a fixed blade so when u put the sheath on it it makes it longer bcuz it doesnt fold up or anything.. the sheath just covers the blade.. and its a quick drop action if u have it upside down u can just pull out n go to town on them undead flesh attics!!
...is the open length 7.3 and the closed length 7.4? Plus, its a fixed blade. So, there I will be, trying to figure this out and some dead dude will eat my brains. Thanks a lot Gerber.
Quite a name for a knife so dinky. This thing didn't even stab in one and and out the other of a walker's torso. I had to bite his head off with my teeth, and I'm not feeling so well any more... oh well, at least I've got this beer that I can open with the handle... that should ease the pain until.... rrrrraaAHAGhhalakkweerrgh!