Paraframe Mini - Stainless, Fine Edge
The smallest of the eight knives in the Paraframe series, the Mini is based on the same frame-lock design. It’s a beautifully simple open frame knife with a fine-edge blade that is lightweight, easy to clean and opens effortlessly. Built with a smooth stainless steel handle and a clip for secure travel, the Paraframe Mini is what a small everyday carry folder should be.
- Overall Length: 6"
- Blade Length: 2.22"
- Closed Length: 3.07"
- Weight: 1.4 oz.
- Lock Mechanism: Frame-lock
- Blade Style: Clip Point
- Blade Material: High Carbon Stainless
- Blade Type: Fine
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel
- Opening Style: One-handed opening
- Frame lock handle design
- Lightweight open stainless steel handles
- Sturdy pocket clip
as a cub scout at the camp trading post there was this knife that i really wanted i come to find out the truck had to bring more they were out of stock every day we tried to get it my pap told me we would get one so i got this with a sharpener very satisfying
I've carried this knife every day for close to a year, through ROTC training, college life, and outdoor excursions. It is a bit small, like my STL 2.5, but the frame is a bit beefier than its little brother. I can easily get leverage on the blade to open it, and although it lacks a thumb stud and requires two hands to open, I haven't been in a situation where it hasn't been impractical to do so. The edge was a little hard to keep until I reground it using a Tru-Hone sharpener, but the steel was pretty good. I've used this as a tape cutter, a rope cutter, and a carver and never had any problems with it.
It does, however, get stuff wedged in it from time to time. If you have coins or things in your pocket they can get jammed between the frame and blade or inside the pocket clip, causing some problems. You can't have everything, y'know.
A pretty great knife!
Never bought a knife since I got this
one. Cuts great
It have been on my belt for a will and I still love it. Great for my part time job in a fast-food restaurant for opening boxes and other package, but it have served me well during my camping trip. The blade is a bit stripped, but I blame myself on that ..... opening a can with it... at least those bean where good :D
Love my mini paraframe...i've had 4 of them over about 10 years because I carry it everywhere and have lost the first 3 to courthouse and airport security in my travels. I would take them back to my truck but usally the hassle of that isn't worth just giving it up and buy a new one. Have bought them in the past and will buy another next time it gets confiscated.
I have had 3 of these over the last 10 years and will never buy anything but for a knife to carry daily. I am a carpenter and use this knife for everything you can imagine. Best knife I have ever owned.
It sucks. It doesn't cut very well at all
Its been on my belt off and on for years for random uses fishing cardboard who knows what else, still perfectly intact and clean and I think it would still be sharp enough even without the occasional sharpening... its well worth its cost especially when you find it on sale ;) you wont even notice it on your belt
I do really like this knife.
I used it for a couple days and the lock is excellent the blade is pretty sharp too, would be better if the blade had a thumb stud or be bigger
Overall i think this knife is for camping, backpacking and things like whittling.
This is a good EDC. Compact.good frame lock-up, Sharp. Wish it had a thumb stud, to match the other two knives that I have in my small collection. Easy to open. Good back- back up to the larger knife.
Came out of the package extremely sharp, and held it's edge. However, I find it is useless for cutting anything bigger than string. Plus the screws stripped out in just two months of little use.
I give this knife a four out of five stars for its lgihtweight, compact, and liner lock design. The only wish i had was a thumb stud.
pros- lightweight, compact, clip, very sharp out of the package, and feels very good in your hand.
cons- pretty hard to open, no thumb stud.
Overall, i would recommend this knife to anyone from weekend camper to survivalist.
Nice little knife, needed a non serated edc back up and this does the job perfect. I carry minimal items in my pockets and only carry tools such as my multitool, a larger blade, an edc pocket knife and now this smaller back up. Love it so far. Would have liked a thumbstud but this is not meant to be your main knife and made to be affordable. Good deal overall
I wish the blade locking mechanism was different. It took a little time to figure out. Also wish it had a thumb stud. Love the shape of the blade though. Overall good little knife!
The blade is reasonably nice, but the knife overall is hard to carry in your pocket because several knife features tend to pick up or grab on to keys, coins, or other items in your pocket.
More than once I was annoyed to draw the knife out and to have to spend time removing a coin wedged between the frame and blade or caught behind the belt clip before I could use it.
The blade does seem nice - keeps its sharpness well and has a shape that lends itself to control
GOT AS A GIFT . WILL USE THE CLIP AS A MONEY CLIP. WORKS GOOD
Forgot I actually bought this knife a couple of years ago as an everyday pocket carry knife. I returned it b/c of it's lack of easy of operation. I'll be returning it for the second time.
Positives: size, looks, feel, clip, a little heavy but tolerable.
Negitives: not easily opened. Need two hands and a strong thumb nail. Would be nice to open with two fingers. Blade doesnt alway lock in the open position. Needs an extra push to make sure it's locked. Disengaging the lock is ver y cumbersome. The end of the clip needs to be more rounded and the tops of screws needs to be smooth. Tends to catch on clothing.
Kept this in my pocket for years. It was my first Gerber. Once I was an adult I got knives with larger blades, but I still keep this friend in my camera bag. Even after years the blade is still great. This is why I'm loyal to Gerber, even the small products are made well.
i like this little knife because it is lite wait and strong. this knife will last a fairly long
Considering the price tag, this knife has performed far beyond my expectations. IF ONLY IT HAD A THUMB STUD!!!!!!!!!
got this knife for christmas last year and have only used it a few times. i'll be taking it with me to camp. overall a strong blade, just as sharp as the gator
Great little knife and 1st one, as soon as i opened it i cut myself.
I have had this knife for a long time and even lift it out in the rain for a couple of days. Still works as good as when I got it.
Hi, Great Stuff But Can Anyone Tell Me where it's selling for cheaper.
I own two of these knives, and it's a great little blade for the price. It's lightweight and it stays sharp for a long time. I'm very rough of these knives and they hold up well. One of the blades doesn't stay locked all of the time, the clip has slowly ground away from years of use and i have to bend the metal lock sometimes to get it to stay locked. Overall, i'm very happy with these knives.
I've had this knife for about a year and it delivers some solid performance. However, there are some problems with it. The blade does not have a very high level of edge retention, and a couple of months ago the threads in the holes of the knife handle holding in the bolts for the pocket clip stripped, which was very disappointing. Gerber may have fixed that problem since, but still something to be mentioned. There are better knives, but this one is worth its price.
I bought the Mini Paraframe instead of the full-sized version because the larger one is a bit bigger than I wanted. However, I cannot understand why Gerber equipped this knife with fingernail notches rather than the thumb studs like on the original Paraframe.
I got this one over a year ago and the things still sharp and only has a few scraches on it. I haven't even needed to sharpen it! I use it about every week to open boxes, and whatever other things I need it for. I am looking on here to get another one!
Fine knife. I think the overall length is only about 5.25" instead of the 6" listed.
Purchased this knife as an all around pocket knife for under $10 nearly a year ago.
It is solid and have no worries with it folding in on me. Locking blade is secure.
Was a little stiff at first but keeping it oiled to prevent rusting (yes have had r
Just received the knife. Seems solid. The blade is sharp and evenly ground. It's a little hard to close.
Purchased this knife at Dick's. I had been all over looking to purchase an LST. As the LST no longer has a pocket clip, I chose this as a replacement. I am GREATLY disappointed.
-The blade was not sharp and was ground unevenly.
-There are PLAST