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GDC Tech Skin Pocket Knife

The Gerber GDC Tech Skin Pocket Knife has one goal: Be there for the tasks you should never have to take on without a blade. If you’ve ever bitten off a tag with your teeth, opened a well-sealed envelope with a car key, or broken down a refrigerator-sized cardboard box with bare hands, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

But your pocket knife should never put a scratch down the face of your gleaming, new smartphone as they jostle around in your bag or front pocket. Which is why we’ve wrapped this one in a protective, non-scratch coating to protect the other, more sensitive tools you may have.

Does Everything You Want, And Nothing You Don’t
The GDC Tech Skin Pocket Knife can handle all the day-to-day tasks an everyday carry should, but what it doesn’t do is the hidden beauty of this compact knife. With no metal showing when closed, it will never scratch the other daily essentials you carry with you, like your phone, tablet or laptop. And at a compact 3.4 inches when closed, it will never hog space in your pocket or bag.

Ever-Ready Blade
Its sharp, 2.5-inch, drop point blade is always there in your bag or pocket, ready to help you open a package, sharpen a pencil or cut a sandwich to share with a friend. Made of stainless steel, the blade resists rust and corrosion and holds a sharp, fine edge. The lock back safety function means that blade won’t fold up in the middle of your handiwork.

Compact, Yet Grippy
Though compact, the handle is made from grippy rubberized Techhide with an added rubberized thumb stud on each side, so it’s easy to keep a firm grip as you cut, chop or slice.

$32
Item # 31-001693
  • Overall Length: 5.93"
  • Blade Length: 2.52"
  • Closed Length: 3.40"
  • Weight: 2.24 oz.
  • Steel Type: 7Cr17
  • Handle Material: Zytel 101
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Features

  • 2.52-inch fine edge, drop point blade for swift, precise cuts
  • Stainless steel construction for durability
  • Non-scratching rubberized Techhide handle
  • Dual rubberized thumb studs for extra grip security
  • Lock back safety function for added protection
  • Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty

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5 FANTASTIC!!!! Tom - OCT 28, 2014

Perfect still works great ! but i do not carry a smartphone so i wouldn't know if it scratches them or not.

4 Waterman Ryan Fitz - SEP 2, 2014

This knife is in my pocket everyday when I'm in the office! I absolutely love the grip of this knife. My only complaint is one of the thumb studs came off but a little super glue fixed it up fine!

5 Materials redriderbbgun - NOV 14, 2013

It comes down to materials used with this one and rubber is the way to go. wont slip out of your jeans and gives you the best grip possible for whatever you need. The button unlock is awesome and easier than your standard pull to one side unlock. great edc

2 Rock and Roll drummer Greg Z. - NOV 13, 2013

I was extremely happy with all aspects of this knife until it started falling apart. The thumbstuds came loose first but the knife was fine without them. Then, the rubber "skin" quickly showed signs of wear. The latest issue is the the lock mechanism doesn't hold up and the knife can be closed without it. If it wasn't for the poor durability, I'd rate this knife much higher.

4 personal Bruce - OCT 13, 2013

This knife fills the gap where, as you say, a pocket knife should not damage electronics, plastic/glass eyeglass lenses ect.

I wish you had provided a model with a few serations (4 or more) toward the hilt.

Great Knife,
Bruce

3 Fun Guy Nicholas - SEP 15, 2013

I am a Gerber Fan, and this looks like a great knife, but I don't see it replacing my Swiss Army Classic SD as a daily carry. Though I might add it anyway just so I have a more substantial blade.

5 EDC Perfection Mike C - SEP 2, 2013

Small, yet a comfortable fit in the hand. Sharp blade, too. Disappears into your pocket. The safety lock can be tricky, but otherwise, it's a fine product. It is the go-to EDC knife for everyone, as far as I'm concerned.

5 Out Doorsmen Jordan - AUG 30, 2013

This is the best ever day utility knife I have ever used. The only way to make this better would be if the handle had a lanyard hole to turn the knife in to a key chain.

5 Awesome! Monstuhr - AUG 26, 2013

Got it today. Amazing little knife. Came really sharp, though I can always hone it to razor-sharp with little effort (it's almost there, anyway). It's thinner and more slender than video/pictures lead on, but not terribly. Feels very nice, but only complaint is that when it moves (shakes), it kinda makes a little tiny rattling noise. It's probably just the safety mechanism or something, but still. Nothing that detracts anyway. Great knife.

5 Your Title Joseph Salmon - JUN 22, 2013

Received this today as an anniversary present from my girlfriend, and already I have fallen in love with this knife.

I've been a fan of Gerber for years now, and although their products can sometimes be hit and miss in terms of manufacturing quality (since exporting their manufacturing base to China), this one is certainly a winner.

First off, the aesthetics are ace; it simply looks beautiful, open or closed.
The blade itself seems good quality, and comes plenty sharp enough. The rubber handle is soft enough as not to damage anything in your pocket, but still firm enough to get a decent grip. The knife initially feels a bit too light, but once it's opened, the redistributed weight gives it a much better balance. I'm also a huge fan of the locking mechanism, it has that reassuringly firm click shut, without being difficult to open or close.

The absolute best part about this knife, and one of the main reasons that I wanted it, is how practical yet non-threatening it is. Living in the UK, one has to be very careful about which knife to choose as an EDC. Whilst most knives are technically illegal for daily carry, it mostly comes down to the discretion of the officer you talk to. Most are kind enough to look the other way for a multi-tool of small folder, just something that's functional but doesn't take the p*ss. They have a particular thing about knives that either have assisted-opening (such as a spring) or that you can open with a wrist-flick.
Now I have no intention of stabbing anyone, but I can understand why my previous EDC would look suspicious to a police officer. A great knife, but with a long blade, wicked serrations, and easy to open with one hand, they would almost certainly have considered it threatening.

This knife, however, is slim enough to avoid detection, and small enough as to not appear threatening, must be opened with two hands, but still remains an incredibly practical carry!

In case you can't tell by the rant, I love this knife. Would purchase again.

5 AWESOME! Corbin - APR 8, 2013

When I first received the knife i found it was much smaller than what I thought which was a very good thing. It looked large for an EDC pocket carry. This just the right size, weight and grippy texture that an EDC knife needs. The blade came SUPER SHARP! The sharpest factory blade i've ever gotten. Amazing knife! Gerber, this is your year!

4 New Yorker Chris - APR 3, 2013

Seems like the perfect EDC knife for anyone living in new york. this is because you have the 2.5 blade making it legal to carry in new york city and the non scratch coating means you can safely have it in your pocket and not worry. NY law states you can't have anything showing (clips,tips, handle) so it seems like the perfect edc.

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