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EAB Pocket Knife

The Gerber Exchange-A-Blade pocket knife uses contractor grade or standard size utility blades that can be easily replaced as necessary. The stainless steel handle works well as both a pocket or a money clip, and liner lock construction keeps the blade safely in the open position when in use. The blade screw is raised for easy opening.

$14
Item # 22-41830
  • Overall Length: 5.1"
  • Blade Length: 1.7"
  • Closed Length: 2.85"
  • Weight: 2.2 oz.
  • Blade Style: Contractor grade utility blade
  • Blade Material: High carbon K5
  • Blade Type: Fine
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Opening Style: Nail nick for easy opening
Warranty

Features

  • Accepts standard or contractor grade utility blade
  • Liner lock safety
  • Nail nick for easy opening
  • Pocket clip doubles as money clip
5 Needs an airplane grade aluminum version. Grant - DEC 6, 2013

I really *love this model and have been carrying it for over a year. I bought the other models and intensely disliked them. This model is too heavy I feel. If they made this model in an airplane grade aluminum (for the strength factor) and jacked up the price to double, I would buy it in a heart beat. I'm of course going to keep carrying this because there's no better option out there, but I'll be keeping my eye out for a lighter more compact razor blade exchanger type device.

5 Hardware Store Worker CJ - SEP 30, 2013

Great little knife takes up next to no pocket room and does the job I need it to do without hesitation. Recommend this knife to anyone at all!

5 warehouse unloader Rusty - SEP 24, 2013

Standard box cutters always give me the "willies". I used the EAB on an unloading dock for 3 years without a hitch. Folding design works great even w/gloves on. Would like to see nail flick eliminated & Allen screw with slight rise to it for opening. Always clip in pocket w/back of blade side againt a seam to prevent reaching into a pocket w/an open blade. Use serrated blades for best results & longer edge life. Awesome product.

3 Also Disappointed Robert Graves - SEP 9, 2013

The blade does rub against the body when folded, and after about a year the hinge got wobbly. Still carry it everyday for work though I wish they fixed those 2 problems

5 Your Title nathan hopple - SEP 1, 2013

Great knife. Much more compact than others that are the same style. Well worth the money. I for sure will be buying more.

5 retired bob allen - AUG 16, 2013

These knives are great. I like a sharp knife and these fit the bill. I used to carry a larger box knife but this is so much more compact. I bought several for gifts.

5 ship/rec clerk Scott Riley - AUG 5, 2013

great little box cutter. i have used mine for over 3 years without any issue. highly recommend. I open boxes with it and cut plastic wrap all day, couldn't ask for a better box cutter

3 A bit Disappointed Mark Estrada - FEB 18, 2013

Blades rub on inner side dulling themselves prematurely. Other then this I love this little knife.

5 Retired John Bo - FEB 17, 2013

This is great for opening packages. I get packages containing medical supplies. I use it also for a money clip. It hides the fact that it is a razor knife, not that I would attempt to bypass a search area.

5 Business Traveler Dan Hinkle - JAN 17, 2013

The EAB and the EAB Lite are absolutely great. I have them both. I give them away as gifts when I meet folks that are like me...terrible at sharpening knives, like to carry one in my pocket and use them all the time. One thing I absolutely love about it is the fact I don't have to give up my knife to TSA when I forget to put it in my bag. Just unscrew the blade and on my way.

5 if only... Ben - JAN 7, 2013

i love this little knife. small enough that its not in the way and doesn't take up too much pocket space. opens with a flick of the wrist. totally ergonomic, easy on the hand after hours of use. wont close on your hand either. clip keeps it in place up on the pocket but you dont have to struggle with it. changing out the blade is cake. bought it when i worked in shipping 5 years ago, still use it all the time. now if only they made it in blackout.

4 steel worker alex dezarn - DEC 16, 2012

great knife...do not like the small screw
to change blade

5 Medical Equipment Tech Micah - DEC 12, 2012

I use this knife every day extensively. It clips on a belt loop and stays out of my way when i don't need it.
The clip is tight and has never slipped off even a thin belt loop. The knife it self is so thin it fits between the loop and my belt easily.
The blade can be changed with a dime or a penny. The screw holds the blade securely without any wobble found in other quick release knifes.
Excellent knife.

5 carpenter michael prodonovich - NOV 15, 2012

best knife ever , but need the option to buy more replacement screws , and replacement clips. i see they are just pressure clips.

5 lumber / building materials manager skip hagans - OCT 26, 2012

l love this knife but, the screw that holds the blade is easy to strip out

5 retired military modern day mechanic scott - OCT 9, 2012

i used this knife daily. even clip to my underwear just sitting around house. opens mail shreads cardboard strips wires does everything. little screw that holds blade is ackward but blade never moves as with other designs. small easy to carry awesome product. down side is belt clip tends to fall off and can be lost.

4 warehouse manager Jared - SEP 19, 2012

I open a lot of boxes every day and used this knife heavily. After some time the action of opening and closing it became 'grindy' like other reviews I've read, but after some more use I've found the action smooths out again, completely grinding a channel via the little dot on the inside. This is nice as a wrist flick is possible, but dangerous as gravity/movement in my pocket can expose the blade.

I'd still use it if I didn't lose the REALLY TINY screw that Gerber used to secure the blade. A thumb screw would have been much easier to use and find if dropped.

5 PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR M IKE - AUG 29, 2012

I got mine a couple of years ago and I love it and carry it everywhere. It fits really well in the watch pocket of jeans. Do you have a list of stores that sell it as I can't find it locally

5 Electrician/radio tech William - AUG 4, 2012

I got mine 3 yrs. ago at walmart, as something to play with....WoW ! I was wrong I now love it, carry it everywhere, fits behind phone in case is easy to carry, quick one handed operation, easy to sharpen or buy new blades for almost anywhere which is good cause they dull quick, but thats okay, the screwdriver to change blade is a pain, all in all for money it's 5 star knife.

5 Driver Pro-Build man - JUL 13, 2012

I LOVED mine, but have lost it and no one around here sells them anymore so I'm very glad to see that I can still buy one online.
I've always hated anything in my pockets and this is small and slim I hardly know it's there.

3 Farmboy Logan - JUL 8, 2012

Works great until the blade breaks or gets dull, which it does pretty fast. Then you have the task of taking the screw out that holds the blade. Other than a cumbersome blade holder this knife works great and is in no way bulky like other folding utility knives.

5 Fisherman and Hunter HomeBoy - JUN 9, 2012

I have to give this knife a 5 Star review due to it's size, function, reliability, comfort in handling, simplicity of blade replacement and locking blade reliability. Can't beat the price for a gentleman's pocket knife.

5 Retired Jim - JUN 2, 2012

Love this little jewel! I carry it instead of a pocket knife. I cut everything with it and so what if the blade dulls. Just pop in another one and continue on. Doesn't rust and lasts forever as long as you don't lose it. Everyone needs one.

5 I love it! neil84 - MAY 30, 2012

I bought this for myself a while ago (+2yrs?). It's still holding up. It's made to last. I carry this everywhere as a regular utility knife, and as a discreet defensive tool. It's handy, solid, easy opening (1handed), functional, and every bit worth it. I think that negative review above possibly bought something else, or a knock off? I just double checked mine, and it's definitely brushed steel... (I am not a qualified metallurgist.) Not brass at all. It is very functional. It doesn't open in my pocket. Screws stay tight. The blade it came with didn't see much action. I trashed it. I use razor-blades and box-cutters in my line of work and a pack of quality blades are worth buying. Cheap ones dull quickly or tarnish. Easy to carry, deploy, and grip. A life saver you can carry and forget. From a defensive stand-point, knives are scary but razor blades are terrifying. A great way to slim a wallet. I use mine as a money clip, and a bottle opener... if you're skilled. It sure beats prying with keys. A must have. A perfect man-gift. LIFETIME WARRANTY???!!! NICE!

1 Doesn't matter Zac - MAY 25, 2012

I was under the impression this was stainless steel and it is not. Just made to appear that way. I can clearly see brass on the inside of the handle and i used the blade a few times it came with and its dull. Unsatisfactory product in my opinion.

5 Favorite knife Cameron - MAY 11, 2012

Recently added this to my collection and I'll be picking up a couple more so that I have one that sits in my bag, etc. Just a great knife, I did 2 x 1m worth of stencils fairly detailed to redecorate a bit of my bedroom, and the point is still nasty sharp. You have a really nice grip for general utility and detail work yet it comes in a tiny package and this knife having become my EDC as a money clip really holds up well, the blade is still shaving sharp and the fact that you can turn it around then replace it makes it, in my eyes, a much better option then say a SOG flash 1, because for the general tasks you use this for, the price on it, replaceable blades, size, and also the fit and finish is top quality, you just can't beat it. For the intended use, I'd take this over a Stider any day

4 General Contractor Justin - MAY 10, 2012

Great knife, very durable, light wieght, just wish I knew what country this was made in.

5 Engineer Hank - MAY 8, 2012

Amazing little knife that is light and great to carry everywhere. Not having to worry about sharping is great and saves time. I lost my first one and bought another the next day. Really cant go wrong here.

5 Plumber Joe the Plumber - APR 29, 2012

Love this little blade, out of all the knives I own and have owned it is by far my favorite. I find myself using it all day everyday in my work.

5 sales manager Mike - MAR 1, 2012

We buy these 100 at a time and give them to our customers. These are the greatest knives and our customers love them. I have had one ever since they first came out. Very dependable and rugged. I can find replacement blades at any hardware store.

2 Your Title Your name - FEB 6, 2012

couldn't find a replacement blade any were and normal ones wouldn't fit

5 Weekend Warrior Tony - JAN 20, 2012

Had this knife for over 2 years now, great compact size and never fails

5 Customer Your name - DEC 3, 2011

I've never had any problems with this knife. It's a great, compact, well- built knife that I suggest to anyone.

3 customer your name - DEC 1, 2011

i had it for a few months and the little plastic spacer broke besides that it is awsome

4 JackOfAllTrades Your name - NOV 24, 2011

Great little knife. I use it almost every day at work for anything that doesn't need a heavy duty knife. Light, compact, convenient, clips onto my pocket. The hinge has loosened up a little and took some ingenuity to tighten back up. Could be simpler there. Other than that, it is the perfect "I wish I had a knife" knife.

5 Customer Dillon Erwin - SEP 23, 2011

Love it. This is something I use.

4 Material Handler Rick Buie - SEP 22, 2011

I have owned this blade for a couple of years now. This is my work blade. Feels good in the hand and is small enough to not get in the way. The price is right too. Owning this blade is a "No Brainer!"

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