Gerber Edge, Black Aluminum Handle
Lightweight anodized aluminum handles give the Edge(TM) Aluminum strength and good looks. An easy-press spring lock makes it a breeze to use.
- Blade Length: 1.1 in.
- Open Length: 6.5 in.
- Closed Length: 3.9 in.
- Weight: 3.52 oz.
- Replaceable Utility Blade - Uses contractor or standard grade
- Anodized Aluminum Handle - Lightweight and strong
- Spring Lock - For easy press and release blade replacement
- Pocket Clip - Easy carry
- Available in Black, Blue and Silver
As near as I can figure, the patent for the original Superknife was purchased by Gerber. As the proud owner of one of those original blades, I was hoping that Gerber would continue the line with the exceptional quality I had become used to with my Superknife. In fact, my only complaint with that original knife was that the non countersunk screws were actually tearing up my pocket. Take off the pocket clip, problem solved.
Moving on to the Edge; while the quality of the construction seems solid enough, my largest complaint is that the Edge is COMPLETELY unusable as a knife (though it makes a great paperweight). The reason for this is the action of the spring lock mechanism on the blade release is so touchy that in most cases you do not even need to press the button down in order to jimmy the blade out of the holder. In point of fact, when cutting off the tops of cardboard boxes, I usually have to reset the blade after every box. On one in particular, I actually had to reset it five separate times.
If Gerber could re-issue this knife with some sort of a locking mechanism for the blade release, as well as making the release somewhat more robust, I could see the Edge becoming a VERY popular utility knife. As it currently stands, however, the Edge isn't even worth the sum of it's parts.