Gerber Gear Prodigy Drop Point Serrated Fixed Blade Knife
Gerber Gear Prodigy Drop Point Serrated Fixed Blade Knife

Prodigy - Serrated

Fixed Blade Knife

Item: # 22-41121

Based on the award-winning LMF II, this smaller knife packs the same punch. The full tang 420HC American steel blade is beefy, coated with ceramic for corrosion resistance and reduced visibility. A friction lock, MOLLE compatible sheath is included.



    • Overall Length: 9.75"
    • Blade Length: 4.75"
    • Weight: 12.45 oz. (w/ Sheath)
    • Weight: 7.20 oz. (w/o Sheath)
    • Blade Material: U.S. 420HC Stainless Steel
    • Blade Type: Serrated
    • Sheath Material: Friction-release Thumb Lock
    • Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon with SoftGrip overmold
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Made in USA
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Design cues for the new Prodigy were inspired by the award-winning LMF II, another knife engineered by Gerber's Jeff Freeman. The Prodigy is much smaller (9.75" overall length), but it certainly packs as much punch as its predecessor. The full tang, U.S. 420HC Stainless Steel blade is beefy, and coated with ceramic for improved corrosion resistance and reduced visual signature. The ergonomic over-molded rubber handles ensures a soft, comfortable, but secure grip in all conditions. Its also MIRS compliant. Much like the knife, the sheath is designed to live up to the task with a friction-release thumb lock for security and a list of non-detection features. Noise is dampened thanks to a molded softgrip coating which, like the ballistic nylon material, is MIRS compliant. It's also MOLLE compatible and comes with a leg strap.


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  • 5
  • |MAY 12, 2017
  • |BY: Thane , Lifeguard/Security/Matainence

Love this knife. My favorite serrated edge design. It's a great, mid size knife that isn't too big/concerning to carry in public in many applications. Very practical in it's design, FANTASTIC sheath compared to its competitors. Although I wish the bottom strap could be permanently fastened away from the factory, as it does tend to get jammed when trying to put the knife back in and or take it out. I would like to see this come in different colors, the sheath body being made into green, blue, and red, with accompanying knife colors. This would make it less threatening in public. The black tactical look does have it's disadvantages. Thanks for making this knife, keep up the good work.

  • 5
  • |APR 18, 2017
  • |BY: Eric , Veteran

I just got this knife, and have been putting it through the paces. It is a great knife, I have the version without serrations. It is tough, hold an edge and so far the sheath seems very durable. It creates great feathers, and will handle batoning. For the 50 bucks that I paid for this, it is even better than the knife issued to me in SERE school, and truth be told I love that knife. This knife seems ready to surpass that one.

  • 5
  • |APR 4, 2017
  • |BY: Mark , Beat to hell and back

I've carried this knife every day for almost two years. I've literally worn the drop leg sheath slap out. I've used this knife to strip cable, cut tree limbs, you name it. Money well spent. Just gotta find a new sheath.

  • 5
  • |APR 2, 2017
  • |BY: Alex , Your Title

I bought the fine edge of this knife and it is an really good choice for an outdoor activities. It not too long not too short 5 mm blade thickness . You can easily carve or split wood cut bait for fishing etc. The blade is sharpen on a wider angle so keep this in mind if you sharpen the blade. The handle feels great in the hand and absorb the shock during splitting wood.
Good product

  • 5
  • |FEB 17, 2017
  • |BY: Walter , Your Title

This is simply an outstanding knife for outdoor/survival use. When you consider that it can be purchased from vendors for less than $45, it becomes a value that is almost impossible to beat. I could go on about the capabilities and durability of the knife. However, instead I will just draw everyones attention to the YouTube channel of Magnus Andersson. You can watch him talk about the knife and put it through its paces. He does a much better job than I of explaining and showing why you may want to consider this knife.

Gerber, you really should do something for this guy. His use of the Prodigy and Gator has sold many knives.

  • 5
  • |FEB 11, 2017
  • |BY: Rafael , Incredibly Strong Blade

I bought the Walmart exclusive version of this knife and have been more than impressed. For those who don't know the Walmart version is not serrated which I much prefer. The 420HC steel has surpass my expectations and will perform every task you need it to do with ease. The black coating I believe makes the blade a little tougher/harder and it holds an edge for longer than I anticipated. I love the way it feels in the hand and the rubber grip texture is right where it needs to be. For those who think the blade is too small you need to remember that Gerber designed this as a smaller version of their LMF II. The only thing that would make this knife even better would be to improve the sheath so that it's more like their Strongarm sheath.

  • 5
  • |JAN 3, 2017
  • |BY: By.Eric H. Survival , One tool option

I bought this knife last year and have since retired every knife I own for this blade. I hear lots of people talk bad about serrations, well after using this knife for 6 months straight daily I am a firm believer in them now. I think people don't take the time to learn how to use them properly or have only used non Gerber brand serrations. Not all serrations are created equal, mine haven't ever been sharpened, after a year of hard use they are sharp as day one.
I truly believe in this knife and would trust it in a survival situation, esp because the knife makes fire work easy. You can make nice long feathers that are either hair thin or thick as you like all by just changing the angel or pressure on the blades serrated edge. If you are someone who struggles with forearm fatigue while cutting sticks and feathering, this knife will be perfect for you. I plan on doing a feathersticking review video on YouTube here soon, I can not recommend this knife more, its the best knife I've ever used. Oh also the 420hc is amazing, Gerber must have some crazy wizard cooking their steel cause in 5 months of daily use I have only had to strop this knife....It don't get much better than that, AWESOME KNIFE GERBER, WELL DONE.5 stars.

  • 3
  • |NOV 19, 2016
  • |BY: Peter , Contracter

My only problem with this knife is the blade size. .. it's to small !

  • 5
  • |AUG 2, 2016
  • |BY: Josh , perfect

I have owned this knife for 4 years. It has been on every camping trip and hiking excursion since. Serrations cut through rope like butter. Holds an edge well and sharpens easily. The point is very strong, I pry with it more than I should and it doesn't complain or give in. Very corrosion resistant, which is good cause I always find water :) Most comfortable knife I have ever held. My favorite piece of gear and I don't go into the woods without it. Gets used for everything from a flint striker, eating utensil, can opener, pry bar, as well as other more orthodox knife uses. I try my hand at making knives so I probably wont be buying too many more knives in the future, but if I ever loose this one I am buying a new one asap. By the way, for all of you who bought this knife and don't like it, I will gladly pay the shipping cost for you to send it to me, that way I can keep one in my flight bag, car, and back pack and have several spares in case someone raids my checked baggage on my frequent international travels. Thanks Gerber.

  • 5
  • |JUL 8, 2016
  • |BY: M. Webb , Excellent U.S. Gerber Quality

This is the ultimate fixed blade knife. Sharp, nice weight, and a good sheath to tote it in . This is a must have when out in the woods and camping . Excellent tool ! Thanks Gerber, and keep making such high quality knives . The non-slip handle is exactly what you need when your hands are wet and/or muddy . i really like this knife.

  • 5
  • |JUL 5, 2016
  • |BY: Bill C. , Awesome Knife

Bought the knife on a impulse. Great knife and the sheath is excellent and would definatly buy again. Do wish there was a version without the serrated edge but i believe the knife is still great the way it is

  • 5
  • |MAY 26, 2016
  • |BY: RET. Canadian Forces , Solid Knife

This is my go to knife for anytime I'm going into the woods. Not sure why all the hate on the serrated blade. I have cut every material imaginable with this knife and have never cursed it. And have no problem field sharpening it with the right tool.

  • 5
  • |APR 27, 2016
  • |BY: connor , awesome


  • 5
  • |FEB 20, 2016
  • |BY: Marty Breeden , Police Officer

I have collected Tactical knives every since I was a boy. I have many good quality brand name knives. The Prodigy is by far one of the best knives I've ever owned. The hefty but not too weighty blade is perfect. The handle is strong and sure. The knife gives you the very real impression that this blade was made to perform!

  • 5
  • |JAN 21, 2016
  • |BY: No one special , PMC

Great knife to add to your kit. It served me well on deployment.

  • 5
  • |DEC 28, 2015
  • |BY: Knifeguy , Your Title

Perfect balance. If you can throw a knife no spin style it works decent. The blade is surprisingly hard to dull after torture test and still functions very well when dulled. Definately an awesome survival knife for the price. Get more than youd expect for a $50 walmart knife

  • 5
  • |DEC 3, 2015
  • |BY: .Josh.S , Canadian

Worth every single penny. No matter what i have thrown at my prodigy it's done the job beyond expectations. As long as you take care of the edge, it will last for years. It's also beautiful to hold and look at haha. The only thing i'd change, is put a little flap in the sheath to tuck the punch into, it's scratched me a few times, but nothing too bad. All and all, the best knife i have ever owned.

  • 4
  • |NOV 16, 2015
  • |BY: Kalle , 11B vet

Just got this knife today. I really like the heft and thickness of the blade. The handle is excellent with exceptional grip and the skullcrusher pommel is a nice touch. The sheath is very handy because of the range of options for carry and is quite robust. My only complaint is the blade serration. I would MUCH prefer a non serrated blade but all in all this knife is an exceptional value for the money i spent.

Thanks Gerber

  • 5
  • |NOV 15, 2015
  • |BY: Mr Wonderful , Woodsman

I bought this knife and it is my favorite knife. Full tang, and a thick blade. Great quality knife that will last you for a long time.

  • 5
  • |OCT 23, 2015
  • |BY: Nathaniel freireich , tough as hell

This knife is great in all conditions and its super durable I give it 5out of 5 stars

  • 5
  • |OCT 1, 2015
  • |BY: Bill Harkins , Owner of CTI Indistries

Fixed blade knives at least for are only usable in certain situations as compared to a good folder that you can use every day. This Gerber Prodigy is by far the very very best fixed blade I have ever used. I thought no one could beat the Seal Pup but this Prodigy blows it away. I'm now trying to find ways to use this knife more it's that great!!!! Thanks,Gerber for making my,dream fixed blade knife!!!

  • 5
  • |AUG 7, 2015
  • |BY: Magnus , Woods Runner

Ultra tough knife takes a beating and comes back for more, very secure sheath with leg strap rides low like I prefer and the handle is comfortable for extended usage...Really love this knife but was a little bummed out that Gerber only makes a part serrated version....Are you listening fine folks at Fiskars/Gerber? Blade finish wears a bit with use, but not a big deal...Great knife, and it's made in the United States. Worth every penny I paid for it too....

  • 3
  • |JUN 11, 2015
  • |BY: Woodsmoke , Woodsmoke

Nice knife with good feel and balance. Too bad it doesn't have a smooth edge, then it would be a lot more useful as a survival knife.

  • 5
  • |MAY 27, 2015
  • |BY: Axel , Great knife

This knife is amazing I've been using it in some pretty extreme conditions, I've thrown it cut everything you could think of even dropped it on the concrete a few times and it is still in great condition, I wish you would make one without the serrated edge, cuz I'd definitely buy one, but honestly this is my favorite knife I own

  • 5
  • |APR 3, 2015
  • |BY: Mathew99672 , Amazing knife :D

This is an amazing knife there is nothing wrong with it i actually really like the serrations and the metal is really good and it came sharp right out of the box and it is really grippy so to some it all up this is an amazing knife well done gerber :D

  • 5
  • |MAR 11, 2015
  • |BY: Greg , Whistler

Awesome knife. Holds an edge well. Love this piece of kit.

Like almost everyone has said before me. Come on Gerber, stop grinding the straight edge off of these great knives!

I'd even pay more for less of your work. As a matter of fact I promise, if you produce these knives in a straight edged version, I'll buy one for every male member of my immediate family. Five to be exact.

  • 5
  • |FEB 17, 2015
  • |BY: Snapptastic , Excellent

One of the best knives I've ever used, full stop. I have used $150-$200 knives frequently on camping trips, fishing trips, for hunting purposes, and I find myself coming back to this knife - Gerber Prodigy. What can I say? $35 for this knife is a steal. USA made (not cheap Chinese crap) and 420 HC steel that is heat treated, so it's not going to lose its edge quickly.

I highly recommend this. I find myself choosing this over my more expensive knives for almost everything I do.

  • 3
  • |FEB 1, 2015
  • |BY: Falcon 61 , Sarge

Private Gerber, Serrations are unneccessary. Now follow orders and produce some without! Dismiss and carry on.

  • 3
  • |JAN 22, 2015
  • |BY: fatadkins , Paramedic

Its a good, tough knife. I like it but Gerber, READ THESE REVIEWS !!!!!!!! We need a straight edge version.
If this knife were offered in a straight edge with s30v steel they would STAY on back order because every knife guy out there would want one. LISTEN UP GERBER !!!!!!!

  • 5
  • |JAN 7, 2015
  • |BY: Constatine , works well in the winter

The handle and the blade are exactly what you need for big winters . I utilize the knife in all conditions , its great.
Ps Jeff freeman designs great legandary blades.

  • 3
  • |DEC 18, 2014
  • |BY: R E Murray , Sgt, India Co. 3rd Bn 25th Marine Regiment

We need a plain edge with a short section of Veff serrations on the opposite side of the blade.

  • 2
  • |DEC 9, 2014
  • |BY: Paul M. , Plain edge please

I would buy this knife in a heart beat if it was offered without serrations. Please consider making this in a plain edge. As is, I cannot justify spending money on this knife.

  • 3
  • |DEC 8, 2014
  • |BY: Ted M. , Vet

Have the knife, used it, like ti. Serrations are NOT needed and wish it was a straight edge. Serrations limit the uses of the knife and have now stored it because of that. Gerber, please make a straight edge of this fine tool.

  • 4
  • |AUG 27, 2014
  • |BY: Russ , US Combat Vet

Have owned and brought this knife with my to Iraq. Have dulled it out pretty bad by now and really wishing Gerber would finally listen to their customer base and offer it in a straight edge as well as a serrated. Its a fine knife but at this point im thinking of just getting a seal pup or a tech bowie, ive already waited over two years expecting a straight edge to be released and im not buying no flashy Bear Grylls orange baton.

  • 5
  • |JUL 19, 2014
  • |BY: Lucas , Amazing Knife!

I don't know what people have against serrations... they are really helpful! use this knife all the time!

  • 1
  • |JUL 9, 2014
  • |BY: Everybody , Your Title

Make one without serrations. Or at least less serrations like only one third of the blade instead of half the blade. Listen to your customers. Many of them want a non-serrated knife so start making them.

  • 3
  • |JUL 6, 2014
  • |BY: Herman , Your Title

The language of this knife speaks to me. It says it wants to be fine like other knives, not serrated like a steak knife. Both can survive side by side. Please consider its wishes.

  • 5
  • |JUN 23, 2014
  • |BY: Peter , MR

Fantastic knife. Had to cut 30, 3/4 of an inch solid rubber flooring mats made from recycled tire rubber. These things weighed roughly 105 lbs a piece to give you an idea of density. All we had was a jig saw and my knife. The jigsaw, with a new blade, couldn't even dent the mat. The knife however cut it like butter and is still as sharp as it was to start the day. Can't say enough how impressed I was.

  • 4
  • |JUN 16, 2014
  • |BY: Clyle4 , Needs a fine edge

I would purchase this knife immediately if it wasn't serrated. I still want it though.

  • 3
  • |JUN 4, 2014
  • |BY: Dale , Ex military / Outdoors

Waiting on straight edge version ?

  • 5
  • |MAY 19, 2014
  • |BY: Moe , Mr

awesome knife nice weight, holds its edge, and the Skull crusher is pretty sweet... definitely feel comfortable in the woods....

  • 5
  • |APR 26, 2014
  • |BY: Will , Great Knife

I've had this knife for three years, and it hasn't failed me once. I also have the BG knife, and it's failed me twice, in two places each time. This knife is simple, strong, and high quality. I RECOMMEND THIS KNIFE TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE !!!


  • 4
  • |APR 6, 2014
  • |BY: Brett , Solid, useful & effective

I use this knife all the time. The serrated edge has utility for things a sharp edge could never achieve. This knife is awesome.

  • 1
  • |MAR 13, 2014
  • |BY: Rick , Trader

Why can't I find a picture of the sheath!

Geez... it says it come with one put no picture of the sheath to be found!

  • 5
  • |MAR 12, 2014
  • |BY: User , Great knife for fires and cutting.

I have used this knife many times batoning tree branches and small trees for fires and it hasn't failed me yet. It still has a great edge the only thing is that its finish is worn off along the edge of the blade but in all fairness it looks ten times better being worn down.

  • 5
  • |MAR 10, 2014
  • |BY: Richard , Milliradian

I noticed theses are no longer made in US. That's rude.

  • 4
  • |MAR 10, 2014
  • |BY: Harry Lime , Collector

Great knife. More user friendly than my LMF 2. Would love to see a fine edged version.

  • 5
  • |MAR 2, 2014
  • |BY: mikey , certified survialist

hello gerber, i got this knife for x-mas a while back and it has been through many hard to pass tests but very pleased to say it passed with flying colors love this knife gggrrreeeaaattt survival knife

and as a friendly suggestoion for future models an integrated sharpener and perhaps a firesteel

  • 3
  • |JAN 19, 2014
  • |BY: Dexter , Your Title

I received the Prodigy as a Christmas gift and have been using it a lot for all sorts of outdoor activities. The shape of the handle is very ergonomic and the blade shape is ideal for many applications. However, I'm a bit disappointed that the knife isn't offered without serrations. They're not suitable for making fuzz sticks or other "fine edge" usages. Gutting a deer or other harvested animals and fish is much easier without serrations. Please seriously consider making the option of a fine edge for this knife. All I can honestly give is 3 stars.

  • 5
  • |JAN 12, 2014

The knife is full tang, awesome steel, tactical,awesome sheath, tac hide handle overmold,and spike pummel. Need I say more?

  • 5
  • |DEC 31, 2013
  • |BY: Your name , Great

This knife lasts long and has great serration. The only problem is, they should make the sheath like the Gerber Guardian Back-Up and make a fine edge knife. Other than that, this knife is GREAT

  • 4
  • |DEC 7, 2013
  • |BY: Knife Knut , Sir

As a knife enthusiast, collector and user, I own hundreds of them. In using so many knives through the years, serrations have their place, but so do fine edge blades. In my humble opinion, Gerber should seriously consider making a fine-edge version of the Prodigy. It's such a handy size, weight and design, that from reading many of the reviews, it would obviously be a great seller. My 2 cents is written, please duly note my request. Thank you.

  • 4
  • |DEC 5, 2013
  • |BY: Your name , Great Knife, Great Price!

Made in the usa! Serrated for use in cutting trees! Black! SOLID!!! Great knife Gerber!

  • 3
  • |DEC 3, 2013
  • |BY: Randy , Mr

Fine edge would be nice!!

  • 3
  • |NOV 30, 2013
  • |BY: Randy , Your Title

Please make a PLAIN EDGE version. Most of the comments I've read ask the same.

  • 2
  • |NOV 25, 2013
  • |BY: manitoba outdoorsman , Fine edge please!!!!!

Please gerber! If you make a lmf or prodigy with a full fine edge will have even more costumers!!

  • 5
  • |NOV 18, 2013
  • |BY: RAMBO61045 , USMC VET & LEO


  • 4
  • |NOV 14, 2013
  • |BY: Jim , Customer

Have the LMF 2 also, would love it if it were fine edge. Please Please Please Make a fine edge!

  • 3
  • |NOV 9, 2013
  • |BY: Randy , Your Title

I'm still waiting for the fine edge version. I presently own the Prodigy and have used and bruised it, but I feel that the fine edge model would be more utilitarian. Hope a fine edge becomes available soon because that would be the knife I'd take with me to hike the Appalachian Trail come this Spring.

  • 3
  • |NOV 1, 2013
  • |BY: Klaus Ragnarson , Odin's Doorman

Very good small knife,excellent grip although small for my hands.Outstanding sheath-an uncommon thing these days. 3.5 stars would give it 5 if it had a plain edge. PLEASE make one available, I HATE the serrations!!!

  • 4
  • |NOV 1, 2013
  • |BY: Gerber customer , NO SERRATION PLEASE!

I want this knife so bad but please gerber! Make one that's a full fine edge!

  • 4
  • |OCT 7, 2013
  • |BY: Outdoorsman2316 , Great knife

I've had this knife now for about a month and I am in love with it! I use it just about everyday for cutting materials to using it in the woods. The one feature I am not too crazy about is the leg strap. It is strong, but the buckle does not hold it tight enough. The strap usually becomes loose making it just about useless. Overall it is a fantastic knife, and I never regret buying it. Out of my other 15 knives I own I highly recommend buying this one.

  • 4
  • |AUG 18, 2013
  • |BY: JB , Nicely done, Gerber

This knife performs as well as it's designed. I've made use of this knife as a good part of an edc in the field and a survival blade. For me, this knife could do anything from preparing game to digging and prying. The sheath has actually been one of the best I've ever purchased it's rugged design and durable materials make it perfect for storing your knife and keeping it protected in the field. I would love to see more additions and upgrades to this knife and knife design from you Gerber; I think further additions to this knife (such as a full fine edge) would sell greatly and be a good idea on your part, Gerber. Keep up the good work Gerber
-a happy customer

  • 4
  • |AUG 15, 2013
  • |BY: Ben , Fine Edge Please

Awesome USA made knife! Lots of people including myself want a fine edge version. You listened and made it happen with the Bear Grylls knife. Can you please do the same with the Prodigy?

  • 4
  • |JUL 16, 2013
  • |BY: Dennis , Prodigy

Nice looking knife...I would buy this if it was available in fine edge. I dislike serrated blades

  • 4
  • |JUN 24, 2013
  • |BY: Cadet barrie , i want to buy it soon

I have a friend who owns this knife, and honestly i have never seen a medium siesed knife that is more capable than this one, i hope to puchas it soon.

  • 5
  • |JUN 20, 2013
  • |BY: brandon , great survivalknife

this is an amazing knife just bought it yesterday and came very sharp already batoned with it and did fine

  • 5
  • |JUN 8, 2013
  • |BY: Kresimir,Croatia , One of the best knifes for the money

All i need to say is that this is one very good knife.

  • 5
  • |MAY 30, 2013
  • |BY: Robert Buongiorno , Backpacker/Camper

Own this and the LMF and this is the knife I grab. It's lighter, just as tough and for my purpose the serations are great. Why we can't find this knife in more stores is beyond me; I had to get mine through this web site. I spent a lot of time doing reasearch before buying this one and couldn't be happier.

  • 5
  • |APR 24, 2013
  • |BY: Rain952 , I am Impressed

Great knife, great value, well done Gerber

  • 5
  • |APR 23, 2013
  • |BY: oddboy , Your Title

i am a mountain biker and out doors man or kid i take overnight biking trips and i need a light weight but also extremely capable knife where evr i go this met all of this and more

  • 5
  • |MAR 16, 2013
  • |BY: Zach , Great Blade

This knife is just like the LMF II only better for carry. The LMF II definitely needs the dual legs straps that it comes with otherwise it weighs a lot on your hips. I personally like the serrations and think it be good to have more options but this knife is just great how it is. Its so nice to work with and will keep it on me as often as i can. One of my favorites in my collection. Thanks Gerber!!!!

  • 5
  • |FEB 25, 2013
  • |BY: S.T.Outfitter , Your Title

this is an awsome knife. i own 3 of these and they are a very strong and durable knife. they are very similar to the lmf 2 with about half the wait. but just as strong as the lmf 2 and just as capable.

  • 5
  • |FEB 9, 2013
  • |BY: Great Knife , Great Knife


  • 5
  • |JAN 30, 2013
  • |BY: ccrusan , Good knife

Would be a lot better if it was fine edge but over all it's an amazing knife

  • 5
  • |JAN 23, 2013
  • |BY: , Sheriff's Sergeant

This is a great general purpose knife. Not expensive, but very strong, holds an edge, light weight, and works!
Dump the serrated edge, or offer your knives with the option of "fine" edge, or "serated" edge.
There is not enough blade belly for good cutting with the serations.

  • 3
  • |JAN 14, 2013
  • |BY: Jacob , MR

I handled one of there and it is very well made and i like the sheath. But why does Gerber ruin so many great knives by not offering them without serrations.

  • 4
  • |DEC 31, 2012
  • |BY: joe , us navy seal

Get's the job done.Cut's through rope easy.

  • 1
  • |DEC 28, 2012
  • |BY: Nick , Mr

I also prefer a version with plain edge

  • 5
  • |DEC 11, 2012
  • |BY: logan , great job and keep it up.

Dear Gerber.
I love the fact that you made this knife in the U.S.A , and I'm hoping to get one soon. great job Gerber, and start making all your knives in the U.S.A.

  • 5
  • |NOV 14, 2012
  • |BY: josh , knife maker

awesome reallt a truly good knife

  • 5
  • |NOV 14, 2012
  • |BY: Kevin , Police Officer

Awesome knife!! I am an LEO and I make sure this knife is always within reach, whether I'm at work of off-duty! I would agree that other blade options would be nice but it's not a deal breaker. I prefer a tanto blade myself but I need it in black; OD green sticks out too much against a black vest/uniform. A straight edge would also be a nice option but again, I'm otherwise very satisfied with this knife. Solid look, solid feel, and nice mounting options with the molle compatible sheath. I also own a full size Ka-Bar but I prefer this knife for its size and usefulness in the field!

  • 4
  • |OCT 14, 2012
  • |BY: Jason Davis , Police Officer

Love the full tang. A humble suggestion for Prodigy II would be to put the serrated edge on the back spine approx. one inch from the tip. This would allow the best of both without compromise.

  • 5
  • |OCT 3, 2012
  • |BY: SNOA , "SOLID"

My first impression in one word is "SOLID." Super impressed with this knife. The grip (which aside of the blade itself is one of the most important parts of a knife) is tacky, so stays in your hand when needed. Plus surprisingly comfortable.

Great balance plus sturdiness. Perfect size for most jobs. Titled as a tactical knife but I believe that this knife wears many hats If your looking for a camp knife that has a tactical feel and look and carries a great tradition name then the Prodigy from Gerber is your knife.

For a video look of this knife check out this site:

  • 4
  • |SEP 13, 2012
  • |BY: Roy , Agree

Own both serated and straight edge knives. This knife needs a straight edge version. Then it would be better for fine control cutting at the hilt as for bushcraft. Serations are great for cutting rope and webbing but suck for carving into wood with any degree of control. People who want the serations have the LMF.

  • 4
  • |AUG 23, 2012
  • |BY: prior service , army

would buy a straight edge in a heart beat....please, please, please

  • 4
  • |AUG 12, 2012
  • |BY: Khamael , NO SERRATION

Please make a Prodigy II with no serration and about 1 cm. longer blade and also sheath like CS Secure- Ex or Fallkniven Zytel.

  • 5
  • |AUG 8, 2012

Bought this knife and i love everything about!!!!....there would be no regrets about this knife.

  • 4
  • |AUG 8, 2012
  • |BY: Keegan , Straight edge version please

If there is a new model of this knife and it does not have serrations I will gladly buy another one! But other than that it is a awesome knife.

  • 4
  • |AUG 5, 2012
  • |BY: Sentinel Six , Another request for a straight edged version, please.

This is otherwise a very fine knife. I bought mine, when they were still using the superior 12C27 Sandvik steel.

Offer a non serrated one, and this will be a superb knife. Thank you, and we hope you listen! Hey, you did it with the Bear Grylls knife, so we know it can be done!

  • 5
  • |JUL 20, 2012
  • |BY: Kevin , Kevin

GREAT knife. I'd buy it in a heartbeat even if it didnt have a lifetime warranty, i love the serrations as well. they are durrable and do not break

  • 3
  • |JUL 9, 2012
  • |BY: Connector , Give me fine edge please

Serrated blade is evil for this kind of knife.

  • 4
  • |JUL 5, 2012
  • |BY: alex , alex

get rid of the serrations or make them half the lenght of wath they are now

  • 4
  • |JUL 3, 2012
  • |BY: Trey Piersol , NO SERRATION


  • 3
  • |JUN 28, 2012
  • |BY: Paul , Straight edge version please

I would buy today if there was a version available without serrations.

  • 4
  • |JUN 23, 2012
  • |BY: Bill , Your Title

This a good first survival knife for the price, holds up well in weather conditions, much better then the bear grills ultimate knife, only one suggestion, make one without serrations!

  • 5
  • |JUN 20, 2012
  • |BY: dennis garson , legitamate.

I had a tough choice between this and the lmf 2. this is much cheaper, a tad bit lighter feeling, and is fairly simple, a good buy indeed. If you are looking for a workhorse knife, not a traditional one like a ka-bar, but not a wallet sucker like a cold steel, gerber is ergonomically the way to go. they offer many options for a good, everything knife, and this is one of the best, with a good price too.

  • 5
  • |JUN 18, 2012
  • |BY: Gerber fan , SUCK IT UP

If u don't like the serrations don't buy it I'd love to have this at least buy christmas got the BG-ULT w/ serrations love it I believe this will be a great precursor to the lmf II asek for me

  • 4
  • |JUN 10, 2012
  • |BY: Aaron , Sexy knife

K i got this knife for christmas and it feels good in the hand and the serrated edge is perfect for sawing twigs or small 1 inch thick things. Over sll its a good knife >:)

  • 4
  • |JUN 3, 2012
  • |BY: hunter , awesome

for the price great knife, like the serrated verson,ps mr j the bg ultimate survival knife does come in fine edge so get your facts right

  • 2
  • |MAY 27, 2012
  • |BY: brandon , serration

i have owned both the tanto and drop pant blade of this and i would like a strait blade you would have more customers

  • 4
  • |APR 18, 2012
  • |BY: Ayden , AUSSIE, AUSSIE

Good knife For $80 aus. sheath is great
Really Good, Handle is a litttle thin up
the top but it's ok, 24 cm long so not to big
or small, BUT my sheath button had a
BIG tear in it and had to cut it off. but its ok
cos it locks in real good. Also have a RAT5
and ESEE II. The RAT is a little to big thats why i got this knife but you have to have
some length and weight to chop and you can with this!!!

  • 5
  • |APR 13, 2012
  • |BY: Willy , Backpacker

I am amazed at all the complaints about serrations. I have been backpacking for 30 years and I find the serrations handy. When cutting open food packs, small limbs, rope, whatever, they get the cut going more quickly. I'm suspicious that all the folks complaining aren't really outdoor folks and just want a smooth blade for carrying around in general. This is a great knife.

  • 5
  • |APR 13, 2012
  • |BY: Your name , PLAIN EDGE!!!!

Please make a Plain Edge version. I assure you that the profits will be substantial.

  • 2
  • |APR 13, 2012
  • |BY: joe , make a non-serrated version!!!

serrations are good in some situations but i am sure that if you made a fine edge version it would be very popular.

  • 5
  • |APR 12, 2012
  • |BY: mike , calm down

everyone needs to calm down about the serrations they are actually really good and they dont bend at all

  • 4
  • |APR 1, 2012
  • |BY: Honky Joe , I Like Serrated

Maybe there should be an option to choose, but i like the serrated Version. Great Knife

  • 4
  • |APR 1, 2012
  • |BY: e jewell , Marine

Please listen to your customers who use knives daily, make the Prodigy with a straight edge!

  • 5
  • |MAR 30, 2012
  • |BY: Adam , Good buy

The knife is a good value. The knife has a nice weight to you great handle. The knife comes with a nice sheath that has some nice saftey features.

  • 2
  • |MAR 11, 2012
  • |BY: Plain edge please , Plain edge please


  • 1
  • |FEB 27, 2012
  • |BY: TJ , straight blade prodigy

I also along with the 5000 people out there would buy this knife right now if it was a straight blade with no serrations.

  • 3
  • |FEB 26, 2012
  • |BY: C , Why The Serrations?

I want to say i would really like to buy this knife, However i will not buy a serrated blade knife! The serrations take up half the blade and the half they take up is the area on the blade that is used for the most precise work. Second they are much more difficult to sharpen. Third ANY and i mean ANY book on survival and the outdoors will tell you not to buy a knife with serrations! And after saying all that what are the serrations supposedly better at? Cutting rope. It is a KNIFE it's going to cut rope either way!!! So please make a non serrated blade on this knife and the LMF II and i will buy both, un till then though I'll spend my money elsewhere.

  • 3
  • |FEB 20, 2012
  • |BY: Brian , Plain edge please

Non Serrated Please!!!

  • 3
  • |FEB 5, 2012
  • |BY: Silas Smith , U.S. Army Infantry Veteran, Life-Long Outdoorsman, And Electrical Engineer

I would like to see your models with partially serrated blades be offered with a plain blade as well. I realize it may increase production costs slightly, however I believe that the costs would be recouped by all of the customers who would normally go elsewhere to find a product to their liking as other companies do offer the choice. I know the current trend in tactical knives is serrations, but as an experienced user there is nothing they can do that a good sharp blade cannot. Tacticool is for armchair commandos.

  • 2
  • |JAN 30, 2012
  • |BY: Paul , Straight Blade

I've been researching knives for a long time. I love the MOLLE compatible sheath, but really need a knife without serrations. I bought a competitors blade that was offered with or without serrations (I got the non-serrated version). Otherwise, good call on the 420HC Steel.

  • 2
  • |JAN 23, 2012
  • |BY: ACAE , Non serrated version please

As others have said, I'd buy a non-serrated version of this right now. As it stands I'm about to shop elsewhere.

Sorry Gerber, I have a few of your blades but you're about to lose out to a competitor. Why do you insist on serrations on almost every blade?

  • 3
  • |JAN 8, 2012
  • |BY: derek , no serrations

i love this knife but please make a version without serrations.

  • 1
  • |DEC 21, 2011
  • |BY: J , Mr

Why will you not listen and produce this series without serrations ? LMF2/Prodogy and BG ultimate survival.... A fine edge would be a better option for true outdoors men !

  • 5
  • |DEC 13, 2011
  • |BY: Prepper777 , BEASTLY knife

This thing is a BEAST! It is very Sharp, the blade is thick, and its a full tang, which makes it very sturdy. This Knife will last a long time. I chose this as my top and most Favorited Survival knife EVER!

  • 3
  • |NOV 30, 2011
  • |BY: professional Latvian , Harsh

I bought this few years ago. I don't care about the colour, because it is women job to care about esthetics. My only complain may be the serrations. The blade could be much more useful without serrations. Or at least serrations on the other side of the blade, as it seems that it was designed to left handed people. After these harsh words - it is great knife after all! I really liked it and even palagranized handle for another knife without it. Thank you Gerber!

  • 5
  • |NOV 29, 2011
  • |BY: chase , awesome knife

this knife is very nice it has nice edge retention and your hand will never slip of the handle. the sheath is also very nice but i wish they didn't put bolts thought

  • 5
  • |NOV 22, 2011
  • |BY: Duth , Why there is no plain version???

This is very good knife for tactical and survival stuff, but Why there is no plain version??? I see that BG knife is in plain version, maybe is time for prodigy;)

  • 4
  • |NOV 14, 2011
  • |BY: LAV , Good all-around

Good all-around knife, fits perfectly in a Bug-out bag. It would be cool to have the option of different colors handle.

  • 5
  • |OCT 17, 2011
  • |BY: Isaac Mendez , Survivalist

This is an amazing knife very, very dependable it came in handy when I needed it the most. Great job Gerber yet again.

  • 5
  • |OCT 3, 2011
  • |BY: me , cool guy

it is a very good knife

  • 5
  • |SEP 11, 2011
  • |BY: Larry Deckard , landscaper

This was the best Father's Day gift ever.

Dad will no doubt wear this on his side during his next trip to the fishing cottage.

The salesman at the knife store was right, "You can't go wrong with a Gerber".

  • 5
  • |AUG 24, 2011
  • |BY: chris wilson , survival instructor/knife combat instructor

in my opinion the gerber prodigy is an underated player in the survival knife game. my prodigy has met many stones, many stick, and many hack jobs during my personal survival trainings. it has, time and time again, dug holes into wood and dirt,