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Paraframe I - Stainless, Fine Edge

Like all eight knives in the Paraframe series, the Paraframe I is based on the same minimal frame-lock design. It’s a beautifully simple, open frame knife with a fine edge locking 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 I is everything that an everyday carry folder should be.

Item # 22-48444
  • Overall Length: 7.01"
  • Blade Length: 3.01"
  • Closed Length: 4.11"
  • Weight: 2.6 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
5 Great knife derrick34 - MAY 19, 2016

I bought this knife for myself from Wal-Mart nice knife great price and easy on the wallet very lightweight for everyday carry extremely sharp cuts through boxes like butter sometimes I forget I'm carrying it overall its a great knife keep up the great work

5 maintenance coordinator Rich - APR 11, 2016

Truly a very good knife,comes sharp and is well made, would buy it again.

4 "A Rugged Basic Folder" Stuart H. - APR 6, 2016

When I was a young man, Canadian Forces personnel were issued the rather "dodgy" C5 scout folders. Fortunately, we were allowed to privately purchase Victorinox "Spartan" model pocket knives. Also, base CANEX stores stocked the Gerber "Paraframe I". And this rugged basic folder is up to any task one could realistically ask of a medium sized pocket knife. Does it need some "fettling" out of the box? Well, yes, you'll have to put a decent 20 degree edge on the blade. And you'll have to "break in" the blade close detente with lots of fine machine oil and a zillion practice opening and closings. But, for around $15, you get a reliable "beater" EDC knife...which will faithfully serve you for years to come!

5 Gerber knive Seth Godfrey - JAN 26, 2016

The Gerber knive is one of the best all around knives that I have ever bought

5 Very durable Bob - JAN 23, 2016

I bought this knife at walmart with scepticism. It was cheap and I needed a knife. Now over 10 years later this knife has really surprised me, I have this pocket knife every day every where. It has withstood a pounding in the riggors of my use in construction and landscping. I will be buying another one as a back up in cade this one is lost or stolen as I carry this knife so much and constantly rely on it. One very small downfall is if you have coins or small items in your pocket with this knife they can get hung up in the openings of the handle. But, in over 10 years of use this has not created any issues in performance.

3 Route Driver Kurt Hausch - DEC 25, 2015

Just bought this as a gift for myself from Wal-Mart for use as an everyday carry. I found the action to be too tight to be opened one handed. Once opened the blade lock was very difficult to disengage. The overall quality is good and the blade is razor sharp. Being a prepackaged knife I was not able to handle it before purchasing. I would not have bought it with such a tight action. I will keep this as a backup pack knife and look at other Gerbers at a shop where I can handle the knives first.

4 Your Title Red - OCT 19, 2015

I bought mine as I could not pass up on the value it was priced at. Never been a fan of the skeleton handle but was able to paracord wrap that area so that it made the hold a lot more comfortable. Easy to carry knife and with paracord feels really good in my hand.

5 wonderful knife Eric - OCT 16, 2015

honestly i bought this to b a cool cheap knife to keep but now i edc this everyday and ive had it for about 5 months. no blade play, cheap, efficient, a all around perfect starter knife.

4 Retired truck owner Robert Romney - SEP 25, 2015

I have had this Gerber Paraframe I for about two and a half years. Absolutely love it, easy to use ,holds an edge very well. Now the bad part. ,the handle /blade lock is cracked where it was machined to allow it to flex. I think you should rethink this idea . With this crack it will not lock securely or at all ,very dangerous. Please get back to me if you can correct this problem.

5 Sr Facilities Engineer Dan - AUG 4, 2015

Excellent, lightweight design. Perfect for everyday general purpose duties. Couldn't ask for a better pocket carry.

5 Happy Customer Ryan - JUL 19, 2015

I've had this knife for a few months now, and love it. It's a great all-around tool. If fits nicely into my pocket and I have been pleased with the strength of the clip. I've used it for everything from cleaning fish to cutting rope.

4 excellent design patrick - JUL 7, 2015

Other than not standing up to my idiocy I love the feel and how smoothly the open and close. that said if I'm honest I have destroyed two of these knives while totally misusing them. I snapped the blade of one while using it as a pry bar the other I wrecked when I tried to electro-etch my name into it. Personally buy these off amazon cheaply and use them for dubious purposes to protect a much more expensive multi tool.

5 Good starter knife, very light Adam - JUN 24, 2015

Just bought this for my son for his outdoors camps this summer. He's already gotten busy crving spears and cutting down blacberry bramble to make twine.

5 Your Title chris - MAY 26, 2015

Great knife. I've had this knife for about 15 years now. No need to ever buy a new one

5 3 Years Brad - MAR 4, 2015

I've had this knife for three years now, It's always in my back pocket. My girlfriend keeps begging me to get her the exact one. It's perfect for everyday use and an extremely reliable piece.

5 Your Title mike - JAN 9, 2015

great knife just got one last week and it comes in handy,nice solid little tool

1 Sir. mr. Mr. Randolph Nagel - NOV 21, 2014

I was so impressed by the EVO JR. I felt comfortable buying a Paraframe II as a birthday present for my older brother. After hearing his scathing review, iwas so shocked I purchased one for myself intending to give him the better of the two. Sadly neither knife met my idea of a GOOD gift. Neither could be opened one-handed. Both were difficult to open two handed.
Well, there is my opinion,


5 Engineer Steve - NOV 17, 2014

Fantastic knife. Solid feel, sturdy and sharp. Very classy finish.Nice tolerances at the pivot. Locking frame design simple and works great. I would recommend this knife for an EDC. I looked at a dozen other knifes before I settled on the Paraframe and I am not disappointed. You will not find a better product in this price range. Great job Gerber!

5 The Best Harry - NOV 1, 2014

I have many knifes, of all shapes and sizes, but this in my eyes is the perfect knife for most jobs. It has a very strong locking mechanism and holds its edge well. i take it everywhere, 5 day hikes, fishing trips, mowing the lawn, you name it. Even though it is a tin metal handle/frame it is very comfortable to hold. the knife is the perfect size for every job i can think of short of cutting through branches. It fits into your pocket and the belt clip holds it (worry free) in place. I would recommend this knife to anyone who doesn't have it.

2 rusty kicsizee - OCT 13, 2014

it so good knife, for everyday use, for good price good blade, BUT in my pocket it started being rust. not the blade, but the handle. and it is very hard to sharpen to very sharp like in the package, when i bought, it is easy to use with one hand

5 Outdoorsman Steve M - OCT 5, 2014

I recently purchased this knife online so I did not know what to expect. I was very satisfied when it arrived. The knife was razor sharp out of the box. Beautiful finish and the build quality is top notch. Lightweight but has a solid feel to it.
I don't think there is a knife out there in this price point that can compare to the Paraframe. I have the 7" (open) size which is good for EDC. Overall very pleased with my purchase

5 VigerusRansakr Your name - SEP 29, 2014

It is a great knife truly pocket,high-quality, the locking is perfect and it opens perfectly with the flick of a wrist, but won't come out in your pocket

5 Great Blade Andrew W. - AUG 6, 2014

I have had over 3 of these knives so far and all of them are incredible. The Frame Locking is a great design. I have no reserve when putting a little force behind the blade. The Blade keeps a good edge for an everyday carry.
Keep up the good work Gerber. I will be back for more.

3 farm work michael - JUL 7, 2014

This is a nice knife when you first buy it. From ready reviews from others I must have got a misfit... Two of them to be exact. The first one I had lasted two weeks before the clip busted and lost the knife some where over 16000 acres on horse back. The second one last a whole three days longer. I enjoy the fine blade on this knife but the pocket clip sucks. I have had cheap dollar store knifes with a stronger clip. Wish I could keep it around long enough to put it to good use.

3 rugged farm use Michael - JUL 7, 2014

This is a really nice knife wh

1 Student Willis - MAY 6, 2014

I loved this knife until I used it for light battoning and the frame lock sheared off right below the blade and bloke causing the blade to unlock.

5 Aircraft Fuel Systems Technician David - MAY 1, 2014

I found a Paraframe 1 in the shoulder of a busy highway while riding my bicycle. I picked it up, put a new edge on it, cleaned and lubricated it. that was 5 years ago and it has been my EDC ever since. Thank you for a great product.

3 Your Title Andrew - FEB 24, 2014

I purchased it at an outdoor store for $20 dollars before taking it camping in the white mountains. Blade was sharp and it did light tasks with ease, but the blade began to tarnish quickly when exposed to moisture. This is fine, however one of the studs on the locking mechanism fell off when the knife was dropped from about five or six feet. The blade now wobbles. I suppose this is to be expected from a twenty dollar knife.

5 awesome fritz - NOV 4, 2013

amazing knife love the feel weight design everything I use it to make fishing spears traps the works has slight blade play dont quite know how to fix that but the things pretty bullet proof might just get all I can out of it then get a new one

5 Awesome Louis Effron - OCT 4, 2013

Absolutely spectacular! This knife is amazing quality. And the flick works perfectly and also love how you didn't make it half seraded. And the design for the handle is brilliant. And on top of that the knife's blade is sharp but the locking mechanism works perfectly. Great knife and a very handy one as well!

4 Your Title Jeff - SEP 16, 2013

Great knife. Easy to open easy to use. It's my EDC and I use it all the time. Just wish they made a left hand version but its still fast and easy to use. Still tight and solid after 6 months continuous use. Love it.

4 very handy knife!!! gary - AUG 20, 2013

I have owned my plain blade for two years and carry it every day. I have no complaints at all. I live in the woods and I fish, hunt, and camp. A year ago, while visiting, my 30 yr old son just had to show and tell me about his new knife he loved not knowing I had the exact same one. What a great father-son moment1

5 Retired/Navy, etc Bayou Boy - AUG 15, 2013

I love this knife!!! Easy to open with one hand, light, easy to sharpen, slim design, and is my first pick of ALL my knives for daily use!

3 Okay Connor - JUN 9, 2013

I bought this knife a couple months ago and quickly found out it opens too easily, often with just a slight flick of the wrist. Easy fix if you have the right tools.

4 Would buy serrated BOLTZ - JUN 3, 2013

I would buy serrated if I had the chance again. The knife is good but a fine only has so many uses.

5 Awesome Man RedShadow - MAY 7, 2013

Great knife, very useful. This is my survival knife.

5 work on a farm Austin - APR 27, 2013

Got this knife for $20 at dick's help up very well.. trust me it has gone through some tough work on the farm.. would recommend it to anybody looking for a good reliable knife

5 Retired-Knife Collecter John Bo - FEB 5, 2013

This is my EDC. I am very pleased with it and it is very dependable. I stake my life on it. It opens very easy. It took awhile to get used to open it. The fault lies with my old arthritic 74 year old hands.

4 Good, But Chipped. Nate - JAN 26, 2013

I bought this knife the day before Christmas. Then on Christmas I used it to cut through thin plastic and it chipped. This knife seems reliable and I would buy it again. I am contacting the company and hoping they will replace it. If not I will buy a new one. :\

4 Strange design... MBT - JAN 17, 2013

I like the knife for many attributes, but the handle the design. The space on the hollow handle is enough so that you could cut yourself. I am surprised no one else has mentioned that as an issue. For that reason I wouldn't make it my survival knife...

5 E. Markus - JAN 15, 2013

Love this knife, dad bought it for me for $5 at a pawn shop, what a steal. But this knife really is amazing, I love how lightweight it is, and it really keeps its edge. But what I think is the most impressive thing about it is how tough it is. I was mowing my yard once and dropped it in the grass, ran over it twice with the lawn mower and not a SINGLE scratch on it ( I think it dented the mower blade). This knife is one great buy, never leave home with out it.

5 Your Title Robert Gabrielle - DEC 28, 2012

I believe this is the best all purpose knife made, at any price. Holds a razor edge the blade has as of yet to become wobbly and believe me it gets some rugged use. One fine knife

5 The Man BigOArmyman - DEC 24, 2012

Awesome knife! I like the fact its easy to clean. Im in the Army & Do construction too. I have cut out chaulking in showers, cut out sinks. I love it so much, that when I forgot it at home during Range fire, I sent a person to get me another one. Thank goodiness the PX carried them! Once home I switched back to old faithful!
Only thing better would be light weight Titanium!
I will run mine thru the dishwasher & then lube it for almost no assist opening!

5 Avid outdoorsman Carlos - SEP 19, 2012

I’ve had this knife for about 4 years now, and have used it on many of times hiking, back packing and of course the hardest of them all…car camping. I have sharpened this knife about 5-6 times, but in my opinion, and my son’s, it has a razors edge. I love the size, weight and feel of this knife.

4 novice kevin ledford - AUG 8, 2012

Just got it, very sharp, seems to be well made, perfect size

5 Love it Noah the boy scout - JUL 8, 2012

It is light, compact, and a rugged knife. I've only had it a year but man has it preformed.

P.s. KNIFEMAN just put loob on the joint to make the opening e-z

5 Sick knife Josh - JUN 30, 2012

This knife is the best

2 eh this isnt a good knife knifeman - JUN 12, 2012

its hard to open, the lock is hard, its really stiff, and its not that sharp, buy the air ranger instead of this

4 good knife Brian - APR 18, 2012

I bought this knife for daughter who is a Venture Scout to use and it has held up to 3 years of hard use. The only reason it was replaced this year was she lost it. She now has another one and is very happy with it

2 Not so good... Adam - APR 4, 2012

I have the older version (before they changed the logo), and it was extremely dull when I got it. Never has it been decent for use other than as a screwdriver... I've tried sharpening it and it just doesn't hold an edge. Not the Gerber I remember...

2 Your Title DMK - MAR 21, 2012

Great-until the lock wears out. Nearly sliced open my fingers with it. Other than than that, you cant get a more durable knife. I had a Presto for a few months, And had the inside begin to rust on me( yes-, I submerged it a few times.)

2 everyday user jason - DEC 4, 2011

This is the only gerber ever to give me trouble. The liner lock wore out and no longer truely locks. I can no longer trust it.

5 Great Knife PJR - OCT 23, 2011

A no-frills knife for anyone. Perfect size and weight for any pocket and a great feeling knife in the hand. I own quite a few pocket knives and this is one that I carry on a daily basis. My de facto all purpose cutting tool.

5 Amazing GLH - AUG 20, 2011

I have had this knife for 2 years. I have used the crap outta it and I EDC it every where. I have worn the finish off it and have sharpened it about 3 times. It holds an edge very well. It also sharpens up very well. The size is almost perfect for me. I w

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