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Paraframe Mini Tanto

Keys? Check. Wallet? Check. Tactical knife? Check. At a mere 1.5 ounces, there’s no reason not to include the Gerber Mini Paraframe Tanto on your daily checklist. Answering the call for a minimalist tactical blade, this small knife is a simple but effective tool.


Lighter than a set of car keys, this small knife comes from the same drawing board as its larger Paraframe siblings and gives new meaning to the term “traveling light.” The fine edge blade and tanto point are small but remain effective for a wide array of daily needs, from slicing through stubborn rope to opening a cardboard box.


Don’t let the 3-inch folded size of the Mini fool you; Gerber gives this little guy the same attention to detail that has won the larger Paraframe models a dedicated following. You’ll notice the same ergonomic metal handle and frame lock design, and it delivers the same positive blade engagement and balanced feel, even at this size.

Item # 31-001729
  • Overall Length: 5.25" (13.34 cm)
  • Blade Length: 2.13" (5.41 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3.13" (7.95 cm)
  • Weight: 1.5 oz. (43 g)
  • Steel Type: 7Cr17MoV
  • Handle Material: 3Cr13


  • Tanto-style blade is ready to puncture, slice and perform detailed work
  • Black titanium nitride-coated blade reduces unwanted reflection and defends against corrosion
  • Full fine edge blade is easy to sharpen
  • Frame lock offers bomber blade control
  • Pocket clip offers security and keeps your knife within easy reach at all times
  • Small size disappears in your pocket


5 Service Engineer Fred Littlefield - DEC 28, 2015

This is the best knife ever. I have owned about 5 of these over the last 3 years. The only reason I have owned so many is because TSG keeps taking them away. I wear mine clipped to my front pocket so that it is handy always, but since I am so comfortable with it always being there. Sometimes I forget to take it off before checking my luggage at the airport and it gets taken at the gate by TSG. So I end up going and buying another when I get home. This knife stays sharp for a long time, but when I do have to sharpen it, it takes an edge again rather easily, and stays sharp. Don't ever stop making this knife. Best Ever.

5 Budget friendly EDC folder Logan Gregory - DEC 17, 2015

I recently purchased this blade from a sporting goods store for $8 and have been thoroughly impressed. I have loved Gerber knives for years and appreciate the quality and craftsmanship they put into their blades, even at a low price. This knife was razor sharp out of the box (shaving sharp) and had a solid lockup. Opening is easy, however you have to use two hands. Even with its light weight build, it is sturdy and comfortable in hand. Go give this one a try, I promise you won't be disappointed!

5 Amazing sam - MAY 9, 2014

Let me be frank about this. Its one of the best knives under 20 dollers you can get.

4 Outdoorsman Bassy - FEB 27, 2014

This is my every day carry its a handy little money clip[ or dissapears in your pocket average blade, sharp,edge holding Great price great liner lock. It has gone through teh wash more than a few times adn been generally abused and is holding up fine Very good value for the money

4 Mr BigMike - APR 27, 2013

Got this knife as an EDC mainly because it was small inexpensive and had a clip. Although it was a little difficult to close at first, it's getting easier with use and is a solid little knife. How much more could you ask for just $13? One thing I would change is the hole through the handle nearest the tip of the blade when closed. If you wanted to use a lanyard or caribineer through there you'd risk dulling a part of the blade. I'd shrink the center most portion of this hole to protect the blade.

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