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Paraframe Tanto

An everyday carry knife is only as useful as it is easy to carry and access. The Gerber Paraframe Tanto Knife walks the line between full-size functionality and compact size for discreet carry. With a closed length of just over 4 inches, the Paraframe is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet still packs a nearly 3-inch tanto-style blade.


The first thing you’ll notice when you handle this knife is its balanced feel. Like an evenly weighted skipping stone, the skeletonized metal handle complements the weight of the blade to provide a positive, confident feel for a smaller knife. Equally as important, it’s a pleasure to carry. Clip it to your pocket or belt, and it literally disappears until you know you need it.


Gerber’s decades-long history crafting tools shines in the small details that have earned the Paraframe design its popularity: twin knurled thumb studs for easy blade engagement, a beefy frame lock for secure blade use, and the blade itself, a capable partially serrated tanto style. There’s even a metal pocket clip to keep it handy at a moment’s notice.

Item # 31-001731
  • Overall Length: 7.00" (17.78 cm)
  • Blade Length: 2.88" (7.31 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.13" (10.49 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 oz. (82 g)
  • Steel Type: 7Cr17MoV
  • Handle Material: 3Cr13
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock


  • Tanto-style blade is ready to puncture, slice and perform detailed work
  • Black titanium nitride-coated blade reduces unwanted reflection and defends against corrosion
  • Partially serrated edge adds utility when dealing with stubborn materials like nylon rope
  • Frame lock offers bomber blade control
  • Thumb studs facilitate quick, easy blade engagement
  • Pocket clip offers security and keeps your knife within easy reach at all times


2 Your Title J G - FEB 26, 2016

Heavy but flimsy, came with a bent tip, blade has play when engaged. Looks cool tho.

5 Cool knife Mari - SEP 29, 2015

Beware of knock offs. Pretty sure "the great deer hunter" got a knock off. I actually got this one mysteriously. Went to fan expo wearing a neted top and found this knife caught on my shirt. Did some research. It's a pretty awesome knife. Noticed it has a serial number like a gun. Which I found interesting. The knife is very strong and durable but light weight and fairly balanced making it easy to use.

5 Its the Killer happy - JUN 29, 2015

I had this knife for over a year now and it works wonderful. I practice throwing knives and one day i saw a gofer, and as always i had this knife with me and threw the knife and killed the gofer 100%. I recommend this knife to every one

5 the BEST josh - JUN 29, 2015

i just bought one and it's the best around. couldn't find one better. Thats why i call it the BEST!

5 Excellent EDC Knife Noah - NOV 9, 2014

I bought this knife to replace my standard Paraframe after it was stolen and decided on the Tanto version of it.
From the first day I carried it I could feel that it was a well-made knife. It fits in my hand quite well, it is balanced, and the pocket clip is stiff enough to resist falling out of my pocket.
As an Army cadet who carries it an uses it in a tactical setting as well as a civilian carry knife.
I have carried this for over six months continuously with daily use for all sorts of tasks from using it as a screwdriver to field-dressing small game. It is made of very hard and holds its edge very well against all kinds of abuse.
I highly recommend this knife as an every day carry knife as well as a small tactical knife.

5 Wonderful Jon - JUN 30, 2014

The title says it all WONDERFUL

5 Outdoors dude Sam - JUN 24, 2014

Just bought one, really like it, feels very rugged, nice feel in the hand.

5 great in combat bill - JAN 30, 2014

great knife used in combat needed help and it was there for me

5 Nice John - JAN 18, 2014

The knife looks great for the price.

5 Your Title Jack Foster - DEC 1, 2013

I've had one of these knives for years now. Mine has a factory non-slip camouflage wrap instead of black. I use it everyday as a Millwright/Industrial Mechanic. This knife has been through hell and never lets me down. Highly recommended.

1 The great deer hunter Inam - NOV 29, 2013

This knofe is a piece of garbage I bought it and the blade bent from cutting the package it came in and I would recommend you to stay away from this Chinese over prices crappy metal ps the paint just peeled off with my finger - I have other knives from gerber that are great but they fumbled on this one badly

5 Knife expert Jacob - NOV 28, 2013

Great knife! Got it on sale at Canadian Tire for $15, the best $15 I ever spent. With a lifetime warranty you can't go wrong!

5 stealth! cramnoy - NOV 24, 2013

awsome knife! just got it 2 days ago, very stealthy!!

5 awesome sam - AUG 25, 2013

thing looks sick

5 great knife donkey dude - AUG 25, 2013

great knife totally gonna get it

5 cool knife jack - JUN 26, 2013

cool knife wish i had it

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