This take on the everyday carry pocket knife has serious bite. American made, dependable, and highly practical, a proven design is enhanced with a modern sheepsfoot blade w/ flat top serrations, textured Sharkskin Grip™, and a scratch-resistant pocket clip.
An update to the classic everyday carry pocket knife: the SharkBelly. This smartly designed knife offers lightweight utility, proudly made in the USA. The SharkSkin Grip™ succeeds in function and aesthetics with unidirectional scales that provide additional traction when in hand. The 420HC sheepsfoot blade is easily deployed with a sizable thumb hole, revealing flat top serrations that are easy to sharpen on a flat stone and practical for daily use.
After years of not touching Gerber after bought by Fiskers and knowing the knives made before this had a stellar reputation I thought I would buy this one as it was made in the USA. I am a sucker for this blade shape, so I'll give it a shot. The knife in general is nice and I like it. Unfortunately a dull butter knife gave this a run for it's money. The only part of the blade that was sharp was the serrated section and the main portion of the blade needed to be sharpened out of the package. Even the Chinese made CRKT knives are sharper than this out of the box. Come on Gerber, get your things up to snuff.
My first knife as a child was a gerber 400 lockback. That knife was made in USA and was quality compared to most knives that time. Gerber was a name for quality. In recent years through competition and overseas manufacturing, Quality control has been lacking, fancy designs and shoddy materials have given Gerber a bad name. This knife and a couple others that are made stateside are getting that great reputation back. This knife is solid, easy to open, slim in the pocket . Not to mention very light weight at 2 ounces. This knife would be great for backpacking or throwing in a cycling jersey for a long ride. It arrived shaving sharp and ready to go. I think I will buy a couple of these and may give this to my son as his first lockback.
Love the price for a USA-made knife. Excellent ergonomics and grip. The flat top serrations are an awesome bonus for me. I also like the half stop and the utilitarian blade shape; super nice qualities for such an inexpensive knife.
I only have one complaint: I don't like the way the end of the pocket clip flares out as it loves to get hooked on seatbelts, bags, furniture edges, etc.. A quick bend with my multitool pliers solved this problem in just a few seconds. Aside from that this is an awesome knife.
This has become my go-to work knife. Keep this up Gerber! We want more high quality blades like this!