Basic - Drop Point, Sheath, Serrated
The Basic, a dependable fixed blade partially serrated knife, is wonderfully dexterous at just under 4 ounces. The stainless steel knife gets reliable strength into the hands of those who want to be prepared to solve problems out in the wild.
HAVE SHEATH, WILL TRAVEL
So named because of its beautifully simple construction, the Basic has a full tang for strength and durability. This knife has a leg up on most fixed blade knives with its clever tension-locking sheath, which opens easily with a thumb pressed against the sheath lip. Additionally, the sheath contains a pocket clip that can be reversed, making the Basic highly mobile for its owner. Clip the sheath to a belt, a pocket, a backpack, and move into the wilderness fully equipped to cut, slice, or sever, should the need arise.
CAPABLE AND DURABLE
With an ergonomic TacHide™ coating, the handle of the Basic drop point knife ensures a comfortable, secure grip in all conditions. Jimping leading toward a deep choil in its lower edge as it curves into the hilt provides tactile, solid grooves. Extra tethering optional: tie down the knife using the built-in lanyard in the pommel. The Basic will be there, right where it’s placed, until summoned.
- Overall length: 6.8"
- Blade length: 3.4"
- Weight: 3.8 oz
- Sheath: molded plastic
- Handle material: TacHide™
- Finger flip opening
- Titanium nitride-coated blade
- Anodized aluminum cut-out handle
I have had several different Gerber folders and really liked them all but I decided to get a fixed blade for my last camping trip. I eyed this knife in the store and thought that the location of the clip seemed to leave it a little too exposed. I was right. within the first 7 miles of my 4 day camping trip I managed to lose the knife. Between slinging a pack on and off a few times and pushing through some light brush I was able to dislodge the knife which I had clipped to the inside of my pocket. I think I might have like this knife but I didn't have it long enough to know. If you are at all active I'd recommend something that has a clip located on the end of the knife, not in the middle so it won't be so prone to being dislodged. Disappointing.
This is a good ,strong,full-tang,durable knife. It does very well in wet conditions,and is easy to hold on to when it is wet. Ilove the sheath,which can be worn in any verticle position. If u are looking for a secondary fixed blade,or a good hunting or fishing knife , this is the way 2 go. If u want a primary knife, I would look at the BG Ultimate, or the LMF II/ Prodigy.
This knife is ok... i just got it today, and although i have not tested, or used it yet, i can tell you that it is not meant for extended use. I would say this is a good around-the-house knife, but nothing more. I have pretty small hands and i can barely hold onto it. if the handle was about and inch longer, then it would be much better. but at this point, the knife is more annoying than useful, i would suggest getting an EVO or EVO Jr. if you're looking for a rugged EDC
I've had mine for a few months now and it's held up great. It had a good balance so I tried throwing it and it works very well as a thrower. There are only 2 problems I had with mine. One was that the blade chipped when it landed on the ground, but it was a very small chip so it was still usable. The second was that it had a all amount of rust on it after one night of rain. Overall I think that I spent my money well on a knife that could potentially last me my whole life.
Was very impressed with this knife. Felt good to hold. Trustworthy craftsmanship + the book sheath was a nice touch.
Crazy awesome craftsmanship!
Good knife but the sheath was in pieces in two weeks. If get this set put lock tight on the each of the tiny little screws.
This knife needs to be produced in a fine edge! Am I the only one that thinks so? Maybe a Basic II with stronger sheath. Please Gerber!
The clip on the sheath seems to be the weakest point of this knife thus far. The knife I feel is a great work horse but the clip on the sheath is way to weak. It bends far to easy and does a fine piece of cutlery a severe injustice. It needs to be made of a much stonger material. I would be happy to pay more for a clip that doesn't bend and has the strength that this knife deserves. So please make the clip stonger so it holds its shape no matter the size of belt you are wearing it on. I would buy another if you would fix it and not use such cheap material. Other knife makers can do it so why not Gerber?
I know that serations are a plus to a lot of knives, but i personaly hate them. They go dull way to fast and take up most of the cutting surface. Gerber should make this knife without serations.
the sheath is horrible! the pocket clip is just about useless and holds no resistance at all. the knife itself is pretty good and worthy of everyday carry
i got this a few years ago and its still pretty good but the sheath is comming off easier and easier over time?? do you have replacement parts for sale or do i have to buy another one
this is a great general purpose knife. i have always preferred fixed bladed knives and when I saw this I had to have it. I use this knife for work and it sees a decent amount of use. I think the last time I sharpened it was 3 or 4 months ago, and its still pretty sharp. this knife will not break on you if you know how to use it properly. 5 stars
no, it gives open length and BLADE length...
I have a question about this knife - it says it's finger flip-opened, and the specs list an open and closed length, but if you look at the picture it's not a closing knife.
Always been a little wary of Gerber, but when I saw this knife I HAD to have it! Looks cool, plus VERY solid construction....
Here is a video review I made:
cool compact knife could use it any were any time.
Great knife. Perfect size to carry inside or out side your pocket.
this is my everyday day knife, alongside my evo
This knife is solid, it’s full tang, has a good thickness, nice handle and sheath, I was an immediate fan. What’s nice about this knife is that it’s solid but its not to long or heavy which can sometimes plague a good fixed blade knife. It easily slides into a pack or on a belt and is always at the ready. The sheath is nice as well, it’s hard plastic and can be setup for right, left, tip up or tip down carry.