Big Rock - Serrated
Although Bill Harsey originally designed the Big Rock as a hunting knife, it’s become a popular choice as an all-purpose, fixed blade camping knife as well. The full-tang, drop-point blade has a serrated edge and an ergonomic, glass-filled nylon handle that’s covered with a textured rubber overmold. The Big Rock includes a nylon sheath and the lanyard hole at the butt end is compatible with standard 550 nylon cord. Hunting, fishing, camping - it makes no difference, the Big Rock is for the outdoors.
- Overall Length: 9.4"
- Blade Length: 4.5"
- Weight: 6.3 oz.
- Blade Style: Drop point
- Blade Material: 440A stainless steel
- Blade Type: Fine edge
- Handle Material SoftGrip overmold over hard substrate
- Sheath Material: Nylon with protective insert
- Full tang, fixed blade
- Ergonomic contoured handle
- Textured SoftGrip overmold ensures secure grip
- Lanyard attachment
- Nylon sheath includes protective insert
Great knife for scouts and outdoor lovers.
Pros. The knife is very well designed for the price and feels great in your hand. Love the lanyard hole at the end and would def get the serrated blade unless your hunting or something. The knife is worth the price and I would recommend to any one.
Cons. The sheath is not well constructed it does the job of safely holing the knife but it just looks like it shouldn't go with this knife. If the sheath had been a bit better I would give it 5 stars.
Overall great job on the knife gerber but please think a little bit more about the sheath, I would rather pay more money for a higher quality sheath.
Pros: the weight is just right not to heavy no to light, feels great in the hand. It's a well made knife. Steel seems a little soft but with the design and thickness of the blade I think it will serve me well. I did get the serrated blade I'll see how it works out in the future. They'er just a pain to sharpen.
Cons: Almost a little to small do any real heavy duty work out in the field and a little big to carry around all the time. The shealth is weakly and just looks lame compared to the knife. It will last and all but poor design.
Overall I'm glad I got one at the price. it's a great knife for having in a collection but if I had to choose only one knife it would not be my favorite.
Had this knife for almost five years and it still works great. I use it daily at work and only had to sharpen it once.
IVE OWNED THIS KNIFE FOR AWILE IT IS A GREAT KNIFE WITH A GREAT BLADE NEVER DULLS GERBER MAKES THE BEST BLADES IVE USED
This is certainly my favorite knife, and I own many. I have absolutely beaten this thing to hell and it's still fully functioning. The steel does not seem to be of low quality. This knife will take a very sharp edge and hold it for a long time. I've taken this on multiple camping and hunting trips, cut down saplings with it, and the edge holds. I rarely have to sharpen it.
I recently bought this knife at REI and I am really impressed. It has been through 1 campout so far and it works great. It has a very comfortable feel to it.
I got this knife from REI about a year ago, it takes a long while to lose an edge but with proper care you can get a long lifetime out of this knife. The sheath is not very well made, the knife wobbles around inside the sheath.
The full tang construction and handle design is a plus, but the low quality steel makes it a knife to avoid as the blade and serrations being brittle takes away from any advantage of the full tang.
Would love to see this in 420HC steel or other high carbon steel like the Prodigy knife.
I own a lot of knives, but out all of them this is the best one!
Love this knife, a real workhorse. I'm confident enough in its function and quality that I passed mine down to my son. It will serve him well as have my grandfathers Gerber's have served him, my father and now myself.
I have many gerber knives but this is my favorite. The sheath is functional, no frills ADD YOUR OWN. I added a 550 lanyard w/ ferroseum rod attached. I love it.
Seems to be a good full tang knife- great mid-price. Agree that the sheath sucks so I am thinking of making my own Kydex sheath. Is the RUBBERIZED handle material OK for molding-over with Kydex at 250-300F or will it melt when pressed at these temps?
good for the weekend warrior however!!! very brittle steel, serrations break and blade chips. handle rubber comes off to reveak hard plastic core and sheath sucks. okay edge retention but overall a fail. sorry gerber love ya but hate this knife
Great knife for the price. Had a little problem with rusting and also with some of the serations breaking off. Also, a hard molded plastic sheath might be a good improvement, however, still a great product.
Hate the sheath.
I feel that this knife is a great design. I wish that this knife was offered with a Prodigy-style sheath. I believe that this would be the ultimate knife/sheath combination.
First item I pack is my Big Roc. From Patagonia, Senora, and Sierras its been by my side. I combined the sheath to hold a spark striker. Its been a few years, shelters, fires, and fish. Thank you for such a tough American product. Get out Gerber.