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Four decades of designing tactical knives have given Gerber a wealth of knowledge regarding operators and their needs. The Decree ties all of these lessons into a tight, effective package. The Decree features a premium S30V steel modified tanto blade. The tanto point provides superior piercing ability while the rounded bottom edge allows users to sharpen the blade while maintaining the knife’s geometry.

Thumb studs and a finger flip tab allow the operator to rapidly deploy the Decree. The blade’s black ceramic coating provides superior corrosion resistance and minimizes reflective surfaces. Partial serrations offer additional cutting power, and the tempered steel glass breaker in the pommel allows the operator to use the knife in rescue applications. Featuring a glass-filled nylon handle, the Decree’s rubberized diamond texture provides a secure grip in all weather conditions. The Decree is proudly made in Portland, OR.

The Decree is built for hard labor over the long haul. Slip it into a pocket for daily access to a knife that will answer with strength and assurance when tasked. Tie the knife down using its lanyard hole for additional security.

Item # 31-002718
  • Made in the USA
  • Blade Steel: S30V
  • Handle Material: rubber over-molded glass-filled nylon
  • Blade Length: 3.7 in.
  • Open Length: 8.7 in.
  • Closed Length: 5.1 in.
  • Weight: 4.8 oz


  • 3.7 inch modified tanto blade
  • S30V blade steel with ceramic coating
  • Thumb studs and finger-flip tab
  • Liner lock
  • Rubberized diamond texture handle
  • Tempered steel glass breaker
  • Lanyard hole


5 Actual reveiw out of box no bs Matt - JAN 2, 2015

This knife blade has very little wiggle room where blade is coneccted to handle, when is fully opened. If moved in any direction if any at all took close examination to notice the slight movement a human hair (solid blade). The handle is very strong and has the right amount of flexibility so it will not break.(strong handle). Fine edge has very good sharpness even angels and no burr(very sharp Quality edge). Serration edge is sharper no burr both fine edge and surrations sharpened with a very fine grit. The knife opens fast with a flick of the wrist. Everything lines up properly there are no nicks or places that needed to be ground out. Remember this is a out of box review

5 Gerber Knife Collector jonahweavil - DEC 28, 2014

I received this knife as a Christmas present from my parents. I absolutely think this knife is the best one y'all have made so far. There is a small amount of play in the blade but it is not a big deal.

3 Pls make lockback mechanism Left handers - DEC 10, 2014

I'm left hander and i found that it's hard to close a knife with a liner lock so pls make a lockback mechanism pls and take my money , love u gerber

4 CPL Ross - DEC 4, 2014

I bought this knife because of the blade design and material. I do not like tanto blades. This modified tanto point seems to have all the benefits of a regular tanto without the small disadvantage of being difficult to sharpen. the only thing I do not like is that there is a small amount of play in the blade.

2 Looks deceive Street - NOV 10, 2014

I purchased this knife about a week ago and was very excited. The blade came razor sharp probably just as sharp as a razor used to shave, and the glass breaker is a bonus. My first thoughts were how awesome this knife would be and that it could replace my EDC blade that as a glass breaker as well as a flipper opening mechanism but I'm still hesitant. This blade is much sharper but it's a matter of deployment and quality.
Deploying the blade is hard, the action is very stiff and it cannot be opened using just the flipper unless you're gonna throw all your power into a flick of your wrist. Also the pocket clip moves so much it doesn't feel reliable. In fact I switched the pocket clip to tip up carry and the threading for the screw stripped and the screw fell out.

The design is great but things can be changed. First off it should have a better bearing system to allow for fast deployment like the bearings in the Instant or Venture. Second the pocket clip should not move and the places where the pocket clip meets the handle should be metal and the points where the screws go in as well as the screws should be stronger.
I love Gerber and always have one of their products on me but this was a let down.

5 excellent osvaldo - SEP 23, 2014

excellent blade..awesome folding knife

5 All Around Great Knife ncasanova3 - SEP 18, 2014

I use this knife to cut through multiple sheets of plastic with ease. It just does not get better than this. Sharpens easy and retains the edge for a long time. Could not ask for more.

5 one of the best David - AUG 13, 2014

I owned just about all Gerber pocket knives and this one is the best from Gerber

5 Best Quality for Price Anthony - AUG 8, 2014

The Gerber Decree is by far the best tactical knife I own. The S30V steel blade can be compared to $300 dollar knives with a better look and feel than a Kershaw or Benchmade. BUILT WITH AMERICAN LABOR. Thank you Gerber Gear.

4 Senior Officer Specialist FBOP R. Vezina - JUL 31, 2014

The knife is sexy looking to start. The overall feel in the hand is great. S30V is awesome steel used for the blade. My only issue with the one I got is the amount of slop in the blade when deployed open. The lock fully engages however there is some up and down movement and locking bar flexing that makes me question the integrity of the lock. The blade seems to rock a little on the locking surface of the liner lock bar. I wonder if it’s just the one I received from Amazon where I had ordered it. I do love the knife and its features but I would not be truthful to say I’m totally confident in the lock.

4 Hunter, everyday person Rick - JUL 22, 2014

Pros: Great knife, love the s30v steal, nice size for an EDC, sharp as crap, feels great, clip can be changed from blade down or up. And it's made in America! .

Cons: slightly wide and not because of quality but when it's closed and you shake it it makes a small taping noise not as much a rattle.

It is very good and worth the purchase, its my new favorite EDC.

3 Oak-n-Iron Joe Nolan - JUL 6, 2014

- First impression: looks awesome, really comfortable to hold.
- Stabs through sheet metal with VERY little effort.
- Saws halfway through 1 1/2” schedule 40 PVC in about 5min.
- Glass breaker would be awesome in an emergency…haven’t tested it, but maybe I can track down an ex-girlfriends car and give the windshield a good whack.
- Practical everyday use (opening mail and packages with elite badassery) are on point.
- S30V MODIFIED TANTO Blade is rad!

- One hand opening is difficult from the thumb stud.
- One hand closing is difficult from the thumb lock.
- Was hoping it’d be a good replacement everyday carry to my Buck Hunter, but I think I’ll carry the Buck a bit longer.

- Lowering the thumb stud the tiniest bit would give better leverage for opening.
- Exposing the thumb lock a bit would allow for better access when closing.

3.5/5stars is more accurate. After the modifications, it's 5/5 for sure! Practical consumer use for a consumer product is really important, despite the tactical advantages, it's still available to everyone.

5 DAMN it Bushcraft maniac - JUL 3, 2014

Gerber, take my money.

What an awesome design.

1 Worst Knife Bad - JUN 30, 2014

Terrible Quality Piece of junk

5 Your Title Ralph B - JUN 28, 2014

Excellent blade, rugged and razor sharp, great for edc. The handle fits the hand comfortably. Couldn't ask for a better knife at this price.

5 Folding Knife Kevin Kappelle - JUN 23, 2014

Im currently looking for a folding knife that is high quality that is why im on the Gerber website. Im wondering if yall have a folding knife with a great thickness, strong durable. You can email me back at Please help.

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