Paraframe Mini Tanto
Keys? Check. Wallet? Check. Tactical knife? Check. At a mere 1.5 ounces, there’s no reason not to include the Gerber Mini Paraframe Tanto on your daily checklist. Answering the call for a minimalist tactical blade, this small knife is a simple but effective tool.
Lighter than a set of car keys, this small knife comes from the same drawing board as its larger Paraframe siblings and gives new meaning to the term “traveling light.” The fine edge blade and tanto point are small but remain effective for a wide array of daily needs, from slicing through stubborn rope to opening a cardboard box.
Don’t let the 3-inch folded size of the Mini fool you; Gerber gives this little guy the same attention to detail that has won the larger Paraframe models a dedicated following. You’ll notice the same ergonomic metal handle and frame lock design, and it delivers the same positive blade engagement and balanced feel, even at this size.
- Overall Length: 5.25" (13.34 cm)
- Blade Length: 2.13" (5.41 cm)
- Closed Length: 3.13" (7.95 cm)
- Weight: 1.5 oz. (43 g)
- Steel Type: 7Cr17MoV
- Handle Material: 3Cr13
- Tanto-style blade is ready to puncture, slice and perform detailed work
- Black titanium nitride-coated blade reduces unwanted reflection and defends against corrosion
- Full fine edge blade is easy to sharpen
- Frame lock offers bomber blade control
- Pocket clip offers security and keeps your knife within easy reach at all times
- Small size disappears in your pocket
- Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
Got this knife as an EDC mainly because it was small inexpensive and had a clip. Although it was a little difficult to close at first, it's getting easier with use and is a solid little knife. How much more could you ask for just $13? One thing I would change is the hole through the handle nearest the tip of the blade when closed. If you wanted to use a lanyard or caribineer through there you'd risk dulling a part of the blade. I'd shrink the center most portion of this hole to protect the blade.