Prodigy - Serrated
Design cues for the new Prodigy were inspired by the award-winning LMF II, another knife engineered by Gerber's Jeff Freeman. The Prodigy is much smaller (9.75" overall length), but it certainly packs as much punch as its predecessor. The full tang, U.S. 420HC Stainless Steel blade is beefy, and coated with ceramic for improved corrosion resistance and reduced visual signature. The ergonomic over-molded rubber handles ensures a soft, comfortable, but secure grip in all conditions. Its also MIRS compliant. Much like the knife, the sheath is designed to live up to the task with a friction-release thumb lock for security and a list of non-detection features. Noise is dampened thanks to a molded softgrip coating which, like the ballistic nylon material, is MIRS compliant. It's also MOLLE compatible and comes with a leg strap.
- Overall Length: 9.75"
- Blade Length: 4.75"
- Weight: 12.45 oz. (w/ Sheath)
- Weight: 7.20 oz. (w/o Sheath)
- Blade Material: U.S. 420HC Stainless Steel
- Blade Type: Fine Edge
- Sheath Material: Friction-release Thumb Lock
- MOLLE compatible
- Leg Strap Included
- Secure Grip In All Conditions
- Full Tang, U.S. 420HC Stainless Steel Blade
Have owned and brought this knife with my to Iraq. Have dulled it out pretty bad by now and really wishing Gerber would finally listen to their customer base and offer it in a straight edge as well as a serrated. Its a fine knife but at this point im thinking of just getting a seal pup or a tech bowie, ive already waited over two years expecting a straight edge to be released and im not buying no flashy Bear Grylls orange baton.
I don't know what people have against serrations... they are really helpful! use this knife all the time!
Fantastic knife. Had to cut 30, 3/4 of an inch solid rubber flooring mats made from recycled tire rubber. These things weighed roughly 105 lbs a piece to give you an idea of density. All we had was a jig saw and my knife. The jigsaw, with a new blade, couldn't even dent the mat. The knife however cut it like butter and is still as sharp as it was to start the day. Can't say enough how impressed I was.
I use this knife all the time. The serrated edge has utility for things a sharp edge could never achieve. This knife is awesome.
As a knife enthusiast, collector and user, I own hundreds of them. In using so many knives through the years, serrations have their place, but so do fine edge blades. In my humble opinion, Gerber should seriously consider making a fine-edge version of the Prodigy. It's such a handy size, weight and design, that from reading many of the reviews, it would obviously be a great seller. My 2 cents is written, please duly note my request. Thank you.
Made in the usa! Serrated for use in cutting trees! Black! SOLID!!! Great knife Gerber!
Fine edge would be nice!!
Please make a PLAIN EDGE version. Most of the comments I've read ask the same.
GREAT KNIFE TO HAVE, HAPPY CUSTOMER. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO OWN ONE I CARRY JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY
I'm still waiting for the fine edge version. I presently own the Prodigy and have used and bruised it, but I feel that the fine edge model would be more utilitarian. Hope a fine edge becomes available soon because that would be the knife I'd take with me to hike the Appalachian Trail come this Spring.
I want this knife so bad but please gerber! Make one that's a full fine edge!
I've had this knife now for about a month and I am in love with it! I use it just about everyday for cutting materials to using it in the woods. The one feature I am not too crazy about is the leg strap. It is strong, but the buckle does not hold it tight enough. The strap usually becomes loose making it just about useless. Overall it is a fantastic knife, and I never regret buying it. Out of my other 15 knives I own I highly recommend buying this one.
This knife performs as well as it's designed. I've made use of this knife as a good part of an edc in the field and a survival blade. For me, this knife could do anything from preparing game to digging and prying. The sheath has actually been one of the best I've ever purchased it's rugged design and durable materials make it perfect for storing your knife and keeping it protected in the field. I would love to see more additions and upgrades to this knife and knife design from you Gerber; I think further additions to this knife (such as a full fine edge) would sell greatly and be a good idea on your part, Gerber. Keep up the good work Gerber
-a happy customer
Awesome USA made knife! Lots of people including myself want a fine edge version. You listened and made it happen with the Bear Grylls knife. Can you please do the same with the Prodigy?
Nice looking knife...I would buy this if it was available in fine edge. I dislike serrated blades
I have a friend who owns this knife, and honestly i have never seen a medium siesed knife that is more capable than this one, i hope to puchas it soon.
this is an amazing knife just bought it yesterday and came very sharp already batoned with it and did fine
All i need to say is that this is one very good knife.
Own this and the LMF and this is the knife I grab. It's lighter, just as tough and for my purpose the serations are great. Why we can't find this knife in more stores is beyond me; I had to get mine through this web site. I spent a lot of time doing reasearch before buying this one and couldn't be happier.
Great knife, great value, well done Gerber
i am a mountain biker and out doors man or kid i take overnight biking trips and i need a light weight but also extremely capable knife where evr i go this met all of this and more
This knife is just like the LMF II only better for carry. The LMF II definitely needs the dual legs straps that it comes with otherwise it weighs a lot on your hips. I personally like the serrations and think it be good to have more options but this knife is just great how it is. Its so nice to work with and will keep it on me as often as i can. One of my favorites in my collection. Thanks Gerber!!!!
this is an awsome knife. i own 3 of these and they are a very strong and durable knife. they are very similar to the lmf 2 with about half the wait. but just as strong as the lmf 2 and just as capable.
BEST KNIFE EVER!!!!!!!!!
Would be a lot better if it was fine edge but over all it's an amazing knife
This is a great general purpose knife. Not expensive, but very strong, holds an edge, light weight, and works!
Dump the serrated edge, or offer your knives with the option of "fine" edge, or "serated" edge.
There is not enough blade belly for good cutting with the serations.
I handled one of there and it is very well made and i like the sheath. But why does Gerber ruin so many great knives by not offering them without serrations.
Get's the job done.Cut's through rope easy.
I also prefer a version with plain edge
I love the fact that you made this knife in the U.S.A , and I'm hoping to get one soon. great job Gerber, and start making all your knives in the U.S.A.
awesome reallt a truly good knife
Awesome knife!! I am an LEO and I make sure this knife is always within reach, whether I'm at work of off-duty! I would agree that other blade options would be nice but it's not a deal breaker. I prefer a tanto blade myself but I need it in black; OD green sticks out too much against a black vest/uniform. A straight edge would also be a nice option but again, I'm otherwise very satisfied with this knife. Solid look, solid feel, and nice mounting options with the molle compatible sheath. I also own a full size Ka-Bar but I prefer this knife for its size and usefulness in the field!
Love the full tang. A humble suggestion for Prodigy II would be to put the serrated edge on the back spine approx. one inch from the tip. This would allow the best of both without compromise.
My first impression in one word is "SOLID." Super impressed with this knife. The grip (which aside of the blade itself is one of the most important parts of a knife) is tacky, so stays in your hand when needed. Plus surprisingly comfortable.
Great balance plus sturdiness. Perfect size for most jobs. Titled as a tactical knife but I believe that this knife wears many hats If your looking for a camp knife that has a tactical feel and look and carries a great tradition name then the Prodigy from Gerber is your knife.
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Own both serated and straight edge knives. This knife needs a straight edge version. Then it would be better for fine control cutting at the hilt as for bushcraft. Serations are great for cutting rope and webbing but suck for carving into wood with any degree of control. People who want the serations have the LMF.
would buy a straight edge in a heart beat....please, please, please
Please make a Prodigy II with no serration and about 1 cm. longer blade and also sheath like CS Secure- Ex or Fallkniven Zytel.
Bought this knife and i love everything about!!!!....there would be no regrets about this knife.
If there is a new model of this knife and it does not have serrations I will gladly buy another one! But other than that it is a awesome knife.
This is otherwise a very fine knife. I bought mine, when they were still using the superior 12C27 Sandvik steel.
Offer a non serrated one, and this will be a superb knife. Thank you, and we hope you listen! Hey, you did it with the Bear Grylls knife, so we know it can be done!
GREAT knife. I'd buy it in a heartbeat even if it didnt have a lifetime warranty, i love the serrations as well. they are durrable and do not break
Serrated blade is evil for this kind of knife.
get rid of the serrations or make them half the lenght of wath they are now
PLEASE MAKE ONE WITHOUT SERRATION
I would buy today if there was a version available without serrations.
This a good first survival knife for the price, holds up well in weather conditions, much better then the bear grills ultimate knife, only one suggestion, make one without serrations!
I had a tough choice between this and the lmf 2. this is much cheaper, a tad bit lighter feeling, and is fairly simple, a good buy indeed. If you are looking for a workhorse knife, not a traditional one like a ka-bar, but not a wallet sucker like a cold steel, gerber is ergonomically the way to go. they offer many options for a good, everything knife, and this is one of the best, with a good price too.
If u don't like the serrations don't buy it I'd love to have this at least buy christmas got the BG-ULT w/ serrations love it I believe this will be a great precursor to the lmf II asek for me
K i got this knife for christmas and it feels good in the hand and the serrated edge is perfect for sawing twigs or small 1 inch thick things. Over sll its a good knife >:)
for the price great knife, like the serrated verson,ps mr j the bg ultimate survival knife does come in fine edge so get your facts right
i have owned both the tanto and drop pant blade of this and i would like a strait blade you would have more customers
Good knife For $80 aus. sheath is great
Really Good, Handle is a litttle thin up
the top but it's ok, 24 cm long so not to big
or small, BUT my sheath button had a
BIG tear in it and had to cut it off. but its ok
cos it locks in real good. Also have a RAT5
and ESEE II. The RAT is a little to big thats why i got this knife but you have to have
some length and weight to chop and you can with this!!!
I am amazed at all the complaints about serrations. I have been backpacking for 30 years and I find the serrations handy. When cutting open food packs, small limbs, rope, whatever, they get the cut going more quickly. I'm suspicious that all the folks complaining aren't really outdoor folks and just want a smooth blade for carrying around in general. This is a great knife.
Please make a Plain Edge version. I assure you that the profits will be substantial.
serrations are good in some situations but i am sure that if you made a fine edge version it would be very popular.
everyone needs to calm down about the serrations they are actually really good and they dont bend at all
Maybe there should be an option to choose, but i like the serrated Version. Great Knife
Please listen to your customers who use knives daily, make the Prodigy with a straight edge!
The knife is a good value. The knife has a nice weight to you great handle. The knife comes with a nice sheath that has some nice saftey features.
I PREFER GERBER PRODIGY WITHOUT SERRATIONS!!!
I also along with the 5000 people out there would buy this knife right now if it was a straight blade with no serrations.
I want to say i would really like to buy this knife, However i will not buy a serrated blade knife! The serrations take up half the blade and the half they take up is the area on the blade that is used for the most precise work. Second they are much more difficult to sharpen. Third ANY and i mean ANY book on survival and the outdoors will tell you not to buy a knife with serrations! And after saying all that what are the serrations supposedly better at? Cutting rope. It is a KNIFE it's going to cut rope either way!!! So please make a non serrated blade on this knife and the LMF II and i will buy both, un till then though I'll spend my money elsewhere.
Non Serrated Please!!!
I would like to see your models with partially serrated blades be offered with a plain blade as well. I realize it may increase production costs slightly, however I believe that the costs would be recouped by all of the customers who would normally go elsewhere to find a product to their liking as other companies do offer the choice. I know the current trend in tactical knives is serrations, but as an experienced user there is nothing they can do that a good sharp blade cannot. Tacticool is for armchair commandos.
I've been researching knives for a long time. I love the MOLLE compatible sheath, but really need a knife without serrations. I bought a competitors blade that was offered with or without serrations (I got the non-serrated version). Otherwise, good call on the 420HC Steel.
As others have said, I'd buy a non-serrated version of this right now. As it stands I'm about to shop elsewhere.
Sorry Gerber, I have a few of your blades but you're about to lose out to a competitor. Why do you insist on serrations on almost every blade?
i love this knife but please make a version without serrations.
Why will you not listen and produce this series without serrations ? LMF2/Prodogy and BG ultimate survival.... A fine edge would be a better option for true outdoors men !
This thing is a BEAST! It is very Sharp, the blade is thick, and its a full tang, which makes it very sturdy. This Knife will last a long time. I chose this as my top and most Favorited Survival knife EVER!
I bought this few years ago. I don't care about the colour, because it is women job to care about esthetics. My only complain may be the serrations. The blade could be much more useful without serrations. Or at least serrations on the other side of the blade, as it seems that it was designed to left handed people. After these harsh words - it is great knife after all! I really liked it and even palagranized handle for another knife without it. Thank you Gerber!
this knife is very nice it has nice edge retention and your hand will never slip of the handle. the sheath is also very nice but i wish they didn't put bolts thought
This is very good knife for tactical and survival stuff, but Why there is no plain version??? I see that BG knife is in plain version, maybe is time for prodigy;)
Good all-around knife, fits perfectly in a Bug-out bag. It would be cool to have the option of different colors handle.
This is an amazing knife very, very dependable it came in handy when I needed it the most. Great job Gerber yet again.
it is a very good knife
This was the best Father's Day gift ever.
Dad will no doubt wear this on his side during his next trip to the fishing cottage.
The salesman at the knife store was right, "You can't go wrong with a Gerber".
in my opinion the gerber prodigy is an underated player in the survival knife game. my prodigy has met many stones, many stick, and many hack jobs during my personal survival trainings. it has, time and time again, dug holes into wood and dirt,