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Gerber Paraframe Mini - Folding - Tanto Knife
Paraframe Mini Tanto
Gerber Paraframe Mini - Folding - Tanto Knife
Paraframe Mini Tanto

Paraframe Mini Tanto

Folding Knife

Item: # 31-001729

This lightweight everyday carry knife has an open frame that is the ultimate in minimalist design. Easy to clean, carry, and open, the Paraframe is an effortless addition to your pocket or belt clip. Available in multiple blade variations, this knife handles it all.

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    • 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
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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.


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  • 4 5
  • |MAY 11, 2019
  • |BY: , idk

Its a very good pocket knife, the only issue i have is closing it, as it hurts my thumb. 8/10

  • 5 5
  • |APR 5, 2019
  • |BY: , Realtor

It is probably my favorite knife....the clip is perfect to put in the small pocket of Jean's barely exposing it...I am a real estate agent and no one notices it...I use it for every day stuff and it's perfect...I also bring it hunting as my utility knife and it's the perfect option rather than taking out my fixed blade to cut rope or shave pieces of wood for fire starter....cant beat the 10 $ price tag either

  • 4 5
  • |JUL 1, 2018
  • |BY: , Funky Sea Monkey

This is a great little knife that is hard to beat for the cost. It didn't come very sharp. After a good sharpening it seems to hold the edge ok. Its not easy to open one handed which is not enough for me to give up on it. If Gerber were to add a thumb stud and a place to attach a lanyard it would be perfect.

  • 2 5
  • |MAR 16, 2018
  • |BY: , President

Nice little knife but it takes a screwdriver to close it. VERY poor design. I guess, use it once and then throw it away because you can't put it back in your pocket. I'd like to get my money back.

  • 2 5
  • |DEC 23, 2017
  • |BY: , a gift

ok except i will have to carry a 2nd knife to close this knife.

  • 3 5
  • |AUG 4, 2017
  • |BY: , Hollywood is a dangerous place; Need protection

I bought this to replace my EVO mid tanto as my EDC when I moved to Los Angeles. I wish I didn't have to replace my EVO, but the knife laws in LA require blade length to be under 3", so I had to find something. I was mainly attracted by the price, and the fact that it was one of the few tanto blades.
It does the job, but I really hate having to open it two handed. My nails aren't really long enough to use the fingernail opener, so I can't do it one handed. This is mainly a problem for times when I might have to defend myself (Hollywood is a scary place), or my other hand is encumbered and I need a knife.
But I've had it for a little over a year and the edge is still very sharp.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 1, 2017
  • |BY: , Your Title

This is a fantastic, cheap knife. It is easy to carry with you everyday and very practical.

  • 3 5
  • |NOV 17, 2016
  • |BY: , Ms.

For a knife of this size, its pretty damned good. I bought this in a store and it came out o the box sharp enough to dry shave my legs after a few weeks of not bothering to shave.

I don't like the opening and closing of this knife. I would have liked a little more of the spine side of the knife to be exposed for gripping and opening. I've never been able to use fingernail holes to open with. Either that, or a small thumbstud that sits in a recess in the scales.

The frame lock on this thing is very tough. Almost too tough for my fingers to release.

Overall though it's a great knife.

  • 4 5
  • |SEP 28, 2016
  • |BY: , Your Title

Even though it didn't came really sharp, I think it is a pretty sturdy, light, and well constructed.
It's my second Gerber blade and I'm already in love with the brand.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 28, 2015
  • |BY: , Service Engineer

This is the best knife ever. I have owned about 5 of these over the last 3 years. The only reason I have owned so many is because TSG keeps taking them away. I wear mine clipped to my front pocket so that it is handy always, but since I am so comfortable with it always being there. Sometimes I forget to take it off before checking my luggage at the airport and it gets taken at the gate by TSG. So I end up going and buying another when I get home. This knife stays sharp for a long time, but when I do have to sharpen it, it takes an edge again rather easily, and stays sharp. Don't ever stop making this knife. Best Ever.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 17, 2015
  • |BY: , Budget friendly EDC folder

I recently purchased this blade from a sporting goods store for $8 and have been thoroughly impressed. I have loved Gerber knives for years and appreciate the quality and craftsmanship they put into their blades, even at a low price. This knife was razor sharp out of the box (shaving sharp) and had a solid lockup. Opening is easy, however you have to use two hands. Even with its light weight build, it is sturdy and comfortable in hand. Go give this one a try, I promise you won't be disappointed!

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 9, 2014
  • |BY: , Amazing

Let me be frank about this. Its one of the best knives under 20 dollers you can get.

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 27, 2014
  • |BY: , Outdoorsman

This is my every day carry its a handy little money clip[ or dissapears in your pocket average blade, sharp,edge holding Great price great liner lock. It has gone through teh wash more than a few times adn been generally abused and is holding up fine Very good value for the money

  • 4 5
  • |APR 27, 2013
  • |BY: , Mr

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.