This evolution of the popular Gerber Edict was made for everyday carry – the fully fine edge, drop point blade is made of 154CM steel for excellent edge retention and minimal reflection. The dual thumbstuds, finger guard, rubberized diamond texture handle, and lock back mechanism ensure structural integrity in daily tasks.
An evolution of the popular Gerber Edict, this knife was designed for everyday carry. The full size, drop point blade features a fine edge with no serrations, allowing for maximum cutting and slicing capabilities. Constructed of American 154CM steel, the blade offers excellent edge retention and features Gerber’s standard glass bead finish for minimal reflection.
Dual thumbstuds allow for quick one-handed blade deployment and the knife’s lock back closing mechanism provides structural integrity in heavy-duty applications. The glass-filled nylon handle features a large palm swell, a finger guard for heavy-duty work, and a rubberized diamond texture for a secure grip in all weather conditions. Proudly made in Portland, OR.
What can I say other than it's all good. I mailed my Edict into Gerber's customer service/warranty department and they just replaced the whole knife. This one seems to have a substantial, solid pivot, so I can confidently say that I'm satisfied, both with the knife and Gerber's customer service. As I said in my last review, I think this version of the Edict is a nice, less expensive alternative to the Benchmade Griptilian, with basically the same blade shape and the exact same steel, but with what I think is a much more comfortable handle. Might post a video review on my YouTube channel with an included shout-out for Gerber's customer service. Well done Gerber, and thanks very much!!!
For ergonomics and being comfortable in the pocket, I like this better than my Benchmade Griptilian. THERE, I SAID IT. Come at me Benchmade fanboys. I would say with full confidence that this is a good inexpensive alternative to the Griptilian, BUT... I've had a serious problem with the pivot on my Edict. The pivot screw is a torx with a male and female end, and I guess the female is dovetailed (slightly flattened on one side) and fits through corresponding dovetailed holes in the polymer frame so that just the male end turns while the female end remains stationary. (Gerber, please correct me if I'm wrong about that) As I said in my previous review, I thought I was able to get rid of a small amount of blade play with a slight adjustment of the screw, but the play came back a few days later. This time when I tried to make an adjustment, the entire pivot just turned freely and felt/sounded as if it were skipping over something with each turn, I assume the flat sides of the dovetailed holes in the frame. I'm thinking either the male end is hopelessly, permanently Loctited in place, or the polymer frame isn't strong enough to retain its shape when the female end of the pivot screw turns against it. So at the moment, I'm not able able to do anything to fix the play in the blade. It's bad enough right now that I'm not sure if I can even safely use the knife.
I don't want to tell Gerber how or how not to build a knife, but I would politely suggest using a pivot with a male screw on either end and a bushing in between them so that the pivot could be adjusted with a driver on either side without any concern of damaging the polymer or stripping the screws out. And maybe go easy on the Loctite? I own several other Gerber folders, and this is the only one I haven't been 100% happy with. I feel like 3/5 is fair for now since I like the ergonomics and how well it carries. I'm seriously considering contacting Gerber's customer service to see if they can help with the pivot. Wow, long review.
Mine just came in the mail, and initial impressions are very, very good. There was a hint of play in the lockup, but a slight adjustment of the torx pivot screw completely got rid of it. Like my Gerber Order, it's sharp enough right out of the box to shave the hair off my arm with ease. The handle is extremely comfortable, even with my large, spidery, sasquatch hands. I'll probably write a long-tern review in the future after I've carried/used it a good bit.
MAJOR kudos to Gerber for making this knife in the USA, and also for giving us the option of a drop-point blade instead of the tanto blade this was originally released with.
Feels great, looks great and just plane cool to have in you hand. This is my 5th Gerber and I wouldn't buy anything else. If you live in Portland, Gerber.is the only one to own.
I own both versions of the Edict and have been carrying/using this drop point one for the past month now. It’s every bit as durable as the tanto version (I own two of those) and I really like the new bead blast finish and green scales. What more could you ask for? The Edict has solid lock up, it’s light-weight, sharp, excellent balance in the hand, has comfortable grippy texture, and a strong pocket clip. It’s the ultimate working man’s knife. Gerber hit a home run here and it's one of the best price point blades out there offering 154CM steel, which I much prefer over S30V. Best of all: made in the USA.
I just received my Edict Green. I LOVE it! It is a large knife that does not seem large. It fits well in the hand and looks great! The 154CM blade is a great upgrade. It was a little lighter than I expected a knife of this size to be. Get one!
Excellent! Can't wait to get my hands on one of these. Now we just need a full fine edge, non-black coated version of the Order in 154CM as well.
I'm loving the new US produced offerings from Gerber lately. You guys are well on your way to dominating the affordable US produced knife market again. The recent Gerber offerings crush the recent offerings from Buck and Kershaw to pieces.