The 39 Series Sheath Folder is a testament to the Gerber tradition of innovation built with solid steel. Possessing a sleek, no frills handle and beautifully balanced 3-inch blade, this knife delivers sheer performance and reliability along with timeless style. Making a statement of craftsmanship and quality, the 39 Series Sheath Folder is built in Portland, Oregon.
TRADITION FOUNDED ON INNOVATION
Featuring a fine edge drop point blade constructed from 420HC stainless steel, the 39 Series Sheath Folder lends itself sturdily to a slew of tasks. A streamlined, highly polished handle flowing cleanly to its blade provides this knife a stylish distinction that echoes back to the very first knives produced by Gerber. Flawless integration with life’s daily activities is the knife’s forte, smoothing life’s rough edges with distinction. From ripping through box tape to severing rope, cord, and twine, the 39 Series Sheath Folder manages routine dilemmas with grace in capable hands.
Deploy the elegant 39 Series Sheath Folder using the dual thumb studs that deliver easy one-hand opening. With a sturdy lock-back locking mechanism to ensure the blade remains open during use and closed when folded, the 39 Series Sheath Folder is a natural choice as a daily carry for knife enthusiasts who appreciate quality and style. Its elegant genuine leather sheath pays homage to Gerber’s American tradition, established in 1939.
Got this on clearance at REI and I am not sorry. At $75 it was a gamble, but Gerber is one of a few US makers who produce 420HC blades that are truly worthy. The nickel scales were the attraction for me and they have developed a patina like an old Colt .32 (in about two years of just wiping with a rag, and a small dot of simichrome or flitz once or twice(and for the high polish blade). Almost to nice for edc but does work well. Strong small knife with smooth one hand action. I suspect Gerber meant this to shine under glass in a display collection, considering high polish of the blade which does mark easily , but it really is like a 80 year old knife with (someway) modern materials. Wish I had caught the smaller slip-joint version as well!