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Gerber Paraframe II Folding Knife
Gerber Paraframe II Folding Knife

Paraframe II - Stainless, Fine Edge

Folding Knife

Item: # 22-48448

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: 8.27"
    • Blade Length: 3.53"
    • Closed Length: 4.8"
    • Weight: 4.2 oz.
    • Lock Mechanism: Frame-lock
    • Blade Style: Clip Point
    • Blade Material: High Carbon Stainless
    • Blade Type: Fine
    • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
    • Opening Style: One-handed opening
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The largest of the eight knives in the Paraframe series, the Paraframe II is based on the same minimal frame-lock design. It’s a beautifully simple open frame knife with a fine-edge locking blade that is lightweight, easy to clean and opens effortlessly. Built with a smooth stainless steel handle and a clip for secure travel, the Paraframe II embodies everything that a larger everyday carry folder should be.

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  • 5 5
  • |APR 24, 2019
  • |BY: , "A Great Budget Folder"

The Gerber Paraframe II fine edge has stood the test of time for one reason, it works. I first owned a Paraframe II decades ago while in the army. And the latest example I bought has the best fit and finish yet!

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 30, 2018
  • |BY: , Quality but a wierd price

I bought this exact knife and brand at dicks for only 15 it’s very good for both prices and holds true to good for daily use

  • 2 5
  • |MAY 30, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

Paraframe is a terrible knife. Blade does not close fully into handle, resulting in incidental catching in the pocket. I have seen two this way. Blade was initially sharp, but once resharpened it doesn't like to hold an edge. Also heavy for what you are getting.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 22, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

Great knife. Ive had this knife over a year now and use it a reasonable amount. Ive had NO issues with it. Easy to open and close. Very solid construction. Ive read some reviews concerning the blade rusting and all I can say is it hasn't been an issue. Mine looks as good as the day I got it. Would recommend for a great everyday knife.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 22, 2017
  • |BY: , Grate

I got this knife in the same box as the gator machete Jr. I'm throwing out the mashete because it's blade would roll and bend but this pocket knife is great if I were you I would buy 6

  • 2 5
  • |OCT 9, 2017
  • |BY: , Stained Steel

I mostly carry the knife in my pocket and open the occasional box with it. I don’t go out of my way to baby it but I’ve never exposed it to anything particularly corrosive. It’s got specks of surface corrosion the length of the blade which are ugly but don’t seem to affect the integrity of the blade.

It’s not particularly sharp but will get through packing tape well enough. All in all it’s a nice looking box cutter so long as you don’t look too close at the blade.

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 4, 2017
  • |BY: , Great knife

Awesome knife! Very dependable and holds an edge for a good length of time! It's been my edc and go to knife for a while

  • 1 5
  • |JUN 21, 2016
  • |BY: , Not good

Bought this knife befor going to Thailand so I would have a good knife. It is sharp and very easy to use but. The thing decided to rust about 4 days in to the trip not very impressed that at all

  • 3 5
  • |APR 10, 2016
  • |BY: , Woopadydoo

Not a bad little knife overall. Works well as an edc.

Looks great.
Extremely minimal
Descent blade
Once open, fits hand comfortably
Takes up little space in pocket

Though to open, fairly stiff. It's almost too small to get any leverage on it.
Left hand thumb knob is a little bulky, catches on pocket edge.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 13, 2015
  • |BY: , Good knife for $25

I've been a knife collector and outdoorsman for 9-10 years so I can confidently say I know a good knife when I see one..I bought this knife at a Home Depot some time ago here in Portland and fell in love with it the price is unbeatable and so is the quality it is very sturdy it feels like a fixed blade I don't know exactly the steel used in this knife but it is good enough to hold a decent edge for a reasonably priced knife. Great knife for the money I would totally recommend it for EDC or just an all around work horse knife I'm very happy with this purchase

  • 3 5
  • |SEP 16, 2015
  • |BY: , Sarge

The open frame makes it easy to slip a finger through to the blade-edge, thereby cutting oneself. Caution is advised.

A good tertiary utility knife; not an ideal EDC knife.

The cheaper EDC knife "Kershaw Vapor III" is noticeably better built and finished.

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 7, 2015
  • |BY: , Forester

I own dozens of knives and the Paraframe II is my favorite edc blade. The framelock is rock solid, pocket clip is very secure, and the knife holds a decent enough edge. New ones come a little stiff to open, but the blade can be easily adjusted and will smooth out more with use. With a upward flick of my thumb mine now opens just as fast as a assisted opener. Paraframe knives are a very good value for the money and being very thin and light I usually don't even notice it's clipped to my pocket. Great knife, I would highly recommend them.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 8, 2015
  • |BY: , Shroomer

I have purchased and either lost or given away four Gerber folding knives. The quality is so impressive, I just have to share.

In Canada, this knife sells for about $45, similar to what I paid for the Gators that have slipped through my fingers. Fantastic price-point for a knife of this quality.

The blade is awesome (Gerber. Duh...) There is zero slop in the hinge in either plane, I have no worries about putting this knife to work.

The belt clip remains very effective, meaning I am not constantly checking for it in the heavy bush.

It is easy to open, lightweight, and even aesthetically pleasing. I love the feel.

My only issue would be that it lacks a real lanyard option, the blade precludes using one of the holes in the handle.

But that is a minor quibble. VERY pleased with this knife. I do carry it every day. Looking forward to using it mushroom picking this year.

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 4, 2014
  • |BY: , Science Teacher

I found this last winter, in the snow in downtown Toronto. A nice, simple pocket knife. It holds its own against my primary pocket knife: Spyderco AUS-8 stainless knife (with the serrated edge). Two different knives with different uses. Mind you, my favourite small knife continues to be my DH Russell Grohmenn #3 stainless steel fixed blade..

  • 5 5
  • |APR 18, 2014
  • |BY: , Smurf

I love that knife.

  • 3 5
  • |MAR 9, 2014
  • |BY: , Solid knife

This was the knife that starter it all. First Herber I ever owned and the one that got me hooked to Gerber.

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 28, 2013
  • |BY: , Aircraft Mechanic

I have been mercilessly abusing the fine blade version of this knife for over 5 years. Easy to sharpen, comfortable in use, easy to open with one hand.

My only issue had been the tiny screws that secure the clip. I lost one, and the remaining two require constant adjustment.

For the price, the knife has held up well, and been an excellent performer.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 6, 2013
  • |BY: , Supervisor

I recently lost my knife I've had for several years. I love the weight and the quality of the blade and design. It has such a Nice feel to it.

I have to order a replacement. I carried the last one everywhere and I feel lost without it.

One great Knife.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 3, 2013
  • |BY: , Environmental Manager

This is the second one that I have owned, both purchased in Afghanistan, at the FOB Shank PX. The first one was lost somewhere in Logar or Wardak Province. Both were very good (that's why I purchase the second one). I would have preferred to have the clip "hinge down" but have not had any issues with the clip being loose (and I will say that I have tested that aspect on numerous occasions under some interesting conditions). It is a very good knofe and will be looking for several more to go into my EDC bags at home.

  • 1 5
  • |MAY 8, 2013
  • |BY: , Experienced knife owner

I got this knife and at first it was nice. I regularly oiled it and looked after it well. only a few weeks later large amounts of rust developed. The knife then got worse, as the screws where faulty and woudnt open. The frame lock closes dangerously when doing simple tasks and the pocket clip is terrible. It really is very bad.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 5, 2013
  • |BY: , Very good knife

Carried this knife for amost3 years. By far the best everyday knife I have ever had.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 10, 2013
  • |BY: , crew


  • 3 5
  • |MAR 23, 2013
  • |BY: , Ok

I own a different model of this knife and it works perfectly as an edc knife, but l would like to see this knife with a ti grey coating.

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 24, 2013
  • |BY: , Great

Great design, decent blade, balanced pretty good. I would perfer if the pocket clip was hinge-down, but other than that, the knife is pretty good. I use it almost everyday, and the blade is still almost as sharp as when I first got it (about 4 months ago)

  • 3 5
  • |FEB 14, 2013
  • |BY: , Not bad

Knife cuts well only problem is that it needs tobe sharpened very often especially if working with cardboard

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 5, 2013
  • |BY: , Retired-Knife Collecter

Bought Elsewhere. Took some time to get used to it. Now I am well pleased with it. I now feel used to it Blade is sharp. Will last a long time.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 28, 2013
  • |BY: , Your Title

Great knife! And I know this one will last a very long time.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 5, 2013
  • |BY: , good product

a very sharp knife. and really durable !

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 16, 2012
  • |BY: , Excellent Everyday Knife

Opens quickly and easily, blade is razor sharp and stays that way. Best knife for the price for sure. I bought this knife looking for something I can use everyday for opening things, but also for self defence. So far I haven't had to pull it out to use on a human but I know if I had to, it could save my life.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 27, 2012
  • |BY: , Loyal sense 1985.

Bought my first Gerber knife at my first duty station in 1985 and have own many Gerber's ever sense then. I lost my first Paraframe while training for deployment to Iraq and went right out the next day and bought another one. I still have it and use it regularly.

  • 2 5
  • |OCT 23, 2012
  • |BY: , Not so happy

I bought this knife a few weeks ago and I liked it up until yesterday. The handle, while made to be lighter, leaves just enough room for my finger to get in there. I was in my car and reached for it to put it away and in the closed position I cut my finger right open. I've owned knives all my life and I know how to handle them but this just seems like a poor design. I will definitely not be using this anymore.

  • 4 5
  • |OCT 2, 2012
  • |BY: , So far so great

I purchaced this knife yesterday at target for $24, has a razor sharp edge and opens incredibly easy.Seems like it has solid quality and great balance.

  • 3 5
  • |SEP 16, 2012
  • |BY: , Decent Knife

I've had this knife for years now. 2 of them actually. First one, the clip bent easily so I could no longer keep it in attached. Kept slipping out of my pocket. Second one, the clip has held up for years but the plastic washers on the inside have worn out. So when it is open and closed the blades edge hits on the frame. Ruining the edge. Very hard to keep a sharp usable edge on the blade because of this. I will not buy another one. Will look for another blade, probably from a different manufacturer.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 6, 2012
  • |BY: , swell knife

had it for 10 years best knife ever! can't go wrong with gerber! theks gerber for being reliable

  • 4 5
  • |SEP 4, 2012
  • |BY: , Good Knife

By far the best knife i have ever bought but the pocket clip loosens very fast and i cant kind a standard or metric allen wrench to fit it so i can tighten it

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 4, 2012
  • |BY: , I wish

If only they made a UK legal version, as in non locking? Please gerber? Please? Or even a series of UK legal knives for us British!!! =D

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 24, 2012
  • |BY: , Great Knife

I couldn't find my Old Timer and needed a knife at work so I went and purchased this one. Love it! One of the best knives I have ever owned. The clip is nice and tight so I don't have to worry about it slipping out of my pocket.

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 23, 2012
  • |BY: , Splendid knife

It's incredibly easy to open and lock, has a satisfying click when locked, can easily be folded with one hand, but won't budge unless the lock is opened.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 28, 2012
  • |BY: , Not Bad

Feels sturdy and has a fair weight. I don't know what's up with the "Weak Pocket Clip" report, if anything it's a bit tough to slip on your pocket because the clip is so tight.

  • 3 5
  • |FEB 18, 2012
  • |BY: , Great Knife, Weak Pocket Clip

I love this knife it is very though and stiffly locked when open but I don't wear it much because the pocket clip is so weak it falls out of my pocket whenever I bend over, etc. If it had a stronger clip I would have bought many more.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 19, 2012
  • |BY: , Your Title

Exelent knife for the money. Light, easy to carry, opens nice and smooth with a flick of your thumb. Suberb everyday pocket knife.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 15, 2012
  • |BY: , Best knife

I got this knife for christmas and it is the best one I have ever owned. You can open it with one hand.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 13, 2011
  • |BY: , Awesome Knife!

This knife is by far THE BEST I have ever owned!