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Gerber Paraframe Nail Nick - Folding Knife
Paraframe, Nail Nick
Gerber Paraframe Nail Nick - Folding Knife
Paraframe, Nail Nick

Paraframe, Nail Nick

Folding Knife

Item: # 31-002929

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: 7.0"
    • Blade length: 2.9"
    • Closed length: 4.1"
    • Weight: 2.6 oz.
    • Lock mechanism: frame-lock
    • Blade style: clip point
    • Blade type: fine edge
    • Handle material: stainless steel
    • Nail nick for safe 2-handed open operation
    • Convenient pocket clip
  • Warranty

To meet specific regulations requiring 2-handed opening of knives in the U.S. and globally, Gerber has modified the iconic Paraframe for this particular version by replacing its dual thumbstuds with an easily accessible nail nick. All other features of the original Paraframe fine edge folder remain unchanged.


The nicely articulated clip point of the Paraframe’s fine edge blade functions in slicing through tape, boxes, and even manages emergency food prep. With its hardy stainless steel blade, this no-frills folder can take a beating in a crisis and get the job done without hassle. Its super-solid stainless steel handle will tolerate intense use while preventing strain with the ergonomic, vented structure, beautifully tailored to sit within the palm while positioning a thumb along the hilt.


With 2-handed opening using the well placed nail nick, this Paraframe makes it through specific regulations hurdles. Open the frame locking folder and engage this simple, lightweight knife that holds its edge and withstands heavy application. The Paraframe’s lithe shape allows seamless securing to a pocket interior with its stainless pocket clip.


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  • 4 5
  • |FEB 14, 2019
  • |BY: , Your Title

Just bought this knife last week and have put it to heavy use and I have to say it's been great. Having owned many knives over the years, I would say this is right up there. Would recommend to anyone!!

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 9, 2019
  • |BY: , Your Title

Sharpest knife I’ve ever opened out of the box, went straight through a zip tie and my thumb, great quality product!

  • 1 5
  • |NOV 19, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

My knife handle broke at the blade lock.... I just read the comment below that said Gerber would not replace it.... I guess I'll save some postage and buy a better knife

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 5, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

I got this knife many many years ago worked great then works great now

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 10, 2018
  • |BY: , Martial Artist

I bought one of these knives several years ago. I carried it as both an EDC where it got used constantly, and as a 'holdout' (base of spine carry) where I thankfully never had to use it. Occasional touch-ups to the blade kept it 'arm hair shaving' sharp.

I recently lost it. I searched for a couple of days but never found it. Yesterday, I went out and bought a new one as a replacement.

  • 1 5
  • |AUG 2, 2018
  • |BY: , Knife broke

I bought one two years ago. and the frame broke where it locks. I wasn't using it was a bad heat treat. I called they want me to pay to get a new one. some are good but there are bad ones. and you have to pay to get new one. so a knife that should cost 25-30 now cost 40-50 so I wont buy one again. Buck brand has life time warranty and they don't charge to replace it. I bought a buck knife for 5 dollars more it has thicker metal sharper edge holds its edge and its light weight and has great pocket clip and lifetime warranty.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 18, 2018
  • |BY: , Retired

My wife received one of these some 8 to 10 years ago from her brother.
She used it a lot when she was doing search and rescue with one of our dogs, and has continued to use it a lot for a whole host of things.
Very sturdy, well made, and would like to find another one for me, and as a few presents for others.

  • 4 5
  • |JUN 24, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

Had this knife since I was 16 my uncle gave it as a day present and I recently had an issue where the screw that holds the blade in the handle and really miss having it in my pocket best knife I've had

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 20, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

I have carried this knife with me for 3 years. This knife has gone through hell and back, through constant use and abuse. This has been the best quality knife for $29. I highly recommend this to any looking for a cheap and durable knife.

  • 4 5
  • |MAY 6, 2018
  • |BY: , Mr

Very nice knife. not that fast to ofen in in a rush but it is amazing 4 its price.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 5, 2018
  • |BY: , Kitchen Warrior

Had one of these for years, albeit with the double thumb studs; easily one of the best knives I've ever had; unfortunately I made a gift of it to someone who was...unappreciative...of a quality knife and I've been looking for another one ever since to no avail; if you can get one of these DO IT

  • 1 5
  • |MAR 6, 2018
  • |BY: , Belt clip failure

The knife is good, holds a nice sharp edge, love the thin profile in the pocket. Unfortunately, the belt clip after a short time of use has sprung. It will not stay clipped in the pocket, so instead of loosing it i just can no longer carry it. I actually went back and bought another one to see if it was just that one. But, after a week if carrying it, the belt clip also sprung making it too loose to clip in the pocket. I kept the receipt and packaging for that one so i returned it. I have always thought of Gerber as quality, hopefully it is only this model. I will probabaly try another Gerber in the future, but will keep the box and receipt for just in case.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 19, 2017
  • |BY: , Computer hardware

Picked this up last weekend. I'm female and this is perfect in my pants pocket! Just the right length so it doesn't count into my leg when I bend down. Lightweight, like the gun metal color. Now just need to see if the blade stays sharp. I cut a lot of cardboard and fibre cabling.....

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 2, 2017
  • |BY: , Your Title

Great knife simple design and gets the job done

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 2, 2017
  • |BY: , gerber

i have the small version of this full knife.. very simple

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 29, 2016
  • |BY: , Great knife

This a really good knife for anyone.It's could be for anyone.The blade is not that sharp right out of the package but it is still good to use everyday.I would recommend this to anyone.

  • 4 5
  • |MAY 21, 2016
  • |BY: , Instructor

Really good looking knife, perfect fit for medium sized hands, opens and closes smoothly and deliberately usnig both hands. The bead blasting is even and attractive, frame lock is sturdy, well engineered, and easy to use. One con - the blade was not sharp right out of the packaging, needed to be sharpened by me, the end user. This is the only knife in my working collection that I can say this about, and it appears to be no fluke, given reviews on oher sites. I like the shape and style, but knives are supposed to be sharp enough to cut, and sad to say, this one was not. Info on blade steel and Rc-scale hardness would have been important too, but was left out of description. All that being said, once sharpened, this will become one of my EDC rotation knives. The blade shape, handle ergonomics and safety of the frame lock won me over.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 12, 2016
  • |BY: , Awesom Knife

Easy to open and close. Sharp blade that cuts Through almost anything.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 21, 2016
  • |BY: , The Best Little Knife

I have had this knife for years goes everywhere.In my pocket every day. Light weight and holds a good edge.
Have to remember to remove from pocket as I travel a lot.
Has a nice feel to it some times I sit and just handle it