THIS PRODUCT HAS SERVED WITH DEPLOYED TEAMS IN DISASTERS WORLDWIDE.
With a full tang, 420HC steel blade and rubberized diamond-texture grip, this is a knife you can rely on. The MOLLE-compatible multi-mount sheath system offers optimal customization, keeping your knife ever at the ready in combat situations.
THIS PRODUCT HAS SERVED WITH DEPLOYED TEAMS IN DISASTERS WORLDWIDE.
The ever-evolving battlefield demands gear that keeps up, providing versatile and dependable tools built specifically for combat and survival situations. Gerber has been making survival knives for those who serve since 1966, rising to the challenge of honoring decades of experience while continuing to innovate.
Gerber’s StrongArm does just that: it is a classic fixed blade built for brute strength with a revolutionary sheath system that is the first of its kind. The multi-mount, snap-together sheath is easy to use and can be mounted vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a belt, or in traditional drop-leg fashion.
Customizable to your needs in the field, the StrongArm is the smart evolution of the classic fixed blade.
The Strongarm can be carried traditionally on the hip with a snap-in enclosure that keeps the knife from rattling within the sheath.
The sheath's belt loops are completely detachable allowing for a horizontal, low-profile carry along the waistline.
The sheath is setup with a snap-in MOLLE strap allowing the knife to be carried vertically.
My personal SAR knife! I love the fine edge, grip and sheath abilities. I've played around with all the sheath configurations and I'm quite pleased with what's available. Usually it's on my belt or pack. The knife does a great job with survival chores and looks fantastic to boot. It's a very mission-capable tool!
Can’t say enough about this knife! I’ve dressed 20 different animals without touching a stone or steel to refine the edge. We’ve used it to cut through hard bone and split wood for fire, it hasn’t even lost a bit of edge! The handle is comfortable doesn’t slip when it gets wet!
Definitely one to have in the Forest!
Ok this isn’t really a review because so many people have made countless reviews that are accurate that I can completely agree with! If anyone wants to see how far you can abuse this knife watch “ Gerber Strongarm DESTRUCTION...by Mayor Fuglycool” on youtube. Anyways I type this as a warning to everyone to watch out for. I know this blade was made to be tough and extremely rugged no doubt. I am actually planning to buy 2-3 more of these blades but here was an issue I just discovered today (that isn’t affecting the performance of the knife whatsoever it’s cosmetic). I noticed the amazing coating was getting a minor scuff and then through the day it turned into a scratch. I blew and cleaned the inside of sheath thinking some sort of debris was in there but it was clean. Finally even more scratches appeared throughout the dayI still could not locate what was causing the scratches but I am 97% sure that it is in the sheath. Now for anyone who says that obviously knives will get scratched and scuffed and so on I understand that. The reason I am bothered is because this was a gift to me and I was hoping to store it and keep it in a prestine condition and carry it for goodluck as it holds a great sentimental value to me hence why I am planning to buy more Strongarms soon! If anyone else if noticing this issue and wants to resolve or prevent this I found a simple solution. Take a piece of ductape cut down to fit inside the wall of the sheath and stick INSIDE the wall of the sheath (the one facing your leg). This also adds some retention and takes care of the very minute rattling as well for anyone who cared. To anyone thinking the scratches were caused by using the knife I can promise you this, I have not used the knife whatsoever for any task yet. I have only drawn the blade from its sheath to show to my co-workers and friends and this has only been 24 hours since I purchased the blade. Again this is a cosmetic issue, the performance of the blade I am sure will not be hindered by this!!!
Great knife! When are we going to see a 420HC Strongarm without the coating on the blade? If you do get around to it, please keep the 90 degree spine. the non-coated upgraded steel version you made several years ago would no throw a spark from a ferro rod.
7/8/2018: Overall first impression of the knife was good, stout built. The blades edge was rough cut but nothing a stone couldn’t fix. I am not too impressed with the material on the handle as of right now. Seems as if it’ll crumble as time goes on however in that event paracord will be wrapped around the handle. All in all, good knife for the price. Would I buy it again, yeah I would. Gerber has always made great products, current Gerber I carry I’ve had for over 9 years and by no means am I easy on it. Was in the market for a nice fixed blade and this seems like it’ll fit the bill!
This knife is the blade of the century! I got this knife recently and have used it while hiking in the woods and it held up like a BEAST! I won’t stop loving the quality and the care put into every blade made and that is a promise! 10/10 for Gerber Legendary Blades!
As soon as I opened the box I was impressed with the fit and finish of the materials. It feels sturdy. The details are well designed, like how the sheath snaps onto the handle for a secure fit. Thanks to Gerber for letting quality speak for itself. I returned another knife to upgrade to this one.
I like this knife and it's design. I think this is a really good product. But.... but the quality control on this model is pretty bad. Mine was unevenly sharpened, tip way way off as well. Also not only the edge was bad, the swedge was uneven on both sides.
OK I got the lemon. So I returned back no problem and I know that Gerber stands behind it's quality. But then I saw a lot's of complaints on Amazon, similar complaints.
So when you shop for this knife just inspect it before taking home as looks like there is hight chance of bad QC.
In the other hand I own couple other items from Gerber (made in USA and China) and all of those are quality items and very well made.
First strongarm fine edge blade I received had a curve on the sharpened edge. Sent it in on a warranty claim for craftsmanship, a week later, received a replacement knife. The knife’s sharpened edge still had somewhat of a slight curve, with two additional flaws. The sharpening was way off, one side of the edge is sharpened past the other. The tip of the blade is uneven. Contacted Geber, they want me to pay to ship it back a 2nd time, and they will replace it again. Horrible craftsmanship and customer service. Gerber should of never let either of these knives out of the factory, quality control is below sub-par. I have cheap China made Gerber knives that has perfect edges and tips. I would expect better quality control for a knife that is manufactured in the states.
First outdoors knife i have everbought. I am just getting into survival and bushcraft. I just returned from a 4 day intensive survival course and i have to say, i love tgis knife more than any other piece of gear i own. I will never go out without it!
I Luv my gerber Strongarm all black fine edge knife' A Highly Durable an Great looking knife that is MADE IN USA" I have 2 an will eventually purchase another' If I could Only have One knife on me for Survival it Would Definitely be a Gerber Strongarm All Black Fine Edge knife Without a Doubt!"
Gerber is doing a Great Job by Producing The Strongarm an Making it HERE IN THE USA"
This knife is very Rugged, Tough an Very Well Designed" Made in USA" Best tactical/survival knife I have ever used " When I venture out in the woods the Gerber Strongarm is Definitely on me. I trust my Life with this Durable Knife" Gerber hit a Homerun with the Strongarm fine edge full tang fixed blade" Definitely Recommend"
Incredible knife! Love it! Great knife for anything you want to do in the outdoors. I was greatly amazed at everything the knife can do!
Great knife thanks guys!
I own many different knives and they range in lower end folders to top of the line sheath knives and foldes. I have Spyderco, Al Mar, TOPS, (Silent Hero and Desert Nomad) etc...and I own two of the Gerber Strong Arms..Black and Coyote fine edge.. They are attached to my two Cannae Legion packs,also Black and Coyote. The steel is fine 420 HC is used by many reputable builders for decades including Buck knives and others. I carried a Buck Special in Nam, never failed me...it is solid, dependable steel when given proper heat treatment. These gerbers are probably tone of the best bang for the buck in a all around field knife that you can find today. I use only equipment I can rely on and trust to stand the abuse etc if needed. I trust the Strong Arm.. Perfect size, solid steel, good ergonomics a fine knife. Also, if you use any sheath with snaps, it"s prudent to "tape" the snaps. A few turns with the black elec tape and you never have to worry.. Buy this knife, you will than yourself.
This is a great knife and very sharp out of the box, also it is great for camping., the grip is spectacular and it is very easy to keep a hold of even int eh worst of conditions. it is beautifully balanced and the sheath can be used for many different things so that is helpfull as wel.
This is a stellar knife. Check out the gauntlet eval. 7 knife channels send the same knife to one another with bushcraft testing, tactical testing, cutting large openings in 30 gallon drums, carving up truck tires to breaching doors. Wow and all that punishment on the same knife and held up beautifully. Do not shy away from this one. I work with different steels and i'm surprise there are some who think 420 HC is inferior. 420HC can be sharpened to a very fine cutting edge and a mirror finish. 420HC has become a popular grade. It has fair toughness and good corrosion resistance. Using a stronger steel will mean that sharping is also very tough. 10 out of 10!
I wanted to wait until I had the knife a while before the review. I've had it now for about a year and a half, and I have to say that I'm as impressed with it now as I was when I first opened the box.
When I first held it I knew this knife meant business. All those hours of watching and reading reviews on this knife had paid off.
Only needed to touch up the blade for the longest time before it needed sharpening, and even then, it didn't really need it, but it's something I like to do.
Great in every way but one. There's a hump on top of the grip that just seems like it's in the wrong spot. It feels like it causes some minor fatigue in the hand when carving wood with it. Despite that, it's always with me on the trail.
I was in the market for a do it all knife IE hunting, hiking, camping, and self defence/ tactical. I looked at Esee, benchmade, k-bar, Tops, CRKT, buck, Ontario, fallkniven and a bunch more. I was Limited to 200$ so it was tough Choice. A lot of knifes to pick from. But in Canada prices are higher than the US and the gerber strong-arm was only 100$. It is the best knife at 100$ by a long shot! It was half my budget and I could not be happier, what great knife!! It is exactly what I needed. Versatile solid, very dependable, perfect balance, sharp, most of all it is my favourite knife. If you are thinking about new knife buy it trust me.
I was recently in the market for a new fixed blade straight edged knife for defense and general purpose uses. I can't remember how I came across it now, but obviously I did my do diligence in researching this blade... The reviews I read were all amazing and the youtube videos were all sterling as well. I ordered it from Amazon for an absolute steal. The 420HC blade didn't bother me as several other quality knife makers use the same steel. The sheath was another great selling point, I have used it to attach to my Molle bug out bag with great success. The horizontal carry is innovative as can be... My Only gripe with this knife and sheath is the vertical belt carry! I am wondering if anyone from Gerber engineering actually tried to use it this way. It is very lacking in functionality. I was so let down with this that I almost sent it back... However, I figured a way to use it anyway. I
In conclusion, the knife itself is as tough as a military knife should be. Two out of three ways to mount the sheath are perfect (and that ain't bad). The only reason I don't give it all 5 stars is because of the vertical mounting option for your belt (that I mentioned above). Since I have a "fix" for the vertical mounting I am now 100% happy with this purchase. I think that Gerber should fix the sheath problem and make all new knives with the new fabricated fix!
SHARP out of the box. If you want to hang it upside down commando wanna be style trying taping as John Wayne would.
I wanted this knife in case I was stuck in another bad situation, and had to get supplies. I have not had to use it, but I decided to use it with a bug out bag. Taken it camping, cut branches, and dig, I love this knife. The sheath is great, and the buttons are strong enough so that it does not fall!.
Very nice, strong, and the grip is very nice. The sheath is very nice and it can be attached in a mole webbing. This knife so amazing because it is so strong.
The knife is great. It is very strong and can take anything I throw at it. I was looking for a tough sheath knife and I chose this one because it was full tang and had a very sturdy blade. I love the grip and all the different carry styles it takes. Amazing knife!!
I picked this up for self defense and absolutely love the knife itself. Comfortable and secure in the hand at a variety of angles and the striking pommel is devastating. The modular sheath leaves a lot to be desired, though. The snaps tend to break free before the knife in any rapid draw scenario, resulting in raising a sheathed knife to defend yourself. Also, no configuration for inverting the knife on your belt, which is my favorite style. This knife could save your life, if you don't die before you can ready it.
Great knife! Love the sheath and the non slip handle. Can handle some serious abuse. Great job Gerber!
hands down the best knife gerber has ever made in my opinion. i have the prodigy and the lmf2 and the bear grylls modle and the strongarm is by far my favorite out of the whole lot. the strongarm has an awesome steel i have had mine for about a year now and i have put this knife through literal hell and it just keeps taking it and coming back for more absolutely love this knife. thanks gerber for one of the best fixed blade knife in the world
Just got this for Christmas 2015. Excellent knife. Was shaving sharp out of the box. A few drops on my leather belt and it was hair posing sharp. Balance in the hand is excellent. Sheath system is very nice especially at this price point. I added a small pouch to the sheath with some Velcro straps. Holds a fire steel and small DC3 sharpening stone. I got the knife for camping and backpacking to get lighter weight than my large 6" knife. Handle is very comfortable. One quibble is that there is a significant price increase for the Desert tan model. I see no reason to do that other than gouging people a little. I think that detracts from the otherwise great product. These things are marketed to the M&P industry which runs on honor and integrity. Upping the price for a different color which does not enhance performance is incongruent with the message the product tries to send. Fix that company policy and you will do well. So whatever color you get, you will have a great multipurpose knife.
This is an extremely well built and designed knife. I have used this knife out in the
field many times and especially has a awsome handle and holds an edge well. Good job gerber
A great knife, held up well for months and can keep a edge. I would recommend it to anyone with a hunger for a great knife.
If I warmed it up, it might cut butter! I'm sure it will be fine once it's sharpened, but why? I have never purchased a knife that needed sharpening right out of the box. Disappointed to say the least.
if you're worried about a little stain on the blade, you should stay out of the woods and sleep in a hotel.
Gerber really hit it out of the park with this one! Put simply, this is one of the finest production knives I've ever owned. If you could own only one Gerber knife, make it this one. It is that good!
Knife arrived dull, and the bottom of the blade has a ugly oil stain that will NOT come off. Good knife and I know its only cosmetic but it should not arrive like this.
I just ordered this knife and everything looked good. My only issue is that a bit of oil somehow got under the coating or it sat upon the knife for so long it does not want to come off.I know I'm just being picky but it looks rather ugly.
After some use, this new Made in the USA gerber blade performs well. I used it while camping and it did great for al,the tasks I asked of it. It carved sticks, created kindling and fuzz sticks for a fire, sparked a ferro rod, cut rope, and sliced up our meat for supper. The sheath is well thought out and allows for multiple carry options. The handle fit my hand well and was very grippy in all conditions. I ordered a fine edge from an Internet site, and received a serrated in the box. Gerber's customer service was awesome, and quickly replaced it with the fine edge version that was supposed to be in the box.
This is the best gerber I've ever owned! Extremely comfortable in my hand... Handles bushcraft task with ease and can split wood like no tomorrow.... Excellent right out of the package sharp and oiled up ready to go... The sheath is top notch as with all gerber products and lifetime warranty.... Just can't be beat at an incredible price! Thank you gerber
Top notch quality - couldn't be more pleased with Gerber's craftsmanship.
Check out my review here: http://ultimatesurvivalgear.com.au/gear-reviews/30-new-gerber-strongarm-tactical-knife
People think that 420hc is a bad steel but other than edge super long lasting edge re tension it is better than most. You can cut, chop, pound,Hamer and stab with out mesing it up to bad you can try to chip it will not be esay (try that with s30v). It actually has a decent edge retention and if you are worred about it will going dull on you just carry a soft arkansa stone with some leather and I am sure there is a place where it can be attached to the shealth to. If you think the steel is that bad buy a cheaper knife from gerber with 420hc and test it you will be amazed.
such a good looking blade ruined with cheap 420HC steel. this knife would of been dam near close to perfect if it wasn't for that steel.
I am looking for a good fixed blade. I would like to know about handle ergonomics and if the is comfortable to hold?
Did i miss something? The Strongman looks great, has great specs, i want one! I clicked "shop now" and can't find an order button,price (which is just a formality at this point),etc. What the hey? I think you should go ahead and ship me out one complementary, and in return i will examine, use, then promptly write a review of it! Lol! This review can be used here as well as anywhere else it would be fitting. Thanks, and i look forward to putting your new knife through its paces. Lol!!
All the "lol-ing" aside, feel free to send me any"promo" items you feel like. Lifetime (and daily, seriously- i rarely go a day without using my Dime) Gerber user/fan here who loooves new gear
The STRONGARM looks like the cousin of the PRODIGY. I've been a proud owner of a PRODIGY (serrated edge) for almost 6 years now. The knife has literally been around the world with me and was always right next to me in Afghanistan.
I love the PRODIGY, but I think I'm more excited about this one with the new handle design, but specifically the fine edge. Nothing against serrated edges, which are great when called for, but I'm a big fan of the fine edge the STRONGARM offers.
I also have PRODIGY's big brother, the LMF II, which also has the combo edge. Any chance of coming up with a fine edged big brother for STRONGARM?
Please keep me posted when STRONGARM is ready to roll out.
Thanks for taking care of us, Gerber!!!