This ultra-light self-defense knife has a customizable sheath system that offers low profile or open carry. The fine edge blade is made of durable 420HC steel, a compact skeletal frame keeps it light in hand, and a rubber overmold gives optimal grip.
Discretion is of the utmost importance for those who serve as first responders, on the battlefield, or in any tactical situation. Being able to keep your knife on hand at all times can often mean the difference between life and death, a fact that was not lost on Gerber when designing the Ghostrike collection.
The option for concealed carry lies at the heart of the design - the knives are lightweight, easy to access, and the slim profiles allow for discreet transport in pocket, belt, boot, or around the neck.
Always prepared, the Ghostrike collection is on hand and ready at a moment’s notice.
I have had this knife for two months and have gotten to where I wear it horizontally at the small of my back basically daily. I like it - it's comfortable, it comes in handy and is generally a decent knife. The one problem is that the rubberized coating on the handle has already begun to wear off. After two months? Clearly a design flaw.
I won this knife at a poker run last year and I have not taken it off since. I like how easy it is to pull and put back. I use this for work and everyday use. The handle came off around the first week of use. I just braided some 550cord around it and it hasn't failed me yet. I have recently lost one of the screws for the holder for the belt loops. Now since it was useful all that time I feel naked without it. It's a good buy. I would recommend it.
-Solid knife for light use and EDC.
-Comes surprisingly sharp
-The sheath is excellent, and very well thought out, it does not get any easier to use or conceal than this.
-The grip is too thin for large hands,had to wrap with 550 cord for extra comfort
-I would appreciate a longer handle for more control, and have a place to set my pinky finger.
-No problems with the belt loops, but after several years of daily use, they could potentially become a problem, same for the retaining mechanism.
-Thicker and longer grip
-I would prefer a either a 'dagger' or 'wharncliffe' profile over a 'straight back' blade for self defense.
-Color options, olive drab, multicam, desert
I have carried this knife daily for a few weeks as a concealed self-defense knife. It conceals well and I forget that I even have it on my belt. The only thing I would suggest is to not use plastic for the belt loops. Overall, it is great for its intended use.
This knife is not worth the money. Tip actually broke off. i ended up trowing it away. I didnt know about the warranty. I ended up calling them but they need the knife sent back for a refund or exchange. worst knife ever.
I bought this knife expecting a great piece for my EDC, as my work doesn't allow CC. I wore the knife for under 6 hours, and while showing it to a friend on my lunch break, I noticed that a hefty chunk of the "Rubberized Diamond Texture Grip" has ripped and was hanging loose. Unacceptable! This knife was not worth the money, I could see it sitting comfortably at a $25 price tag, not $59. The one pro was that it was very slim, concealable, and comfortable. Too bad I can't say DURABLE.
For all the people who are inexperienced and give bad reviews this is for you to read...yes it is a tactical blade meaning it's concealed in your belt under your shirt and only needed when in a situation where you need a secondary backup blade when you have lost or need a quick secondary deployment...you get the picture it's not a go to blade for all your tasks it's a self defence blade imo I see that as tactical and that's why it's called a ghoststrike it's not edc type blade to be used everyday. I totally recommend it for those sticky situations when you need it fast and the horizontal setup, concealment, steel type and blade steel is sufficient it has a sharp enough tip and edge to get the job done I see no flaw in this product for its intended use its a secondary possibly disposable blade and for those who rely on it as their primary edc knife do some more research and observation I carry one or the strongarm per even both of them depending on my mission and I feel safe knowing I have one tucked away behind me hell I can even throw and land the thing so i don't know why the poor ratings are even there. I wouldn't carry one on my vest in a molle setup except the strongarm that things a beast and thick enough to pry with anyways that's my 2 cents happy hunting and survival ops out.
Great little knife for everyday use.
Pros: Great Concealment, easy to unsheathe and sheathe, fun to hide under jacket or shirt
cons: dulls super fast, takes getting use the sheathe attached to your belt, small blade, could be a bit bigger.
All and all, easy to use, if you dont mind practicing your sharpening skills and practicing pulling it out of the sheathe. If you dont mind these things, this knife is for you!
It is a good looking butter cutter. The one I got can't cut a piece of paper. If spend $50.00 plus for a knife it should be sharp. POOR quality control.
Had the knife for a few week and it wouldnt stay sharp then after a bit of use the tip broke off. Poor excuse for a tactical knife
This is a great knife but it dulls very quickly after you sharpen it.I think this is the only place you need to improve.I think it could be improved by adding a sharpener to the sheath, in the belt loop by the bottom screw. I feel that that is a way to sharpen it easily, But that would mean that you could only sharpen it when you have the sheath off, so another way is to put a sharpener in the sheath, like in a pampered chief knife counter sheath.
I would buy it again. I was very rough on it and the rubber at the top cracked (my fault). I sent the knife back expecting them to say "sorry there is nothing we can do", or just fix the top. What do you know 2 weeks later a brand knew knife at my door no questions asked.
KNIFE = awesome
CUSTOMER SERVACE = awesome
I cant give it enough stars.
Don't get me wrong. The sheath is great. Quiet, holds strong, and low profile.
However, the tabs that hold the knife in place have metal rivets for a strong hold and long wearing. Couple this with the soft 420hc steel and every time I draw my knife out of or into the sheath and the edge strikes one of the rivets the blade is instantly dulled.
But putting an edge on this knife is very easy. Just don't expect that edge to last.
Changing the edge angle still does not remedy this issue. The steel is just much too soft to keep a fine edge when it comes in contact with hard material such as the pins in the sheath.
You have GREAT concepts for knives and tools. The main gripe most of us knife guys have with your products is not the concept, functionality, or design of most of your products. It's the steel and it's ability to hold an edge and stand up to abuse. We will happily pay the premium for a better quality, and longer lasting edge. Because, for the most part everything but the steel is carefully and meticulously designed for ease of use, great performance and versatility.
Budget knives are great, but we want better steel.
Sincerely, a knife guy wanting to give you my money for a better product.
FOR SOME REASON IT DOSE NOT LIKE TO STAY SHARP. I LIKE THE KNIFE ITSELF. FOR A HIGH CARBON IT SHOULD NOT DULL EVERY TIME I TAKE IT OUT OF THE SHEATH. I LIKE THE SIZE AND THE GRIP. IT COULD BE THE SHEATH THAT DULLS IT EVERY TIME I TAKE IT OUT.
my knife don't cut and this is not because it has not been sharpened ,one times in a store and I have now work sharp and it dont cut again I dont know what I can do I bough my knife on amazone.it is posible its a counterfeith product?
It appears to be configured for a right hand draw. Since I am left handed how does this benefit me.
I really like this knife. The blade itself is a bit small, but I realize that's because they had to make space to put two small grooves which are the snap-ins for the ambidextrous sheathe.
The sheathe is excellent. Small, thin, lightweight, and makes no noise. I found putting it horizontally on the back of my belt to be a bit too uncomfortable, and wearing a plain t-shirt it would easily pop through if I lifted my arms - so I actually put it horizontally at the front of my belt. The blade is sharp and sturdy, but I would definitely prefer a 1055 over the 420 they used. Overall, I like the feel of the knife, and the sheathe is one of the best concealed-carry sheathes I've seen.
4/5 because of blade length.
I bought this about a week ago and have carried it everywhere. It's light, and feels good in my hands. When I received it, I was the size surprised me; it was much smaller than I had expected. It's true when they say it doesn't print, I couldn't see anything in the mirror. The sheath is cool and the adjustability comes in handy, not to mention the MOLLE compatibility, I could see some good uses for that. It's very light and you'll forget its there. I own several Gerber knives and this has got to be my favorite. I own the Instant which is very durable but the blade jingles. I have pried staples with the Instant, but I wouldn't trust the blade quality of the Ghostrike like I would the Instant. The handle has good grip and does not sweat like some knives. Overall this is a good knife and I would recommend it for any who wants the weight, size, and feel of a pocket knife, but have the strength of a fixed blade.
The concept for the knife is remarkable, but just like everything it's not built perfectly. Here's my review after wearing it every day for half a year.
+ Optimal blade length, especially for Europe, fits in the legal category for EDC blades.
+ Remarkable sheath design, creative look on something not considered by multiple other brands.
+ Grippy handle, allowing it to be lashed to a stick and used as a spear, if the situation requires it.
- The belt loops on the sheath are made out of a rubber-like material, which wear out and eventually tear in about two months of everyday carry (I had custom aluminium replacements made a week after purchase, I saw it coming).
- The sheath doesn't allow paracord weaving on the handle, which takes us to the next point.
- The handle of the knife is rubberized, meaning after some use it wears off and is no longer sticky at all, requiring weaving paracord on it, but you already know that won't work if you care to use it with the sheath.
- Finally, but most importantly, the steel is not the best, it's not meant to be used on wood and heavy-duty work, but that's not what the knife is meant for anyway.
The perfect EDC knife, but only after a couple of modifications. Under everyday carry I only include paper, cardboard and rope cutting, also use as a crowbar for small covers of electronics etc., very conceptual sheath, unavailable from other brands. The only purpose of this knife for me is self-defence and minor everyday tasks.
Would I buy it again, although I doubt I'll need to? Yes, absolutely.
This knife is sweet. I holds an edge and it fits real nice on your belt or pack. 6 out of 5 stars. Ha
Just received this last week.overall,a great knife and been using it eversince.however,i wish the blade material could have been better
Nice knife great sheath and very comfortable. It was a little weird getting used to the weight and the factory edge is a bit dull but that is a easy fix. Nice knife all together
High quality knife, great low profile, and feels darn light and holds well too. Like the skeleton. Thanks again, Gerber.
Perfect horizontal sheath., especially when you have to where a suit constantly....need to be bigger, some serration......and I know bunch of us will want that in our equipment set up.
I mounted this knife sideways on a belt, and no matter how snugly I would push it in, it would eventually slide out. Now it's fallen out and I've lost it. The knife itself was great, but now I don't have it, because the sheath didn't do its job.
Ordered four of these for me and my groomsmen. The knife is excellent quality, far better than any "gift" knife. Love that I have something to back up my pistol. I think it will work has a great utility knife too.
Gonna be useful ... Great size , great hanlding , light , fast . ill add an inch of serration and it 'll be ready for next deployment . thanks
Nice, simple knife. I forget I'm wearing it.
It is either stamped or EDMed steel although it could be laser cut.The rubber grip is very well designed. The edge is centered nicely.
Don't stab yourself in the back while re-holstering.