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E-Z Out Skeleton, Fine Edge
E-Z Out Skeleton, Fine Edge

E-Z Out Skeleton, Fine Edge

Folding Knife

Item: # 06701

Profoundly versatile and easy to use, this knife is meant to tackle your daily life. With a rugged polycarbonate handle that also has SoftGrip inserts, this handle offers superior grip. Easily deploy the blade with a well-placed cutout, as the name suggests.


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    • Overall Length: 7.89"
    • Blade Length: 3.52"
    • Closed Length: 4.56"
    • Weight: 2.6 oz.
    • Lock Mechanism: Lock back
    • Blade Style: Clip Point
    • Blade Material: High Carbon Stainless
    • Blade Type: Fine
    • Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon with Softgrip Inserts
    • Opening Style: One-handed opening
    • NSN: 5110-01-414-4918
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Made in USA
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We don't necessarily make knives to win popularity contests. But in the case of our E-Z Out and E-Z Out Jr. line, we're not gonna complain how they've gained such a dedicated following. Because these profoundly versatile clip folders have certainly done their part to help folks fend for themselves. Cutting the things that need cutting. Think of them as all-around knives for everyday life. As the name suggests, they're very easy to open and use. All it takes is one hand to smoothly deploy the stalwart stainless steel blade. Of particular value to dedicated knife users is the hell-or-high water rugged polycarbonate handle, complete with supple gripping agility of our Softgrip inserts. The combination is a pleasure to hold in your hand. And a pretty slick solution for any task that requires a knife with backbone.


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  • 5 5
  • |JUN 9, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

Best knife I have ever owned. I've had 6 of these over the last 20 or so years but I only buy new ones because I lose them or have to throw them away at the airport! The best thing about these knives is I've never had one rust on me even though I keep it clipped on in fresh water and salt water when fishing. I even found one of mine in the yard after being lost for over a year and it still worked just fine.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 22, 2018
  • |BY: , Gerber Knife Fan

I bought mine from the MAC tool man so many years ago I’ve lost count. It goes with me everywhere. I generally carry two knives one of which is the pocket knife my father carried and my Gerber. I thought it had been stolen a while back when I put it down to go get another tool one day at work. I was lost without it so two days later I bought a new one which is the new style skeleton. I was telling a coworker about it a few days later and he told me that he put my knife in the manager’s office thinking someone had lost it. I’m happy to say I’m reunited with my trusty original now but the new one is safely tucked away just in case.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 26, 2018
  • |BY: , Big Shot

I’ve owned mine for 18 years and its my go to knife for most everyday uses. Not an exotic steel like some of my more expensive knives, but it sharpens easily when it gets dull. EZ open and EZ close. Great value for the money.

  • 3 5
  • |MAR 1, 2018
  • |BY: , Mechanical Engineer Expert by day, Mechanic by Night, Weekend G.C.

As good as it gets for the price. Daily carry knife for over 15 years, that I never leave home without. Will handle anything life dishes out. Holds an excellent edge when properly honed for several months of daily use and abuse. Works as well as a box cutter as any other immediate knife need. One hand open AND close, if need be. No other knife can chip blocks of ice for the keg, pry door jams for keyless entry, open beer caps, and cut anything within reason for 15 years and counting.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 28, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

I have an original 450 and it's always been one of my favorites for everyday use. It still functions excellent. I would like to buy another but I am not a big fan of the new "skeleton" blade on the new ones

  • 2 5
  • |OCT 10, 2017
  • |BY: , Your Title

i purchased this knife after reading its wonderful reviews, but i was pretty dissapointed with it. to start, the blade material stinks, and im not picky, but for the life of me, i could not get it sharp. next, the screw head on the pocket clip snapped off within two weeks of owning it. the handle material feels really cheap (although lightweight) and there was blade wobble. not your best gerber

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 31, 2016
  • |BY: , Eagle Scout

I've owned this knife for just over 2 years, and it has been an amazing experience. The handle is incredibly light and comfortable, it keeps a low profile in my pocket and the skeleton design allows me to open it one-handed with any finger from any grip, be it a blade grip, handshake grip or ice-pick grip. It's easy enough to sharpen, holds the edge fairly well, and the clip point has been incredibly handy. I've seen it out-perform knives twice its price at campouts, and I can't go anywhere without it. It also comes wicked sharp out of the box, and it just a pleasure to handle. In the first few months of ownership it got some rust speckling on the blade, but I could easily rub them off with my fingernails, and when I started to oil it up routinely the surface rust stopped. The clip broke off when I overtightened the screw, but it was even more comfortable to hold and carry with a lanyard, so it was almost a win. My only real gripe with this blade is that my bevel came slightly slanted to one side, sometimes messing up my edge alignment. Overall, it's a medium folder that handles like a small knife and performs like a large knife.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 5, 2016
  • |BY: , Jimmy

I have carried my "1995 First Production Run" for over 20 years. I have cut wire, boxes, shoes, and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with this knife! It always holds a decent edge and is very comfortable and light in my hand. It opens easily with the flick of the wrist and is easy to close one handed as well. For an everyday "beater" knife, you can't beat it!

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 28, 2016
  • |BY: , user

Bought a 450 in 1992 and have carried it ever since. I have cut eight full size auto tires off the rims with this without resharpening. I want to replace it with similar knife, but cannot find what I want. Which is: the same knife, partially serrated as the original. s35 steel with stronger handles(aluminum?), and only a modest increase in weight. Think Cold Steel Code 4 in a smaller package. I want to buy US and as an owner of an original(1968) Mark II, I remember Gerber fondly.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 15, 2015
  • |BY: , Everyday

Bought mine around 20 years ago. Took the clip off and just set it in a pocket. Nice and flat, but still as usable as any other pocket folder.

Have pried tail lights from semi-trailers out with it many times, cut lines and hoses, never an issue.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 12, 2015
  • |BY: , Superb Knife

The E-Z Out 450 fine edge is a fantastic and greatly underrated knife. The 420HC steel is perfect for this application and Gerber has done the heat treat properly. It is light weight, holds a good edge and is easy to sharpen. It is also quite durable. I have owned and used this knife since 1995 (from the first production run). We now have multiple copies in our household. Although, all of ours are from the pre-skeleton blade era. I would like to encourage Gerber to put the original 450 fine edge back in to production. Even if only on a limited basis.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 21, 2015
  • |BY: , Lawn & Landscape

Great knife Goto the Gerber 450 Had it for years just bought a bigger one for work. Gave it to my Daughter, I Hope she takes care of it for years to come.

  • 4 5
  • |MAY 29, 2014
  • |BY: , Knife owner

Well, I still have mine!! Purchased about 18 years ago and it is still in my possesion.
After reading the other reviews I just had to comment about that.
While I'm at it, I love the easy one-handed open, easy resharpening, and extreme light weight for a knife of this size. Currently the blade has slight wiggle if trying to jar it, but while in use it functions without play.
Good for simple every day use, but probably not for that large game field dressing job you might have.
Can I give 4 1/2 stars?

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 27, 2014
  • |BY: , Your Title

My husband loves this knife. He wouldn't go anywhere without it. We have given many of them for presents also. I only wish is that you could get one in a camo finish.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 14, 2013
  • |BY: , great knife

i have owned 2 of these knifes but lost both don't know where i put them but love them when i can will get a new one

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 9, 2012
  • |BY: , LTC (Ret) US Army, Aviator

During OIF II, while in Iraq, I carried your Mark II, that I've had since I was a 2LT and armor officer in 1983, love it still. I purchased your Skeleton EZ fold out and carried it too, even when I came home but recently lost it when doing some yard work, I am upset that something that carried me through tough times in a combat zone was lost, glad to see you still make it.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 29, 2012
  • |BY: , engineer

I've had this knife for 10 years. Love it. holds edge well even after abuse. handy to keep and deploy. just lost it today. ordering a new one.

  • 4 5
  • |SEP 17, 2012
  • |BY: , Mi fixit

I Have Gerber ez out 450 that I have had for ever. Recently the tip broke so I bought this knife to replace it. I am sure it will be just as good as the old one. There are things like the back side of the blade being beveled that makes me like the old one more.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 13, 2012
  • |BY: , Best knife yet

I've always owned one of these and I love it. Lost mine and could not find another one cause wal-mart quit selling them and now I finally found another one thinks to the gerber website

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 25, 2012
  • |BY: , aweome

i found this knife outside in the woods i took it home washed it up and resharoened it hands down the best pocket knife

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 26, 2012
  • |BY: , warehouse manager

best knife i`ve ever owned .

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 1, 2012
  • |BY: , warehouse ninja

I've used this knife every day for around a year and a half. Honestly, I have no idea how I got around without this thing before then. It's edge can take a beating and is a cinch to sharpen. Easy to open, super comfy in the hand, hardly notice it in the pocket.

I'd own four if I didn't need to only own one.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 11, 2012
  • |BY: , Love this knife!!!!

Had mine for years now and it is the best pocket knife I have ever owned. Screw for the clip broke after about 4 years, but other than that it has held up beautifully. It keeps it's edge, and I've used it to cut just about everything. No complaints from me, it's the knife that made me prefer Gerber over any other.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 11, 2011
  • |BY: , Very impressed!

This knife is excellent! I have had it for about a year now and it has nothing wrong with it after some pretty good use. The blade holds the edge decently enough (drywall is a little hard on it). I slightly oiled the pivot point and it opens with one hand very easily.
The knife is nice and light and the lock back function is excellent. I really dislike the lock mechanisms that are inside where the blade folds into (see the Paraframe knives).

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 26, 2011
  • |BY: , Veteran, USMC

Very possibly the best pocket knife I ever owned. It is always in my pocket, even with the clip broken.