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Gerber Paraframe Tanto - Folding Knife
Paraframe Tanto
Paraframe Tanto
Gerber Paraframe Tanto - Folding Knife
Paraframe Tanto
Paraframe Tanto

Paraframe Tanto

Folding Knife

Item: # 31-001731

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: 7.00" (17.78 cm)
    • Blade Length: 2.88" (7.31 cm)
    • Closed Length: 4.13" (10.49 cm)
    • Weight: 2.9 oz. (82 g)
    • Steel Type: 7Cr17MoV
    • Handle Material: 3Cr13
    • Lock Type: Frame Lock
    • Thumb studs facilitate quick, easy blade engagement
    • Pocket clip offers security and keeps your knife within easy reach at all times
    • Black titanium nitride-coated blade reduces unwanted reflection and defends against corrosion
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An everyday carry knife is only as useful as it is easy to carry and access. The Gerber Paraframe Tanto Knife walks the line between full-size functionality and compact size for discreet carry. With a closed length of just over 4 inches, the Paraframe is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet still packs a nearly 3-inch tanto-style blade.


The first thing you’ll notice when you handle this knife is its balanced feel. Like an evenly weighted skipping stone, the skeletonized metal handle complements the weight of the blade to provide a positive, confident feel for a smaller knife. Equally as important, it’s a pleasure to carry. Clip it to your pocket or belt, and it literally disappears until you know you need it.


Gerber’s decades-long history crafting tools shines in the small details that have earned the Paraframe design its popularity: twin knurled thumb studs for easy blade engagement, a beefy frame lock for secure blade use, and the blade itself, a capable partially serrated tanto style. There’s even a metal pocket clip to keep it handy at a moment’s notice.


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  • 5 5
  • |APR 15, 2019
  • |BY: , Great Knife

I have several Paraframe knives and love them all. These knives are very sturdy and perform very well. If you are looking for an affordable option to open boxes etc...., this knife will serve you well.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 20, 2018
  • |BY: , The Man

I just received the Paraframe Tanto knife in the mail. There is NO reason why there should be a negative or low star review for this knife.. period. If there is truly a factory defect you should contact the seller or Gerber and they should help you out. Out of the box this knife is a little "stiff" to open and it's due to the frame lock design. No big deal though. Open it a little and wrist snap it open like a boss. The knife isn't scalple sharp, but it shouldn't be.. I don't know why other reviewers are using this knife for everyday use. This is an EDC (everyday carry NOT everyday use) self defense knife.. period! The only reason you should be using this knife is just like using your CCW firearm.. do not pull it unless you intend to use it in defense of yourself or others. For $25 bucks this knife fits the bill.. I got it on sale from another source for $15 so absolutely no complaints about this knife at all. If you know anything about knives and need a good EDC self defense tool then you should buy it. Stay safe and exercise your right to self defense.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 15, 2017
  • |BY: , Your Title

Good knife. Bought it back in '13, I think, kept it at my daughter's house because the TSA won't let me carry it on a plane. I like the thing. It's light, strong and seems to hold an edge well.

  • 2 5
  • |FEB 26, 2016
  • |BY: , Your Title

Heavy but flimsy, came with a bent tip, blade has play when engaged. Looks cool tho.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 12, 2016
  • |BY: , Perfect

This is the first gerber knife i bought and i just love feels right in your hand,i just cant leave home without it!

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 29, 2015
  • |BY: , Cool knife

Beware of knock offs. Pretty sure "the great deer hunter" got a knock off. I actually got this one mysteriously. Went to fan expo wearing a neted top and found this knife caught on my shirt. Did some research. It's a pretty awesome knife. Noticed it has a serial number like a gun. Which I found interesting. The knife is very strong and durable but light weight and fairly balanced making it easy to use.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 29, 2015
  • |BY: , Its the Killer

I had this knife for over a year now and it works wonderful. I practice throwing knives and one day i saw a gofer, and as always i had this knife with me and threw the knife and killed the gofer 100%. I recommend this knife to every one

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 29, 2015
  • |BY: , the BEST

i just bought one and it's the best around. couldn't find one better. Thats why i call it the BEST!

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 9, 2014
  • |BY: , Excellent EDC Knife

I bought this knife to replace my standard Paraframe after it was stolen and decided on the Tanto version of it.
From the first day I carried it I could feel that it was a well-made knife. It fits in my hand quite well, it is balanced, and the pocket clip is stiff enough to resist falling out of my pocket.
As an Army cadet who carries it an uses it in a tactical setting as well as a civilian carry knife.
I have carried this for over six months continuously with daily use for all sorts of tasks from using it as a screwdriver to field-dressing small game. It is made of very hard and holds its edge very well against all kinds of abuse.
I highly recommend this knife as an every day carry knife as well as a small tactical knife.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 30, 2014
  • |BY: , Wonderful

The title says it all WONDERFUL

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 24, 2014
  • |BY: , Outdoors dude

Just bought one, really like it, feels very rugged, nice feel in the hand.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 30, 2014
  • |BY: , great in combat

great knife used in combat needed help and it was there for me

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 18, 2014
  • |BY: , Nice

The knife looks great for the price.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 1, 2013
  • |BY: , Your Title

I've had one of these knives for years now. Mine has a factory non-slip camouflage wrap instead of black. I use it everyday as a Millwright/Industrial Mechanic. This knife has been through hell and never lets me down. Highly recommended.

  • 1 5
  • |NOV 29, 2013
  • |BY: , The great deer hunter

This knofe is a piece of garbage I bought it and the blade bent from cutting the package it came in and I would recommend you to stay away from this Chinese over prices crappy metal ps the paint just peeled off with my finger - I have other knives from gerber that are great but they fumbled on this one badly

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 28, 2013
  • |BY: , Knife expert

Great knife! Got it on sale at Canadian Tire for $15, the best $15 I ever spent. With a lifetime warranty you can't go wrong!

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 24, 2013
  • |BY: , stealth!

awsome knife! just got it 2 days ago, very stealthy!!

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 25, 2013
  • |BY: , awesome

thing looks sick

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 25, 2013
  • |BY: , great knife

great knife totally gonna get it

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 26, 2013
  • |BY: , cool knife

cool knife wish i had it