Principle - Black


Directly in alignment with Gerber’s pioneering spirit, the Principle is an empowering tool that accomplishes tasks of all shapes and sizes. With its where-you-need-it triple mounting sheath system, the Principle is never out of reach. Use this tool to concoct a shelter, wire a snare, bore a hole, or any other camping of bushcraft demand that may appear. Equipped with an easy to re-sharpen Scandinavian Grind edge, the Principle is purpose-built to run the longhaul. The 90 degree spine empowers users to start a fire with a variety of striking rods. Whatever circumstance the outdoors may throw your way, the Principle is designed to overcome.

Principle - Black
  • Zero edge Scandinavian grind
  • MOLLE, dropleg, or scout carry options
  • 90 degree firestriking spine
  • Versatile blade shape
  • Multi-grip handle ergonomics
  • Rubber overmold for comfort in prolonged use
  • Lashing holes

Product Number
7.5 in
3.7 oz
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The Principle can be carried traditionally on the hip with a snap-in enclosure that keeps the knife from rattling within the sheath.


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The sheath is setup with a snap-in MOLLE strap allowing the knife to be carried vertically.

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  • 1
    Zero Edge Scandinavian Grind
  • 2
    Firestriker 90-Degree edge
  • 3
    Rubber Overmold
  • 4
    Multi-Grip Handle Ergonomics
  • 5
    Full Tang
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    Lashing Holes