User Review: Gerber Epic Knife
Price Paid: less than $20
This is my around-the-house and around-town beat-it-up chore knife. I wear it on a side leg pocket on my Carhartt jeans, with the handle tucked under the hammer loop, and it stays put well. It's a quick-release sheath that takes a little getting used to, but once you're familiar with it it's easy to draw the blade and sheath it with one hand.
I've had it for about a year now, and I've used it for all manner of cutting, prying, and smashing things, as well as opening the occasional beer (that's a bottle opener on the pommel). It works well. The edge is starting to dull, and I'll probably sharpen it soon, but that's not bad considering the heavy use/abuse it gets.
The finish is wearing too, and the plastic scales are scratched up from being on my coveralls when I roll around under the cars doing maintenance on them, but that's just cosmetics and they don't matter on a tool like this IMO.
I haven't used this as a camping knife, but it would probably be everything one would need for car camping at an established campground. All-and-all it's a great tool for the price.