Gerber Mini Paraframe
Price Paid: $10
I bought the Mini Paraframe a few years back; it's a good knife, holds an edge and it's light weight. However, I borough it on a mission trip one summer and when I was using it to cut open a plastic paint can, upon putting some pressure on the blade the locking mechanism failed causing the knife to close on my finger. I was cut pretty bad, luckily it didn't need stitches.
The problem was that the locking mechanism on the knife didn't extend far enough to stop the knife completely when there was pressure put on the knife blade. Since then i had to manually push the frame into the 'locked' position.
Aside from this safety concern the knife seemed to be a good knife. I would advise not buying this knife just because there are so many other better knives out on the market today.
Price Paid: $10
This is my normal everyday pocket knife, that I happened to take with me to Philmont. The knife was perfect, used for opening food packs, and camp chores. Never needed anything bigger, and very little weight. Easy to sharpen, and holds an edge. Well worth 10 Bucks!
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This miniature version of the Gerber(R) Paraframe(TM) has a 2.25-inch partially serrated-edge blade and weighs just a hair over an ounce. Blade is forged from high-carbon surgical 440 stainless steel. Handle is cut from 314-grade stainless steel with an open-air design that makes it lightweight and strong. Both blade and handle have a non-reflective black titanium nitrate finish. Frame lock holds the blade securely in place. Design allows smooth, easy one-handed opening. Features a stainless-steel pocket clip for quick access.
Gerber Mini Paraframe Knife - Our ultra-lightweight knife - weighing in at just 1.4 ounces - is small but strong. Constructed completely of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, it features a sturdy frame-lock design and open handles that are easy to clean. A clip on the side allows it to be hooked inside your pocket for easy access. Imported..
- Eddie Bauer
If Gerber had settled for making just one version of the Paraframe knife, people might have been content. Because this reputable example of framelock design caught on admirably among knife lovers...making the Paraframe a mainstay of the industry. But we figured there's no merit in being stingy, so we worked up a total of eight versions. And the people are pleased. There is a simplicity to this knife that relates as much to function as it does to form. It's a breeze to open. The clip point blade configuration is ideal for cutting in close quarters. Openness rules the day where the handle is concerned-there's more air than metal-so it's quite lightweight and quite easy to keep clean. Clip a Paraframe into your pocket, and you're fully equipped to take care of business. Your only challenge is figuring out which one...
- Rocky Mountain Trail
There is a simplicity to the Gerber Mini Paraframe that relates as much to function as it does to form. It's a breeze to open. The clip point blade configuration is ideal for cutting in close quarters. Openness rules the day where the handle is concerned-there's more air than metal-so it's quite lightweight and quite easy to keep clean.Frame lock handle design. Lightweight open stainless steel handles. Sturdy pocket clip. Blade Material: High carbon stainless. Handle Material: Stainless steel. Overall Length: 6". Length Closed: 3.07". Length of Blade: 2.22". Weight: 1.4 oz.