Gerber Profile Fixed Drop Point
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $30 Canadian
This review is for the Gerber Profile FIXED BLADE knife.
It is very similar to the folding knife in appearance.
It's super tough and is an excellent all purpose camp knife.
- This knife is extremely tough and strong, with a very thick blade.
- The handle is very ergonomic and fits the hand comfortably.
- The grips are rubber, and offer grip even when the knife is wet.
- The handle has a lanyard hole.
- It's very resonably priced.
- The sheath is pretty weak.
- It won't hold an edge like the harder steel of other more expensive knives.
This is an awesome knife. I bought my sons each one of these in the spring, and they love them. It has a very cool style/look to it.
This knife is tough. That's basically the reason I bought it. It looks very tough and it hasn't dissapointed me. I bought it as a general all purpose knife for my sons to carry on camping and fishing trips. So far they have used theirs for whittling, carving tent pegs, carving weiner sticks, cutting fishing line, and batoning firewood. They have also used them to cut plastic packaging, cut old nylon garden hose, and even open a tin can of food (yeah yeah, I know it's not designed for that, but it did a very good job of it).
They are 15 and 19 yrs old, and the handle fits their hands very comfortably. The rubber grips are nice and hefty, and easy to hold. The jimping is also very beefy. The jimping on other knives may hurt your thumb after prolonged use when you're whittling or carving, but on the profile it's wider than most, but still give nice traction.
The handle has a lanyard hole that may seem a little small, but with a bit of effort, we were able to run paracord through it.
It is far superior to many other knives in its price range.
The shealth is functional. It has a nice big belt loop, making it possible to wear on just about any belt, including many web belts. The only real flaw I've found is that the sheath has 1 small snap that locks the knife down. It can't be mounted upside down. The sheath clearly isn't designed for that. A sturdier sheath that locks the knife down more securely would be a great improvement.
I've read other reviews that complain that this knife cannot hold a good edge. I think it holds a good edge, but it doesn't compare with the blade on my Leatherman Wave. That being said, it still holds a decent edge, and we sharpen our knives often, so it really isn't an issue.
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This is a heavy duty fixed blade knife with a drop point. The 3.5-inch fine-edge blade is coated in titanium, the handle is covered with durable non-slip rubber and its sheath is made of ballistic nylon. The Profile is a minimal knife - the marriage of beautiful lines, perfect balance and innovative materials.