Gerber began the production of handmade cutlery back in 1939. It was not until the 1960s that they became one of the well known knife manufacturers in the business. They are well known for their high quality products. Also, Gerber was the first company to collaborate with a custom knife maker, David Murphy. That was in the late 1930s. That collaboration resulted in the production of tens of thousands of knives that were used by soldiers in World War II. The inventor and popularizer of drop-point blade, Bob Loveless, has also designed knives for Gerber. Lately, Gerber has collaborated with Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, to produce a variety of survival knives.
Gerber has a vast range of knives including almost all types of knives to suit your needs. Gerber has an excellent industry standing as well. Most of their knives are very well rated and widely used. Kershaw, another popular knife manufacturing company, was created by a former employee of Gerber, Pete Kershaw. For the scope of this topic, we are not going to get into comparison between any companies, and will talk individually about the manufacturer.
If you visit the official website of Gerber, you will also find an entire section dedicated to helping you make sense of the terms used with the knives, which provides details of metal compositions as well.
We will now be checking out some Gerber knives suited for hunting. One thing to keep in mind is that we are trying our best to lean towards mainly drop point blades as much as we can, owing to it being better suited for hunting. So let’s begin:
46904 Gator Fixed Blade knife by Gerber
Gerber 46904 Gator Fixed, Fine Edge Knife with Drop Point: In the Hunting section of the Gerber website, you will find this Gator Fixed, fine edge knife. It is a drop point blade with a length of 4.5 inches. It is a light and durable knife with 420HC Stainless steel, which is an improved version of the 420 stainless spring steel. The user reviews are good, the knife being rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. At the time of this writing, it is priced at $36.26.
A Gerber Survival knife, the 22-41121 Prodigy
Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy Survival Knife: The Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy is one of the top rated, reasonably priced survival knives out there. The blade is coated with black oxide, which is a good touch as it resists corrosion to some degree, and the blade won’t flash out in the sunlight. At the time of this writing, the Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy is priced at $41.85, and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. For the price, it is a very high quality knife.
With Gerber, you also get good customer service. They will usually attend to your problems as soon as they can. Gerber provides 25 years warranty timeframe for their products, ensuring that the products will be free from defects in material/craftsmanship.