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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I picked up the Paraframe to save weight. It's a decent knife and does the job in most cases, but it's not perfect.
It needs sharpening more than other knives I own with similar price points and the locking mechanism started needing a little extra help after a few uses, so it could be dangerous to someone in a hurry.
For Every Pack...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Purchased for my running pack, biking camelbak and my backpack, these knives are pretty lightweight and I can just throw them in and forget about them. Being a girl, I like to have something to protect myself with me anytime I'm on the trails alone so this gives me confidence. I also dig having it for cutting normal things like, apples, knots I've tied too tight and rope and of course for the occasional around-the-fire-carving-sticks.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is my knife that I pack for trips. It's small and clips on easily. The edge is sharp and has stayed sharp through many uses without resharpening.
Sharp, Quick, and Simple
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I purchased this knife because of the price / simplicity. It uses a simple, sturdy construction with a locking mechanism that feels secure. The large thumb tab makes it easy to pull this knife out and engage the blade quickly. Clip on the back is TIGHT, sometimes it holds onto the edge of your pocket a little too well.
We'll see how the blade stands up to time and repeated sharpening.
What is the list price of this knife? How...
What is the list price of this knife? How much did you sell them for?
These retail for $25.92 on our site.
Big enough or small enough?
Good sized knife, average piocket knife size with a 3 inch glade. Big enough for most things, small enough to throw it on the pack and forget about it. The light weight is a huge plus as well as its strength. You wont be splitting wood with it, but you'll be cutting most all else.
super light, fairly sharp. I never have liked serration for trail knives, don't understand the need. has a decent belt clip, but I don't trust it while hiking as it could pop off and I would never know. If your looking for something that is easy to sharpen find a knife without serration.
Gerber Paraframe Serrated Edge Knife
Gerber Paraframe Serrated Edge Knife is a great knife. The half-serrated blade is a must when you need a little help cutting tuff strong material. I use it all the time when Im in the outdoors.
The handle doesn't provide much slip resistance or grip, but other than that it is a solid blade. I lost my first one on a flyfishing trip, and liked it enough to by a second one. It has a more sturdy blade then both of my SOG multi-tools. I don't use this very often anymore, but really appreciated it when I did.
Gerber Paraframe (Smooth Edge)
Good Knife for the money
I have the non serrated version. I picked it up fro a local Wal-Mart for a mere $17. For the price, it is a sweet knife.
It has a nice smooth clean look to it, and fits well in my hand.
It is fairly sharp right out of the box. Sharp enough that I haven't felt the need to resharpen it since I have had it.
The clip is super tight. I initially had a hard time getting it over the top of my jeans pockets and thought that it would loosen over time. I must say that it hasn't loosened one bit. And I have clipped and unclipped it from my pants pocket several times each day. I definitely have no fear of this thing coming unclipped and losing it.
It is quite light. I bought this knife to carry backpacking, and while I am know UL freak, I do like to watch weight. This knife weighs in at a nice 2.6 oz.
I have had no problems with the locking mechanism, but I do watch to make sure it locks securely each time I open it. I have this fear of a folding knife folding over my fingers, and this does worry me with this knife, but so far it has not been an issue.
The thumb stud is a little high in my opinion, which makes it a little awkward when opening it one handed. It can be done, but not gracefully...
I have read a lot of bad reviews of this knife, but in my experience with it over the last year, I have been quite happy. I feel like this is a hit or miss knife, but I feel like mine is a good one.
For the price, I am very happy with this knife and would suggest it to anyone.
This thing is very flopsy right from the get go. It feels unstable and unsafe. I lost mine and I'm not the least bit sad.
Gerber Paraframe Opened
Solid trail knife. Takes a little while to loosen the blade, but with some work it is easy to flick out with a hand. Solid blade. There are better blades out there, but for the price, this one does great.
Didn't hold an edge very long
It's light and compact, but it dulled way to easy. I tried sharpening the straight part of the blade, but it just wouldn't stay sharp. I guess for the price this could be disposable more or less. I went to Sog knives and haven't regretted it at all. I have 3 now.
Handy Trail Knife.
I have this knife without serrations, and it is a handy little blade. I use it mostly if I need a knife for a day trip, or for around camp and it performs well. I have de-limbed small deadfall, and build shelters with just this knife, whittled, cooked, eaten with, pretty much anything you can think of. I found that the blade was tight at first, but after some oil and working it for a while, it flicks open almost as fast as an assisted opener. After this break in period I found that the blade became less stable laterally, causing play when working it hard. Left and right thumb studs are handy if you need to use your other hand, or are a lefty like me, but the left stud is obscured behind the pocket clip, making it a little more difficult. The low weight is nice to have, making it a barely noticeable addition to your pack. Not the best knife around, but all in all a very nice one that handles well.
Good Knife, Great Price
This is an excellent knife for the money. I like the ease of use and cleaning as well as the partial serration. Durability is exceptional, I embarrassingly lost mine at my friend's land one fall and he happened to find it the following spring, after some cleaning and sharpening it works just fine. I still use this knife.
Great knife for the price. The partial serration is a great feature. As far as quality and durability it has far exceeded my expectations, I embarrassingly lost it at my friend's land one fall and come spring he found it, with a little resharpening and cleaning up it functions just as well as it ever did. I still use it today.
Decent knife... but,
It is a decent knife, but I believe it has a design flaw. The open frame left me with a cut finger when I retrieved the knife from my pocket. It is a lightweight knife and has a decent blade, but I didn't like it enough to keep it. But I did keep it in the family. I gave it to my wife. SHe likes it and clips it to her backpack straps.