Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife
Gerber has been making survival knives for the US Military since 1968. The StrongArm Fixed Blade carries on our legacy of tough-as-hell fixed blade knives for combat and survival applications. With a sheath that can be mounted in a variety of ways, this knife offers reliable use whether on-duty or off.
SOLID GRIP FOR CONFIDENT APPLICATION
Featuring a serrated edge, full tang 420HC blade with black ceramic coating, the StrongArm was designed around the fundamentals of military survival training. Obtain a solid grip on the knife in all conditions with its diamond-texture rubberized handle. The striking pommel positioned at the base of the handle functions to break through hard surfaces for effective rescue operations, and ceramic coating on the blade offers subtle use through low visual profile, as well as preventing corrosion for long life of the blade.
SMART MULTI-USE MODULAR SHEATH SYSTEM
The StrongArm’s modular sheath system is as important as the knife itself. With the sheath’s snap-together components, the operator can mount the knife vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a standard 1.75” tactical belt, or in a traditional drop-leg belt mount fashion. The StrongArm Fixed Blade is designed and built in Portland, Oregon.
- Serrated edge, full tang 420HC steel blade
- Ceramic blade coating
- Rubberized diamond-texture grip
- Striking pommel
- Nylon webbing for drop-leg carry and secondary retention
- Detachable belt hoops for horizontal belt carry
- Snap-in MOLLE strap
- Made in USA
I'm impressed with the knife. Takes a great edge, feels good in hand. I use it in the wood shop as a scraper as well as trail and camping and other more traditional uses. I withheld one star for the goofy belt mount stuff. The vertical hanger is essentially useless. I suppose the horizontal thing is OK if you're a ninja. Doesn't fit a standard size instructor belt without using the "garter belt" attachment. Which then makes the knife flop all over while you walk, and is only held in place by two simple garment snaps.
This is a perfect EDC for my frequent hiking trips. Also, the sheath has one significant improvement over the already excellent sheath of the Prodigy. On the Strongarm's sheath, you can release the knife with pressure from just your thumb. My Prodigy required the use of both hands to get it out of the sheath. Now I can one-hand it, which I like a lot better (however, in the traditional carry position -- hanging from your belt -- this sheath is quite flexible and will require some modification or leg straps if you prefer a stiffer feel).