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GERBER Partners with Boneyard Brewing

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

GERBER ANNOUNCES NEW SHARKBELLY IPA
IN PARTNERSHIP W/ BONEYARD BEER

PORTLAND, OREGON (August 10th, 2017) – GERBER boasts a long history in the Pacific Northwest, designing quality knives and tools that are purpose built for hard working individuals and outdoor enthusiasts. The products may vary in application and user, but one appreciation runs true throughout the greater PNW: that of a good craft beer. When GERBER learned that the folks at Boneyard Beer in Bend, Oregon carry GERBER knives as their everyday tool of choice, the mission was clear: check out the operation and get the new Sharkbelly knife into their hands. What began as a brewery tour and product photoshoot, quickly turned into a badass partnership that taste buds all over the region can benefit from.

Introducing the GERBER Sharkbelly IPA: a special-edition brew by Boneyard Beer.

“After working with the GERBER team and using their gear for so many years, we aimed for a brew that matched the bold and uncompromising attitude that GERBER represents. Our company cultures, branding, and attitudes blend so well, this project has been exciting from the get-go. The Sharkbelly is an everyday carry knife with no frills that is easy to use; likewise, the Sharkbelly IPA is a straightforward, clean, crisp IPA that cuts to the chase and leaves you wanting more.” – Nick Murray, Director of Sales & Marketing, Boneyard Beer

The announcement comes ahead of a limited-run distribution in the Portland, Oregon metro area, aiming to give GERBER fans a chance to experience the hometown brand in a new way. Bend locals can also find it on tap at Boneyard’s tasting room, and if demand calls for it the Sharkbelly IPA may find a place in the permanent rotation for the brewery.

The Sharkbelly is an update to the classic everyday carry pocket knife with lightweight utility and standout features. Designed and built in GERBER’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, this American made knife is available in partially serrated and full fine edge blade variations. The 420HC modern sheepsfoot-style blade is easily deployed with a sizable thumb hole, revealing flat top serrations that are easy to sharpen on a flat stone and practical for daily abuse. The tactile SharkSkin Grip™ succeeds in function and aesthetics with unidirectional scales that provide additional traction when in hand – smooth in one direction and grippy in the other.

Look for the distinctive tap handle featuring the GERBER logo and a hammerhead shark swathed in an American flag, an ode to two unapologetically badass brands that serve as the masters of their respective crafts.
Get it while it’s tapped at these locations:

B2 Taphouse – Salem, OR
Flyboy Brewing – Tigard, OR
Big Al’s – Beaverton, OR
The Growlerie – Beaverton, OR
Loyal Legion – Portland, OR
Bailey’s Tap Room – Portland, OR

Learn more about Boneyard Beer here.
Check out more from GERBER here.

Gerber Introduces New Fishing Collection Built For The Adventure Angler

Monday, July 31st, 2017

We recently had a chance to check out this new fishing line of tools from Gerber during last week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. We already showed you one product. Now, here’s an overview of the whole line.

PORTLAND, OREGON – GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of personal knives, multi-tools, and gear, announced today that it will debut a category-defining collection of fishing products at iCAST 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The first look comes ahead of the spring 2018 launch date, when the collection becomes available for purchase nationwide.
For a new breed of fishing, a new generation of tools. Hardcore anglers need tools that work even harder. Tools that take them beyond the beaten path, beyond self-imposed limits, beyond anything and everything that stands in their way. Gerber introduces a new line of multi-functional fishing products that outfit the angler from the trek in, to the catch, to the victorious journey home. These tools are purpose-built for the adventure to extend the experience anywhere and everywhere the angler dares to tread.

“Gerber is known for reimagining the common tool and delivering intuitive, multi-functional gear.” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Vice President of Marketing at Gerber. “This new collection of fishing products is rooted in Gerber’s extensive experience developing problem-solving products for users in expeditionary environments – from US Soldiers in Afghanistan to Elk Hunters in Montana. This new fishing collection will serve the experienced angler by providing intelligent design, insightful material combinations, and progressive new technologies that will enable them to venture farther and fish beyond.”

The new collection features 12 multi-functional tools that are painstakingly designed and tested, because if it’s taking up space in a kayak, on an ATV, or inside a vest, it better be worth it. Do more and go farther while taking up less space – explore a few leading products.

LINEDRIVER Line Management Multi-tool

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Keep the line in the water. The compact, dual-ended LineDriver has everything needed to simplify line management: one end rotates to quickly tie knots and clear eyelets, the other end features a crimper, hook threader, and scissor snips. A pocket clip and tether point keep the tool secured for easy access. 

MAGNIPLIERS 7.5” Pliers


Get a grip on the unexpected. Swift power is on hand with the durable, hot-forged Magnipliers. The ergonomic trigger grip is offset to keep line of sight in tight places, while the finger choil offers maximum control. The thumb lock and ambidextrous tether points ensure safe stowage and transport while on the move. [Pictured on the Defender Tether.]

PROCESSOR Take-A-Part Shears

Whether on the boat or the shore, you need a tool that can do it all. The Processor Take-A-Part Shears work as a cohesive unit and as independent tools; creativity and control collide in this revolutionary design.

Controller Fillet Knife System [6”, 8”, 10”]

Make short work of messy business. The Controller Fillet Knife System is designed for clean, smooth cuts with a flexible blade that provides just the right amount of give. The intuitive GuideFins™ & tactile HydroTread Grip™ offer ultimate control of the knife, even in slippery conditions.

FreeHander Line Management Tool [Nipper]

The FreeHander lives up to its name, offering one-hand engagement when cutting and securing line. The wide paddle design gives intuitive purchase in cold or wet conditions, and moveable parts provide a custom fit. Optimized for use with Mono & Fluorocarbon line.

Neat Freak Braided Line Cutters

Don’t get caught in the fray; cutting with precision was a key design influence of the Neat Freak Braided Line Cutters. Micro serrated blades partner with BearHand Control™ to deliver ergonomic confidence in hand.

Gutsy Compact Processing Tool [Solid State]

When the tacklebox isn’t a reality, the slim Gutsy is an on-the-go solution that is ready when opportunity strikes. Designed to be efficiently stored and intuitively used, this solid state tool offers 4 essential functions to get the job done.

Defender Tether [Large]


The Defender Tether offers a carabiner designed to fit on-finger for intuitive control and a patented line vise on each side for secure tension relief. Line is protected by an override lock-out system, and the tool is easily carried on straps, belts, or waders w/ a wide-body flexible clip.
*also available in Compact size, features differ slightly

ORSM 17 – Gerber Anchor Line

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Gerber introduced a whopping 14 new tools for the fisherman at OR Summer Market. They were all impressive and while a few may be crossover products to the tactical market, I thought the Anchor Line was a great place to start.

Built in two sizes, Small and Large, the retractable, 36" or 48" Dyneema lanyard can be extended and locked in place in a couple of ways (tip control and line vise). The Anchor Line can be secured to your person via a belt mount, which should adapt well to PALS webbing, lanyard hole or threaded pin.

If you are a fisherman, I highly recommend you check out the whole line once it hits the market.

www.gerbergear.com

New Gerber Sharkbelly Now Available

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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PORTLAND, OREGON (July 25th, 2017) – GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of personal knives, multi-tools, and gear, announces the introduction of the new Sharkbelly. This smartly designed knife is an update to the classic everyday carry pocket knife with lightweight utility and standout features. Designed and built in Gerber’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, this American made knife is available in partially serrated and full fine edge blade variations.

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The 420HC modern sheepsfoot-style blade is easily deployed with a sizable thumb hole, revealing flat top serrations that are easy to sharpen on a flat stone and practical for daily use. The tactile SharkSkin Grip™ succeeds in function and aesthetics with unidirectional scales that provide additional traction when in hand – smooth in one direction and grippy in the other.

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The SharkBelly’s scratch-resistant wire pocket clip means it can be worn anywhere without worry of causing damage to a car, bike, or other valuables you might brush up against, and weighing in at just under 2.3 oz, it has a place in any pocket or pack.

Learn more about the Sharkbelly here. $39, available now.

Learn more about Gerber’s commitment to American manufacturing here.

GERBER INTRODUCES NEW G1 SERIES AT 2017 BLADE SHOW

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

PORTLAND, OREGON (June, 2nd, 2017) – Gerber, a category leading manufacturer of knives, tools, and equipment returns to the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. An industry pioneer, Gerber has been crafting world-class knives and tools for decades and the introduction of the new G1 Series of custom knives showcases that dedication. Gerber presents this new collection to showcase the craftsmanship, design, and skill that are ongoing components of its robust American Manufacturing facility.

Each year Gerber will introduce new editions to the G1 Series, reflecting new materials, processes, and technologies. This new series serves to fuel the future development of production-caliber products, serving a large market of both professional and recreational users.

A commitment to excellence in physical form, the introduction of the first knife of the G1 Series – the G1-001 – presents a distinct combination of new materials and processes on a tested favorite – the Propel Auto. Gerber experts provide insightful design, informed engineering, precise machining, and first-class execution to bring the G1-001 to life; a hands-on approach to craftsmanship with an end result that is undeniable.

“The G1-001 is an elevation of the Propel Automatic. Since its release in 2013, the Propel Auto has been heralded as a top product in midsize frame ergonomics and steadfast reliability. After observing the success – both with the military and commercially –the Propel Automatic has achieved, it was clear it would serve as the ideal platform for the first G1 knife.” Karrson Koivisto, Product Manager at Gerber.

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All upgrades on the G1-001 were meticulously considered, sourcing first-class materials and leveraging the master craftsmanship of the Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility. Each of the 20 hand built knives underwent a laborious 9 stage process, accumulating upwards of 60 hours each in production, processing, and assembly.

A unique bi-metal blade is the foundation of the knife, each steel bringing different qualities to make the sum greater than the parts. Gerber exclusively sourced a custom-made blade combination of Hitachi Blue steel and 410 stainless steel. Sandwiched between the 410 stainless, the Hitachi Blue core is an oil-quenched steel that offers superior edge retention and acts as the unwavering backbone of the blade. The 410 stainless steel coats the Hitachi Blue and was chosen to improve the flexibility of the blade in use, increase resistance to corrosion and the elements, and the ability to be polished easily.

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After using a waterjet to cut the blanks, each blade is ground top and bottom to optimal thickness before machining the tang. Once machining is complete, the blade enters a proprietary heat treat that brings optimal performance to both steels, not just the inner steel as is commonly seen in bi-metal blades. Following the heat treatment, the blade is hand beveled to perfection by a 15 year master craftsman and Gerber veteran. Once the blade processing is complete the knife is assembled by hand.

Custom machined titanium handle scales encase the spear point blade that is housed between two oil-impregnated bronze washers. The washers self-lubricate during use to create butter-smooth deployment over time. The final knife is completed with blue PVD fasteners and spacers and a black DLC custom plunge lock, safety, and pocket clip.

Each knife is hand assembled, double inspected, and serialized for collection.

“The 20 unit serialized run comes with a matching serialized tag cut out of the same bi-metal steel, it serves as a certificate of authenticity and is unique to each knife” says Koivisto. The knife and tag are served up in a custom Pelican case, a welcome addition to any discerning knife collection.

Gerber will be selling the single batch, limited 20 unit run of the G1-001 at the 2017 Blade Show, where 100% of sales will be donated to the AKTI [American Knife & Tool Institute] to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to defend and improve the rights and laws of knife users and manufacturers.

Learn more about AKTI: www.akti.org
See more from Gerber: www.gerbergear.com

Gerber Supports Veterans Through New Partnership With Team RWB

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

PORTLAND, OREGON (March 2nd, 2017) – Gerber, a leading direct supplier of mission-essential personal knives, tools and equipment to the US Military, announces a long-term partnership with Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB). The multi-year program directly supports the organization’s mission of enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Founded in 2010, Team RWB and its over 115,000 members are bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction, community physical fitness, and shared experiences in over 209 communities across the globe.

Team RWB accomplishes their mission via two core programs: the Chapter and Community Program (CCP) and Leadership Development Program (LDP). Through the LDP, ‘Eagle Leaders’ progress through incremental levels of leadership roles beginning at Social Director to Chapter Captain. At the pinnacle, they join the Eagle Leader Fellowship, a twelve-month leadership development experience focusing on leadership education, mentorship, and experiential learning. Upon completion of this intensive course, the new leader is recognized within the organization and awarded a Gerber “Still Serving” kit. This kit allows Gerber the opportunity to honor their commitment to their nation and their communities.

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Additionally, Chapter and Community Programs (CCP) with an outdoor activity focus are supported with “Gerber Gear drops”, properly equipping participants with the American-made knives and tools they were accustomed to while in service.

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2016 National Eagle Trail Running Camp

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2016 National Eagle Rock Climbing Camp

“Gerber’s close relationship with the US Military has been the backbone of the business over the last decade, and reflects our ongoing focus to serving US service members with high-quality, American-made products.” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Vice President of Marketing at Gerber. “Gerber’s commitment to service members extends beyond their time in active duty and we’re honored to support such a strong, growing, and impactful organization. Team RWB’s community-based approach is both unique and results driven, which reflects the unstoppable character of our nation’s veterans who are still serving.”

Gerber’s contributions include financial support and product donations that will help enable outdoor events for chapters throughout the United States.

“We believe that engaged and empowered veterans are an incredible asset to our communities and to America. Together, Gerber and Team RWB are providing Eagle Leaders and veterans with opportunities to engage in healthy behaviors through outdoor events and activities in their communities that lead to more enriched lives.” said Brandon Young, Director of Development for Team RWB.

Learn more about Team RWB and how to join the team here:

www.teamrwb.org
#Eaglefire

Learn more about Gerber here:

www.gerbergear.com
#StillServing

Products: Gerber US-Assist pocket knife and Center-Drive Multi-tool

Gerber @ SHOT Show

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Stop by and be sure to see their new Badassador – Challenger the Bald Eagle.

Gerber Introduces Enhanced Pro Program With New Discount For Veterans

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Gerber introduces a new Pro Program that provides exclusive, discounted access to American made knives, tools, and gear. Learn more at Gerbergear.com/proprogram

PORTLAND, OREGON (Nov 17th, 2016) – Gerber, a category leading manufacturer of personal knives, tools, and gear today, announced the introduction of a completely refreshed Professional Purchase Program. The new program offers discounted access to qualified members of the Armed Forces & First Responder organizations, Outdoor & Tactical Industry professionals and now US and Canadian Armed Forces Veterans.

The new program provides exclusive offers and discounts on the entire American Made product line, over 120 products, through three programs: Service, Veteran & Industry.

Service
Military
– Armed Forces | National Guard | Reserve

First Responders
– Law Enforcement: Federal | State | Local
– Fire | EMS

Veteran
– Served in the United States Armed Forces
– Served in the Canadian Armed Forces

Industry
– Full-time employees of related industry product brands
– Members of related industry associations (OIA, NSSF, etc)
– Retail Associates of Outdoor/Tactical/Hardware specialty retailers
– Employee of National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey
– Professional Guides and Outfitters
– Search & Rescue Volunteers (NASAR membership)
– Volunteer Fire, EMS, and related

Qualified applicants can learn more and apply at gerbergear.com/proprogram.