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Gerber – Limited-Edition Strong-Arm & Ghostrike Knives

Monday, November 6th, 2017

PORTLAND, OREGON (November 3rd, 2017) – GERBER, a category-leading manufacturer of personal knives, multi-tools, and gear, just announced it will debut limited-edition versions of two best-selling products: the StrongArm Fixed Blade and Ghostrike Fixed Blade. The new variations of these popular fixed blades is two-fold; each blade has been upgraded to BDZ-1 steel with a stonewash finish, and the rubberized handles come in Tactical Grey. Both the StrongArm and the Ghostrike are proudly built in the USA at Gerber’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility.

“Gerber is always looking for ways to solve problems – that’s what we do,” says Karrson Koivisto, Product Manager at Gerber.

“The BDZ-1 Strongarm and Ghostrike products are ideal for adept users looking for enhanced edge retention while maintaining sharpening capability. Colors have been adjusted to an urban pairing of stonewash finished BDZ-1 and tactical grey overmold, a subtle combination welcome to any user’s kit. Gerber is building a limited quantity of this iteration of the best-in-class Strongarm and Ghostrike Fixed Blade Knives.”

STRONG-ARM BDZ-1

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The limited edition Strong-Arm is better prepared for the urban environment. It’s unique, multi-mount sheath system is easy to use and can be mounted vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a belt, or in traditional drop-leg set-up. Due to its ability to achieve high hardness, excellent edge retention, and stain resistance the knife employs BDZ-1 blade steel – an ideal steel for utility and combat scenarios where your knife will be faced with broad applications.

The limited-edition Strongarm BDZ-1 combines a stonewashed, BDZ-1 full fine edge blade with tactical grey rubber handles, which complement a variety of urban-specific camouflage patterns.

GHOSTRIKE BDZ-1

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The option for concealed carry lies at the heart of the Ghostrike’s design – it is lightweight, easy to access, and the slim profile allows for a variety of discreet carry options on the belt. With a customizable sheath system for low profile and reduced printing, the Ghostrike is always on hand and ready at a moment’s notice.

Available for purchase now through gerbergear.com.

AUSA 17 – Gerber Center-Drive w/Center Axis Tech

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The Center-Drive is now available with a Black finish and Berry Compliant sheath. Additionally, they’ve added the same accessory M4 bit set from the MP1-AR weapon tool. I really like the Center-Drive becuase the tools aren’t off center while you are twisting. The action is much smoother.

12-piece bit set includes:
-Torx bits
-Hex bits
-Philips bits
-Front sight adjustment tool
-Trigger assembly pin punch

www.gerbergear.com

Gerber Sponsors Bicontinental Motorcycle Expedition Led By Army Veterans

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

PORTLAND, OREGON (August 23rd, 2017) – GERBER, a leading direct supplier of mission-essential knives, tools and equipment to the US Military, is proud to be the primary sponsor of Where the Road Ends – supporting a team of US Army veterans as they embark on a dangerous expedition from the artic-circle to the southern-most tip of South America on custom-built motorcycles. The journey will last the better part of 3 months and take the team through the infamous Darien Gap, a 100 mile stretch of untamed jungle between Panama and Colombia.

Four Army vets. Four motorcycles. Fourteen countries. One impassible jungle.

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[ From left: Wayne Mitchell, Richard Doering, Mike Eastham, Simon Edwards ]

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The team will depart from Deadhorse, Alaska in mid-November where they will brave subzero temperatures and treacherous ice to reach the Darien Gap during January’s dry season, the only time when passage is possible.

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The trip will be documented along the way through Gerber’s blog The Range, as well as through Gerber’s social feeds (Facebook & Instagram), and culminate in a full-length documentary produced post-expedition.

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Gerber’s contributions to the expedition include cash to support planning, reconnaissance, operations, provisions and fuel as well as a variety of mission-essential gear including Machetes, Multitools, Knives and Equipment. Additionally, Gerber has donated its famed ‘Black Boar’ Ford Quad Conversion Van that previously traveled the country in 2012 on the ‘American Expedition’. The ‘Black Boar’ will act as a chase vehicle for portions of the trip supporting video production, carrying mechanical supplies and acting as an emergency aid station.

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“Wayne and team are a determined group of professionals with a thirst for adventure.” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Vice President of Marketing at Gerber. “They represent the unwavering spirit of the American Veteran, and we are thrilled with the opportunity to provide support for their ambitious journey.”

Follow the Journey here: http://blog.gerbergear.com/challenges/where-the-road-ends/

Meet the crew and see their vehicles at these upcoming Media Dates:

  • August 26-31 Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah Bonneville Speed Week,
  • September 21-24 Columbus, OH – AIM Expo Booth #1459, Columbus Ohio
  • November 4 Anchorage, AK – 2017 Kick Off Party & LSF Fundraising Dinner
  • About WTRE: A team of U.S. military veterans will ride motorcycles from the Arctic-Circle to the tip of South America, crossing the infamous Darien Gap in the process. The team will overcome subzero temperatures, sweltering heat, and miles of untamed jungle to complete an expedition which can only be considered an ultimate test of will. For more information visit www.wheretheroadendsmoto.com

    About Gerber: Gerber is a leading global supplier of activity-specific knives, multi-tools, and problem-solving gear. Built on the pillars of craftsmanship, innovation, and an unrelenting commitment to quality and service to others, the trusted brand features a diverse portfolio of equipment for recreational and professional end users. For more information visit www.gerbergear.com

    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