Posts Tagged ‘Gerber’

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.


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.


2016 National Eagle Trail Running Camp


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:

Learn more about Gerber here:

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

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.

– Armed Forces | National Guard | Reserve

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

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

– 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

New Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool Now Available

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 1, 2016) – Gerber, a leading manufacturer of personal knives, tools, and equipment today launched a much anticipated new multi-tool, the Center-Drive. The product is now available through and select retail partners.

“Gerber has seen a tremendous response from media and the public since the announcement of the Center-Drive.” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Gerber‘s Director of Marketing Communications. “This exciting new product reflects Gerber’s unique design DNA, and represents a commitment to innovation, quality and American Manufacturing. We’re excited to introduce the tool to the market.”

The New Center-Drive multi-tool offers uncompromising performance through revolutionary design. Innovative Center Axis Tech™ aligns the full size driver in the center of the tool to yield maximum torque and rotation, just like the real thing. No productivity is sacrificed with the addition of a 30 percent longer outboard blade and one-thumb opening sliding jaws. Full size, real tools – the multi-tool just got a reality check.

The new Gerber Center Drive will be available at the following retailers Nov. 1st 2016.

More information at or on

Gerber Center Drive

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


This is the Gerber Center Drive, a brand-new made-in-the-USA multitool that’s launching today, and Gerber sent us a pre-production model a few days ahead of the launch to check it out.


The Center Drive is manufactured from stainless steel, and features 14 individual tools within its frame.


The pliers are spring loaded, and are released upward via a side-mounted sliding button, purposely designed for one-thumb activation, rather than the swing open design on traditional multitools.


The pliers consist of a needle nose point with a standard center, as well as rotatable carbide wire cutters and a wire stripper.


The main blade on the Center Drive is a 3.25″ fine edge blade. According to Gerber, this blade is “30% larger than the competition”; press materials use the main blade on the Leatherman OHT for the size comparison. The blade also locks into place when fully extended via a tension lockbar.


The opposite arm of the Center Drive features the following tools:

  • Pry bar
  • Nail puller
  • Bottle opener
  • Serrated Blade
  • Awl
  • Fine & course sided file
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    These tools lock into place when fully extended and can be retracted by using a thumb-break slide release on the opposite side of the arm, which also incorporates a lanyard hole. The arm opposite this one features both a 3″ ruler as well as an 8cm ruler.


    Easily the most impressive feature of the Center Drive is the tool of its namesake, the full-size center axis driver. Unlike traditional multitools, which typically feature a lower profile driver, the Center Drive’s driver juts out of the tool’s frame 3.25″ and curves inward towards the center axis, allowing for improved torque and rotation. The center axis driver features a magnetic attachment head, which supports any number of standard bits. Like the blade, the center axis driver locks into place via a tension lockbar.


    The Center Drive also features this bit storage slot which snaps into place within the frame and rotates outward, allowing quick access to a second bit. By default, it comes with a flat head bit already inserted.


    The Center Drive comes with a 12-bit kit, in addition to the Phillip’s head and flat head bits that are already included with the tool. It also comes complete with a nylon and elastic sheath which accommodates both the Center Drive and the bit set. The sheath can be mounted by the rear to a belt either vertically or horizontally via its rear straps.


    By Gerber’s own admission, unlike the Center Drive itself, both the bit set and pouch are made in China. Regardless, the tool itself is USA-made, and it has a host of great features that should make for an excellent option for EDC or just a functional backup tool.

    You can read the official release from Gerber by clicking the link below


    ORSM – New Gerber US-Assist Knife

    Thursday, August 4th, 2016

    The US-Assist. Designed and built in Portland, Oregon, this assisted-opening knife offers Gerber’s smoothest, most consistent deployment to date. Including B.O.S.S. Tech™, it features a ball-bearing system to reduce friction and provide stable performance for the long haul. Intuitively designed and painstakingly tested, the US-Assist is the next generation of the everyday pocket knife.

    -Scratch-resistant, removable pocket clip can be carried tip up or tip down and won’t cause damage
    -Dual ramped thumbstuds offer intuitive purchase and ambidextrous opening
    -The specialty stone washed finish on the S30V blade has a timeless aesthetic
    -The plunge lock and cross-bolt safety system ensures stable use in open or closed position

    Straight Out Of The Bronze Age

    Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

    SSD Reader Heinrich sent us this great photo with caption. Thanks for the find!


    While recently traveling in Vietnam, I found this Gerber Mark II Commando Dagger in a small provincial museum in Quy Nhon (Bình Dinh Province). It looks like straight out of the bronze age and must have a fairly spooky history. But since Gerber introduced the Mark II in 1967, the description of the museum is probably not correct. It would be interesting, what your readers, who may have served in this area at the time, can speculate about its origin.



    Gerber – 06 AUTO : 10TH Anniversary Knife

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

    Coming July 1st, Gerber is releasing a 10th Anniversary version of their 06 AUTO.

    To honor the heritage and time-tested durability of the 06 Automatic family of knives, Gerber introduces a special, commemorative edition of this military favorite. This knife celebrates a decade of service, developed specifically to support American service members deploying globally. With hundreds of thousands issued to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines over the years, the iconic platform is a familiar favorite to many.

    -An Olive Drab Cerakote® coated aluminum represents the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) of American troops deploying early in OEF and OIF.
    -A Stone Washed, Fine Edge, S30V blade pays homage to the unrelenting durability of the platform, battle tested globally.
    -Unique laser mark. To commemorate 10 years of service, the laser engraving features a reverse flag. The reverse American flag originates from the action of early US cavalry and infantry carrying the flag into battle. Always charging forward, the flag would be seen with the stars in front and stripes flowing behind. Today, Army Regulation 670-1 addresses the application and wear of the flag on the uniform, ensuring that the “star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right”. Rich in historical symbolism, the reverse flag represents the will and bravery of those deployed in service of the United States.

    It is also available directly through Gerber’s ‘PRO Program’ for active duty military and law enforcement