Gerber Prodigy, 4.75" 420HC Steel Blade, GFN Handle
A prodigy is a child or young person who is exceptionally good at something, a savant if you will. With that definition in mind, Prodigy perfectly fits as the name of this fixed blade.
The Gerber Prodigy is based on the award-winning LMF II but somehow manages to pack the same punch in a smaller package. The Prodigy features a very similar design and purpose as the LMF II, only thinned out to create a more versatile tool.
At a length of 4.75 inches, the blade of the Prodigy is only a few tenths of an inch shorter than the beefier LMF II. Where it cuts down on weight and size is the depth of the 420HC stainless steel blade. It is still durable enough to handle any task you throw at it but won't keep you bogged down.
Featuring a partially serrated edge and a classic drop point design, the ceramic-coated blade excels in the outdoors.
The black glass-filled nylon handle boasts Softgrip overmold for a reliable grip in all types of weather conditions. The knife comes with a friction lock, MOLLE compatible sheath.
Along with being made in the United States and weighing in at a reasonable 7.2 ounces, it's hard to think of a better knife that's the suited for the outdoors. Prodigy indeed.
|Blade Edge||Partially Serrated/ComboEdge|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (high carbon)|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Pocket Clip Included||No|
In 1939 Joseph Gerber hired a local knife maker to build 25 sets of kitchen cutlery to be given as Christmas gifts. The knives were so popular that Joseph Gerber left his advertising agency to start Gerber Legendary Blades®. The unique style and high quality manufacturing of Gerber cutlery soon developed wide spread acclaim. In fact, Gerber Legendary Blades are the only cutlery on display in New York�?s famous Museum of Modern Art.
From very early on, Gerber collaborated with top knife designers, setting a standard of quality for everyone else to follow. Renowned designers such as Al Mar, Bob Loveless, Paul Poehlmann, "Blackie" Collins, William Harsey Jr. and Ernest Emerson have all designed knives for Gerber. In 2002 this tradition continued as Gerber released the Silver Trident�?, designed by Chief James "Patches" Watson (U.S.N. Ret.) and Bill Harsey Jr.
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