Gerber 31-000086 EVO Clip-Folder Knife and DF6 Sharpener
The Gerber 31-000086 is a clip folder for knife people who prefer the look of a straight spine. The profile reveals a "seamless" design that begins at the back of the blade and continues along the length of the upper edge of the handle. In fact, the EVO actually has a little bit of the dagger in it. Another aesthetic design touch is the series of seven slanting oval openings in the anodized aluminum handle. They serve to make this knife both organic and aggressive. Functionally, the oval openings further reduce the overall weight of this knife to almost nothing. The blade is constructed of 440 stainless steel that is coated with titanium nitride for added corrosion resistance. There's a thumb stud for easy one-handed opening. And, there's an integral finger guard for an extra measure of safety. Bottom line? You'd do well to own such a highly evolved knife. Also included in this kit is the DF6 sharpener--you get perfect 30-degree edges quickly and easily every time. There are no special skills needed to sharpen all types of knives and axes. The specially curved diamond coated fingers replicate the swipe across a traditional honing steel. One swipe through the DF8 equals six swipes across a regular steel. Once you use this sharpener blades almost never need regrinding because the edges never get rounded like they can with other honing and sharpening steels. Small table top, compact design.
The Gerber EVO serrated-edge knife features a 3.5" titanium nitride-coated blade, anodized aluminum handle and a thumb stud. A DF6 pocket sharpener precisely sharpens your blade with each stroke, and features Diamond Fingers that are preset at 15 degrees.
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.
Today, Gerber continues to design and manufacture unique, high quality outdoor recreation products. In 2003 we are proud to introduce the next generation of multi-tools: the Recoil�? Auto-Plier. By constantly utilizing new technology and innovative design to develop new products, Gerber continues to be an industry leader.