Gerber StrongArm Coyote Brown FE, 4.8" Black Blade, Brown Handle
The Gerber StrongArm carries on the legacy of Gerber's tough-as-nails fixed blade knives they've been making for the United States military since 1968.
The design of this relatively new survival knife is familiar to long-time Gerber fans but honed to perfection.
Starting at the top, the full tang blade is 4.8 inches and made from 420HC stainless steel. This blade material is easy to sharpen in the field and holds up well against tough outdoor use. To cut down on the steel's reflective properties and increase corrosion resistance, the blade features a black ceramic coating.
This iteration comes with a fine edge, but you can also pick up the StrongArm with serrated edge.
A rubber overmold on the full tang features diamond texture, which allows for a sturdy grip in all types of weather conditions. This model comes in a Coyote Brown handle, but you can also pick it up in a sleek all-black version.
To add even more functionality to this knife, the pommel boasts a striking pommel that'll shatter tough surfaces and aid in rescue operations.
Gerber also paid extra attention to the StrongArm's sheath. The modular sheath system lets the user carry it in all types of positions--vertically with MOLLE, horizontally on a belt, or around the leg.
This fixed blade is proudly made in the United States and has "Portland, OR" etched on the back of the blade.
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.