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Old 02-07-2021, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default Bought my son-in-law a knife for his birthday

I ordered my son-in-law, the Navy pilot, one of these. A Gerber Strongarm.

After watching the reviews and torture testing of the blade, I was impressed. Not sure what or if he has an issued survival knife, but I got it for him, anyway. I went with the black handled one, even though I wanted to get him the coyote brown handled knife, but those are unobtanium right now.

If you wind up wanting to get one, make sure you buy it from a reputable knife seller. There are some very good Chinese counterfeits on ebay and their prices are almost the same as the American-made knives.

Here's a video on the fake vs. real Gerber Strongarm


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Old 02-12-2021, 04:10 AM   #2
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Nice! Looks like a pretty sturdy knife.
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Old 02-13-2021, 11:29 PM   #3
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My son-in-law is happy with it, for sure.

All he had was an Air Force survival knife for SERE school, which he said he had to use to chop down a tree. You know those knives only have about a 4" blade, so it was a real pain in the ass.

He plans on carrying it for work and for camping.
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Old 04-11-2021, 05:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the videos as I decided to plunk down the bucks for the same knife from Gerber (not the chicoms) in coyote as green was not listed. It was less than $70.00 with free shipping & a cold steel blade also.
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