It seems like the gear industry as a whole is turning to a minimalistic design. Everything from plate carriers, to belts, to weaponry. Lighter pieces of gear that hold up to the field is the goal of most companies and Gerber Gear is no exception. In fact they are taking the challenge in stride.
The Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade has a skeletal design that weighs in at only 3.6 oz, and that’s with the sheath. Overall it measures 6.9 inches with a 3.3 inch blade. The handle is a small skeletal design with over molded rubber. I was at first concerned with the grip becoming slippery but even with a sweaty hand the texture keeps it firmly in your palm.
The small stature and skeletal design of the weapon doesn’t play much of a factor on this knife, I have been using the Gerber Ghoststrike every day for a while now and I’m not seeing any signs of weakness or wear as of yet.
The best part of this knife in my opinion is the sheath, it allows for use on a belt up to 1.75 inches and can be configured to carry vertically or horizontally. The plastic sheath keeps the knife secured nicely by use of two clips on the side that slid into the blade of the knife smoothly.
I’ve carried this knife on the hip vertically and in the small of the back horizontally and it virtually disappears when your shirt is over it. This knife is sharp, strong, and very concealable and I definitely recommend adding this to your EDC. Gerber also offers an ankle wrap that the sheath can affix to which allows it to be carried as a boot knife. With a price of $59.00 direct from Gerber you can’t find a better knife.
Author – Wes Nanny did 8 years as a grunt in the Marine Corps being a team leader and squad leader. I deployed to sangin, Afghanistan in 2010-2011 with 3rd battalion 5th Marine Regiment. After that I stayed with that unit and went on the 15th and 31st MEU’s. Iv attended numerous schools like CLS, TCCC, Assault climbers course, combat hunter trainer course, HRST masters course, infantry squad leaders course, raid leaders course and some others I cant think of. In my spare time when im not with my family I like to climb, shoot, and hike. I stay very current on firearms and fear of all sorts. I also did some side work with custom kydex for the last two years.
This article was originally published on the Loadout Room