Gerber Epic?


DC Plumber
February 8, 2012, 06:23 PM
Hey folks,

I'm thinking of getting a Gerber Epic. It's just for fun, though at the cabin would be a great beer bottle opener and camp knife. It's only $30+-.

I have plenty of Swiss Army knives and pocket knives, but this seems like a cool one to have.

Anyone have one? What do you think of it?

Thanks in advance.

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February 8, 2012, 07:06 PM
Don't have one . But would buy one in a heart beat if they would make it with out the d#$%ed serrations on the blade:fire: Looks like a handy sized knife but for me serrated blade is a deal killer

DC Plumber
February 14, 2012, 05:43 PM
Dang, one week, over 200 views and only one reply.

Thanks plumberroy. I suppose for $30 I'll pick one up for the heck of it. Why don't you like serrations?

February 14, 2012, 06:45 PM
I know how to sharpen a knife. I keep my knives sharp A sharp fine edge knife cuts anything a serated is supose to cut better . I even called gerber and ask if they would make it with out the serations. I love the shape and size of the epic. Gerber may be coming around I saw that they are bring out the bear grylls knife in a plain edge. I reckon I'm just old school I don't do gut hooks either. I guess you can improve your skills or buy gear to make up for lack there of I choose to work on skills .

If you are a plumber I'm not buying this propress is the greatest stuff since sliced bread either. I think they will be a class action law suit when the chlorine in city water eats the O rings.

February 14, 2012, 07:55 PM
serrated is for cutting rope, there the best for that IMO, I like the looks of the knife myself thought bout getting one despite the serrations but i already have a knife with a bottle opener, well several actual :p

got this for my "fishin" knife (

February 14, 2012, 08:33 PM
I know they are for cutting rope. I have a couple around I tried them . Eather swiss army knives I every day carry or the the 3 or 4 fixed blades I use commonly will cut through 1/2 or 3/4 rope (biggest rope I use) before I can get half way through the same rope with a serrated blade. I do keep my knives sharp

DC Plumber
February 14, 2012, 10:12 PM
Ya, I don't like to use fittings that use o-rings except for emergency repairs. It's going to fail someday, most likely sooner than a solder joint or threaded joint. Pex is great in my opinion, but o-rings

February 15, 2012, 06:19 AM
pex is great Only problem with tne old quest was plastic fittings. I work in hospital maintenance now so anymore I just rebuild faucets and medgas, recirc. pumps unclog drains P.M equipment anything heavy goes to a contractor

February 15, 2012, 09:52 AM
I bought one for a sailor leaving theater, to thank him for his hard work. Seemed like a good little knife.


February 15, 2012, 07:14 PM
For less than a $5 difference, I might be tempted to get the Becker BK11 (
No serrations, and you still get the bottle opener.

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