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Shocking News...well no...Gerber has to recall another defective knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by gfanikf, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

  2. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    This is just embarrassing.

    I don't understand why Fiskars is allowing the devaluation of the trademark by such stoooopid errors.

  3. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Don't know, but I like my Gerber knives...an old Gator Serrator is still my field dressing knife of choice. All these "tactical" knives, well, I have no interest in knife fighting anyway. I do hope the Gerber name doesn't get run down, but heck, I used to like Schrade and now they're pretty much crap IMHO. There's so many knife manufactures, I don't know why I should be "brand loyal". I have enough knives, though, can only use one at a time. :D
  4. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    The new Gerber crap is a shame.

    It was a brand that dad valued, and for good reason.

    These days, I wouldn't waste my time with half their knives, never mind anything with bare grilz name on it. That orange and grey line is pure garbage.
  5. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Well-Known Member

    I didn't even know they had this model, doesn't look half bad.

    Also, note that while Gerber has had a few issues with the BG line, this recall appears to be the sheath not the knife.
  6. Tortuga12

    Tortuga12 Well-Known Member

    It's sad that their design/qc is so crappy these days. I've been very happy with my two EZ-Outs, but sounds like if they go missing I'll be replacing with Spyderco.
  7. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    What recall? I have a BG knife, just bought it because I wanted it. I've skinned a deer and a hog with it and I'm impressed enough with its ability to keep an edge despite the fact that it's a thick, tough blade. It's a heavy knife, not one I carry afield, but I kinda like the knife. The orange shows up nicely in the grass if you drop it, IMHO a better deal than a duller color. I know the knife is probably priced twice what it's worth because of Bear's promotion, but that's okay, I liked watching Bear eat bugs. :D
  8. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    It is a sad tale we are seeing with Gerber products since about 2000. My old stock NIB Made in Portland OR USA is a great knife. I love that Gator.
  9. Piraticalbob

    Piraticalbob Well-Known Member

    I long ago decided not to waste my time and money with Fiskars-era Gerber product. I see no reason to review that decision. I don't even have that high of an opinion with Fiskars' main product line (scissors) any more, either, because of quality drop-off. I have a pair of forged Chinese scissors that cut far better than any Fiskars scissors I've owned, and I bought the Chinese scissors back in '86.
  10. BLB68

    BLB68 Well-Known Member

    @MCGunner: The first recall was for the ultimate survival knife. I can't dig up the exact reason at the moment, due to Google wanting to talk more about the more recent recall, but I do know it had a problem with the handle breaking, and IIRC that was the cause of the recall.

    The Bear parangs were recalled due to sheath issues ("laceration hazard").

    Their quality may not be the best, but at least they still have the integrity to issue recalls. One up on Toyota and Chrysler on that account.
  11. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    Just check my posts in this sub forum. You should find info on the other two.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 4
  12. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Well-Known Member

    Geez, I literally just received my Gerber LMF II survival knife yesterday and at least initially it seems built like a tank. Should I be worried about Gerber's overall quaility now?
  13. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    The 2nd recall was due to the sheath being stupidly designed so that the blade was cutting its way out.

    The initial recall was because the Peedrinker Parangs were blowing up in peoples faces.


    This is the "improved" design.


    It still sucks.
  14. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    In a word, YES.
  15. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Well-Known Member

    Well that is most troubling. I guess I shouldn't have gone on the assumptions they were as good as they used to be.
  16. fallout mike

    fallout mike Well-Known Member

    Yall stop hatin. If Bear Grylls uses Gerber then that's enough for me.
  17. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    You Sir, are an artist. :evil:
  18. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Food for thought.


    I'm glad someone else already dissected one of these. ;)

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  19. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Well-Known Member

    They actually show that in their product video, they say it is for insulation purposes if you are cutting wires or something (so you can touch the handle without worrying about touching the metal butt end). Sounds like a cop out. I am going to put it through its paces on an upcoming trip.
  20. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

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