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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.

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  1. gfanikf

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    This is just embarrassing.


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

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  3. MCgunner

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    @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.
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    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.

    http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2012/Gerber-Recalls-Machetes-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard/


    This is the "improved" design.

    [​IMG]


    It still sucks.
     
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    In a word, YES.
     
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    Well that is most troubling. I guess I shouldn't have gone on the assumptions they were as good as they used to be.
     
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    Yall stop hatin. If Bear Grylls uses Gerber then that's enough for me.
     
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    You Sir, are an artist. :evil:
     
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    Food for thought.

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

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    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.
     
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    Right, but surely there is a way to insulate without sacrificing structural integrity?
     
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    Absolutely.
    Just cover the tang with something non-conductive enough to meet the spec.
    [​IMG]


    I'm willing to give the design engineer who is responsible for the LMF the benefit of the doubt and assume that the written spec for an ASEK forced their hand and is the source for the more ..uhhh.. eccentric characteristics of the knife.
     

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    The Bear Grylls knife was recalled because the blade had a tendency to separate from the handle. Causing an unintentional flying knife effect. So I am not going to buy something designed by a celebrity "survivalist" who sleeps in hotels at night while he is supposed to be roughing it.

    I can't tell if you are saying you won't buy Gerber for the same reason I do. But if that is the case you win the sarcasm award.

    Cop out excuse I would say. I have never seen any pilot or air crew member in the US military fly without gloves. Nomex/kevlar gloves to be specific, which would insulate a stray electric shock. There isn't much use in a knife that doesn't have a full tang for use and abuse applications.
     
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    I usually win the sarcasm award. I no longer buy Gerber for reasons discussed here. The Bear Grylls crap is a big one for me.
     
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    I had an early 70's Mark I I used for quite a few years and it was a really well made knife. I'm really sorry I sold it. The stuff Gerber has been making for years now is like Taurus guns were when they first came out: Every once in a while you'd get a decent one, but for the most part you were more likely to get something that would cause a problem.
     
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