Initial Reports: Gerber SharkBelly Looking Good

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Initial Reports: Gerber SharkBelly Looking Good

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Originally instroduced back at SHOT Show 2017, the Gerber SharkBelly has been out for a couple months now, and thus far it seems to be getting good reviews.

The SharkBelly was designed as an update to the classic everyday pocket knife (what your great granddaddy might’ve called a clasp knife). It’s a 420HC sheepsfoot style blade, intended to deploy easily by dint of the sizable thumb hole. It has a straight fine or partially serrated edge option, and features Gerber’s SharkSkin Grip they describe as a coating that “…succeeds in function and aesthetics with unidirectional scales that provide additional traction when in hand — smooth in one direction and grippy in the other.”

Gerber Gear SharkBelly

The SharkBelly will clip into a pocket or daypack utilizing a skeleton-style wire pocket clip. This will appeal to some of the sort of person who might have caught a more standard style clip on the edge of Household-6’s new leather couch while wrestling with the dog.

Ask us how we know.

Gerber Gear SharkBelly

At just 2.3 oz. and MSRP of $39*, the SharkBelly looks to be a very nice and unobtrusive EDC task knife (though we can’t fully endorse it, obviously, without seeing how it holds up over a longer period of time in the field). Like all Gerber Gear implements, it’s manufactured in the USA.

Gerber Gear SharkBelly

Gerber Gear SharkBelly

*As of this writing, the partially serrated SharkBelly is on Amazon for $34, and it’s eligible for Amazon Prime (meaning you get free shipping).

Gerber SharkBelly Full Specs:

•Blade Length: 3.25″

•Overall Length: 7.75″

•Weight: 2.3 oz.

•Blade Material: 420HC steel

•Blade Style: Modern Drop Point

•Handle Material: Glass-Filled Nylon

•Lock Type: Lock Back

•Thumb Hole – ambidextrous

•Serrations sharpen w/ flat stone

•Scratch-Resistant Pocket Clip (tip down carry)

•Lanyard Hole

•Limited lifetime warranty

•Made in the USA

Here’s a look back at SHOT Show 2017, when 2BrothersAdventures interviewed Gerber’s Andrew Gritzbaugh about the then just-announced SharkBelly.

Gerber Gear SharkBelly

Gerber Gear SharkBelly

Gerber Gear SharkBelly

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