Initial Reports: Gerber SharkBelly Looking Good
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.”
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.
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.
*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)
•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.
Know what goes great with a good EDC knife? Flops for your nasty feet.
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