Posted by: SWGK Admin on May 14, 2012
A Few 3-Inch Gerber Knives for Youngsters
When you're looking for a starter knife for a young boy or girl, 3-inch Gerber knives are a great way to go. That's because 3-inch Gerber knives are small enough to carry in a pocket or pack, but still carry the Gerber name, quality construction and dependability you want for a new knife user.
A Few Knives to Choose From
There are a few of 3-inch Gerber knives to choose from, too. Knives like the Winchester All Steel Clip Folder, which measures only 3.25 inches closed, and features a 2.25-inch blade, fall neatly into the class of 3-inch Gerber knives.
At less than three ounces in weight, the Winchester All Steel Clip Folder is an ideal 3-inch Gerber knife; perfect for getting a new knife user acclimated to carrying a knife. It's not too heavy, but carries enough weight to remind your young sportsman that they have a knife in their pocket. (An important reminder in today's society where knives must be laid aside in a variety of situations such as school yards or government offices.)
Perfect for Anyone
In addition, the Winchester All Steel Clip Folder features a pocket clip for easy carrying in places where it's okay for a knife to be seen. Plus as one of the less expensive versions of 3-inch Gerber knives, it's a good value for a young person who is more apt to lose a knife than someone's who has been carrying a knife for many years.
Small but Visually Aggressive
If you're looking for a bit more aggressive version of the 3-inch Gerber knives, you might want to look at the Gerber Kiowa Black, Tanto Tactical Knife. As one of the better 3-inch Gerber knives, the Kiowa features a "take-no-prisoners" attitude that says this knife is nothing to mess around with.
Features of the Kiowa
While it's classed as one of the 3-inch Gerber knives because of its 2.99 inch blade length, the power in that high carbon stainless steel, Tanto style blade is legendary. This is a bit heavier knife, as well as being a bit bigger overall, and you can tell by looking, this is a knife for a more mature user. But by the sheer classification of it being one of the 3-inch Gerber knives, it's still a good choice for a starter. As long as there are knife carrying and usage lessons included.
Gerber Offers Much More
There are a multitude of other 3-inch Gerber knives that you can choose for a starter knife for your new sportsman. The best thing about them is that each one is well-made, carries the Gerber limited lifetime warranty, and is backed by a name that has meant quality and reliability for over 70 years. Whether it's one of the 3-inch Gerber knives or another style altogether, those are features not to be taken lightly when purchasing a first knife, or a knife for someone who's carried Gerber knives for years.