Posted by: SWGK Admin on Jul 6, 2011
Gerber's American Made Knives For You
At a time in American history when finding American made knives and anything else made in the USA is getting harder to do, it feels good to know there are still some things we can find that allow us to show our pride in our country. Gerber crafts several American made knives that let you support the USA while getting a top quality, well-crafted tool you’re pleased to own.
Gerber’s Most Popular American Made Knives
One of Gerber’s most popular American made knives is the LHR Combat Knife. This is a high quality knife crafted for close quarters, hand-to-hand combat. Designed by MACP Close Quarter Combat expert Matt Larsen along with award-winning knife makers William W. Harsey, Jr. and Chris Reeve, the LHR is proudly among the many other American made knives Gerber offers.
Featuring a quick-release sheath with a built-in safety release, the knife can only be released by the one who wears it. And the safety carries on after release thanks to the textured TacHide™ handle that gives you a solid, secure grip, even when wet.
Crafted with full tang construction, the LHR offers the utmost strength, which is what you’d expect from American made knives. The 420HC steel, ceramic coated, partially serrated black blade measures nearly 7" long, giving the knife an overall length of 12.5 inches. Keep in mind that the LHR is truly designed for combat and survival situations. It’s not the most ideal knife for general use. Overall, however, this is one of the best knives Gerber-or anyone else-makes.
American Made Knives like the Applegate Fairbairn
Another one of Gerber’s American made knives is the Applegate Fairbairn Combat Folder. Rated the 1996 Annual International Blade Show’s "Best American Made Knife," the Combat Folder has consistently grown in popularity every year. The proprietary roto-lock mechanism provides a high level of safety, and the quick one-handed opening allows easy access when needed.
With a double bevel, 420HC stainless steel blade that measures nearly 4.5 inches, the Combat Folder continues to be ranked as one of the best American made knives you can buy. And the rugged design and solid strength of this beauty, thanks in part to the fiberglass-filled nylon handle and spear point blade, only add to its fine reputation.
Gerber offers a number of other American made knives including the Gator II, the LMF II, the Prodigy Tanto, the Guardian Fixed Blade Back-Up Tanto, and others including the Gerber SAH that features one of the most menacing looks you’ll see in a knife of this quality and construction. There’s certainly one for just about every possible need you might have.
If you care about supporting the USA, choosing American made knives is an ideal way to do so. Just search our catalog and you’ll surely find several of Gerber’s American made knives you’ll be proud to own or give as gifts.