Gerber Remix Folding Knife - Gear Review

When looking for a trail worthy pocket knife, I have a long list of features that make a great knife.  It is nearly impossible to get them all into one package, but you pick and choose as best you can.  Size, durability  and ease of use are at the top of the list for me.  I like a folding knife with a partially serrated edge, usually about 3 inches long. Beyond that; weight, edge holding ability, and one-handed opening all come in as important factors as well.

The Gerber Remix is a bargain blade ($30) that fits the bill and has features to spare.  I first saw this knife while watching the movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".  It's unique ring design as a folder was unlike anything I has seen and created all kinds of carrying options in addition to the traditional pocket clip.  Clip it on a carabiner and it can hang conveniently on the outside of your pack.  Plus, it makes for an interesting everyday carry knife feature and allows for a bunch of different holding options.  It creates opportunities for additional grip during difficult cutting tasks and wet conditions, which I often find myself in.

Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" with the Gerber Remix
I have abused the snot out of this knife and it keeps coming back for more.  I can bring the edge back to razor sharp with my pocket sharpener in about 2 minutes, but it needs regular sharpening.  Not the hardest blade steel I have seen, but that in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing.  It provides a bit of forgiveness when "over extending" the knife's capabilities   I'd rather have to bend a tip back straight than have it snap clean off.  Keeping an edge a bit longer in the back-country would be nice, but like I said it sharpens up with little effort.

All in all, I am a fan.  And for the money, what more do you really want?  You can easily spend 3 times this for comparable blades and you can get a case of these for what you will spend on a custom bush-craft knife.  It all boils down to bang for the buck, and the Remix goes BOOM!

Tech Specs for those that care:
Blade Length: 2.90"
Overall Length: 7.35"
Length Closed: 4.45"
Width: .55"
Weight: 4.20 oz

MSRP: $30

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