The Gerber Slimsada is making its debut. This latest folder from Gerber Gear should find a following among those who appreciate a good blade at a good price and don’t want to worry about over-working it or losing it. Gerber is touting this newcomer as one that feels comfortable in the hand. If true, that’s a big selling point to those who regularly put their EDC blades to long, hard use.
Gerber Slimsada Has Some Excellent Features
The Slimsada features a 3.47-inch blade of D2 steel with a stonewashed finish. Gerber is calling this blade leaf-shaped. It looks to be a cross between a Wharncliffe and a skinner because the spine drops down drastically at the tip and the curved edge gives it some belly. Whatever you want to call it, that’s a pretty big blade and should offer lots of utility.
Easy-Opening Big Blade
The blade opens smoothly along Gerber’s B.O.S.S. Tech ball-bearing system using an oversized thumbhole for one-handed opening. The handle is 4.55 inches in length – enough to really afford a good grip. There’s an olive-colored linen Micarta scale on one side and the frame lock on the other, along with a patented pinch plate.
Like all Gerber products, the Slimsada is backed by the Gerber Guarantee, offering a limited lifetime warranty. For more information on the Gerber Slimsada, go to www.GerberGear.com. And be sure to check back with KnivesIllustrated.com for more of the latest news from the knife industry.
Model: Gerber Slimsada
Overall Length: 8.03 inches
Blade Length: 3.47 inches
Closed Length: 4.55 inches
Blade Steel: Stonewashed D2
Handle Material: Olive linen Micarta scale
Opener: Thumbhole deployment
Locking Mechanism: Frame lock
Overall weight: 2.68 oz.
Other: Exposed barrels, patented pinch plate, pocket clip, limited lifetime warranty