Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gerber Prodigy Fixed Blade Survival Knife Review



The Gerber Prodigy Survival Knife was engineered by Gerber’s Jeff Freeman. The Prodigy is 9.75" in overall length, with a blade length of 4.75". It has a full tang and the 440 Stainless Steel blade is big. The combo edge serves well for quick cutting of straps and rope, with enough plain edge up front for ordinary work. The Gerber Prodigy has a black oxide coating for corrosion protection and also dampens any shine that could give a person away in a combat situation. The black oxide coating has the non-reflective finish that real tactical knives need and other types often copy. The grip is ergonomic. The over-molded rubber handle ensures a soft, comfortable, but secure grip in any situation.

Gerber Prodigy Combat 4.8" Black Combo Edge Fixed Blade with Sheath 

The Gerber Prodigy Survival Knife would be a great knife even without serrated edges. In my opinion, serrated edges are a must on Survival Knives. A serrated edge just increases the effectiveness of a good knife. The options for what you can cut and hack with such a knife in a survival situation just jumps tremendously when your survival knife has a serrated edge.

Military considerations influenced the design of the sheath, which is built for silent work. A soft-grip coating on the textured handle and the sheath dampens noise as the Prodigy leaves the scabbard. Another feature of the ballistic nylon sheath is a friction release thumb catch, which locks the Prodigy in the scabbard until pressed. For anyone who crawls through heavy brush on occasion, that's a real plus. Adding a thigh strap to the sheath makes it even more secure.


Gerber Prodigy Combat 4.8" Black Combo Edge Fixed Blade with Sheath 
Gerber Prodigy Combat 4.8" Black Combo Edge Fixed Blade with Sheath
 

Though it was designed with the military in mind, the Prodigy is a good knife for anyone needing a dependable but light survival knife or emergency blade. 7.3 ounces is a very reasonable weight for a good belt knife, so the Gerber Prodigy will be welcome on the trail as well as on the road. The butt of the handle is stout enough to be used as a window breaker, so the Prodigy can double as the emergency escape tool everyone should have in the car.

The Gerber Prodigy comes with a great Limited Lifetime Warranty and If the product fails while being used as it was intended to be used, they will service the Survival Knife under the warranty. At Gerber’s option, defective product will be repaired, replaced, or substituted with a product of equal value. 


Overall, I rate the Gerber Prodigy a solid 9 out of 10. Whatever outdoor experience you deal with next, this Gerber prodigy Survival Knife will be there to get you through. I recommend it!


To buy or get more information on the Gerber Prodigy Combat 4.8" Black Combo Edge Fixed Blade with Sheath, click the link below. 

Gerber Prodigy Combat 4.8" Black Combo Edge Fixed Blade with Sheath
Gerber Prodigy Combat 4.8" Black Combo Edge Fixed Blade with Sheath



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