The Gerber Ghostrike series Punch Knife is the ultimate self-defense knife. Small and easy to manage, the Punch is crafted from 420HC steel with a drop point blade a black ceramic coating. The skeletonized "T" handle is covered with a rubberized, diamond textured grip that gives you stability and control. The knife comes in a glass-filled nylon sheath with a 550 cord lacing for easy neck carry or for connecting to gear. Be sure you know your local concealed carry laws before deciding how to take this knife along.
I’ve had this knife for over 3 years and it’s stood up to all kinds of abuse, and it keeps on going. It’s also super light and really easy to carry.
Promoted as a self-defense tool, the blade shape and size are very useful as EDC (every day carry). The biggest challenge for EDC is how to hold it. Clearly, it's designed to be clenched in your fist with the blade sticking out between your fingers. Speaking of "between your fingers"... Initially, there's a mildly immediate hot spot due to how the flat part of the blade rests between the fingers. I'm convinced the harder you squeeze and the longer you use, the more intense that hot spot becomes. Therefore, it's really only usable for short-term tasks. If used for EDC, maybe a slightly looser grip, using the first two knuckles is recommended. Sliding the knife down to your striking knuckles may intuitively make more sense for "pushing" and "punching." However, the natural space and shape between your fingers don't conform with the handle design. The rubberized handle is a winner. And the sheath!!!! The sheath totally rocks because it's ambidextrous, meaning you can insert the knife with your left or right hand, and the blade can face either direction. This makes returning the knife much quicker because you no longer have to stop and figure out which way to insert it. I hope to never need this knife for self-defense, but I can easily see how the Ghoststrike would work in that sort of situation. My plan is to fasten this knife to a go-bag of some sort in order to always have a fixed blade ready to go without taking too much space.