The Gerber Air Ranger is a Bill Harsey designed folder that is incredibly comfortable in hand, while also being very attractive thanks to the CNC machined aluminum handle. The blade is bead blast finished with partial serrations and thumb studs for opening. When open the blade is locked by a steel liner tab, which is simply pushed to unlock. With the pocket clip, the Air Ranger is an excellent candidate for your everyday carry needs.
I carried this as a landscaper... used the handle to pry and pound, the blade to stab and rip things, it’s definitely a knife I will always own. I know I can do what I need to so long as I have this knife on me
This knife is so comfortable and easy to carry because it is so thin in the handle and the aluminum handle scales make it so light weight. There aren't any steel liners so that is a really nice feature. The blade also comes out really fast once the knife is broken in a little. At first it wasn't nearly as smooth but it smoothed out beautifully. Im not crazy about the serrations but I like the color of the handles on this model so much better that I live with them. I would definitely recommend this knife to anyone looking for a solid edc
The handle is comfortable and looks good. The blade is centered and the liner lock is centered. I wish they made it a flipper. If it was a flipper it would be close to the Leek, to me anyway. Grey or black, it's a cool edc knife.
I honestly can't believe this sells for $37. it has the quality of a $15 folder. I like gerber but they often waste great designs on low production cost knives. the 7cr gerber puts out is very similar if not slightly better than kershaws 8cr13mov. but the knife as play in both directions and very late lockup. you can get D2 steel for $30 these days and thats what i suggest anyone who is looking at tis outdated model do.
I am going to try to mute my personal feelings on this knife, to just focus on the facts. Here is what we know; the blade is tough and comes sharp, the grip has good purchase, the ergonomics are fair, and the knife is easy to open. The pocket clip is alright, despite only being tip down, the gimping is great and pronounced. It is lightweight and slim in the pocket. However, it is tricky to close thanks to a small liner, and the knife lacks retention. I mean, it is okay...but for this kind of money, I am begging you to look at Kershaw first. 62/100