This Highbrow features a two-tone green aluminum handle and a stonewash finished blade with a plain edge.
The Gerber Highbrow is an EDC champion of a knife. The blade is made from 7Cr17MoV, a steel that can easily be sharpened to a razor edge again after use. The Pivot Lock holds the blade open and allows for smooth, one-hand operation. The knife is further enhanced with a flipper-actuated spring assist for fast deployment and a spine-mounted safety lock. The aluminum handle scales have a two-tone finish. A lanyard hole and reversible tip-up pocket clip serve as the cherry on top. Pick up the Highbrow and feel like a champion yourself!
What do I really expect from a $20 knife? A heck of a lot less than this Gerber Highbrow! Mine operates smoothly and locks up nice and tight. I skidded the blade across my hard white Arkansas oil stone (read “cheap stone”) and I can effortlessly shave hairs and the paper slicing is like popping bubble wrap…can’t seem to stop myself. It is thick and heavy and feels good in the hand or my work pants. The scales are pretty darned smooth but the handle is large and thick enough that I feel a secure / safe grip. A bit of thumb jimping would be welcomed, though I’m sure the designer has reasons I’m unaware of for not putting them in the spine. I think I could build a house with this sucker…or wreck one!
I figured for $20 on sale, might as well pick it up, after all, it retails for $60! Honestly I haven't used it much because it's finicky....the crossbar lock feels loose and flimsy, the little 'safety' lock button is annoying, it doesn't stay unlocked very well and the box says "Easy 1 hand operation" . . . it's not very easy at all to close this knife one handed. Also the fidget factor is zero. It is spring assisted, so you can't flip it out and closed if you prefer a 'fidgety' knife....find something else! But the blade is very sharp it is very smooth operation because of the spring assist opening. Again for 20 bucks, eh why not, add to the collection!