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Gerber Icon Tanto Liner Lock Knife (4.25" Gray Serr) 3242

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MSRP: $43.95
Our Sale Price: $14.99!
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:9.55"
  • Blade Length:4.25"
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Finish:Gray
  • Edge Type:Serrated
  • Handle Length:5.30"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.68 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Gerber
  • Model:Icon
  • Model Number:31-003242
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:9.55"
  • Blade Length:4.25"
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Finish:Gray
  • Edge Type:Serrated
  • Handle Length:5.30"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.68 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Gerber
  • Model:Icon
  • Model Number:31-003242
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Gerber Icon is a high quality folding knife with a 4.25" gray finished tanto blade with dual thumb studs and a partially serrated edge. The handle is lightweight aluminum with a textured inlay and pocket clip for easy tip-up carry. The liner lock tab is solid combines with thumb studs for easy one-handed use.

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Customer Reviews

Great for the price.
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THOMAS M.
08-13-2020
For the price great knife. I like the size and grip on the handle. It's kinda big for front pocket carry for me but great for a cargo, sap pocket carry or in a coat pocket. Wish it had a ambidextrous pocket clip.
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WILLIAM S.
07-26-2020
I got this knife to replace my well-used Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Tanto Folding Knife. I liked that knife because it had partial serrations and a solid chisel blade. It served me quite well when I worked in a Corporate office, but when I began working in the field in West Texas, I realized I needed a larger knife.

I was shopping in a Home Depot for power tools and saw this knife for sale. I paid $34 for the knife and it was the last one at the store. It is the same style as my S&W, only larger. Perfect.

I've had this knife for three years, now, and have found it is quite superior to the S&W design. The blade is a much stronger material. I chipped the blade several times on my S&W but the Gerber has not chipped once, despite what I would consider to be outright abuse.

I have used the knife as a pry-bar and lite hammer on many occasions. The scales are scratched and scarred but the clip stays and frame screws are still tight. I have used it for chiseling wood, plastic, and light aluminum, sawing tree branches, splitting wood for fire, and some light baton-ing. Most commonly, I use it to slice up boxes to break them down for disposal. clipping the heavy plastic freight bands, cutting defective power cables for electronics, and trimming network cabling for crimping and terminating network cables.

It's a large pocket knife, so if you're expecting something small for your pocket, this is not your knife. It's not as large as some of those "pocket saw"-looking combat folders. It seems to be just the "right" size to make it useful.

Lastly, I have two of these knives with two more on the way. At $15, this knife is a steal. Best of all, this knife has enough quality to make it a useful tool but is cheap enough that losing it won't be a major hit to the wallet.
Bike Knife
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Gregory S.
01-22-2020
I got this knife to replace my "E-Z Out" as a "bike knife". (I've had a few unpleasant encounters--also carry pepper spray). Chose the "Icon" for its light weight, blade to handle ratio/size, and grippy handle texture. I don't care that it's not fancy steel--hope to never use it, and it will serve well for self-defense. Great quality, well-centered & sharp. Solid lock and detent. No better bargain at $15!
Nice !
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Curt C.
09-11-2019
Very good price value. A good stocking stuffer.
Awesome Knife for the Price!
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Weston W.
07-11-2019
Can't think of a bad thing to say about this Gerber Icon! It's a big blade with sturdy alum and textured scales for super grippy feel. solid lock up and slim profile. I love it and got mine on sale for only $15... a bargain for sure!
User-friendly, but not Pocket-Friendly
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Matt L.
06-22-2019
Gerber Icon: One robust knife. Thick baton looking blade and handle. Not super sharp, yet easily cuts through all the plastic and cardboard I threw at it. Pretty sure it is not worth doubling the price to get the black bladed version. It has zero retention, so you can open it in lots of fast and fun ways, so I don't even touch the thumb stud(s)....but it is prone to opening in your pocket, which is not so fun. The grip is intense, which means you won't slip when using it, but sitting in the pocket it can feel a bit harsh. There is good gimping...so much gimping everywhere, anywhere you could possibly need gimping. Still, I like this classic (may I say Iconic?) tough, massive, outdoorsy knife. 83/100
I liked it for a month
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Daniel L.
03-16-2019
I bought one of these almost a decade ago for $50. It's pretty big yet surprisingly light for it's size. The scales were warped from the factory which causes them to catch the blade when it opens or closes so I was discouraged by that pretty quickly. The thumb stud takes a little getting used to as it can be tricky to actuate at first. Overall not a terrible knife but I don't like it nearly as much as I thought I would.
Great value for the $15 sale price
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Arthur S.
10-23-2018
If you can get past the crappy steel, this is a decent knife in every other way. It is a big knife but not too heavy. Snaps open very quickly and the liner lock is fully engaged with the blade. Feels good in my big hands with the grippy inserts and grooved thumb ramp.

I have not been impressed with Gerber in recent years but would be willing to pay a premium price for this one if it was made with a better steel.
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Description
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Reviews

Description

The Gerber Icon is a high quality folding knife with a 4.25" gray finished tanto blade with dual thumb studs and a partially serrated edge. The handle is lightweight aluminum with a textured inlay and pocket clip for easy tip-up carry. The liner lock tab is solid combines with thumb studs for easy one-handed use.

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:9.55"
  • Blade Length:4.25"
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Finish:Gray
  • Edge Type:Serrated
  • Handle Length:5.30"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.68 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Gerber
  • Model:Icon
  • Model Number:31-003242
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Great for the price.
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THOMAS M.
08-13-2020
For the price great knife. I like the size and grip on the handle. It's kinda big for front pocket carry for me but great for a cargo, sap pocket carry or in a coat pocket. Wish it had a ambidextrous pocket clip.
My EDC
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WILLIAM S.
07-26-2020
I got this knife to replace my well-used Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Tanto Folding Knife. I liked that knife because it had partial serrations and a solid chisel blade. It served me quite well when I worked in a Corporate office, but when I began working in the field in West Texas, I realized I needed a larger knife.

I was shopping in a Home Depot for power tools and saw this knife for sale. I paid $34 for the knife and it was the last one at the store. It is the same style as my S&W, only larger. Perfect.

I've had this knife for three years, now, and have found it is quite superior to the S&W design. The blade is a much stronger material. I chipped the blade several times on my S&W but the Gerber has not chipped once, despite what I would consider to be outright abuse.

I have used the knife as a pry-bar and lite hammer on many occasions. The scales are scratched and scarred but the clip stays and frame screws are still tight. I have used it for chiseling wood, plastic, and light aluminum, sawing tree branches, splitting wood for fire, and some light baton-ing. Most commonly, I use it to slice up boxes to break them down for disposal. clipping the heavy plastic freight bands, cutting defective power cables for electronics, and trimming network cabling for crimping and terminating network cables.

It's a large pocket knife, so if you're expecting something small for your pocket, this is not your knife. It's not as large as some of those "pocket saw"-looking combat folders. It seems to be just the "right" size to make it useful.

Lastly, I have two of these knives with two more on the way. At $15, this knife is a steal. Best of all, this knife has enough quality to make it a useful tool but is cheap enough that losing it won't be a major hit to the wallet.
Bike Knife
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Gregory S.
01-22-2020
I got this knife to replace my "E-Z Out" as a "bike knife". (I've had a few unpleasant encounters--also carry pepper spray). Chose the "Icon" for its light weight, blade to handle ratio/size, and grippy handle texture. I don't care that it's not fancy steel--hope to never use it, and it will serve well for self-defense. Great quality, well-centered & sharp. Solid lock and detent. No better bargain at $15!
Nice !
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Curt C.
09-11-2019
Very good price value. A good stocking stuffer.
Awesome Knife for the Price!
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Weston W.
07-11-2019
Can't think of a bad thing to say about this Gerber Icon! It's a big blade with sturdy alum and textured scales for super grippy feel. solid lock up and slim profile. I love it and got mine on sale for only $15... a bargain for sure!
User-friendly, but not Pocket-Friendly
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Matt L.
06-22-2019
Gerber Icon: One robust knife. Thick baton looking blade and handle. Not super sharp, yet easily cuts through all the plastic and cardboard I threw at it. Pretty sure it is not worth doubling the price to get the black bladed version. It has zero retention, so you can open it in lots of fast and fun ways, so I don't even touch the thumb stud(s)....but it is prone to opening in your pocket, which is not so fun. The grip is intense, which means you won't slip when using it, but sitting in the pocket it can feel a bit harsh. There is good gimping...so much gimping everywhere, anywhere you could possibly need gimping. Still, I like this classic (may I say Iconic?) tough, massive, outdoorsy knife. 83/100
I liked it for a month
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Daniel L.
03-16-2019
I bought one of these almost a decade ago for $50. It's pretty big yet surprisingly light for it's size. The scales were warped from the factory which causes them to catch the blade when it opens or closes so I was discouraged by that pretty quickly. The thumb stud takes a little getting used to as it can be tricky to actuate at first. Overall not a terrible knife but I don't like it nearly as much as I thought I would.
Great value for the $15 sale price
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Arthur S.
10-23-2018
If you can get past the crappy steel, this is a decent knife in every other way. It is a big knife but not too heavy. Snaps open very quickly and the liner lock is fully engaged with the blade. Feels good in my big hands with the grippy inserts and grooved thumb ramp.

I have not been impressed with Gerber in recent years but would be willing to pay a premium price for this one if it was made with a better steel.
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