Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife Black (4.8" Black) 30-001038

Item #BHQ-27042
MSRP: $84.99
Our Price: $81.95
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  • Overall Length: 9.75"
  • Blade Length: 4.875"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19"
  • Blade Material: 420
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.75"
  • Handle Material: Rubber
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 7.10 oz.
  • Sheath: Polymer
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade
  • Brand: Gerber
  • Model: StrongArm
  • Model Number: 31-001038
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Black-coated drop point blade made from 420 stainless steel.
  • Black rubberized handle over a full tang.
  • MOLLE sheath in black.


Gerber has been making survival knives for the US Military since 1968. The StrongArm Fixed Blade carries on their legacy of dependable, hard-working fixed blade knives for survival and combat applications. The StrongArm Fixed Blade was designed around the fundamentals of military survival training. It utilizes a rubberized diamond texture grip and adds a striking pommel and lanyard hole at the base.

The StrongArm features a versatile modular sheath system. Snap together components allow users the option of vertical carry with the MOLLE, horizontal carry with a standard 1.75" tactical belt, or in a traditional drop leg mount.

Customer Reviews

Amazing fixed blade
Sang K. on Nov 11, 2019

My strongarm came scary sharp right out of the box. The sheath has solid lock and the handle feels very sturdy and has a great grip. I can't wait to try this knife on my next camping trip!!!

Birthday Gift
Benjamin B. on Aug 17, 2020

This knife came super sharp out of the box, and I accidentally cut myself on it at least 3 times within the first day of me getting it. I really love the knife and it will serve me as a very good self defense weapon and just as a normal knife as well. I strongly recommend this knife for all beginners to fixed knives.

Gerber strong arm
beth g. on Sep 3, 2020

sharp right out of the box. very well balanced.excellent handle.good universal sheath.this is a all around good knife for any purpose.

Best knife ever
Ricardo A. on Feb 5, 2018

If you haven’t already seen the gauntlet reviews on YouTube, then just know that this knife is indestructible

Mini grip review. Strongarm
Jake c. on Jan 21, 2018

Do you hate how everything in your life isn’t cut apart ? Do you hate that your knife can’t crush a rock? dig a fire pit? Or chop down a tree? Well look no further . The strong arm is your one stop shop for the perfect fixed blade knife . It’s light yet strong so you never have a problem carrying it , it’s grip and blade design make it perfect for any work you would do outdoors , the sheath offers many carry positions, but despite my best efforts and my love for this knife it’s too big to comfortably conceal carry . This knife can and has cut through everything i put in front of it , great to own perfect price

Love this knife, but...
MAGNUS R. on Sep 12, 2020

I bought two ones, first was sharp as a razor, second I would say is close to dull. I have no experience in sharpening knifes and I don´t want to destroy it learning. What is the best way forward? Thanks!

Awesome fixed blade!
Nick C. on Mar 9, 2019

I love this knife. recently bought my second one for E.D.C. defense while my first one will be used for fishing trips and the like. My first one shipped with no flaws. Other than maybe one side of the edge was grinded wider than the other but that's just if I want to nitpick. And the only thing my second one had was a rough burr along the tip. But after a couple passes on a ceramic rod it's just fine. these knives are everything I've been looking for in a E.D.C. fixed blade. And it's mostly thanks to the AMAZING sheath. They say a knife is only as good as its sheath....and if that's the case then this knife is perfection at $70 for what I'm going to be using them for personally. Can't recommend this knife enough!! And if you need more assurance...there's a whole gauntlet of videos TOURTURING this thing on youtube and this knife just laughed at it all. If you haven't already...get this knife.

Great fixed blade
Daniel S. on Jan 5, 2018

This was my first fixed blade and still one of my favorites. The sheath is perfect for mounting on your pack.

The grip
John R. on Oct 30, 2019

i am a fan of this knife. i don't use it for any real purposes but the grip it spot on. I have it on my belt when camping or out looking for yotes'. The retention is great with an audible click and the ability to go in either direction is great.

Looking good so far
Bob L. on Dec 11, 2019

Just bought my first Strongarm after reading a million reviews of the knife on the internet. I'm going to make it my truck knife, but I haven't used it yet so I can only give my initial impressions. One, not sure I like the writing on the blade, and for that matter why put a black protective coating on a stainless steel blade? Looks, I suppose. Also,the top of the handle at the rear sticks up just a little bit, I guess to give a better grip, but it looks like it might cause some hotspots depending on how you hold it. Kind of cuts down on the available real estate as well. It's nice that the sheath gives you a lot of options (including removing it) so you can configure it to suit your needs. I'm nitpicking here, and based on all the reviews it looks like this knife will come in very handy. I'm looking forward to putting it through its paces.

Solid Tank!
Tyler K. on Jan 6, 2018

This knife is great for prying, chopping, batoning and stabbing. I would carry this knife or the prodigy tanto (Gerber) if I needed something strong. What really sets this knife above others is the sheath. SOLID lock in and there’s SO many different options for carry. As far as being sharp and staying sharp it’s not amazing, but this is definitely a good all around tool.

Pretty good
Brian B. on Nov 13, 2019

Good blade, grippy handle, might be too grippy, thinking it's one to use with gloves if doing long term work. I don't care much for the sheath, buttons were very difficult to snap open/close. I removed all of the attachments and am just using the sheath by itself and keeping it in a bag.

Gerber strongarm
Michael l. on May 23, 2019

Knife came with a few manufacturing faults, but usefulness and sheath are awesome if you can get passed the typical BAD American quality control it’s a good knife. I compared it to my cold steel SRK, it’s made in China and comes flawless in every way. Not one little manufacturing fault. I’m ok with the knife, but won’t be buying another. Going to buy my 4th cold steel SRK which will ride on my battle belt.

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