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.
Understand I am a USMC Vietnam Vet so I have a Ka-Bar bias, though due to a not untypical Marine corps SNAFU, I carried a Buck General 120 in-country. I like all three of these knives, and numerous others. The Buck 120 I carried (1965 Vintage) must have been of different steel than today's Bucks, because it was a real dog to sharpen! Today's Bucks sharpen much more easily. The Strongarm holds an edge well, and sharpens with ease. Had I had the choice of one of these three back in '65, I would have chosen the Strongarm, but mostly for the sheath, which is a real gem!