Gerber silver Trident double serration Review

Gerber silver Trident double serration Review The Gerber tridents are one of Gerber's top models and have been very popular among military personal. The combo double edge blade can be used for both fighting as well as field work. The blade is similar to a survival knife but the back of the blade is fully sharpened with half saw like serrations.

 

 

Gerber silver Trident double serration Review The serrations on the back of the blade make it hard to use a piece of wood to really pound on the blade for chopping large pieces of trees but there is a two and a half inch part that you can hit by the quillon to do so.

 

 

 

Gerber silver Trident double serration Review One needs to keep in mind with every knife that is meant to do multiple tasks there are some trade offs and that is one of them. But what is a drawback for chopping is a necessary evil for fighting knives having both sides of the knife serrated gives you the maximum numbers of cutting edges so you can easly slash and cut in both directions.

 

 

Gerber silver Trident double serration Review The steel of the trident is harden to RC 59-61, which is a very hard stainless steel and is something one should looks for in a good knife and that is good steel! Now some may call this mystery steel because it's made up from high carbon high alloy stainless steel well all I can say is I have used Gerber knives and tools for over 10 years and I have never been gentle on them in anyway and I have never had one chip or break EVER so in my book the Gerber steel is topnotch!

Gerber silver Trident double serration Review Now for the handle the handle of the trident is very Unique and like no other I have see the handle is in fact not full tang and this is a turn off for many people but when you see how the handle is designed this will change your mind. The tang or back end of the blade goes almost to the end where it stops then there is a space of handle then a insert for the pummel this allows you to really pound on the pummel and the space between the pummel and handle will act like a shock absorber and this will cut down on quite a bit of the vibrations up into the handle and blade. This is a feature I like a lot and even thought it takes some of the tang its well worth it and it takes very little away from the tang so the knife is unaffected as far as performance.

Gerber silver Trident double serration Review The sheath of the trident works but it's not the best sheath I have seen although I have never had a sheath fall apart from Gerber this one seams different and I just don't feel it will hold up to the others I have gotten with Gerber products. Some Gerber sheaths I have had for over 10 years and still are just as good as the day I got them I just hope this one holds up as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Gerber silver Trident double serration Review The handle is made of two versions of Hytrel one is the inner handle which is very strong similar to what is seen in the Gerbers axes and their handles. The outer of the handle is made up of a very grippe and sticky Hytrel which is remarkably grippe and once you feel the handle and give it a try you will know what I mean it's without question one of the best handles I have seen giving you both strength and grip.

 

Gerber silver Trident double serration Review One last thing about the handle I have to say something about is the quillon this is the guard that separates the handle from the blade some knives have none at all and others are very small but the trident has a very large one which protects the hand from any damage some don't like this large quillon but I do and besides this kind of guard has been around for thousands of years and has been on knives and swords that have been used for battle so I feel if it's been around that long I must not be the only one who feels it's a good idea to have it on a knife!

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