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Gerber LHR

Postby SUM » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:00 am

What do you guys think? I am not to fond of the holster. Seems gimmicky a bit.



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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby Caliban » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:44 pm

Looks like something out of "Krull"
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:47 pm

Looks fine to me - I just don't like Gerber's "mystery steel" they use in their knives


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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby mapandcompass » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:24 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:Looks fine to me - I just don't like Gerber's "mystery steel" they use in their knives


Seconded. Never had a serious problem with them (in fact I've EDC'ed a Gerber for ~10 years) but the steel:
a) is not a disclosed alloy
b) doesn't seem to wear like my other knives
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby Rhah » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:40 pm

I like the full tang on it. The sheath does look a bit funky. I'd get it, ditch the sheath and get one made out of Kydex with a normal friction retention system.

Or this: http://www.coldsteel.com/oda-san-mai-iii.html
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby SUM » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:05 am

I was thinking that if I ever stumble upon money that must be spent on a knife, I would get a leather sheath. Looks like the Green Beret knife. I also EDC a Gerber blade. ( Combat Folder Mini ) but the quality of the blades seems soft.

I think that Gerber is trying to get some extra sales by making Sheaths, which as built in China or other non American workshops. Easy way to make money.
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby AztecDave » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:43 pm

Agree - looks like agood knife but quesionable sheath. I have thought about getting one of the Gerber LMF series. Anybody?
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby michelle in alaska » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:51 pm

http://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/

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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby SUM » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:11 am

AztecDave wrote:Agree - looks like agood knife but questionable sheath. I have thought about getting one of the Gerber LMF series. Anybody?


Got the LMF. Well It's ok. Let's put it that way. I have yet to use it in the field. So far the black blade is already completely scratched from no use at all. I am hoping that the finish is it's only problem. It made me like gerber a whole lot less. Disappointment runs with them.
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:43 pm

I have also snapped the tips off of every gerber knife I have ever owned - They are probably fine for using in the states but I would never suggest a mil or contractor guy overseas buy one


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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby SUM » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:35 am

JamesInTheWorld wrote:I have also snapped the tips off of every gerber knife I have ever owned - They are probably fine for using in the states but I would never suggest a mil or contractor guy overseas buy one


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Yeah, my Combat Folder tip broke. I just got the H.E.S.T. thinking of getting the ESEE 6 for my next stint.
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby mapandcompass » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:07 am

JamesInTheWorld wrote:I have also snapped the tips off of every gerber knife I have ever owned - They are probably fine for using in the states but I would never suggest a mil or contractor guy overseas buy one

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I've lost a tip as well, now that I think about it. Like you say, fine for mundane chores, not good for heavy duty.
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby bearanddragon » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:39 pm

You know what the most useful blade that I'm using right now - and it reflects the fact that my normally exciting job is currently at a desk-jockey: in-the-field ratio of 5:1 or something like that: a small paper-cutter. It's usefull, besides for cutting paper, cutting water bottles and making cups out of them, cutting open MREs, boxes or drink, the odd care package, tape, and other things that us desk jockeys need. At $5, it's been worth every penny.
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby Moosehead » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:47 am

http://www.benchmade.com/products/140 - get a Benchmade, better quality, better value than Gerber.

If you can afford/justify/use it to its potential, get the original knife that Gerber imitated with your first post:
http://www.chrisreeve.com/greenberet.htm
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Re: Gerber LHR

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:45 pm

Yep - benchmade is good stuff, so is Cold Steel


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