Survival Gear Review: Gerber Edict Tactical Folding Knife

Looking for a lightweight tactical knife? The new Gerber Edict folder is a feather-weight tool at only 3.6 ounces, but delivers the strength and features that you'd expect from a heavier blade.

While the Edict was designed as a back-up weapon and utility blade for soldiers and police, it's available to the public for these same tasks. The Edict makes a great tactical Every Day Carry knife with its full size tanto-style blade and fine edge. This blade shape and edge allows strong, deep penetration when piercing is required. The fine edge won't hang up either, when slicing and slashing.

The blade itself is crafted from 154CM steel and has a black ceramic coating. This steel is very durable. The coating is corrosion resistant, and it kills reflection. The Edict has dual thumb studs for quick and easy one-handed opening. This folder locks securely with a lock back closing mechanism.

The weight saving handle is glass-filled nylon covered with a rubberized diamond texture. This knife is a great fit for those with bigger hands, or wearing gloves, thanks to the diamond grip and a large palm swell on the handle. A finger guard completes the handle and makes the grip even more secure. There's even a handy pocket clip.

This knife handles well, slices cleanly, and has a very solid grip. The Edict knife is made in Portland, Ore. Here are some detailed specs:

Blade Length: 3.6 inches
Closed Length: 4.9 inches
Overall Open Length: 8.5 inches
Weight: 3.6 ounces
Warranty: Full lifetime warranty
Made in the USA
MSRP: $69