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Gerber Gear Round Up – GDC Zip Blade

Gerber gear offers a selection of knives, flashlights, belts, and other survival tools for the outdoorsman. We purchased a small variety of Gerber survival tools, and put them to the test with our own weekend warriors, our three Boy Scouts. The rules were simple. They could select any of the products that wanted but had to write about their impressions.

Each week, we’ll feature a new Gerber product review written by one of the Scouts.

GDC Zip Blade

The Gerber Gear GDC (Gerber Daily Carry) Zip Blade features a 7CR17 steel blade with a length of .68″. A frame lock mechanism locks the blade into place when deployed. The body of the Zip Blade is made of 3CR13 steel. The zipper attachment features a clip for quick removal.

I like the GDC Zip Blade because it feels solid. The blade is small but useful, and comes out easily enough. The frame lock isn’t too tough to push down when I needed to store the blade. I also liked the clip because I could remove the zip quickly if I needed the blade. I think it works best as a backup if you already have a bigger knife with you.


By Isiah Tubbs


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