Gerber Moment Review

April 28, 2014
Gerber Moment
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
92
Construction & Materials
8
Ease of Use
10
Steel Quality & Edge Retention
6
Durability
8
Value
10

The Good

  • Weight
  • Size
  • Attractive design

The Bad

  • Loses its edge sharpness quickly
  • The sheath
THE VERDICT

The Gerber Moment is a bare-bones knife at a rock-bottom price. It proved suitable for being carried the woods, digging in the dirt, cutting up food (or even kindling), and possibly saving a life.  I had a lot of fun beating on it and found I couldn’t break it.

FULL REVIEW

The Gerber Moment is a full-tang, bead-blasted beauty with survival in mind. It is lightweight, well balanced, and its rubberized handles make it easy to hang onto even when wet.

Construction & Materials
This simple knife offers true grit survival functionality. It’s strong enough I think you could stick it into the side of a tree and use it as a step. Gerber could have raised the price a bit and given us a better sheath. Within the first two weeks of testing, the belt-loop failed–completely torn out.

Ease of Use
Wet or dry, I found the Moment to be unslippable in my hand. The non-slip rubber handles is indexed to fit perfectly in hand with or without a glove, helping make this easy to grip use in the wettest, slimiest situations. The drop-point blade, meanwhile, proved to be versatile and effective in a variety of tasks.

Steel Quality & Edge Retention
The steel of this blade–5Cr15MoV–is a lower quality stainless steel than most knife steels.  It will resist rust and corrosion (especially on the Moment since the blade has been bead blasted), but I carried a sharpening stone with me during testing since the Moment won’t hold an edge very long.

Durability
I think I could hit this knife with a sledge hammer and not have to worry. It’s rock solid, though the sheath is a weak link.

Value
The Gerber Moment seems to be underpriced for the quality of product delivered. The Moment features a full-tanged blade suitable for camping, hunting and survival applications–with a sheath–for just $21.

 


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