Gerber Moment ReviewApril 28, 2014
- Attractive design
- Loses its edge sharpness quickly
- The sheath
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.
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.
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.
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.