If you’re looking for a small, lightweight, and easy-to-carry yet practical fixed-blade knife, then the Gerber Ghostrike might be a good option for you. In this review, we’re going to cover what’s great about it, what’s not so great about it, the specs, and more.
What’s Great About This Knife
The blade itself is small and thin, making it easy to use and control when you need it. Combined with the skeleton style handle, it’s incredibly lightweight. To make the light handle even better, it’s rubberized and has proper grooves for your fingers so grip won’t be an issue.
Due to the size of the Ghostrike, the sheath can be mounted on a belt both vertically and horizontally. Worn horizontally, you could have it on all day and barely notice it’s even there. Here are the specifications so you have all the details:
- Overall Length: 6.875″
- Blade Length: 3.25″
- Cutting Edge: 2.75″
- Blade Thickness: 0.08″
- Blade Material: US 420 HC
- Finish: Black
To get a real feel for the Gerber Ghostrike, here’s a short overview video:
The Potential Downsides Of The Ghostrike
If you’re looking for a primary knife for all your needs, then this might not be the best option for you. While a small, lightweight knife has plenty of utility, the thin blade just wasn’t designed to handle everything.
Some users have reported the edge chipping or breaking in some situations. Other users have mentioned the blade not being as sharp as they expected, but was solved with a bit of stropping.
Fortunately, the warranty team seems quite responsive and has helped ensure a good experience with this knife.
Is The Gerber Ghostrike A Good Choice?
If you’re looking for a compact, lightweight knife you can easily mount to your belt or boots, then this is a great option. Considering the overall durability of the thin, fixed blade, it’s better suited as a backup in case you need it.
Paired this with a thicker knife designed for more demanding uses, and you’ll be prepared for any situation.
(Maybe check out the Paragon Warlock)
The Gerber Ghostrike Knife is made in the USA.