I Don’t know a whole lot about knives, but I do know that they are an essential piece of equipment for any first responder, military member, or anyone who likes to be prepared. Gerber Gear is one of the leading manufactures of knives and their Decree knife is a great option for anyone looking for an outstanding knife. Not only does the Gerber Decree feel sturdy, it has some great features and looks pretty cool as well.
The Gerber Decree features a S30V steel with a modified tanto blade and has partial serrations for great cutting power. The blade also has a ceramic coating which minimizes reflection and provides superior corrosion resistance. The handle is made of glass filled nylon and is covered in a rubberized diamond texture which allows for a solid grip in all types of environments, but it’s not so sticky that it stays gripped to your pocket while deploying the knife. There is also a glass breaker built into the handle of the knife, making this a perfect knife for law enforcement officer, firefighters, and other first responders.
The Decree is easy to open one-handed via a thumb stud and finger flip tab. The knife features a black metal clip that can be moved to either end of the knife. There is also a lanyard attachment point so you can dummy cord the knife to another piece of equipment. The blade length of the decree is 3.75 inches and has an open length of 8.7 inches and a closed length of 5.1 inches, the blade length is 3.7 inches. The knife weighs in at just 4.8 ounces.
Author – Cameron Paidousis is a former Police Officer and is a current member in the Air National Guard where he serves in Security Forces. For his civilian job he works as security contractor for the U.S. Government. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family along with kayaking, hiking, and traveling.