Specifications and features:
Gerber Paraframe II folding knife
3.53" plain clip point blade
High carbon stainless steel blade
Lightweight, open stainless steel handle
One handed opening
Frame lock handle design
8.27" overall length open
4.8" closed length
Weighs 4.2 ounces
If Gerber had settled for making just one version of the Paraframe knife, people might have been content. Because this reputable example of framelock design caught on admirably among knife lovers...making the Paraframe a mainstay of the industry. But we figured there's no merit in being stingy, so we worked up a total of eight versions. And the people are pleased.
There is a simplicity to this knife that relates as much to function as it does to form. Its a breeze to open. The clip point blade configuration is ideal for cutting in close quarters. Openness rules the day where the handle is concerned-there's more air than metal-so its quite lightweight and quite easy to keep clean.
Clip a Paraframe into your pocket, and you're fully equipped to take care of business. Your only challenge is figuring out which one...
Clip Blade -
The clip blade is a classic shape and very practical. Its name describes a shape that seems to have a portion of the spine of the blade clipped off. This brings the blade point lower for extra control and enhances the sharpness of the tip. It provides ample "belly" in the blade for slicing or skinning and a good tip for inserting in and under things that need to be cut. You will often find a false edge with the clip point.
Frame Lock -
Also known as the Integral Lock or Monolock. The Frame Lock is a locking mechanism invented by custom knife maker Chris Reeve f or the Sebenzas an update to the liner lock. The Frame Lock works in a manner similar to the liner lock but uses a partial cutout of the actual knife handle, rather than a separate liner inside the handle to hold the blade in place.