The Gerber Straightlace is a new one for 2019 that recently caught our eye. Gerber’s Industrial Design Manager Seth Jaramus said it was designed with the goal of putting “a modern spin on the traditional gentleman’s knife,” and we think they’ve hit it out of the park with this one. Although the overall look of this knife is deliciously retro, it’s certainly not your Grandpa’s pocketknife. You can pick one up for about $30.
Available with either an eye catching blue or more sedate OD green aluminum handles, the look of the Straightlace is both unique and interesting. We absolutely love the clean lines and the stacked red and white accent spacers near the bolsters.
It’s about 4″ closed and weighs about 3.68 ounces. An ambidextrous tip-down pocket clip and lanyard hole add modern flair and make the Straightlace easy to carry anywhere.
This slipjoint also features a mirror-polished 2.9” modern sheepsfoot blade with clearly defined half stops. It opens with a long straight pull and that opening is smooth and easy. There’s a touch of jimping along the top of the bolster for a little extra grip.
Gerber Straightlace Details
- 7Cr Stainless Steel, Mirror Polished
- 2.9” Sheepsfoot Blade
- Half Stop
- Aluminum Handles
- Ambidextrous Tip-up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 3.68 oz.
- 4” Closed
- 6.9” Overall
The Gerber Straightlace is pretty much all you need in a modern gentleman’s knife, and it’s available for $30. Check it out by clicking any link in the article or the button down below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.