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Today we will review a Gerber Myth fixed drop point style blade that features a highly functional gut hook.
Gerber is renowned as a master of knives for over 70 years. Founded in 1939 and based in Portland, Oregon, USA. All Gerber products are designed and engineered in Portland, OR where many are produced, but not all, this particular knife has been designed by Gerber but is manufactured in China. They design high-quality strong knives for the military and hunters all over the world.
Designed in cooperation with professional hunters, the Fixed Blade Pro is the foundation of the Gerber’s Myth series.
The Gerber Myth is quite small with 8.5 inches in length. has a full tang construction and it weighs just 4.9 oz. Mine came sharp out of the box and the knife feels well balanced in all places.
The lightweight soft rubberized handle has a nice subtle texture and does a good job of providing the user grip. It is a tad on the small side for me but the handle holds comfortable and does offer a good grip. It does not get slippery in wet circumstances. Overall it is a well-designed handle and I have no complaints about it.
The Gerber Myth features a well crafted drop point style blade with a plain edge is 3.75″ long and 0.125″ thick and it features a well designed, practical gut hook tip.
The steel used for the Gerber Myth is 7Cr17MoV stainless steel and has a Rockwell hardness of 58 HRC. It has a titanium-nitride PVD grey coating to keep corrosion to a minimum. The coating on the blade is of high-quality craftsmanship, is doesn’t wear off that easy. The blade is really sharp. The only downside is that it does not hold an edge for very long and needs to be sharpened more often compared to more expensive hunting knives out there.
Note: It is also available with either a standard drop point style blade.
Like all fixed blade Gerber Myth Knives, the Myth Pro comes with a hard puncture-proof polymer sheath. The sheath is designed well and holds the knife well. Pulling your knife out works with a thumb push. One downside is that while the blade in the sheath is secure, it can rattle a bit, even with the rubber handle holder in place. Another point, the belt loop of the sheath is a little on the small side. If you like to wear wide belts than you might have trouble fitting the belt through the loop.
The dual-lock sheath has a built-in carbide sharpener. The built-in sharpener can be used to create an edge but it’s not perfect. I prefer using a wet stone myself.
The Gerber Myth Pro Fixed Blade Knife is a really well-balanced gut hook knife and it performs excellently in the field. This knife is good for field dressing a hunted animal due to its immensely sharp edge and stout shape. The Gerber myth fixed blade pro has served me greatly. You can gut about 2 deer before it gets seriously dull. I have never had an issue and the knife is the perfect size to get the job done quickly and it is easy to clean.
Overall, it is a fantastic support knife for delicate work.
Carry system included:
Every product that bears the Gerber name is backed by their famous lifetime warranty.
Pros & Cons
Gerber did a fantastic job designing this hunting knife. This construction is solid. The handle is easy to grip, and feels comfortable in your hand. It is a perfect gutting knife for small game and big game.
I highly recommend this knife to any hunter out there!
The Gerber Myth Fixed Blade Pro also comes in a drop point style blade version.
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