Reviewed 04/03/2010 by xxo
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
I have not been too impressed with most of Gerber's products in recent years, particularly the stuff they have made in China, but I saw some good reviews of this knife on Bladeforums and decided to get one - glad I did because the Big Rock seems to be a very good knife and a great value.
The Big Rock came with an extremely sharp factory edge and excellent fit and finish save for a few places where the scales did not perfectly meet the tang. The near full flat ground drop point blade is great for a hunting or camp knife. The grip is very comfortable and secure but could be a bit thicker. I really like the built in "guard", over sized lanyard hole and full tang construction. I did not much like the slightly tacky feeling rubber over-mold on the handle scales.
The hard plastic lined nylon sheath is plain but functional.
Blade steel is listed as 440a and seems to hold a decent edge for what it is.
The changes I would like for the Big Rock would be a satin blade finish instead of the typical Gerber bead blast and slightly thicker grips without the thin rubber over mold. A better sheath and blade steel would be nice too, but it would be a tall order at this price point. As it is the Big Rock is an excellent value.