I saw my brother Paul using this knife (Photo Below) several months ago, when I & my wife Cathy were visiting family in North Carolina. I am always amazed at the things Paul comes across, some neat stuff (I think).
So, I asked Paul where did you get that knife. Paul said from Gerber. Fast forward to Christmas morning, and Paul has sent me a Gerber pocket knife for Christmas, thanks Paul.
Gerber E.A.B. Pocket Knife
For wood stock 3/4″ or less in thickness, it makes for a nice marking knife.
Here’s what I like about it:
- It goes for around $17.
- Utilizes a replaceable Utility blade, when blade dulls, just replace it. However if you’re a tightwad (like me), you can resharpen the blade when it becomes dull. Using a sharpening stone, around five strokes for each side of the blade, across the sharpening stone. This sharpening technique, generally works for me.
- Stainless Steel body
- Compact size, when folded its dimensions are approx. 2-7/8″ length x 1″ width x 1/4″ thickness, fits nicely in pants pocket.
- Replacement Utility blades are readily available. Stanley’s replacement blade number for this knife is 11-931, and available in packs of 5 blades for $3 or packs of 100 blades for $12, at Home Depot.
Line Cut by Gerber Knife
The Photo above shows the Gerber knife in use, marking a line on wood. Line was cut with the Gerber knife along with a 6″ length Combination Square. Three light passes were made by the knife on the wood, you get much better control of line being marked, by making several light cuts.
I have also found this knife handy for the following:
- For cutting up boxes to fit in the family garbage can.
- Cutting fiberglass batt insulation.
- For cutting the plastic wrapping from merchandise.
- Good for cutting the sheathing from Romex wiring.
- Have used it to freehand a line, for rough cutting wood.
In short, this knife has proved to be very handy. I never go out to my shop without it.
Link for Gerber knife:
Gerber EAB Pocket Knife 22-41830 For Sale > Gerber Knives Direct
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