Years ago, I had heard that Gerber was on the rebound and had a new line of knives out that were pretty good. Since I had owned Gerbers in the very early 80s that were damn fine knives, I was glad to see them coming back after falling so far in quality.
I bought the Gerber Paraframe about 10 years ago. Worst knife I ever bought, hands down. The steel was so poorly ground it took some time to even the grinds. The good news is that the steel was so soft it was easy to sharpen. However, the steel was also so soft that simple exposure to air seemed to make it dull.
Then the screws wouldn't stay tight and the clip came loose constantly. Then the pivot did the same thing. I felt like I shouldn't have to Loctite every single screw on a brand new knife and chalked off the moving screws (all but one on the knife!) to poor tolerances. Then in less than a month, the knife started to come open in my pocket when I carried it. That finished it for me.
So to summarize: Lousy steel, lousy construction, poor quality materials, poor design and execution. I paid about $25 for that knife and it lasted about a month.
As a sidebar, I contacted Gerber about the knife and they told me I could send it in to them. They would only accept the knife if I sent it insured, so shipping and insurance was about $10, then my time to pack it up and get it to a shipper. Gerber told me that they would "assess" the knife, and if it needed no repair other than tightening screws and realignment, I would be charged a shop fee of $25, then I would have to pay them $12 to send it back to me.
No more Gerbers for any reason after that.