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Kershaw vs Gerber

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by blackjackdan08, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. blackjackdan08

    blackjackdan08

    555
    Aug 22, 2009
    Which knife would u choose Kershaw Barrage, sold only at walmart, or the Gerber remix which for some unknown reason is a hot seller. The Kershaw i can get with shipping for under 15 bucks...
     
  2. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman

    Sep 19, 2009
    kershaw any day

    edit: also consider the byrd series from spyderco
     
  3. PG5768

    PG5768 Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    The Kershaw Barrage at $15 is a bargain. I'd recommend that over anything from Gerber in the same price range.
     
  4. cgmblade

    cgmblade

    Jun 4, 2009
    The Kershaw Barrage 2445ST is a great knife for the money. Nothing wrong with Gerber, but I've been very pleased with the Kershaw. It has a very good edge profile and it holds an edge very well. A great cutter.

    EDIT: Yeah, $15 is great. I paid $35 for mine and I thought that was a good price.

    There's a new youtube review I found that you might want to watch on the Barrage.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDBKIEPplS0

    My Barrage
    [​IMG]

    Let us know what you decide.
     
  5. blackjackdan08

    blackjackdan08

    555
    Aug 22, 2009
    I wish the kershaw barrage came in a plain edge version...but the gerber remix...always sells for a lot of money..even on ebay i noticed rarely does the winning bid really get much off retail..so i was curious what makes that gerber so in demand..
     
  6. dinozzo

    dinozzo

    Oct 31, 2009
    I would go with kershaw everytime
     
  7. cgmblade

    cgmblade

    Jun 4, 2009
    The remix isn't in the same league as the Barrage. The kershaw's 14C28N steel is a lot better than the 440A on the remix. I also think the frame lock on the Barrage is a lot stronger than the slide lock on the remix.

    I don't have a remix so my opinions are just based on reading the specs and looking at the pictures online. I do have the Barrage and it's a great knife, especially for $15. I might have to buy several more at that price.

    As to why it's in demand. If it really is in demand then maybe some people who don't know better just think it looks cool.

    BTW, Gerber does make some great knives. I'm not trying to disparage the company. It's just that between these two particular knives I'd go with the Barrage.
     
  8. tom19176

    tom19176

    Dec 7, 2005
    Who is selling it that cheap!!?!? get the Kershaw!!
     
  9. blackjackdan08

    blackjackdan08

    555
    Aug 22, 2009
    Ebay and i just won the auction for 10 bucks....yeah me..the gerber remix went for 17 bucks..agian what is so special about the gerber..it always goes for a good amount of money
     
  10. cgmblade

    cgmblade

    Jun 4, 2009
    Congratulations on getting a great deal on a great knife. I'm sure you'll like it.

    The fact that nobody on BF has chimed in singing the praises of the remix should tell you something.
     
  11. 100eyes

    100eyes

    751
    Sep 12, 2008
    If I got a free Gerber, I'd flip it on eBay to buy a Kershaw. :p
     
  12. 14Tango

    14Tango

    108
    May 5, 2007
    Of the two, Kershaw everytime and twice on Sundays!
     
  13. axtalan0

    axtalan0

    578
    Jul 18, 2008
    I concur. :cool:
     
  14. ChuckV

    ChuckV

    45
    May 31, 2009
    Holy toledo imagine buying akershaw for 15.00 I love kershaw knives .The cheapest one iever bought 39.95 at awalmart store .and imight add damned happy to get it at that price. Ithink alot of knife people remember the good old days when pete gerber steered the ship and turned out some realy realy fabulous knives. personaly i havent seen arealy good Gerber in quite some time CHUCKV
     
  15. Dekz

    Dekz

    Oct 26, 2007
    I'd take any Kershaw over 2 Gerbers.
     
  16. knivesandguns

    knivesandguns

    Mar 6, 2008
    I'll raise ya. I'd take any Kershaw over 3 Gerbers. :thumbup:


    @blackjack:

    Under $15 is a steal, go for it!
     
  17. 2bkc

    2bkc

    516
    Oct 26, 2008
    It does... limited. Costs a little more also.
    Sorry if the pics are a little dark. I was having issues with the lighting for the camera that day.
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  18. Golbat

    Golbat

    349
    Dec 21, 2005
    Kershaw rulz. :thumbup:

    I got my new damascus Barrage this week :D, I love it. :thumbup:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Razorsharp1986

    Razorsharp1986

    929
    Feb 23, 2009
    Kershaw>Gerber At any given time.
     
  20. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman

    Sep 19, 2009
    forget about Kershaw, I just wouldn't take any Gerbers
     

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