CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Gerber Auto 06 Tanto Automatic Knife Black G10

  • Great for camping and survival
  • Sharp out of the box
  • Feels great in hand
  • Packaging is simple but satisfying to open
  • Design is killer
  • Great for the price
  • Knife is a little heavy but it's worth the weight
  • Blade is sharp
  • Handle feels good in the hand
  • Opens smoothly and quickly with a spring assisted blade

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Blade

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Gerber Auto 06 Tanto Automatic Knife Black G10
There are much better EDC knives on Amazon than this one.
I really liked this knife when I first got it. Pro: It was my first spring assisted blade and I really enjoyed it. Fast to open, with practice you can operate with only one hand (open and close), I like the feel in the hand and in the pocket with the provided clip, and I like the construction of the...
2/5
Church Boy
7 years ago
amazon.com
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Handle

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Outer layer of handle wears thin.
The outer layer of the handle is so thin that it is worn through in multiple spots straight from the seller. It gives the handle of the knife a very shop-worn appearance right out of the box. It makes it look like someone has used the handle portion of the knife for a long time.
2/5
Amazon Customer
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Gerber Auto 06 Tanto Automatic Knife Black G10
awesome knife
better than i expected. i saw this knife at a walmart store and was impressed with the size of the blade. its usually hard to find a folding pocket knife with a blade larger that 3 or 3.5 inches but this one does impress. finally i found what i was looking for. bust this baby out and i'm sure people...
5/5
jose from the bay (area that is)
9 years ago
amazon.com
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Price/value Ratio

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
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Gerber Auto 06 Tanto Automatic Knife Black G10
Overall a great EDC Knife
This is a great and solid knife. It is hefty and you feel the weight. I own a SOG Flashback and it's extremely quick and you can feel the power of the spring, in this Gerber the blade isn't under extreme pressure but is quick still. When you open the knife up the blade makes a very distinct sound th...
5/5
AlphaDelta
8 years ago
amazon.com
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Material

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Good stuff, but room to improve
The design is killer. Potential to be one of the safest camping and survivalist knives one could get for its size. Two downsides I see: -Bead-blast finish is nice, but prevents the spline from being effectively used as a striker for ferrous rods. A quick run over the back with a sanding bit on my dr...
5/5
Rumble righteously
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Gerber Auto 06 Tanto Automatic Knife Black G10
Hoss knife
Opens great and fills the hand. Made of great materials. Not the one to hide in your pocket.
5/5
Jerry P.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Durability

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Great little knife. Would make a great gift.
Great little knife. Comes razor sharp. Sheath is secure but if I comes loose I will just heat the plastic and push together to make it tighter again. Highly recommended, especially for under $30. Also very small so keep that in mind.
5/5
Jovana Muñoz
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Gerber Auto 06 Tanto Automatic Knife Black G10
There are much better EDC knives on Amazon than this one.
I really liked this knife when I first got it. Pro: It was my first spring assisted blade and I really enjoyed it. Fast to open, with practice you can operate with only one hand (open and close), I like the feel in the hand and in the pocket with the provided clip, and I like the construction of the...
2/5
Church Boy
7 years ago
amazon.com
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