CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Gerber Mini Covert Automatic Knife Black

  • 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 hunting and fishing
  • Mechanically sound
  • Black lightweight hard anodized aluminum handle
  • S30V partially serrated stainless steel blade
  • Assisted opening

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Weight

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Topic of the Week - Week of February 22, 2021 - Packing your fears
Through many others, I finally have been using the CRKT minimalist and actually just ordered a SpyderCo LadyBug (supposed to be about 15 g). I don’t think I’ll ever be someone who ditches a knife completely or goes the razor blade route, but I’ve definitely shaved a lot of weight over the years.
Gerber Mini Covert Automatic Knife Black
Pretty good
There's many good knives out there for $30. This one isn't too bad, much more of a pocket pocket knife. The lock works well and it's still opening quickly after a few months of nonsense. The entire knife is built pretty. I like the solid look and weight to it. Blacked out blade with a little signatu...
5/5
superleggera
7 years ago
amazon.com
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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 Mini Covert Automatic Knife Black
Overall satisfied
I would say that the release is a little tight at the beginning. Other than that, it's an outstanding knife.
5/5
1 year ago
cabelas.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 Mini Covert Automatic Knife Black
Cheap Garbage, it's A Shame Gerber isn't Afraid to Have their Name on Stuff this Bad.
I've owned better pocket knives for less than $15. The "assisted" opening on this knife was both tacky and dysfunction (literally worked half the time). The safety felt inconsistent as well. You can literally feel how weak the spring is on this knife. I returned it after 1 week because the function ...
1/5
Drew Taylor
5 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
smkw.com
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Gerber Mini Covert Automatic Knife Black
Shady link. Not the knife that’s advertised.
You people charged me a lot for a Knife that’s not the right one. On the box is says the knife I was supposed to get. I looked it up on YouTube and the knife in the box is not the one I ordered or the one that’s in the box. So you just straight ripped me off. Thanks for wasting my time and money bec...
1/5
Mark rickert
2 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 Mini Covert Automatic Knife Black
Gerber Mini Covert Automatic
AH When it comes to your every day carry, the choices for the ideal pocketknife are endless. However, if you’re looking an EDC with a sleek all-black tactical edge, consider the Gerber Mini Covert Automatic ($125). Featuring a black lightweight hard anodized aluminum handle and a S30V partially serr...
PositivePositive
7 months ago
gearpatrol.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 Mini Covert Automatic Knife Black
Best small bladed pocket knife I have ever owned.
I had one of these knifes over the whole duration of my 4 year military career. It was a gift from my uncle when I finished basic training. I carried this everywhere and I always used it. It it got rusty, I would just use a bruch and CLP from my rifle cleaning gear and it would be just like new. Nev...
5/5
Water Hazard Actual
3 years ago
amazon.com
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