Gerber LHR Combat Knife Review

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Reviews
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Hey guys,

Thought I would post my experience with the Gerber LHR Combat Knife I recently purchased. The LHR stands for Larsen, Harsey and Reeve. The designers involved in coming up with this knife. This thing is a hunk of steel and has a great textured handle. It has a portion of the blade that is serrated. The handle is comfortable and rubberized but firm. The sheath seems to be of moderate quality and comes with many options to wear it. The included straps are of good quality made of a seat belt type material with some Velcro pieces.

My only negative response so far is that the knife is so securely fastened in the holster that quick and easy access is not always an option. Gerber markets this as a “quick release holster” it is exactly the opposite. It has a lock tab so getting the knife into and out of the holster and sometimes be a bear if you don’t know what you’re doing.

However, this also makes the knife more secure. If you were to run, crawl, etc. the knife doesn’t make a sound when doing any of the above. The knife came pretty sharp with a good edge. I would call this more of a bowie knife than I would a combat knife as it is very large and wouldn’t be the best in close quarters combat unless you really needed to stab someone but I would say if you came up behind them you may risk stabbing yourself as well because of the length. Made in the USA. I purchased new off of Ebay for around a hundred with free shipping. In review, I’d give it 4 of 5 stars based on ease of use.

Product Specs

•Blade Length: 6.87″

•Open Length: 12.5″

•Weight: 11.2 OZ

•Handle: TacHide

•Full tang construction for maximum strength

•TacHide handle for sure grip in wet conditions

•Quick release sheath with safety release

•Blade Length: 6.87″

•Open Length: 12.5″

•Weight: 11.2 OZ

•Handle: TacHide

•Full tang construction for maximum strength

•TacHide handle for sure grip in wet conditions

•Quick release sheath with safety release

Until next time…

-Hitman9921

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