If you carry a gun, you probably carry a knife. Not only are knives helpful on the range, but they also serve as an important tool in many people’s daily activities. And let’s not forget that a good knife can be a valuable self defense tool as well.
Earlier this year, Gerber announced a new daily carry pocket knife that may be a good fit for the regular life of many shooters. The new Sharkbelly was designed to be a superior every day carry kind of knife that can handle your regular chores in addition to the more dire use for personal protection.
The Sharkbelly is a folding knife that has a 3.25″ long blade made of 420HC steel. Two versions are available: one with a plain edge and another with a partially serrated blade. Both have a sheepsfoot design with a long thumb hole for one handed opening.
Gerber used a glass filled nylon handle with a texture it calls a Sharksin Grip. The knife has a pocket clip and is designed to be carried tip down.
These made in the United States knives are reasonably priced with a MSRP of $39. I’ve found Gerber knives to be well made and own several myself. The Sharkbelly is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.