Here’s a closer look at my new every day carry knife…the Gerber Ghoststrike. I’ve been carrying the Ghoststrike for about a month and it has now replaced my trusty Gerber Basic knife which has been my main carry for the past few years.
The Ghoststrike specs:
- Blade length: 3.3″
- Blade Thickness: .116″
- Overall length: 6.6″
- Sheath: Ambidextrous molded polymer
- Blade is etched “Portland,OR”
The skeletonized handle is dipped in a textured rubber-type material. Some of the texture is showing faint signs of wear after a month’s use. The ceramic coating seems to be very durable so far. I especially like the fact that this knife does not have any serrations! Gerber has been offering more fine-edge blades lately and I hope the trend continues.
I consider a knife’s sheath to be almost as critical a piece of gear as the blade and the Ghoststrike’s sheath did not disappoint. It is extremely adaptable to just about any carry position. The retention is solid and reliable.
For my old Gerber Basic knife I fabricated a custom sheath to replace the factory sheath and was accustomed to carrying crossdraw/horizontal at the 9 o’clock position. The Ghoststrike sheath was easily modified to carry the same way simply by turning one of the belt slots 180 degrees.
I bought the Ghoststrike knife at Smoky Mountain Knife Works while on a road trip through Tennessee. It’s the second one that I purchased….the first was sent to my son as a birthday present last year. I paid a little more for it at SMKW than what it could be had for on Amazon.