There, I said it. It’s a shame that they suck because they used to be a great company. But today’s iteration of the gear company is one based off of name recognition, celebrity endorsements, and cheap knives. Not cheap as in inexpensive like Kershaw. Cheap as in cheap quality. Back in the 1980’s, they were right at the top of what the industry had to offer. But since then they have declined to the point where they are no longer safe to own.
This isn’t just a company that doesn’t pay attention to details or has gotten unlucky. This is a company that cuts costs to the point where they make unsafe things. One recall is bad. Two is terrible. Eight over a span of 7 years, two of which involve the SAME PRODUCT is crazy.
Read the full article here.
I reflect much of the sentiment that this article has towards Gerber. I know some people will be mad when they read this, but it is true. Gerber has become the punchline for jokes on forums and other social media because their quality is horrendous. If they do not do something to turn themselves around then the only thing saving them from being gas station knives is their marketing.
Another article here.