Gerber has released the evolution to their successful Edict knife, which featured a tanto blade and black ceramic coating to minimize reflective surfaces. The Edict was marketed for soldiers and first responders. The new Edict is designed for the role of everyday carry, and it fills that role nicely.
This version of the Edict is different from its predecessor in a few different ways, the first being the blade style. The Edict-Green uses a fully fine edge, drop point blade that is made of 154CM steel. This steel type gives the knife one of the best edge retentions available with minimal reflection and a glass bead finish, while still being easy to sharpen for the end user. It is guaranteed to hold its edge for a long time, which is a plus in my book for the EDC category.
The blade includes dual thumb studs to assist in easy and quick openings with one hand. The lock back mechanism keeps the knife open in the most heavy duty uses. I appreciated the feel of the mechanism and you can tell that it’s ready for abuse from the moment you open it. The audible click is sharp and does a good job in letting you know it’s secure.
The handle is made of glass-filled nylon with rubber overmold and features a large palm swell to give you a solid grip on the knife during any work applications. The finger guard is fairly deep and I felt confident working with it in the outdoors. There is also a nice groove cut into the spine of the blade which is very useful for your thumb to rest in.
The green rubber overmold has a diamond texture pattern that is perfect for EDC use as it lets you keep a firm grip on the handle. The blade length is 3.6”, which gives an open length of 8.5” and closed at 4.9”. The Edict – Green weighs 3.6 oz. and is just the perfect weight for a working knife that will find its way into your EDC rotation. Best of all, the knife is made in Portland, Oregon.
While it is a great EDC knife, I plan on using this one at work since it will let me use it to its full potential. You can pick yours up from Gerber for $80.
Author – Rodney Pointer is a former Army Infantryman. After graduating from Airborne School, he was ruthlessly assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana to live out his days as a dirty leg. He served with the 2nd BN, 30th Infantry of the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Following his deployment to Afghanistan, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Operations. He currently works as a nuclear security contractor.