Everyday Carry

Gerber Slimsada

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Adam Molina
Gerber Slimsada

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The best tool isn’t the one that costs the most; it’s the one that gets used when you need it. Gerber is no stranger to making practical tools that have become staples in many EDC kits. One of its newest offerings is the Slimsada knife. This one is worth checking out if you’re looking for a no-nonsense, everyday knife.

The Gerber Slimsada is a workhorse of a knife with a 3.5-inch blade made of D2 steel that will hold its edge and is also corrosion-resistant. The blade has an elongated thumbhole, making opening it with one hand a piece of cake. It’s versatile enough for almost anything the day can throw your way, thanks to a drop-point blade which is a great style for everyday cutting. Gerber has also perfected its ball-bearing system, which means you’ll get a smooth, consistent deployment every time you use it.

How a knife sits in hand is as essential as its blade. The Slimsada features linen micarta scales on the show side opposite its frame lock so you can get a good grip even in harsh conditions. The comfortably shaped handle combined with a weight of only around 2.7 ounces makes a strong case for why the Slimsada could make a great everyday carry knife. When closed, it’s slightly over 4.5-inches as well. So whether you’re looking to toss it in your backpack or carry it in your pocket, it shouldn’t weigh you down. If you decide to EDC it, the Slimsada has a sturdy pocket clip to keep it in place even when you’re busy moving around.

For the price, it’s hard to argue that the Gerber Slimsada isn’t a good deal. You’ll get a tough knife that’s perfect for daily use, whether you’re going camping or opening boxes at the office. It also comes with the Gerber lifetime guarantee, so should anything go wrong Gerber has your back and will stand behind its product.

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Adam Molina

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About the Author
Adam Molina is a product review expert and seasoned everyday-carry enthusiast. They have covered gadgets and niche items for almost ten years and are passionate about exploring the ever-evolving landscape of consumer electronics and everyday carry gear. Having always been drawn towards electronics, they began their career reviewing audio gear and personal electronics for outlets like Soundguys, Android Authority, and Business Insider. They are currently a member of MKBHD network of channels, including an executive producer role on the Waveform Podcast.

In addition to their expertise in the tech realm, Adam possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in everyday carry gear ranging from watches to niche carabiners. He has used more backpacks than he can count, a plethora of different kinds of wallets, all kinds of multi-tools, and many random gadgets that never even make it into a recommended buying guide. Adam has developed a deep understanding of the nuances and practicality that make these items indispensable to modern-day life.

Adam is an avid runner and reader in their spare time and loves to learn random skills. Adam is the go-to resource if you are looking for an expert opinion on a product or want to learn more about everyday carry. They are happy to answer any questions and help you find the best products for your needs.

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