Gerber Riffs on Classic Razor Style with Latest Knives

Gerber came to Blade 2019 with four new, retro-inspired knives. The Jukebox and Quadrant channel the look of straight razors while the Straighlace and Wingtip look to classic slipjoints for inspiration.

Jukebox

The throwback Jukebox melds the folding shaving razor look with an EDC folder’s more reasonable footprint and carryability. The straight razor homage is most visible in the blade design, a 2.7-inch squareheaded sheepsfoot made from 7Cr17MoV. An extended tang serves as an opening mechanism, allowing users to slow roll the blade out – but whereas a classic straight razor doesn’t lock open, the Jukebox comes set up with a straightforward stainless steel liner lock.

Gerber leaned into the retro-chic aesthetic with the Jukebox’s acrylic handle scales. Covering about two-thirds of the length underneath a large bolster, these acrylic scales can be had in either a honey-colored tortoiseshell or a smoky, black-and-gray marble color.

Quadrant

The Quadrant also falls in with the straight razor look, but takes the visual element in a less retro, more modern direction. Its blade length and steel are the same as on the Jukebox, but gone is the extended tang, replaced by a flipper tab. It’s a stainless steel frame lock rather than a liner lock, and both the lock and show side scales are black coated. A choice of either a bamboo or white G-10 inlay offsets the otherwise somber tones.

Straightlace

Gerber’s Straightlace comes with a cutting edge measuring 2.9 inches long, a tapered wharncliffe with just a hint of belly. The slipjoint’s frame is assembled from from different segments of aluminum: a bright blue or green main scale separated from a bolster by a red and white candy stripe collar. It is opened with an extended groove rather than a traditional nail mark, and its blade steel is once again 7Cr17MoV.

Wingtip

The Wingtip is the fourth and final new mid-year release from Gerber. Like the Straightlace it is a slipjoint, but with drop point blade shortened by about half an inch compared to its stablemate. The aluminum construction is carried through however, albeit in more muted colors: the Wingtip available with either gray or green scales. The finger groove is smaller than the extended fuller on the Straighlace, although still larger than what is seen on a more traditional slipjoint.

The new knives are available to order now, and all come in well under $50.

Knife in Featured Image: Gerber Jukebox

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