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Gerber E-Z Out Skeleton – Badass Knife of the Week

Sometimes it’s a crapshoot trying to figure out which knife models will become hits and which will become duds that fade away after a few years. Our latest Badass Knife of the Week shows the winning formula a long-lasting knife must have.

The Gerber E-Z Out is a simple folder with a reliable design made right here in the United States. When you put all those elements together, you undoubtedly get a winner.

The knife gained a cult following when it was first introduced decades ago. The knife is so old, you can find threads on BladeForums spotting the knife in the hands of Fox Mulder during the original run of the X-Files.

But just because the knife is old doesn’t mean it hasn’t been updated.

The Skeleton version of the popular E-Z Out line reduces the weight and narrows the profile of the knife without compromising the utility and functionality of the E-Z Out.

Here is an older review of the knife from cutlerylover:

Featuring a clip point profile, the 3.52-inch high carbon stainless steel blade comes with cutouts that keep the weight at 2.6 ounces and offer a quick and reliable way to engage the knife one-handed.

This version of the E-Z Out Skeleton has partial serrations, but it’s also available in a plain edge.

Complementing the dependable blade is a black glass-filled nylon handle. Softgrip inserts are added to the handle for extra comfort and security. A tip down pocket clip makes carrying this folder second nature.

The E-Z Out has been and continues to be a staple of Gerber because of its role as a reliable utility knife for nearly any situation.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Gerber E-Z Out Skeleton.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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  1. Thanks for sharing. I’m not new to knives, but I am new to carrying daily. You said exactly what I just told my 17 yr old son last week. So we went knife shopping just mother and son?. We already owned knives (cheaper ones); however with our new seriousness to safety/protection. We wanted an upgraded . So, I am still sticking with Gerber (of course ?USA made)! Better to have it and not need it …than need it and not have it. ??

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