A prodigy is a child or young person who is exceptionally good at something, a savant if you will. With that definition in mind, Prodigy perfectly fits as the name of our latest Badass Knife of the Week.

The Gerber Prodigy is based on the award-winning (and previous Badass Knife of the Week) LMF II but somehow manages to pack the same punch in a smaller package. The Prodigy features a very similar design and purpose as the LMF II, only thinned out to create a more versatile tool.

At a length of 4.75 inches, the blade of the Prodigy is only a few tenths of an inch shorter than the beefier LMF II. Where it cuts down on weight and size is the depth of the 420HC stainless steel blade. It is still durable enough to handle any task you throw at it but won’t keep you bogged down.

Featuring a partially serrated edge and a classic drop point design, the ceramic-coated blade excels in the outdoors.

The black glass-filled nylon handle boasts Softgrip overmold for a reliable grip in all types of weather conditions. The knife comes with a friction lock, MOLLE compatible sheath.

Along with being made in the United States and weighing in at a reasonable 7.2 ounces, it’s hard to think of a better knife that’s the suited for the outdoors. Prodigy indeed.

For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the Gerber Prodigy.



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 Tim@knife-depot.com.
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