Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material
A good solid built knife
A good solid built knife, realize though that the serrated portion of the blade, closest to the hilt doesn't appear to be the same on both sides ( as you examine the blade from it's width, on both sides, I actually like it ). There's a single angle to each tooth of the serrated edge. I'd imagine Gerber chose to do that to make it easier to maintain performance, making it easier to re - sharpen them with a simple ceramic sharpening rod, or a circular shaped diamond hone. It also appears to NOT be a full tang blade. It's fastened to, and up inside the aluminum handle, but I actually owned another piece they've made, utilizing the same tech, and the last thing you'd have to worry about is any rattling, or loosening from wear and tear over time. Good steel. The edged portion of the blade, flowing up it's length to form a tip, is sharp enough to shave the hair off your arm. So, good angles for the cutting edge. I usually use a Wusthof kithen steel to add a little bit of bite to the edge of my knives out of the box. That wasn't necessary with this issue of the Mark II. :).