Some things look good when coated in gold. With others, the shiny finish just makes the thing look absurd. And while the thought of a gold-plated folding knife sounds like it will fall in the latter group, that’s definitely not the case with the Gerber Mini Paraframe Golden Eagle Edition.
Yes, it’s still the same open frame mini-knife from Gerber’s Paraframe line, except finished with cobalt-hardened 24-karat gold plating from Texas Tool Crafters that gives the folder a special satin sheen. It still cuts the same way, still folds the same way, and still takes up a small space in your pocket – just with a glorious-looking finish that takes its aesthetics to a whole other level.
The Gerber Mini Paraframe Golden Eagle Edition measures 6 inches long when opened, with the clip point tanto blade taking up 2.2 inches of that length. A pocket clip allows it to sit in your pocket without moving around, while a frame lock ensures it stays closed when it’s supposed to. Construction is stainless steel for the handle, with the blade done up from a stronger high-carbon steel to ensure it performs satisfyingly in every pencil-sharpening, package-opening, and sandwich-sliding task it encounters in your presence. Features include a serrated edge, a skeletonized handle, and a designed that lends itself to one-handed opening.