I have been a fan of Gerber products since my family sent me one of their MKII fighting knives while I served with the 101st ABN. Div. in Vietnam. And I have used a lot of their products since. So when I stared hearing about their Downrange Tomahawk, I decided to look into it.
I have been an armed professional for over 40 years now, and quality knives have always been an important part of my personal kit. I have carried a wide variety over the years. The last one I carried in the Army and still carry is Cold Steel’s Recon Tanto.
Mankind has been depending on cutting edges from the very beginning of time. Early blades were probably sharpened bone and then later sharp obsidian and other volcanic rock. When the Iron Age rolled into steel making the knife truly came into its own. Every culture developed its own designs to meet specific purposes. Even here in America, Jim Bowie’s famous knife design is still one of the most popular of fighting knives.