Gerber released the LHR fixed blade knife designed for close quarter combat.
The blade on the LHR is just under 7 inches and is made of 420 high-grade carbon steel that has a partially serrated edge. Overall length is about 12.5â€ so this is definitely not your simple pocket knife.
The LHR comes with a quick-release sheath that has a unique thumb-activated built-in safety release that can only release the knife by the wearer. The LHR also has a nicely textured TacHideâ„¢ handle that provides the user with a sure grip in wet weather conditions, or for those sweaty palm times.
There is a forefinger notch on the handle directly behind the tang that allows for greater retention during use. At the end of the handle has a lanyard hole if you need to quickly transition to another weapon but donâ€™t have time to return the knife to its sheath.
At just over 11 oz. the LHR is a heavy-duty knife with a manageable weight and design. The LHR might not be practical as a patrol knife but would make a great tactical knife or special duty knife. Hunters and campers will find the LHRâ€™s features well-suited to a variety of their endeavors.
Knife enthusiasts will appreciate the fine craftsmanship of MACP Close Quarter Combat expert Matt Larsen who worked with award-winning knife makers Chris Reeve and William W. Harsey Jr. to create the L.H.R. with the final product combining practicality with the latest technology and features of great knife making.
Gerber lists the LHR at $200.00.
Update: Â The knife is not currently available on Amazon. Â You will have to check around the local stores and internet to see if you can still find one of these knives around somewhere.