PORTLAND, OREGON (July 9, 2019)–GERBER,an industry-leading manufacturer of personal knives, multi-tools, and gear,announced today that it willdebutseveral additions to its inaugural line of Salt Rxfishing tools at the upcoming ICAST tradeshow in Orlando, FL. Gerber debuted its first saltwater tools at last year’s show, and the expansion will include additional styles of pliers and knives, including a needlenose and split ring Magniplier, a folding fillet knife, a steaking knife, and a Japanese-inspired slicer.
“Part of Gerber’s DNA is taking the common tool and elevating it,” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, senior vice president at Gerber.“We’ve spent a lot of time with saltwater anglers to understandthe shortcomings of the tools they use most. Unanimously, saltwater anglers use knives and pliers day in and day out. Our additions to the saltwater line this year expandour offerings in both categories. The fillet knives and Magniplier we released last year were very popularand we’re excited to see anglers add a needlenose plier or a steaking knife to their go-to tools.”
All of the new tools will feature Gerber’s signature Salt Rx corrosion-resistant coating and materialsengineered to resist the toughest environments. In addition, Gerber will release one tool, the Defender Rail Tether, in both freshwater and saltwater finishes. Explore the collection below:
Magniplier SALT Split Ring Pliers –The durable, hot-forged Magniplierefficiently handles size 2-10 split rings for quick rigging. The ergonomics are the same as the popular Magniplier SALT, with exchangeable and reversible carbide cutters, a sturdy fingerchoil, and exchangeable jaw tips.
Magniplier SALT Needle Nose Pliers –The durable, hot-forged Needle Nose pliers provide extended reach and line of sight to remove hooks from the belly. The ergonomics are the same as the popular Magniplier SALT, with exchangeable and reversible carbide cutters, a sturdy finger choil, and exchangeable jaw tips.
Controller SALT 6” Folding Fillet –The perfect companion for the adventurer, the folding fillet knife has a slim, compact design for easy packability. It features the same HydroTread grip for ultimate control even in slippery or messy conditions. The finger choil grants additional control and the 6” blade with Granton Grinds offers the perfect level of flexibility for precise cuts.
11” SALT Scimitar – Born to handle the big jobs, this full tang steaking knife can efficiently process or steak large species of fish with an 11” 9CR stainless steel blade. The GuideFins and HydroTread grip offer ultimate control even in slippery or messy conditions. The knife comes with a protective sleeve and retention strap.
9.5” SALT Slicer – This full-tang, Japanese-inspired slicer glides through fish with ease. The 9.5” blade features 9Cr stainless steel and chemical etching, and the knife comes with a protective sheath and retention strap. The HydroTread grip and GuideFins on the handle offer ultimate control even in slippery or messy conditions.
Defender Rail Tether–With the same durable cable tether system at the original Defender Tether, the Defender Rail Tether allows you to slide the tetheronto a rail and lock it down with one hand. With 100 degrees of pivot, 48” of cable and a carabiner designed to slide onto your finger for intuitive control, this tool is always at-the-ready. Comes in a freshwaterand Salt Rxversion.
View the entire SALT fishing collection at GerberGear.com