The Gerber Flatiron is a solid pocket knife with a cleaver-style blade. This a blade shape you often see with butcher’s knives. Because of the straight edge this type of shape is perfect for use in the kitchen. The handle is made from stainless steel and micarta. The rough surface of the micarta scale offers enough grip to make sure the knife won’t slip from your hand as you use it. When opened the blade is locked with a robust frame lock mechanism. An interesting detail is the enormous overtravel stop. This prevents that the lock bar is pushed too far from the frame as you unlock it. The overtravel stop is larger than average and enhanced with a subtle elevation. As such your fingers rest on the overtravel-stop, and not on the lock bar. This makes opening the Flatiron a lot easier. The wide, square pocket clip is also very unique and ensures that you can comfortably carry the knife on your pocket.