Gerber Exo-Mod Caper

Effective and affordable slicer
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The new Gerber Gear EXO-MOD Caper is a sleek, lightweight knife with an equally thrifty price tag.

Just when you think fixed-blade sporting knives are pretty much cut-and-dried, along comes Gerber Gear with a flashy new idea. The company’s new EXO-MOD series brings a fresh look for hunters, campers and survivalists to consider when planning their next trek — and for good reason. If you’re looking to shed weight, the EXO-MODs with their skeletonized handles are a breeze to pack or carry. Thus far there are three offerings in this innovative series: a Hunter, Caper and Bone Saw. We’ll take a look at the Caper here.

The EXO-MOD Caper is 7.375″ overall with 3.25″ of the total in a flat-ground Drop Point blade handling the cutting chores. The blade has a saber grind on the back edge for improved penetration and jimping on its forward portion for close-up work. The handle has three skeletonized cut-outs to reduce weight to a svelte 1.78 oz. — less than half of many typical sporting knives its size. The 7cr stainless steel main body has a protective, non-reflective black stonewash finish. To make your processing more comfortable there are soft rubber insets in the handle (both black and hunter’s orange versions are available) which also make for easy cleaning. The Caper snicks into its black polymer molded sheath with surety for belt or pack carry.


The Caper’s handle is skeletonized to reduce weight and has rubber inserts front and back for enhanced comfort.

Why You’ll Like It

First off, you’ll hardly notice you’re carrying the EXO-MOF Caper — there are common pocketknives weighing more than this lightweight fixer. Secondly, the Caper’s streamlined styling is virtually snag-proof from errant limbs and branches lurking along the trail. Thirdly, this knife is part of a lightweight system able to handle all the game processing needs of most hunters. Finally, and every bit as important to many hunters and other outdoors sports-types, all the EXO-MOD components in the system are budget friendly. The Caper has a welcome price tag of only $28. The two EXO-MOD knives and saw together can be had for under 100 bucks — great news for thrifty hunters!

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