Gerber's Basic fixed blade knife has a sturdy full-tang handle and TacHide™ scales. With an overall weight of just 4 ounces, this knife is great for lightweight day hiking and backpacking. The partially serrated edge give you a wide range of cutting capacity. The Basic comes with a fitted Gerber sheath that features a reversible pocket clip for left or right-handed use. The sheath locks the knife in tightly; be prepared for that, but know that it should loosen up a little with use.