Gerber Covert FAST, 3.7" Partially Serrated Blade, G10 Handle - 01966

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Colonel Rex Applegate and William E. Fairbairn are legends. The two adapted the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife to create a stronger and more robust fighting knife aptly called the Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife.

The fixed blade dagger was a work of art that served admirably in combat. Applegate eventually went to knifemaker Bill Harsey Jr to adapt the design into a folder for Gerber. The result was the award-winning Gerber folding Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife.

Gerber has since improved upon the design and even made a budget version of the knife called the Gerber Covert FAST.

The Covert FAST has the same overall design with a 3.7-inch dagger-inspired blade with partial serrations. Featuring the signatures of Applegate and Fairbairn on the black titanium-coated high carbon surgical stainless steel blade, this version boasts Gerber's assisted technology called FAST. That means the blade springs to life with the push of the thumb stud.

The blade stays engaged with the help of a side lock mechanism that locks the blade open or shut. It's easy to use and makes one-handed operation a cinch.

G-10 handle scales are reliably grippy and mimic the handle of the original fighting knife. A tip-down pocket clip makes this a solid EDC option with decades of history behind it.

The Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Series was designed by the late Colonel Rex Applegate, the authority in close quarter combat and fighting knife design. The Applegate F.A.S.T series combines the ease of spring-assisted opening with uncommon durability and balance. Strength comes from high carbon surgical stainless steel blades and textured glass-filled nylon handles, which are reinforced with a stainless steel inner frame. Recognized by military, police, and tactical units around the world as simply the best of the best tactical folding knives.

Features:

  • Blade Length: 3.70"
  • Length Closed: 5"
  • Width: .7"
  • Overall Length: 8.70"
  • Weight: 4.90 oz.
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Lock Type: Side Lock
  • Handle: G-10
Brand: Gerber
Catalog Number: 308986
Specifications
Assisted Open Yes
Automatic Knife No
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Partially Serrated/ComboEdge
Blade Length 3.7
Blade Material Stainless Steel
Closed Length 5.0
Handle Color Black
Handle Material G-10
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 0.3
Lock Type Slide lock
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Point Spear Point
Sheath Included No
title_tag Gerber Covert FAST, 3.7" Partially Serrated Blade, G10 Handle - 01966
Total Length 8.70

In 1939 Joseph Gerber hired a local knife maker to build 25 sets of kitchen cutlery to be given as Christmas gifts. The knives were so popular that Joseph Gerber left his advertising agency to start Gerber Legendary Blades®. The unique style and high quality manufacturing of Gerber cutlery soon developed wide spread acclaim. In fact, Gerber Legendary Blades are the only cutlery on display in New York�?s famous Museum of Modern Art.

From very early on, Gerber collaborated with top knife designers, setting a standard of quality for everyone else to follow. Renowned designers such as Al Mar, Bob Loveless, Paul Poehlmann, "Blackie" Collins, William Harsey Jr. and Ernest Emerson have all designed knives for Gerber. In 2002 this tradition continued as Gerber released the Silver Trident�?, designed by Chief James "Patches" Watson (U.S.N. Ret.) and Bill Harsey Jr.

Today, Gerber continues to design and manufacture unique, high quality outdoor recreation products. In 2003 we are proud to introduce the next generation of multi-tools: the Recoil�? Auto-Plier. By constantly utilizing new technology and innovative design to develop new products, Gerber continues to be an industry leader.

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