Gerber Blades Fast Draw Assisted Opening, Tanto Blade, Tactical

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An everyday tactical knife needs to offer more than just a stealth black finish and menacing blade. It needs to withstand daily abuse and, should you find yourself in the midst of the unexpected, be versatile enough to rise to the call of duty. The F.A.S.T. Draw Assisted Opening Knife meets these demands.

Nothing defines the personality of a folding knife like a good, smooth blade action, and Gerber's Assisted Opening 2.0 mechanism delivers. Its silky-smooth action allows true one-handed blade engagement. Simply lever the thumb stud to open the blade quickly and positively. The reliable plunge lock keeps the blade fixed when open and makes for safe, easy closure without putting your fingers in the path of the folding blade.

An everyday carry knife needs to rise to the demands of the day, and the tanto-style blade is ready to puncture, cut and perform as required. Partial serration adds utility for working through stubborn materials like knots or metal, where sawing action is helpful. The blade's matte black titanium nitride coating reduces reflectivity in critical situations.

Features:

  • Gerber's proven Assisted Opening 2.0 technology for smooth action
  • Reliable plunge lock secures blade in place and allows for safe, easy closure
  • Thumb studs facilitate one-handed operation
  • Tanto-style blade is ready to puncture, slice and perform detailed work
  • Black titanium nitride-coated blade reduces unwanted reflection and defends against corrosion
  • Utilitarian pocket clip keeps knife handy on your belt or in your pocket
  • Nylon handle with textured scales provides secure grip and slim profile
Brand: Gerber
Catalog Number: 458142
Specifications
Assisted Open Yes
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Partially Serrated/ComboEdge
Blade Length 3.0
Blade Material Stainless Steel (7Cr17MoV)
Closed Length 4.25
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Nylon
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 3.5
Lock Type Plunge lock
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Point Tanto
Sheath Included No
Total Length 7.25

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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