Gerber Propel AO, 3.5" Assisted 420HC Blade, Black G10 Handle - 30-000840
An all-purpose tactical knife needs to feel familiar and capable, like a well-worn tool, yet still offer quick action and hold up to long-term use. Drawing on critical feedback from military and law enforcement personnel plus its decades of knife design experience, Gerber set out to design a full-size, assisted-opening knife thatâÃÃ´s as easy to handle and carry as it is durable and capable. The Gerber Propel AO knife is this knife. ItâÃÃ´s a full-size tactical knife with a slim handle profile that fits comfortably in your pocket and hand. Built to Last A tactical knife is sure to see a variety of uses, so Gerber uses 420 high-carbon steel to give you a dependable edge. Add a G-10 composite handle and youâÃÃ´ve got an incredibly durable knife. Additionally, the Propel AO features a safer deployment than that of most AO knives. In deploying the blade of a typical Assisted Open knife, users simply apply pressure to the ambidextrous thumb stud. However, in the case of the Propel AO, instead of applying pressure upwards and parallel to the knifeâÃÃ´s case, the blade will deploy when engaged at about 45 degrees to the side. This, along with the knifeâÃÃ´s narrow aperture of blade access, ensures the blade doesnâÃÃ´t deploy accidentally while being pulled with speed from the pocket. Once the blade is engaged it can be locked into place during use. The tanto-style bladeâÃÃ´s black oxide coating adds a stealth element, while its partial serration adds all-purpose utility for working through stubborn materials like nylon rope and thick plastic. Adjustable Clip Personal preference dictates how you carry your knife, so Gerber designed the Propel AO with a three-way adjustable clip to customize the knifeâÃÃ´s orientation in your pocket or on your belt. You can set it for tip-up or tip-down storage and left-hand or right-hand bias Comfortable, Discreet Carry To deserve daily use status, a utilitarian knife like the Propel AO needs to feel good in your hand and in your pocket. The composite G-10 handleâÃÃ´s textured surface optimizes grip security in all conditions and maintains a slim profile that complements the knifeâÃÃ´s balanced feel, while the reliable plunge lock and safety switch secure the blade where you want it, be it open or stowed in your pocket. But most importantly, you get a full-size tactical knife that carries discreetly and comfortably, on the job and off. Designed and built in Portland, Oregon Full-size tanto- style blade is partially serrated for slicing and cutting tough surfaces Blade uses high-quality 420HC Steel for long-term durability and a quality edge Black oxide coating adds corrosion resistance and low reflectivity Black G-10 handle provides sure -grip and durability in slim package GerberâÃÃ´s Assisted Opening 2.0 design delivers smooth, one-handed blade deployment Adjustable, three-position pocket clip allows customizable stowage Pommel with lanyard hole adds utility Plunge lock and safety switch fix the blade in place, open or closed Backed by GerberâÃÃ´s Lifetime Warranty
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.