Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Tactical Folder Pocket Knife
As legacies go, a man could do worse than being survived by the knife he designed. Such is the case with the late Colonel Rex Applegate who was one of this nations top authorities on close-quarters tactical. The Applegate-Fairbairn Mini Covert stands with the Covert & Combat as lasting symbols of the Colonels dedication, expertise, and sense of purpose.
It should come as no surprise that these knives are known internationally as best-of-class among folding tactical knives. Theyve rightfully earned a reputation for unmatched strength, durability and balance. More than that, tactical professionals have high regard for the high-carbon stainless steel blade. The glass-filled nylon handles. The Covert and Combat have the patented roto-lock system.
Whether you choose the special operations black or the advanced camouflage green handles, they all come with the added convenience of a hearty pocket clipkeeping the knife within easy reach.
- Overall Length: 10.06"
- Blade Length: 4.48"
- Closed Length: 5.64"
- Weight: 7.4 oz.
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.
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