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With a grip designed for maximum traction during use, Gerber's 06 F.A.S.T. Folding Knife opens quickly and stays locked in your hand whether you're cutting or thrusting. This knife utilizes Gerber's patented F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology) assisted opening system to make opening the blade fast and virtually effortless. The 3.8" stainless steel tanto blade is primarily meant as a piercing tool with a thick spine to reinforce the forward tip. Beyond its piercing design the blade has a slight downward curve reminiscent of a clip-point for cutting and slicing that, when coupled with the combo blade edge, will make short work of rope, cord, and hide.
Made of textured G-10, the handle is ergonomically shaped for maximum gripping power with deep finger grooves, a down-turned pummel and forward hand guard. A piston lock holds the blade securely open, and a button on the handle acts as a release which keeps your fingers far from the closing blade as well as a secondary safety lock to prevent the blade from opening accidentally.
Material: Stainless steel
Dual thumb studs for easy opening with either hand
F.A.S.T. - Forward Action Spring Technology
Internal spring system activates as the blade is opened for faster and easier deployment
Patented design invented by knife maker Butch Vallotton
A steel pin moves into place behind the blade to prevent it from closing
To close, slide the handle button back to disengage the lock, and fold shut
Release mechanism makes it easy to close while wearing gloves
Secondary safety locks blade closed for additional security
G-10 material ensures a sure grip, especially when cold and/or wet
Textured for additional grip security
Deep finger grooves for more secure grip
Rear finger jimping resists slipping while thrusting
Pronounced finger guard enhances grip and provides convenient thumb rest