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Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Mini Covert FAST 2.9" Assisted Combo Edge Blade - 22-01967

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Part Number: GB01967
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GB01967: Mini Covert F.A.S.T. - Combo Edge
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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 the 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
  • Tactical pocket knife
  • One-hand assisted opening
  • F.A.S.T. Technology (Forward Action Spring Technology)
  • Titanium-Coated Blade
  • Tacky Grip
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2.90"
  • Length Closed: 3.95"
  • Overall Length: 6.85"
  • Weight: 3.20 oz.
  • Handle: G-10
  • Pocket Clip
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Guy
East of France
Sep 25, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Sheath, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
A nice tool
I use the product as a daily tool, as I work in a farm (to cut strings, packages, rope, etc...). It works well, it is really handy, and sharp. The little "saw" on the blade can be really usefull. However, the opening system seems a bit fragile. But that is a small detail and I might be too muchworry about little things.
5 out of 5
Christer
Sweden
Apr 25, 2014
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Good knife
Good quality knife. Well built and fits nicely in the hand. Quite sharp straight out of the box.
1 out of 5
Covert Fan
Kalifornia
Nov 17, 2013
Pros: Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Does Nothing Well
The ideal tactical folder would serve well as a basic cutting tool, and as a back-up weapon. Col. Rex Applegate certainly had the self-defense application in mind when laying out the blue print for the Applegate-Fairbairn folders. I think a high-ground spearpoint blade dagger should be the ideal knife, but this one does nothing well. The edge is too short and thick to cut anything very well, and it is really too small to serve well as a backup weapon. Pass on this and get the really useful regular size Covert FAST which seems to do everything pretty well, or even the original Covert.
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