Subscribe to our Newsletter for exclusive offers!

Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Folder 4.48 Combo Blade, Glass Filled Nylon Handles - 05780

Customer Reviews 3.923 Read 13 reviewsWrite a Review
Part Number: GB5780
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
Retail Price: $166.95
Our Price:
You Save: $73.00 (44%)
Calculate Shipping

GB5780: Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Folder - Double Bevel - Black Handles
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 combat. 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. They've 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 clip keeping the knife within easy reach.
  • Heavy-duty constructionPatented roto-lock systemGlass-filled nylon handles
  • Item #: 05780
  • NSN #: 5110-01-436-1548
  • Overall Length: 10.06"
  • Blade Length: 4.48"
  • Closed Length: 5.64"
  • Lock Mechanism: Liner Lock, Roto-Lock
  • Blade Style: Spear
  • Blade Material: 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Blade Type: Double bevel
  • Handle Material Glass-filled nylon
  • Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
  • Opening Style: One-handed opening
  • Weight: 6 oz. (Knife Only); 7.1 oz. (Knife and Sheath)
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 013658057807

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
3.923 (13 reviews)
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
5 out of 5
Toronto, Canada
Mar 20, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Strong knife
I have many knives. I basically carry this knife for self defense. Fortunately I have never had to use it for that purpose. I have many Gerber knives & have found that the steel they use is easy to sharpen, & holds a good edge. This knife in particular flicks out quickly, locks up positively, and has great grips, that fit all hands, don't slip & feel really secure in your hand. My model came with a nice sheath that could be mounted either vertically or horizontally on your belt. I have worn it both ways, but find that horizontally in the middle of your back is both very effective & nicely hidden from most searches. Being 220 lbs, I can also carry a neck knife that is hidden between my chest muscles, even in a T-shirt. Love the knife
4 out of 5
Mar 04, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
Excellent Gerber knife
I always liked the design of this knife but I would stress that Gerber has two knife lines. Gerber USA and the rest are made by Gerber International. I try hard to by US made products, especially defensive tools. The one drawback although very minor is the safety lock on this knife. Once set into place, it's hard to retract the blade safety.
4 out of 5
Joakim L
May 24, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Pocket Clip
Cons: Sheath, None
A discreet combat knife
A discreet combat knife you can have in your pocket
Read all 13 Reviews »
Loading Reviews

© 1995-2015 by Howard Korn and KnifeCenter Inc. All rights reserved.

5201 Lad Land Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 - 800.338.6799 (Phone Orders Welcome)