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Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Covert 3.79" Black Combo Blade, Glass Filled Nylon Handles (05786)

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Part Number: GB5786
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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GB5786: Covert - Double Bevel 154CM, Black, Serrated
As legacies go, a man could do worse than being survived by the famous knife he designed. Such is the case with the late Colonel Rex Applegate. He was one of this proud nations top authorities on close-quarters combat in particular, and fighting knives in general. The Applegate-Fairbairn Covert stands with the Applegate-Fairbairn Combat as lasting symbols of the colonels dedication, expertise, and sense of purpose.

It should come as no surprise that these two 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. As well as the glass-filled nylon handles, and the patented rotolock. The Combat has the added convenience of a hearty pocket clip.
  • Uncommon strength and balance
  • 154CM double bevel blade
  • Patented Roto-Lock
  • Item #: 05786
  • NSN #: 5110-01-516-3228
  • Overall Length: 8.7"
  • Blade Length: 3.78"
  • Closed Length: 4.9"
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Lock Mechanism: Liner Lock, Roto-Lock
  • Blade Style: Spear
  • Blade Material: 154CM
  • Blade Type: Double bevel
  • Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon
  • Opening Style: One-handed opening
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 013658057869

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
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.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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4 out of 5
up north
Sep 30, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
This is a fine emergency reserve knife. Reasonably good balance. So far just for cutting cord. But I use cord to go around the wrist which enables to swing between over and underhand in a flash. Keeps an edge reasonably well and the handle is in my opinion comfortable and solid. I like the locking system, very secure
5 out of 5
Jacob Z
Anchorage Alaska
Jan 07, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Best Pocket life I have ever owned.
I owned one of these for several years. The blade was a little stiff and difficult to fold in and out at first, but after it was broke in, it was smooth as silk. I carried it as my EDC for 4 years. Never any play or wobble in the blade at all. Or defects or malfunctions, other then the pocket clip bent such that it would no longer bite, so I removed it and stuck a lanyard through the lanyard loop instead. The 154Cm blade held edges extremely well. Lost it while hiking yesterday. :(
5 out of 5
of the world
Dec 07, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
expect the unexpected
some knives just seem to yell out "buy me" for a variety of reasons. this one, lit up the boy in me, like a christmas tree. it's certainly a knife for a very distinct professional use (as suggested by it's name). it's only too bad that the gerber a-f covert was never offered in a functional dual edge for obvious reasons. still, one out of ten is no reason to shy away from such a delightful grown ups toy. it's function lies in it's tip, so it's not for dicing tomatoes or skinning game or to impress your girlfriends. it's a professional's silent knife. great if you happen to be in that line of work. otherwise buy only because you respect the memory of the oss's legendry - col. rex applegate. it's a brilliantly executed knife for all time. i stand in confidence and complete awe.
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