Gerber Propel Downrange AUTO 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handles - 30-000717


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Part #: GB30000717 | Gerber Knives and Gear


GB30000717: Propel Downrange Auto


Gerber has a long-running relationship with the U.S. military, providing proven tactical equipment for soldiers deploying overseas. The Propel Downrange Auto knife is a direct result of Gerber’s relationship with military personnel, and there’s more to this automatic knife’s design than its desert tan color. Building on the field-proven performance and fast, one-handed blade deployment of the long-popular 06 Auto knife, the Propel Downrange packs the same level of full-size utility and durability in a slimmer, more pocket-friendly profile. The Propel Downrange is as easy to handle and store as it is to open under pressure.

Premium S30V Tanto Blade

Like a good friend, a tactical knife needs to rise to any occasion, even difficult or unforeseen ones. The Propel Downrange Auto’s proven quick, one-handed opening action is matched only by its premium-grade S30V steel construction. You can rely on the S30V steel blade for all its intended uses and even some unintended ones—like opening that crate, stat—without worrying about compromising blade integrity. The knife’s reliable plunge lock and safety switch keep the blade locked open while in use and safely locked closed when stowed in your pocket. The partially serrated tanto-style blade adds utility when cutting stubborn materials like nylon cord or webbing, but maintains the precise cuts of a fine edge when necessary. The black oxide blade coating minimizes reflectivity and adds corrosion resistance, while the tan G-10 composite handle matches desert camouflage fatigues.

Three-Position Clip

Like a finely crafted tool, the Propel Downrange Auto feels balanced in your hand and is comfortable to hold. The composite G-10 handle’s textured surface provides all-conditions security and can take the beating that comes with field deployment. You can even customize the belt clip to meet your carrying preference. The three-way adjustable clip can be set for left- or right-hand bias and tip-up or tip-down orientation when stowed in your pocket or on your belt.

Proudly Built in Portland, Oregon

A knife is only as useful as it is durable, easy to carry and easy to use. The Propel Downrange Auto knife is designed to be your daily driver. The full-size, automatic blade offers instant deployment in a slim design that fades into your pocket like a smaller knife. Proudly built in Portland, Oregon, the Propel Downrange is designed to last a lifetime.


  • Blade uses premium-quality S30V steel for long-term durability and a quality edge
  • Full-size tanto-style blade is partially serrated for slicing and cutting tough surfaces
  • Black oxide coating adds corrosion resistance and low reflectivity
  • Desert tan G10 handle provides sure grip and durability in a slim design
  • Pommel with lanyard hole adds utility
  • Automatic opening design delivers quick, one-handed blade deployment
  • Plunge lock and safety switch fix the blade in place, open or closed
  • Adjustable, three-position pocket clip allows customizable stowage
  • Backed by Gerber's Lifetime Warranty


  • Item 30-000717
  • Overall Length: 8.52" (21.64 cm)
  • Blade Length: 3.5" (8.89 cm)
  • Closed Length: 5" (12.7 cm)
  • Weight: 4.28 oz. (121 g)
  • Steel Type: S30V steel
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Designed and built in Portland, Oregon, USA

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Gerber Propel Downrange AUTO 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Gerber Propel Downrange AUTO 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Big Duke
May 13, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Can't put it down
I bought this Gerber because I was looking for a solid EDC automatic knife. This thing is so well built and just feels rugged in your hand. The grips are great. The blade is wicked sharp right out of the box. The action works fantastic. It is heavy built and ready to work every day. I removed my pocket clip because I like to carry the knife deep inside my pocket or backpack, sometimes in a jacket. But this knife gives you three great options for the belt clip. Buy one you won't be disappointed.
Gerber Propel Downrange AUTO 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
N. Cartwright
Apr 03, 2015
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
Automatic Workhorse
This automatic knife is an EDC workhorse, that does everything required. I especially like the textured handles for a non-slip grip. The blade is not fast; it's not meant to be, but opens without fail everytime. So far no complaints, and very happy with the product.


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