Gerber Propel Downrange AO Assisted 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handles - 30-000841


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GB30000841: Propel Downrange AO


A good tactical knife needs to be a problem solver. Gerber drew on the experience of U.S. military personnel and its own expertise crafting technical knives and tools to develop the Propel Downrange AO knife. The result is a tactical folder with assisted opening and a full-size blade that's as easy to handle and carry as it is durable and capable in the line of duty.

Premium Quality Built in Portland, Oregon

There's no question you'll be hard on this knife. Gerber built it in Portland, Oregon, using premium S30V steel to offer the most reliable edge possible. The partially serrated blade adds utility when cutting stubborn materials like stout nylon rope or tough plastics, but it's the premium quality of the steel and durable nature of the G10 composite handle that set this knife apart from others.

Swift Action

The smooth pivot of Gerber's Assisted Opening 2.0 mechanism offers seamless, one-handed opening, while the reliable plunge lock and safety switch secure the blade where you want it. Think easy, one-handed operation matched with a slim profile that sits comfortably in your pocket, whether you're travelling on-base or off. The tanto-style blade's matte-black oxide coating adds a stealth element where a stainless blade might give you away.

Customizable Carry

Personal preference dictates how you carry your knife, so Gerber designed the Propel AO with a three-way adjustable clip to customize the knife's orientation in your pocket or on your belt. You can set it for tip-up or tip-down storage and left-hand or right-hand bias.

Discreet and Comfortable

Gerber knows that to earn daily-use status, a folding tactical knife needs to fit your hand and pocket. The Propel's composite maintains a slim profile that complements the knife's balanced feel and still provides secure handling in all conditions. Maybe more importantly, you get a full-size tactical knife that carries discreetly and comfortably on the job and off.


  • Blade uses premium S30V Steel for the best in durability and edge hold
  • 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 slim package
  • Pommel with lanyard hole adds utility
  • Gerber's Assisted Opening 2.0 design delivers smooth, 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 # 30-000841
  • 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
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Made in USA

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Gerber Knives and Gear, Gerber Downrange Tactical Series, CPM-S30V Blade Steel, G10 Handle Material, Folding Knives, Made in USA

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S30V Stainless Steel
Made in USA
Gerber Propel Downrange AO Assisted 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handlesrated 4.167 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Gerber Propel Downrange AO Assisted 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jul 09, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Handle Material
Recently purchased Downrange AO 3.5 Black EDC Knife
This is my first $100+ EDC knife. I juggled between this knife and a Benchmade Bugout. I kind of wish I went with the Benchmade. Upon arrival the knife was very stiff to open. I had to oil it, to free it up. I have small hands but it should not be this hard to open an assisted knife. The pocket clip does not hold the knife securely in the pocket. There was a good gap between the clip and the body of the handle that made the knife slide out much to easy. It is a sturdy knife with a very sharp blade, but I am somewhat disappointed based on how much the knife cost. I have three Kershaw knives, much less expensive that are easier to operate.
Gerber Propel Downrange AO Assisted 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
New England
Jun 16, 2020
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Good knife crap clip.
Started out as a 5. The knife itself is good but the clip just doesn’t want to stay in. Had to have 3 different pocket clips purchased for mine. The issue is that the screws screw into the plastic handle so they strip out very very easily, even with locktite. They either need longer screws or metal spacers to scare them in to.
Gerber Propel Downrange AO Assisted 3.5" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Oceanside, Ca
Jun 28, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Best Knife Gerber makes
This knife is sharp. It is assisted opening and it is fast. Can open it faster than any of their auto knives. This is my carry knife. I never leave home without it.
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