Gerber Propel AUTO 3.5" Black Tanto Combo Blade, G10 Handles - 30-000842

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GB30000842: Propel Auto


Finding the ideal utilitarian tactical knife is no easy task. It needs to be familiar, like a well-worn pair of boots, yet still capable of quick action and worthy of long-term use. Drawing on its decades of knife design experience and critical feedback from military and law enforcement personnel, Gerber set to design a full-size, automatic knife that's as easy to handle as it is durable and fast to deploy in tactical situations. The Gerber Propel Auto knife offers proven fast, one-handed opening with a slim handle profile that fits comfortably in your hand, and pocket.

High-Carbon Steel Tanto Blade

At the core of any good knife is the steel of its blade. Gerber knows that a tactical knife sees many uses, some of which are not easy on the blade, so the Propel Auto's tanto blade uses 420 high-carbon steel for long-term durability and a dependable edge. Add a reliable plunge lock and safety switch, and you know the blade will stay where you want it, be it open or closed. The partially serrated blade adds utility when cutting stubborn materials like nylon cord, webbing or even thin metal. The black oxide coating and black G10 handle minimize reflectivity in critical situations where traditional stainless construction could give you away.

Three-Position Clip

We all have different preferences for the way we carry a knife, so Gerber created an adjustable clip on the Propel Auto that allows you to customize the knife's orientation in your pocket or on your belt. You can set it up for tip-down or tip-up storage and left-hand or right-hand bias.

Designed for Discreet Carry

A utilitarian tactical knife like the Propel Auto needs to feel good in your hand. The machined composite G10 handle complements the knife's balanced feel, while its textured surface adds grip security in cold or wet situations. Most importantly, you get a full-size, auto-opening blade that carries discreetly and comfortably day in and day out.


  • High- quality 420HC Steel blade 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
  • Black G10 handle provides sure-grip and durability in slim package
  • 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 for customizable stowage
  • Backed by Gerber's Lifetime Warranty


  • Item # 30-000842
  • 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: 420HC
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Made in USA
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Gerber Propel AUTO 3.5" Black Tanto Combo Blade, G10 Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Gerber Propel AUTO 3.5" Black Tanto Combo Blade, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tampa, FL
Jun 13, 2020
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
Great quality at a great price
This is my EDC for work - cutting plastic banding, boxes, twine, and shaving composite materials on the job site. Solid, quality construction, at a great price. I was worried about the G10 handle tearing up my pocket, but a little fine tuning with some sand paper in the right spots did the trick. The weight of the knife is surprisingly light for its size. I would definitely recommend this knife to someone who’s looking for a rugged, reliable work horse of a knife. 5 stars all day
Gerber Propel AUTO 3.5" Black Tanto Combo Blade, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Sep 20, 2017
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
I absolutely love this thing highly recommended, I have had mine for over three years put it through an insane amount of abuse. My only complaint is being a very hard steel is difficult to get an edge on it. But once you have it sharp it stays sharp.Make sure you to check your state and local laws because this could be illegal in your state It would be a felony in California to have this knife on you.
Gerber Propel AUTO 3.5" Black Tanto Combo Blade, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Aug 11, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Knife
This knife is one of those little secrets that not many people know about. This is an incredible knife and now one of my favorites. I've had other high end knives but the quality of this one is unmatched. I'm sold on Gerber. Great blade and handle. I use this in Law enforcement and it has never failed, never. This is my go to knife.
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