Gerber US-Assist Assisted Folding Knife 3" 420HC Glass Bead Combo Blade, Black GFN Handles - 30-001294

$79.95

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Part #: GB30001294 | Gerber Knives and Gear
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Description
GB30001294: US-Assist 420HC
Gerber

Designed and built in Portland, Oregon, this assisted-opening knife offers Gerber's smoothest, most consistent deployment to date. Including B.O.S.S. Tech, it features a ball-bearing system to reduce friction and provide stable performance for the long haul. Intuitively designed and painstakingly tested, the US-Assist is the next generation of the everyday pocket knife.
Features
  • Ball bearing technology
  • Low-rise, scratch-resistant pocket clip
  • Ambidextrous one-hand opening blade with dual ramped thumb studs
  • Plunge-lock 
  • Cross-bolt safety (locks blade closed or open)
  • Glass filled nylon handle
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Overall Length: 7.2"
  • Blade Material: 420HC with glass bead finish
  • Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon
  • Lock Type: Plunge-lock with cross-bolt safety
  • Item # 30-001294
  • Made in USA
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Karl
Illinois
Dec 21, 2016
Pros: None
Cons: Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Quality is good, but it's difficult to use
The knife is well constructed and the blade is very solid when locked opened. I find the knife to be quite difficult to open using the thumb stud. I believe this is because the radius of the stud from the blade pivot pin is a bit too short. The safety is not as intuitive as it could be. As a firearms owner, I'm accustomed to crossbolt safeties that are deactivated with the index finger, but the crossbolt safety on this knife is deactivated with the thumb (I guess this might be a plus for lefties). The knife is also too heavy for my taste for EDC.
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