Gerber LST Folding Knife 2.63" Bead Blast Plain Blade, GFN Handles - 22-06009


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GB6009: LST - Drop Point, Plain Edge


Now here's a knife with some mighty impressive roots. It was brought to market back in 1980 by none other than the man whose last name goes on each of our products. Pete Gerber was the first knife creator to envision the merits of using all-synthetic materials in the handle. He and knife designer Blackie Collins aimed to deliver lightweight performance that had not been seen before in a knife this all-out rugged.

The Gerber L.S.T. is the smoothest of operators. With a mechanical action that just feels good and satisfying when you open and close the blade, which happens to be made of 400 series stainless steel.

But lets get back to the topic of lightweight performance. The heaviest of the four legendary L.S.T. models musters a mere 1.2 ounces on the scales. Yet, when you feel that easy grip, there's no question that Pete Gerber's big idea is one for the ages.


  • Lightweight synthetic handle
  • Tactile textured handle
  • Lockback design


  • Item # 22-06009
  • NSN # 5110-01-385-7236
  • Overall Length: 6.1"
  • Blade Length: 2.63"
  • Closed Length: 3.61"
  • Weight: 1.2 oz.
  • Lock Mechanism: Lock-back
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Material: 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Blade Type: Plain Edge
  • Handle Material Glass-filled nylon
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 013658060098

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Lockback The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Gerber LST Folding Knife 2.63" Bead Blast Plain Blade, GFN Handlesrated 4.667 stars out of 5 (18 reviews)
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Gerber LST Folding Knife 2.63" Bead Blast Plain Blade, GFN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Feb 01, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
This original is still the best
This knife has been copied so much, but never replicated. Feels great in the hand, super lightweight and slim in the pocket, very positive lockup with zero play. It supposed to be a two handed opener, but it opens so smooth I find it’s easy to pinch the blade half open and then flick the handle the rest of the way to open one handed. Holds a fine edge reasonably well and very easy to sharpen. I’ve owned one since the late 80s and I recently lost it and had to replace it and was pleasantly surprised to find I could still get the exact same great knife. Had the new one a few months now and it’s just as good as the original.
Gerber LST Folding Knife 2.63" Bead Blast Plain Blade, GFN Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Nov 04, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Good substitute
I used to only carry the Gerber LST magnum Jr. Fantastic pocket knife. Kept it's edge, easy to open, light weight. Used it daily for opening packages, mail, cutting boxes down. I loved it for it's thicker handle and finger grips. I gave one to my wife and she loved it. After mistakenly BOTH having ours on us as we went through TSA, we had to give them up. No problem, they're under $20 so I'll just pick up some new ones. No such luck. Gerber stopped making them (WHY????). We were both devastated. So I resorted to this LST. At first I hated it. It's thinner handle felt feminine, and no finger grips. But the blade is the same one I loved from the magnum jr. Over time I've adjusted to the thinner handle, but also picked up a pair of new old stock magnums on ebay which I find myself not using for fear of losing them. This LST is a good substitute, excellent blade which retains it sharpness, and an overall handy pocket knife I have on me at all times (well, except for when going through TSA now).
Gerber LST Folding Knife 2.63" Bead Blast Plain Blade, GFN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Juan A
Oct 08, 2015
Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
The perfect lightweight EDC
This is one of the sharpest knives of my collection, its weight is superb and the lock is very soft. The best value for your money!! 100% recomended.
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