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Gerber Answer SM FAST Assisted Folding Knife 2.8" Plain Drop Point Blade, Aluminum Handles - 31-000578

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Part Number: GB000578
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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GB000578: Answer FAST SM
The Answer FAST SM assisted opening folding knife, developed in order to provide lightning-quick access to a knife when most needed, is a Gerber tactical innovator. The dual thumb studs operating in conjunction with the smart safety-slide lock offer an intuitive ease of utility. The Answer FAST SM, building on its larger sibling's profile, does as the name suggests: once in the hands of the owner, problem-solving is a snap.


The precise tip of the Answer FAST SM folding knife's blade functions to penetrate and sever thick tape and other substantial surfaces while beautifully retaining its gutsy fine edge. With a light but hardy stainless steel blade coated in black oxide for low visual signature, this assisted-open knife can stand up to tough application. The super-solid anodized aluminum handle will tolerate muscular utility while keeping weight at a minimum, and the textured inlay on the handle allows for confident use by its operator. Jimping on the upper handle beneath the thumb and curvature of thoughtfully positioned lower finger grooves are built for easy ergonomic functioning and grip with this sturdy knife when downrange.


Engage the sleek little 2.6 oz. folder's safety-slide locking mechanism with the thumb once the blade is deployed; the blade can then be closed one-handed after the slide lock is compressed upward merely by flipping it down against a hard surface. Tip-down carry makes it easy to bring the Answer FAST SM folder out of a pocket, engage the safety-slide lock, and open it wherever and whenever the need for a knife might arise. A stainless pocket clip is attached, and a lanyard hole in the pommel provides for the option of tie-down for additional security.
  • FAST (Forward Action Spring Technology)
  • Textured Inlay - For All-Condition Grip
  • Black Anodized Aluminum Handle – Lightweight and Discreet
  • Full Fine Edge Drop Point Tactical Blade
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Item # 31-000578
  • Blade Length: 2.8 in.
  • Open Length: 6.3 in.
  • Closed Length: 3.8
  • Weight: 2.6 oz.
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel w Black Oxide Coating
  • Handle: Anodized Aluminum with Textured Inlay
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 013658118133

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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Todd L.
Houma La.
Nov 17, 2011
Pros: Ease of Opening, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Pocket Clip
This is a gerber
I use my knives for everything from cutting food to shaving. I loved the way this knife opens with ease. But the quality of my passed gerbers was not there and after two of theses knives broke on me I got a diffrent style gerber
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