Manufacturer: Gerber 30-000698
Gerber has long been known as a premier producer of hunting and utility blades, and they bring the same expertise to the tactical market. With cutting edge materials and technology, you can trust your life to a Gerber tactical blade when the adrenaline is up and the chips are down.
An all-purpose tactical knife needs to feel familiar and capable, like a well-worn tool, yet still offer quick action and hold up to long-term use. Drawing on critical feedback from military and law enforcement personnel plus its decades of knife design experience, Gerber set out to design a full-size, assisted-opening knife that’s as easy to handle and carry as it is durable and capable. The Gerber Propel AO knife is this knife. It’s a full-size tactical knife with a slim handle profile that fits comfortably in your pocket and hand.
A tactical knife is sure to see a variety of uses, so Gerber uses 420 high-carbon steel to give you a dependable edge. Add a G-10 composite handle and you’ve got an incredibly durable knife. The buttery-smooth operation of Gerber’s Assisted Opening 2.0 design allows a seamless, one-handed opening, while the reliable plunge lock and safety switch secure the blade where you want it, be it open or stowed in your pocket. The tanto-style blade’s black oxide coating adds a stealth element, while the blade’s partial serration adds all-purpose utility for working through stubborn materials like nylon rope and thick plastic.
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.
To deserve daily use status, a utilitarian knife like the Propel AO needs to feel good in your hand and in your pocket. The composite G-10 handle’s textured surface optimizes grip security in all conditions and maintains a slim profile that complements the knife’s balanced feel. But most importantly, you get a full-size tactical knife that carries discreetly and comfortably, on the job and off.
Specifications and Features:
420HC steel blade
Tanto tip, partially serrated blade
Black oxide coating for corrosion resistance
Black G-10 handle
Pommel with lanyard hole
Assisted opening 2.0 mechanism
Three-position pocket clip
Made in the USA
Overall length: 8.52"
Blade length: 3.5"
Closed length: 5"
Weight: 4.28 ounces
Steel type: 420HC
Handle material: G-10