Being small has its advantages. When others look to brawn to solve a problem, the small tend to use their heads. This is where the Gerber Outrigger Mini comes in. Tiny in stature, but big on ability, this little knife has the DNA of its larger siblings, in a package suited to smaller hands or to those who like a tool that’s virtually weightless.
A reliable daily carry knife needs to do more than cut well. It has to be pickup truck tough but not monster truck heavy, open fast and easily, and sit comfortably in your hand. The blade should make quick work of slicing anything from stubborn knots to lunch, but not be so long or so short that it’s awkward or out of balance. Though it may be small, the Outrigger Mini meets all of these qualifications.
The Outrigger Mini blends elements from three of Gerber’s most popular clip folders from the past 10 years to make 2.9 ounces of multi-faceted, problem-solving design. The Assisted Opening 2.0 technology, popularized with the Gerber Instant, uses a ball-bearing pivot for buttery smooth, one-handed opening.
For added safety, the thumb Plunge Lock on the handle means easy closing, without putting your fingers in the blade’s path. The open frame design strips weight out, while adding texture to the body for increased hold. Grippy without feeling sticky, the Outrigger is finished with the same molded, rubberized handle coating that debuted on the AR 3.0, keeping the knife right where it’s supposed to be—your hand.
Cut. Strip. Pry. Slice. Where others see problems, the Mini sees solutions. Making quick work of daily tasks, the fine edge blade offers clean, accurate cuts, time after time. The Assisted Opening 2.0 Mechanism opens quickly and easily, with one hand or two, thanks to dual thumb studs atop the blade. When it’s time to close things up, just push the Plunge Lock for a positive release and easy two-handed closure.
- Overall Length: 5.88"
- Blade Length: 2.5"
- Closed Length: 3.38"
- Weight: 1.3 oz.
- Steel Type: 7Cr17
- Handle Material: Aluminum with SoftGrip Overmold