The Gerber Answer F.A.S.T. assisted opening folding knife, developed in order to provide lightning-fast access to a blade 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 F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology) does as the name suggests: once in the right hands, problem-solving is a snap. With its 3.25-inch partially serrated hardy stainless steel tanto blade coated in black oxide for low visual signature, this assisted-open knife can stand up to tough application. Its 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.
Engage the sturdy, light 4.9 ounce 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 F.A.S.T. out of a pocket, engage the safety-slide lock, and open the knife wherever and whenever the need for a beefy blade 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. Backed by Gerber's Lifetime Warranty.
- Folding or Fixed Blade: Folding
- Blade Steel: 7CR17 Stainless Steel
- Handle Material: Anodized aluminum with textured inlay
- Blade Shape: Tanto
- Serrated: Partial
- Pocket Clip: Yes
- Carry Options: Tip down
- Locking Mechanism: Safety Slide lock
- Blade Finish: Black Oxide coating
- Rockwell Hardness: Not listed by manufacturer
- Opening Method: Assisted open with thumb stud
- Blade Length: 3.25"
- Blade Width: Not listed by manufacturer
- Closed Length: 4.6"
- Overall Length: 7.85"
- Weight: 4.9 oz.