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Gerber 22-47162 FAST Draw Spring-Assisted Stainless Steel Fine-Edge Knife

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  • Overall length 7.13 inches, closed length 4.17 inches, blade length 2.99 inches, weight 3.6 oz.
  • Tactile texturing on nylon handle
  • High carbon surgical stainless steel blade
  • Fast Draw folding knife deploys quickly and easily with one hand
  • Sturdy pocket clip keeps it close by during use
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Technical Details
Part Number 22-47162
Item Weight4 ounces
Product Dimensions10 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Item model number22-47162
ColorBlack / Stainless
Item Package Quantity1
Blade EdgePlain
Batteries Included?No
Warranty DescriptionLifetime Warranty
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #12,398 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004

Product Description


Whether you're finishing up a weekend project in the garage or heading up a mountain rescue operation, Gerber's FAST Draw 22-47162 folding knife is ready to help you take on the challenge. Strong yet lightweight, this fun and easy-to-use knife features the patented FAST blade opening technology that is pleasingly easy to open with just one hand.

The Gerber FAST Draw 22-47162 Folding Knife offers:
  • A 2.99-inch fine-edge, drop-point blade
  • Strong, high-carbon stainless steel
  • FAST spring assisted opening
  • A durable, glass-filled nylon handle

The FAST Draw knife is durable, lightweight, and reliable. View larger.

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Innovative Technology for Quick, Reliable Deployment
The FAST Draw relies on Forward Action Spring Technology, or FAST, that was designed exclusively for Gerber and patented by famed Oregon knife maker Butch Vallotton. Butch is known as "Mr. Mechanism" in the custom-knife world, a tribute to his unique designs and exceptional understanding of opening and locking mechanisms. This new, proprietary blade opening concept means that you can deploy your knife quickly and easily using just one hand.

Of course, when a job calls for more deliberate actions, you can also open this knife in the traditional way, using the thumb stud.

Convenient, Safe, and Dependable Over Time
A sharp knife is not only more useful than a dull knife, it's also safer to use. With a strong, sharp blade, you can make the cuts you want quickly and efficiently. That's why Gerber uses a high-carbon stainless steel blade on the FAST Draw. This large, 2.99-inch blade offers a fine-edged cutting surface that can easily be sharpened using standard methods. FAST Draw is the first in a series of knives utilizing "Fast Technonogy." Others include the Mini-Fast, Draw, Aluminum Presto 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, Vallotton, PR2.5 and PR3.0, Convert Fast, Mini Convert Fast, Answer 3.25, Tanto and Drop Point FAST

This drop-point blade, which is stronger than the clip-point style blades used on many pocket knives, fits neatly in the handle when not in use, so you don't have to worry about damaging it or hurting yourself.

The knife is precisely balanced to sit comfortably in your hand and features a glass-filled nylon handle for strength and durability. Texturing on the handle surface ensures a secure grip for improved control.

At just 3.6 ounces, the slim FAST Draw knife is light enough to take with you anywhere. And with the included sturdy pocket clip, you always know right where your knife is.

Gerber's History of Ingenuity
Savvy. Moxie. Craftsmanship. Attention to detail. These are just a few of the company traits that contributed to Gerber's emergence as a world leader in outdoor gear. Joseph Gerber started Portland, Oregon's Gerber Advertising back in 1910, and one Christmas, he hired a local knife-maker to craft 25 sets of kitchen cutlery as client gifts. The knives were so popular, Mr. Gerber ultimately left his agency to launch Gerber Legendary Blades in 1939.

For more than half a century, Gerber Legendary Blades has been helping people fend for themselves. Gerber designs popular, dependable tools and knives along with other outdoor gear that helps users accomplish whatever tasks they may be faced with, promoting the lost art of self-reliance.

What's in the Box
Fine edge FAST Draw folding knife.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It holds and edge well and sharpens pretty easy.
My only complaint is that it's not so easy to open with one hand, and the locking button tends to stick a little when closing it.
Daniel B. Johnson
The draw spring assisted opening is fast and feels sturdy.
patrick vanzandt

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

83 of 89 people found the following review helpful By C. Chapin on July 1, 2007
I'm a designer, and I compulsively get caught up in the design details of products. I'm not a knife collector, or even an expert. My previous knife is a 40 year old folding Buck knife. I love that Buck, but it's so heavy and awkward to carry. In researching a new knife to buy, I looked for one that was large and sturdy enough to be a good survival knife while on the hiking trail. I also looked for a knife that, was light, had a trim profile, and could be opened with one hand. I found all these in the Gerber "Fast Draw". it's surprisingly sturdy for it's light weight. the spring-assist opening mechanism makes it very easy to open quickly with one hand, and snaps to a solid locked-open position. Like I said, I'm not a knife expert, just someone who appreciates good tools and well designed product--but I would enthusiastically recommend this knife to anyone. Unless you really hate serrated blades, get the serrated version. it's half-serrated, allowing for carving with the front half of the blade, but the serrated section cuts through even the toughest lines with ease.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By R. Goulmassian on March 11, 2007
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The Gerber F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology) Draw knife is a pleasure to open and requires nothing more than a nudge on the thumb stud, or a simple push from your index finger on the knifes back to snap into action, and locking the blade in place. It has an excellent 3" 440A High Carbon Stainless blade (that is half serrated) is extremely sharp, and holds an edge for a long time between sharpenings! To close the blade you must slide a small, conveniently located button under your thumb forward and fold. The body of the knife is a very grippable, solid feeling glass-filled nylon, that feels great in your hand.

I love knives and have several Kershaws, Bucks, SOGs and Spyderco knives. I consider myself a knife junkie and enjoy all of my blades. But this knife is often the one I carry with me everyday! I really like the integrated "steel" pocket clip, it is easy to carry in the pocket and releases only when you want! I have recommended this knife to many of my friends and have given them as gifts to knife newbies frequently!
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Garand MOTU on January 11, 2008
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I have carried a blade just about everyday of my adult life. The whole "feel naked without it thing". I have tried large blades, small blades, fixed blades, switch blades, "butterfly" blades....I even carried a.....well I'd rather not get into that one. I have a fairly large plastic case that I have filled with retired knives over the years. Knives that were too bulky, too slow, too dangerous, too weak, even too ugly. Well, I will not be adding too many knives to that box now. The Gerber Fast Draw is THE FINEST knife I have ever carried. It is the most comfortable, most discreet, fastest opening, safest to carry, easiest to sharpen, best looking, easiest to close, and the easiest to forget it is in your pocket of any knife I have ever carried. I have always been loyal to Gerber over the years, but this is the first time I ever stocked up (bought 2 more) knives to hold for the future when this knife, as all others, is sadly discontinued. I expect a good long time of this knife in my pocket.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ChazinPA on February 3, 2012
I've had one of these for 4 years + now. Never had an issue with it, never even had to tighten the screws. Action is fast, and hasn't gotten sloppy or lose over the time I've had it, and I've never had the lock fail on me. It's made of a good piece of steel too, takes some time to sharpen, but holds a razor edge if you know how to put one on it. For the price and performance, I can't see the benefit of spending more for a SOG, or Benchmade when this one does the job as well as a pocket knife can.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J Houser on November 30, 2012
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I recently purchased a number of knives, and this one will be hitting the utility drawer and staying there. Like others, I bought this knife after many favorable reviews both here and on YouTube. Here are the issues:

- Weak steel. Gerber uses soft steel. It keeps the costs down, but other manufacturers in the same price range use better steel.
- Not sharp. Blade arrived "sharpened", but not really. Try a cut test against a Kershaw or Spyderco and it's plainly obvious that the Gerber steel can't hold the same edge.
- Blade arrived with nicks. I can't understand why, but the blade edge had a small dent in it. Certainly not enough to impede use, but come on Gerber.
- FAST? Uh.... no. The main reason I bought this knife was for the FAST opening. Not only does the knife not have a back thumb access to open it (I hate thumb-stubs anyway), but I can push until my thumbs bleed on those thumb studs, and the knife won't open. I have to use two hands in order to open the knife. Complete fail.
- Gritty. Can't tell if this is the spring or other manufacturing issue, but the blade action when opening or closing feel "gritty". This is not the mark of a good blade. Even other blades with similar action are able to give the user a smooth feel.
- The lock. I can understand the point of the lock, but this thing is a piece of junk. It feels as though it will not last long and the mechanics of opening and then closing the blade are... frustrating.

Other blades I bought:
Smith & Wesson SWMP3BS Military and Police Knife with MAGIC Assisted Open Serrated Tanto Blade, Black - Great blade, good action, lock that makes sense, feels great.
Spyderco Tenacious G-10 - Not an assisted opener, but man... what a great knife! The blade is long at 3.
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