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Gerber Answer FAST XL Knife, Serrated Edge, Tanto [31-000581]

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3.6 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews

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  • Can be used in various military, hunting, survival, tactical, industrial and outdoor situations
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  • F.A.S.T. (forward action spring technology)
  • Textured inlay, for secure grip in all conditions
  • Black anodized aluminum handle, lightweight and discreet
  • Partially serrated tanto point tactical blade
  • Open length 9.3-Inch, blade length 4.0-Inch and closed length 5.5-Inch
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Product Description

Product Description

Like the men and women who carry our gear, Gerber is Unstoppable. Decades of innovation and dedication have put us here. Renowned as a master of knives and tools, Gerber's problem-solving, life-saving products are designed with the unique needs of specific activities in mind. Today that includes much more than a blade.

From the Manufacturer

Gerber 31-000581 Answer XL knife with F.A.S.T. (forward action spring technology) blade opening technology and tactical features. The Answer XL is the solution where there is a problem. And quick.

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Technical Details

Part Number G0581_Taille XL
Item Weight 7.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 9.1 x 5.2 x 0.1 inches
Item model number 31-000581
Color Black
Material Stainless Steel
Item Package Quantity 1
Blade Edge Plain/Serrated
Usage personal
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description Lifetime Warranty

Additional Information

ASIN B004DT4AOG
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #63,425 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#40 in Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Bread & Serrated Knives > Serrated Utility Knives
Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available November 25, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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Verified Purchase
When the Gerber F.A.S.T. draw XL Tanto knife came in, I was very excited, I have been a fan of the F.A.S.T. system for sometime now, and I thought that this knife would be a nice addition.

The first thing I noticed is that the blade was loose when drawn, unfortunately, this meant the blade would wiggle around during use. This is a huge contrast from the FAST draw serrated knife, which were both extremely tight upon opening.

Whipping out a torx screwdriver set soon fixed the problem, however, within 4-5 weeks, very minimal use, the thumbstud had popped out and was lost some time during a camping trip. Then it loosened up again.

Gerber knives have always exceeded my standards, I'm sad to say that this was a far cry from their normal worksmanship, however, I will say that the FAST draw serrated knife (stainless steel) that I received was well made, and thus far have had no issues.

By the time the issues were apparent, I attempted to return the item, but I was outside of the 30 day return policy. If Gerber would send a replacement knife, I would be happy to update the item's rating, as long as the replacement was of the standard Gerber Quality.
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I have had this thing for a about a year now and can say proudly that I don't baby it, its my work knife. When I go traveling, camping, whatever its always on my side. Its showing signs of ware now but, I would say its pretty durable for what I put it through.

Pros:
1. Overall good quality materials are used in the construction of the knife. Design is great too, its is not overly bulky.
2. Belt clip works well for me just be careful when clipping to anything other then the belt or jeans. The knife is heavy and will slide out of your pocket if the pocket compartment of your garment is slightly inverted (while driving).
3. Handle is very well designed to provide grip in wet conditions. (Rubbery inserts do help.)
4. Finally, good size blade for a folder. Blade is sharp out of the box, made of good steal. Fairly durable coating helps to prevent rust and conceal the true nature of the object in your hand:) I haven't experienced issues with wobbly blade as reported in some of the reviews here. Mine was and still is tight. FAST works well for me, flawless in execution every time. That said, I do take care of it and I do not use it for an axe.

Cons: I really can't think of any.

Bottom line: There are better knifes out there that is certain. But for the price, I am convinced that this is the best bargain out there if you are looking for an everyday driver.
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Had this about a week and the blade stopped locking when opened. Fortunately discovered when not using on something serious. Returned this product asking for a full refund. Also, if you look at my pictures, you'll see a white spot in the middle of the blade on both sides. This is from the blade rubbing against 2 screws when closed. It came this way so not sure if this was used or not. The ruffage on the grip was also poorly cut to fit into the recessed areas. One other thing was that when you looked in the chamber, you could see where the blade tip was touching the back of the handle when closed. This would have a negative effect on the sharpness of the blade.
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I purchased these for our sons for Christmas after my husband read the good reviews. They are a little bigger and heavier than we thought; but everyone loved them!
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I've had this knife for a while, and I've had a couple minor issues with it, but the people at Gerber are always sure to take good care of you. The issue I had with it originally was with the thumb studs, they kept falling off, sometimes I would find them on the floor and put the two halves back together, but they eventually would separate again and become lost. No matter as Gerber was quick to send me another pair of thumb studs. I tried to secure them with super glue, but I don't think It worked so well, as eventually they separated again and I lost them and had to request another pair be shipped to me. This time I epoxied those studs together, and they haven't come apart since.
But then one day I needed a hammer and there wasn't one around, so I used the flat part of my folder as a hammer... This wasn't so good as I think I broke some of the screws that hold the two halves of the handle together. And here is why I say Gerber is awesome. I sent Gerber a warranty claim, detailing my problem and even admitting that I had abused the knife. They were so kind as to send me a brand new replacement for free. I was afraid Gerber would ask me to pay for the repairs on my abused knife, but they really went above and beyond and provided me with a complimentary brand new knife. Gone are all the scratches and use marks of my old knife, and now I have a pristine new knife to cherish... and not hammer with. Gerber has gained a life long customer in me. I already liked the Gerber's knives that I have owned, but I knew nothing about their awesome customer service.
I gave this knife five stars really because of the customer service. Otherwise it probably would have been a four star rating because of the issues with the thumb studs.
Good knife, great company. Thanks Gerber!
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