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Gerber Instant Knife, Assisted Opening [30-000752]
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- Rugged and reliable design in all our products
- Can be used in various military, hunting, survival, tactical, industrial and outdoor situations
- All products are field tested
- F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology) Assisted Opening 2.0 mechanism
- Thumb plunge lock safety function
- Textured G-10 composite handle provides a light-weight, secure grip
- Pocket clip for convenient everyday carry
- 3.33-Inch Stainless Steel (7Cr17Mov) modified drop point blade
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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
Founded in 1939 and based in Portland, Oregon, USA, Gerber is an American brand whose products have global reach and relevance. Carried extensively by hunters, soldiers and tradesmen, Gerber’s heritage runs deep. And we are now looking toward the future, where tomorrow’s problems will be solved by the next generation of innovations.
All Gerber products are designed and engineered in Portland, or where many are produced. We also tap our global supply chain to create a wide range of activity specific gear for wide variety of consumers. And no matter what, every product that bears the Gerber name is backed by our famous lifetime warranty.
Quality, reliability, innovation. For over 70 years this is what our customers have expected from us. And whether our products are used to save time, save the day, or save a life, Gerber always delivers.
Gerber Instant AO
Assisted Opening Partially Serrated Knife
Tactically inspired, the Instant utilizes Gerber’s FAST mechanism for easy, one-handed blade opening. The thumb plunge unlocks the three-and-a-half-inch blade for safe closure. Layers of G-10 composite are textured and shaped to make an ultra-light, ultra-tactile handle. It’s a sleek, ballistic clip folder made for everyday use.
- F.A.S.T. Technology
- Thumb Plunge Lock
- Ultra Light
- G-10 Composite Handle
- Blade Length: 3.18 inch
- Closed Length: 4.57 inch
- Overall Length: 7.75 inch
- Weight: 4.01 oz.
- Steel Type: 7Cr17Mov Steel
Top Customer Reviews
This is the first assisted opening Gerber pocket knife I've ever owned. I've been collecting knives for 20+ years and I've actually avoided most Gerber products for a while now. Honestly, I've been extremely disappointed in Gerber over the last several years. I haven't been happy with a lot of their knife designs. This, of course, is just one man's opinion, but right now I can also think of at least three recent product recalls. These recalls have been related to poor design, cheap material, and malfunctions that could lead to injury.
I really like the design of this particular knife and the materials seem to be good quality. I bought one to give it a try. It feels like a solid knife and there is no blade play when it is in the open position. I'm not a fan of serrated blades, but the grind on this knife and the design of the serrations have resulted in a very nice edge.
The bad - and dangerous - part is that this knife opens very, very easily. On more than one occasion, I've reached into my pocket to find that the blade was in the open position. This is extremely dangerous. I own and have carried a number of other assisted opening knives - Kershaw, CRKT, etc - and I've never had this problem with those products. If you purchase this knife, please be careful. (FYI.... this knife is advertised by Gerber as the "2.0" because the earlier version was recalled and updated.) As much as I like the design, I'm giving it 2 stars because of the safety factor. I seriously doubt I'll be buying anything from Gerber in the near future.
Most gerber knives, in my opinion, feel very cheap on the open. Like the spring is very lightweight metal, because of that I tended to shy away from them. So when I saw this knife I had blown it off as another piece of Gerber junk. Boy was I wrong.
This knife has a nice weight, even with the handle made of G10, a testament to its frame. The lock, which is not the traditional frame lock and is instead that silver dot above the pivot, is VERY solid. When you deploy the knife it opens, locks, and the blade feels like its not going anywhere.
If Gerber can keep this kind of work up, I may just switch my allegiance.
My only complaints are (a) that the blade is not as firmly fixed between the scales as I would like so that it moves ever so slightly on the horizontal axis and (b) it is easy to open accidentally in your pocket it you are not careful.
That is, when the blade is extended and you press it from side to side, it moves a little bit and is not as rigid as it might be. This is not a big deal really, and the knife should not be used as a real prying tool, but sometimes that is exactly what you do with any knife, especially when working in the field.
Also, some reviews have mentioned that the locking mechanism is a little weak. I have not found that to be the case, but you need to be careful when gripping the knife, especially with gloves, that you do not accidentally press the button that will unlock the blade.
As for the possibility that it will open in your pocket, this is really only an issue if you have it in a loose pocket somewhere and the little tab that assists you when opening it with one hand gets snagged on something. The fact that it is so easy to open with one hand also makes it easy to open accidentally, although this has only happened to me once or twice and it was not a big deal.
All in all, a great field knife that feels good in your hand and looks better with the nicks and scratches that it will get from real use.
I finally got my hands on the new revised version and very little has changed.
The Clip on the back is now wider and sturdier, more centered across the handle which I really like. The locking mechanism seems about the same as my original, but as I understand it, it was revised to avoid problems some of the original batch experienced.
The G10 handle has an amazing feel in my hand, and the mild texturing provides a great grip that won't slip. I love the thumb plunge lock design makes opening and closing this knife very functional with one hand.
Overall I think its a terrific knife in this price point and would gladly recommend this to my friends.
This is my go-to utility knife that I recommend to my friends. The make is of high quality and it's lightweight and just generally an amazing knife, especially for the price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The pocket clip broke in less than five minutes just walking up stairs, this is the second one that has done this to me. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jon
Great knife, love the design and material of the grip, easy to open and close. Good value for the price.Published 25 days ago by quan
Bought this to replace the exact knife that I had received as a gift. I believe this is the updated version and like it even more than the previous one because the blade does not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jam Master Jay
I have owned mine now for over a year and is my everyday carry. This knife is of fine quality it is quick draw and opens reliably. I love the weight and the feel of the knife. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeff
I got this knife 6 months ago, and finally had to put it on the stone to touch up the edge. I'm a chef by trade, so I'm a bit picky when it comes to knives, including my pocket... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Zubes
Got the knife the other day, opened the blade 3 times and the locking mechanism broke. Not impressed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jon Ross