|Item Weight||9.1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||12.4 x 3 x 2.1 inches|
|Item model number||05780|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||Limited lifetime warranty|
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Gerber Applegate Combat Folding Knife, Serrated Edge 
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Designed by the late Colonel Rex Applegate--one of this nation’s top authorities on close-quarters combat--the Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Combat folding knife stands as a lasting symbol of the Colonel’s dedication, expertise, and sense of purpose. Internationally known as a best-of-class folding tactical knife, it offers unmatched strength, durability and balance. The 4.48-inch drop point, serrated blade is made of high carbon stainless steel, and it's complemented by a glass-filled nylon handle for a good grip under any condition. It also features the patented Roto-Lock, which ensure that the knife remains locked open without any chance of accidental closure or collapse. The Applegate-Fairbairn Combat measures 10.06 inches when open and 5.64 inches when closed, and it weighs 7.4 ounces. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Top Customer Reviews
This knife worked as expected for about two months, and then the thumb studs loosened and fell out of the blade. These studs are unfortunately critical to the knife's function. When the blade is locked open, these studs are part of what keeps the blade in position. Without them, the blade will simply open too far and flop around- making it completely useless.
Being deployed, I didn't have any way of repairing the knife or taking into a retailer. I managed to contact Gerber during my deployment, who was not only rude but accusatory. Without having seen the knife, they insisted that I must have abused it for the studs to fall out. I had only used the knife for cutting cord, opening MRE's, and similar light-duty tasks. I had opened and closed it maybe... 100 times over 2-months.
It was such a bad experience with support that nearly 17 years later, I still have not purchased another Gerber product. I tried posting a review on their website, but they apparently only allow shining 5-star reviews of their products to be listed. In my opinion, this only confirms that they haven't changed their tune in nearly two decades.
Aggravation with the manufacturer aside, I think this could be a fine knife if the studs weren't so critical to the knife's operation. If you're only buying for looks, then this knife may work out for you. It absolutely does not deserve to be called a "Combat Folder" though.
I thought "OK I don't have to have it, I can use the hole to open the blade like a spyderco.
SURPRISE!!! the thumb-stud acts as a brace against the handle for support.
This is the ONLY support for the blade. Without the stud, the blade flops back and forth about an inch.
I managed to get the stud back in, but it continues to back out over time with use.
Seems like a poor design when a removable piece is the only blade support.
I would expect better from Gerber.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like it, Like the original classic fixed-blade dagger too but might be too big for me, this smaller and folding version fits me better. Happy that Gerber make this.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a fantastic knife. It arrived on time and razor sharp. Very satisfied with the seller and would not hesitate to buy another. Read morePublished 9 days ago by robert duncan
I have two. One for edc and the spring assist. Both function well. I'm very hard on my tools. Pry, hammer, hack. I wiill get the big one when I find the right price.Published 6 months ago by DonPaul Benzaquin
The knife that got me through three Afghanistan deployments in style! If I had a problem with it, I could send it back to Gerber and their legendary customer service team would... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Areli
Would have preferred a better steel, but all told a very good knife.Published 13 months ago by john weisner
I've had two of these for years, put them through a lot, even pursueded a would be mugger in Las Vegas to take his business elsewhere with one, have never failed me and haven't... Read morePublished 17 months ago by T. Troxel
I've owned this knife since 2006 I bought it at the px. In al asad iraq when I was deployed there as a navy seabee. Read morePublished 21 months ago by killerseabee