Gerber Ultralight LST Folding Knife, 1.96" Plain Drop Point Blade, GFN Handles

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The Gerber Ultralight LST is the only personal knife you'll ever need! So light you'll forget it's there, yet ready to swing into action at a moment's notice, the LST is a super-versatile, easy-open knife with a overall weight of only 0.6 oz.

The original was brought to the market way back in 1980 by Mr. Pete Gerber himself. He elicited the help of the legendary Blackie Collins to design a simple but effective knife that was lightweight and rugged.

The blade is 1.96 inches and features 420HC stainless steel, making it able to withstand the elements while conforming to nearly all knife laws.

The highlight at the time of its release was its glass-filled nylon handles, and its tactile textured handle continues to be a major selling point. A lanyard hole at the back allows for more security when holding the knife.

If you're not sold yet, the Gerber Ultralight LST is not only a steal but is entirely made in the United States of America. It doesn't get much better than that.

Brand: Gerber
Model Number: 22-06050
Catalog Number: 174088
Closed Length 2.65 inches
Blade Length 1.96 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (420HC)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Drop Point
Lock Type Back Lock
Assisted Open No
Handle Material Glass-Filled Nylon
Total Length 4.62 inches
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 0.60 ounces
Handle Color Black
Country of Origin USA
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In 1939 Joseph Gerber hired a local knife maker to build 25 sets of kitchen cutlery to be given as Christmas gifts. The knives were so popular that Joseph Gerber left his advertising agency to start Gerber Legendary Blades®. The unique style and high quality manufacturing of Gerber cutlery soon developed wide spread acclaim. In fact, Gerber Legendary Blades are the only cutlery on display in New York’s famous Museum of Modern Art.

From very early on, Gerber collaborated with top knife designers, setting a standard of quality for everyone else to follow. Renowned designers such as Al Mar, Bob Loveless, Paul Poehlmann, "Blackie" Collins, William Harsey Jr. and Ernest Emerson have all designed knives for Gerber. In 2002 this tradition continued as Gerber released the Silver Trident™, designed by Chief James "Patches" Watson (U.S.N. Ret.) and Bill Harsey Jr.

Today, Gerber continues to design and manufacture unique, high quality outdoor recreation products. In 2003 we are proud to introduce the next generation of multi-tools: the Recoil™ Auto-Plier. By constantly utilizing new technology and innovative design to develop new products, Gerber continues to be an industry leader.

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Customer Reviews

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By Sandy M. from Columbus, Ohio
September 20, 2017

Perfect workmanship, very light in weight.

By Tom C. from Wenatchee Washington
November 14, 2016

The Gerber Ultralight knife is a quality knife.It's compact yet has just the right blade size for many tasks.I am constantly using it from opening mail to opening packages.The Gerber Warranty is also very good.

By Carl W. from United States
May 7, 2013

One of the best pocket knives I've owned.

By Leo S. from Orlando, FL
January 21, 2013

I was given one of these many years ago as a "best man." I bought these five for Christmas gifts to the nephews that have grown up. Small, light, lock-blade and "Gerber sharp" enough to cut paper. It goes in my pocket every day and gets used almost as often. I got to test it many times on jobs that really needed a big brother and it came through. It has been used as a screwdriver and lock-pick(emergency of course), but mostly cuts open boxes in my retail store. Get one of these. You can't beat the price for this "made in America" gem.

By Peter K. from Honolulu.HI
January 9, 2013

I love this knife, and have given it as a gift to many. Fantastic blade, great handle grip and feel, and perfect for the key chain, which I keep with a small high power LED light for great dual function.

By Marc O. from Sudbury, ON
December 28, 2012

The perfect pocket knife, small and very light . Good Quality.

By Brian C. from Tucson, AZ
October 11, 2012

I carried one of these for over 11 years until a recent trip I forgot to put it in my checked bag and it was taken by TSA. I had to replace it since I just feel naked without. Knife Depot delivered promptly and at a decent price.

By Chuck S. from Kelseyville, CA
May 22, 2012

Good quality knife. Perfect for me because it fits on my key chain and is small enough to fit comfortably in my pocket.

By Jim P. from Central FL
May 30, 2011

Very light and easy on the the pocket. Great little knife.

By Paul M. from Indianapolis, IN
March 14, 2010

This knife is just the size and weight I was looking for to be my "always in pocket" knife. The only thing that would improve it would be a knob enabling one-handed opening.

By Craig R. from Arlington, WA
August 24, 2009

The knife was great and exactly what I wanted. It arrived on the stated delivery date.

By Richard H. from Baltimore, MD
May 16, 2008

It is light, small, and sharp. It rests easily in my pocket and opens smoothly.

By Thomas C. from Morganville, NJ
August 11, 2007

I needed a knife that would fit on a key ring. It had to have a locking blade. It also had to be light, tough, and small but still big enough to handle the odd cutting job that always seems to turn up. This knife fits that niche superbly!

By Dennis M. from Huntington, WV
July 11, 2007

I bought one of these in the 1980's and it was fabulous. I accidentally left it in my pants and put it through a washer. It got caught under the agitator and part of the handle was rubbed down.Other than that,nothing was wrong with it. I am still in awe of that thing, it changed the way that I look at knives.

By Greg H. from Shingle Springs, CA
February 1, 2007

This is a great knife! I use it every day in my warehouse. It stays sharp and is easy to operate. I keep it on my key chain. It has made tasks easy with its ability to cut, trim, scrape, and strip. It is light and comfortable in your pocket.

By Trey K. from Boston, MA
January 30, 2007

I have purchased several of the LST Ultralights over the years--for myself and as gifts. They are just the right size: small and light enough to carry without even feeling it, but large enough to be a real knife (and the locking blade is a great safety feature). With a little practice, you can open and close it with one hand. I love this knife!

By Gregg M. from Oregon
January 29, 2007

It is handy as a shirt pocket and good for keeping in your car, and etc! It is small, lightweight, and a good basic knife.

By Michele E. from Katy, TX
January 28, 2007

This is a great knife because it is so light. It's easy to carry about. It's not cumbersome and it holds an edge for a long time.

By Robert M. from Worcester, MA
January 28, 2007

I needed a knife I could easily carry around for opening packages, cutting straps, and "just to have with me" when a knife was needed. This model fits the bill perfectly!!! It's of high quality, amazingly light-weight, and honed to a razor-sharp edge. It's thin enough to carry in a tight pocket without a bulge, but it's so light I chose to add it to my key ring for easy access and constant availability (while I might not put a knife in my pocket when getting dressed, I carry my keys everywhere I go). I was so pleased with this knife, after it arrived I purchased another as a spare!

By Steve B. from West Springfield, MA
December 9, 2006

I love this knife. It's light, sharp, and easy to open and close.

By Clarence B. from Quay, NM
May 21, 2006

Very good knife just what I wanted. Gerber light weight and very good steel, not able to find any where else.

By Jay S. from Eastern Mass.
October 17, 2005

I carried one of these for more than 12 years until I lost it. Very handy, stays sharp. You don't even realize it is in your pocket until you need it.

By Don W. from Goose Creek, SC
August 25, 2005

Great Little pocket knife.

By Dick P. from Lake Elmo, MN
March 15, 2012

Excellent small knife for use in my woodworking shop.

By Hank M. from Roanoke, VA
March 31, 2008

I like it. It is thin and sharp.

By Peter H. from Cape Cod, MA
August 8, 2006

It was much smaller than I had expected, but that is my fault, it was not misrepresented. However, my wife fell in love with it, and carries it on her key ring, so I am happy with the purchase.

By Eugege H. from Saint Louis, MO
June 19, 2009

This is a decent pocketknife, but not near the quality of the similar Case knife, which I had used previously. And the Case knife was only a couple of bucks more.

By William B. from Atlanta, GA
May 6, 2009

It is "bigger" than I realized, sort of large for my pocket knife. I had a very similar pocket knife which was appropriately smaller, taken from me at an airport by the TSA, and I was trying to replace it. The disadvantage of not seeing what I was buying!

By Walter H. from Santa Fe, NM
February 1, 2008

It is a nice size for the hand and holds a good edge.

By Cecil L. from Albuquerque, NM
May 14, 2007

I am not happy with the quality of the steel. It does not hold an edge at all.

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